Timberwolves trust current roster to complete playoff run – The Athletic

CHICAGO — Karl-Anthony Towns has had a tough time in a Timberwolves uniform. He went through long losing streaks and repeatedly spoke out knowing his team had little chance of winning.

If anyone should know when it crashes in wolf country, it’s Towns. But when he sat down on Friday night to discuss a 134-122 loss to the Chicago Bulls, Wolves’ second straight loss and the latest in a string of defensive misfires, Towns was sure that mini-slip was no surprise. was nothing more than a speed bump. . There’s no help for Wolves via trade, and that’s fine with the All-Star.

“I want the fans to know. It’s not a panic button,” Towns said. do that. Was good.”

A day earlier, executive vice president of basketball operations Sachin Gupta took the same approach at the trade deadline. The Wolves front office have had lengthy discussions with teams across the league looking to bolster the roster, particularly when it came to trying to add size and defensive chops to the frontcourt behind the starters Towns and Jarred Vanderbilt.

They were close to at least a deal but eventually held their own and will now enter the running race building on the chemistry and cohesion that has driven them to exceed expectations so far.

“There’s a lot of good vibes and good things,” Gupta said Friday morning before the loss to the Bulls. “Any change might put that at risk and that didn’t mean we weren’t going to look at the opportunities.

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