The Wolves have more than one reason to want to win next night. The victory would allow them to erase two consecutive losses and turn their record (4-4) in the positive. More importantly, the Minnesota franchise will be the first to take down the last undefeated team in the league, the Bucks (7-0).
Bucks who, in addition to Giannis Antetokounmpo, have the distinction of having the best defense in the league (102 points conceded per game from 100 possessions). The next night, the team’s best blocker in the league, Brook Lopez, will try to stop the Wolves’ run-in attack.
With 110 points scored out of 100 possessions, the Wolves have only the 23rd most efficient offense in the league. In the question, there is still too much isolation in the eyes of the coach. His team is in the top 10 of the league in this regard.
So in these two days, between the trip to Phoenix and this reception in Milwaukee, Chris Finch insisted on one aspect of training: “ Ball circulation, that’s all we did. “It’s an issue they’ve lingered on in the past, especially at the end of last season.
Give yourself a shot for a better one
” Because we have a lot of guys who can score, we came with this mentality. It’s nothing personal, we all try to be the guy who will fix everything. When the attack is down, a lot of guys can score and say to themselves: ‘I have to do something’. It is related to our youth “Judge Jaylen Nowell, who almost doubled the number of shots this year compared to last year.
He reckons that Anthony Edwards and others must get used to a software change: ” Ok, I can put this shot but there’s a better shot right there. “A principle that Jaylen Nowell himself can draw inspiration from because if the 6th man increased his average (from 8.5 points to 12.4), he also lost efficiency (47.5% to 40%).
The back also remembers that the Wolves must digest the arrival of Rudy Gobert whose profile changes in their attack.
” We have been playing with him for a long time. This is the first time we are really studying his game as a teammate rather than as an opponent. As we played, we became more aware of the spaces he wanted to occupy “.
Do better from afar
His manager believes Wolves must rely on this size in attack. ” In the first handful of matches, I found that we were very good in the post to take advantage of favorable duels and duels. But we have to find Karl (Anthony Towns) more often in rhythm. »
Perhaps at this price, with a better inside-out relationship, the Wolves can generate better shots, especially behind the arc.
With about 11 3-point baskets per game and a nearly 33% success rate, they are among the worst students in the league. The same team is however the one that used the most, in successful and attempted shots, this weapon last year.
” I don’t think we’re going to be a high-volume 3-point team like we were in the past, certainly not now. We weren’t very good at taking shots, especially in transition. […] 3-pointers after a tie are what we like to make the most and we’re not really good at it. regrets Chris Finch, whose team still has time to improve.
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