Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch believes the team’s depth is “showing itself” over the course of the season, according to Chris Hine of The Star Tribune (via Twitter).
“We thought we had good depth the beginning of the season. At times we were inconsistent with that,” Finch said.
Discussing the team’s roster ahead of the trade deadline, Finch said the Wolves don’t feel the need to make moves, suggesting that the biggest improvement they can make will come from internal growth.
“Mainly we don’t feel any great pressure to do anything with this roster at this point in time. We’re pretty happy with where we are and guys are playing well and being the best versions of themselves we thought they could be.
“I don’t think anyone thinks we’re by any means a finished product. All rosters change from season to season. We don’t feel any great pressure to have to do something right now. Internal growth is always going to be the best accelerant for teams to take the next step,” Finch said, per Hine.
Here’s more on Minnesota:
- Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic breaks down which Wolves players are most likely to be moved by the deadline on February 10. He believes that Patrick Beverley is a wild card, because both sides are interested in an extension, but if that doesn’t come to fruition before the deadline, he might be dealt. Krawczynski views Malik Beasley, Naz Reid and Josh Okogie as the three prime trade candidates worth monitoring, all for different reasons.
- Second-year forward Jaden McDaniels is starting to get noticed after being selected to the Rising Stars game at All-Star weekend, Hine writes for The Star Tribune. McDaniels, the 28th overall pick of the 2020 draft, has proven to be a versatile, impactful defender. McDaniels was passed over by the media for All-Rookie teams last season, but Finch says people across the NBA know how good he is. “He has a lot of fans around the league, I do know that,” Finch said. “A lot of coaches or opposing players know he’s a tough matchup, and he’s really playing well and, at the right time, caught the eye of the league.”
- In a column for The Star Tribune, Patrick Reusse opines that Karl-Anthony Towns has shown improvement this season, even if his individual numbers may not reflect that. Towns was recently named an All-Star reserve for the Western Conference, his third selection to the game.
11 thoughts on “Timberwolves Notes: Finch, Trade Deadline, McDaniels, Towns”
Minny is a sleeper pick, I hope they can trade picks and work some sort of 3 way trade for Simmons
According to rumors, they reject the idea of attaching first round picks
They want to help 76ers to sign free agent Harden
Beverley, Prince and filler for Simmons
They offer All expiring contracts
Sleeper…keep dreaming lol
Sleeper for the play-in.
Sleeper for the play-in is a pretty rough spot to find yourself…
Wolves are 1 game out of the 6th seed in the West.
They are more than just a sleeper for a play in spot.
Wolves have a good amount of young guys to make moves. I think possible additions could be like Derek White, TJ Warren, or Kuzma. Russell has to go but he’s KATs buddy. I’d take Dejounte Murray, but good luck with that.
Apart of Luka, Murray is the best guard in the WC this year, so… yeah I’d take him for D-Lo & any other guard not called Luka as well!
I think Ja, CP3, Mitchell and Steph would have something to say about that….
You right, they would say dude is better than we are, we have to do better… now seriously if you think those four have been better, that’s ok, I guess, everyone is entitled to their opinion… to me is very clear to see that he has been better, Ja has been very close, Curry & CP3 not so much, Mitchell years light behind!
Jaden McDaniels was one of the picks the Thunder traded to get Poku. Lol. Poku is trash