The return of Rudy Gobert, the combined absence of Chris Paul and Cam Johnson on the contrary… The Wolves had some favorable factors on their side when they hosted the Suns, aiming to erase their home loss against the Knicks. The redemption attempt was a complete failure as the Minnesota players lost after trailing by as many as 27 points.
This loss would not be worrying if it wasn’t the fifth in the last six meetings, and the seventh in twelve games in total. Currently 10th in their conference, the Wolves are still a long way from the aspirations mentioned at the beginning of the season, which was attributed to the arrival of Rudy Gobert. Except these Wolves don’t exist haven’t earned the right to be considered a great team or something Chris Finch ordered.
As his team prepares for a four-game away series (Memphis, Cleveland, Orlando and Philadelphia), the technician believes that his training has things that ” prove “. ” I think this is a kind of a wake-up call for all of us and we need to take it step by step “, he continued.
Author of a very small output of 11 points (3/7 on shots only) and 8 rebounds, with three mistakes made in the first quarter, Karl-Anthony Towns seems to have the same opinion. Transforming the Wolves from a mere playoff team to a title contender can’t be done overnight.
“You’ll see the team everyone’s been talking about all summer”
” Everyone in the town is very excited. The entire league has come to embrace the culture of Minnesota. And then we do things that don’t work and everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God, here we go again’ “, judged the interior, before addressing the fans directly: “ Be patient. We have great people in this locker room, professionals. And we have great athletes and obviously a lot of talent. When we put it together and do it at a high tempo, you will see the team that everyone has been talking about all summer. »
Such is the promise of a team that had a mediocre start last season, with just four wins in thirteen games, before getting back on track. But the expectations of the time were not the same today. This is why Anthony Edwards takes a very different view: ” There is no time to lose. The time has come. We must go. We’ll pick things up in Memphis, that’s for sure. I think Memphis will blow us away. »
The next matchup in Tennessee will mark the first meeting between the two teams since the Wolves’ first round loss to the Grizzlies in the last playoffs. This meeting could also be a chance for Anthony Edwards to step up after two very mediocre outings. Tonight, too busy complaining to the referees, the back scored just 11 points on 4/12 shots.
” I will be better too(this game) came. Not so good shots, days when I can’t get shots back, when I can’t start. It won’t take long, I can promise you that “.
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