Anthony Randolph: The Answer to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Frontcourt Problems

July 1st, 2011 by Darius Sadeghi Leave a reply »
With the new acquisition of the 2011 NBA Draft's second overall pick, Derrick Williams, the Minnesota Timberwolves' front line is now immensely overpopulated with the likes of Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Nikola Pekovic, Darko Milicic, and Williams.

The clear-cut starting 4 is Kevin Love, and Darko will probably get the most looks at the 5, but the 3 spot will be a battle between Beasley and Williams. The hard part about having such a crowded frontcourt will be finding ways to give each of these young players sufficient playing time

Being inexperienced and unpolished, each of these players need as much playing time as possible in order to refine their skills and gain exposure.

For this reason and a few others, I propose the idea of moving Anthony Randolph to the center position. Not only would this give more playing time for the other guys at the two forward spots, but it would give Randolph some much-needed playing time.

Since coming into the league, Randolph has never seen consistent minutes, which can be seen as the main cause for his well-documented inconsistency. Down the stretch last season, with ...

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