Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
John Wall told FS1’s Chris Broussard that a team with a starting five of him, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins could take home the title, because “all those guys have a lot of heart and they have pride in defending. I mean, that’s the key. When you have a lot of talent, can you defend? Can you get stops and get everyone to play the right way and play together?”
Wittman, who still has a place in the D.C. area, has also gotten around to having hip and knee replacements that he’d put off while coaching. He’s spent time watching Minnesota’s Tom Thibodeau, Los Angeles’s Doc Rivers and Boston’s Brad Stevens run practices, and yes, he still keeps up with the team he coached for the last seven seasons, including four-plus years as the head coach.
Any Drummond deal at the deadline is an extreme long shot, but Jackson remains in play for Minnesota, Orlando, New Orleans, or some mystery destination. Even if Detroit keeps him, missing the playoffs would put dramatic changes on the table this summer.