Nick K wrote: winforlose wrote:
Foye wrote:Allowing the Pacers to score 140+ while 60% of their starters are out for the game.
I will never understand losses like this one.
If you watch it you will understand. Guys drove at will and got to the basket for what Jim Pete accurately called a layup line.
Also note worthy that they shot way better from 3 then they normally shoot. T
eams develop rhythm and confidence against us because we would much rather be playing offense than defense (Ant is a great example,) and they shoot well above their averages. Add to this a number of Wolves who are likely to miss open shots or simply lose the ball and the other team goes on runs. Those runs force us to battle back, and to our credit we often do. We cut a 21 point lead down to 3 end of game. The problem is it is hard to keep an NBA team from scoring in crunch time and we didn’t
winforlose, your best post. Absolutely right on.
They need to get a rim protector. Been saying that for years.
Towns and Reid are just not getting their hands up frequently enough. And even worse, neither of them even understand in which position they should be to protect the rim.
A rim protector will already solve quite a lot of the defensive woes. Everytime this is mentioned on here, though, someone will argue that Wolves already have Towns and it is not worth to spend assets on another C and they need to sign a PF.
Trading for undersized PFs like Aaron Gordon tends to be the board consensus what should be done because it appears that there is a hole at the PF spot. It's like a rat race. Already had Covington and figured you don't need him. Why invest assets in another PF that will be worse than Covington?
Just move Towns to PF. It is in the teams best interest. You can live with the couple of times he is beat by his opponent on the perimeter. But you can't live with the amount of times he is not doing his job protecting the rim.
There was even the opportunity to get Clint Capela in the Covington deal but for whatever reason nobody knows Rosas chose Malik Beasley as main piece and Evan Turners expiring - LOL.
Capela alone would've added 10 wins to this years win total.
And all of a sudden the Wolves record of 23-29 does not look as bad anymore considering the bad injury luck they had. Might've even scratched the .500 mark for the second time in the past 15 years. Just look at the Hawks how much they have improved compared to the last season.