Minnesota Timberwolves: Defense Is the Reason They’re Becoming Perennial Losers

February 26th, 2011 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
When one reflects upon the dismal 13-46 record the Minnesota Timberwolves sport, immediately they may think it has a lot to do with coaching and the lack of any chemistry going on with the club.

The fact of the matter is the perpetual reason for the Timberwolves' (less than) mediocrity has to do with their defensive skills or lack thereof.

The team has a decent offense, led by All-Star Kevin Love and hand-me-down Michael Beasley, that averages 101.3 points per game, good for 10th in the league. 

However, the defensive numbers are staggering. The Wolves give up 107.4 points per game.

That is an enormous number to be giving the opposing team night after night.

If the Wolves are to contend sometime in the near future, they have to improve on the defensive side of the court. Love's gigantic offensive numbers aren't going to be enough when he doesn't play adequate defense.

I know the Timberwolves fans are going to drill me for this, but I don't care. Corey Brewer was our greatest defensive asset, and now that I think about it more and more, I'm starting to wonder if trading him was the right decision.

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