Northwest Notes: Wolves, Pokusevski, Thunder, Jokic

Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gerson Rosas has struggled to build a winning culture around a weak supporting cast for star center Karl-Anthony Towns, Chris Hine of The Star Tribune argues. Hine posits that Rosas’ decision to prioritize maximum roster flexibility over more veteran leadership has hurt the development of the team’s young players.

Ricky Rubio and Ed Davis are the only true-blue veterans populating the otherwise very youthful roster, Hine notes. The team has stumbled to the league’s worst record, 7-29, thus far this year.

“There is some evidence it may work like what happened with Philadelphia, I guess,” Rubio said, referring to bottoming out for multiple years while building a roster. “I kind of don’t believe in that kind of system. We have to build good habits from Day One, and I don’t think we are in the right way to be honest.”

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3 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Wolves, Pokusevski, Thunder, Jokic

  1. WallyWood

    How long are they going to keep talking about this exciting future trajectory that OKC appears to be on? Their best days are in the past with Russ, Harden, and KD.

    • El Don

      Yet again you wrong!
      OKC has one of the brightest futures in the league, give them 2-3 years & you will see, their future looks brighter than their past…
      Now HOU has no past & a worst future moving on, right?

  2. x%sure

    That was a Rubio quote at the end of the section.

    I keep saying, Rosas is following Denver and Houston models not Pa Philly/Hinkie model. Towns is a certainty but maybe not a good one to build around.

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