Minnesota Timberwolves Breakdown: Wolves Need Talent Upgrade

December 24th, 2009 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
Despite the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 103-99 victory over the New Jersey Nets, the young Wolves are a team playing for the future and not the present.

They struggle to run the triangle, employing some of the preliminary speed cuts after throwing the ball in the post, and using the two-man game on the weak-side of the triangle to post Al Jefferson.

Still, the roster is more conducive to drive-and-kick basketball as opposed to the jump shooting necessary to run the triangle.

Because of this, it will be interesting to see how coach Kurt Rambis responds to his team’s skill set. Will he tweak the triangle to allow more screen/roll and isolation action, or will he stay tried and true to geometric principles?

No matter how much the T-Wolves struggle, Rambis will remain on board for another year as his team adjusts to the nuances of his offense.

Let’s see which other Timberwolves have futures in Minnesota.

Al Jefferson is a bear in the pivot—13-23 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 REB, 3 BLK, 27 PTS.

Because of Jefferson’s massive upper body, he creates all sorts of space for his feathery right hooks and duck under counters. He’s ...

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