Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
Towns: When [Thibodeau] first came in, I just really wanted to learn. I took some extra time with him, started early … and now I understand the system much better. … It’s been amazing, because even with Jimmy [Butler], Taj [Gibson], Aaron Brooks — guys who’ve played for Thibs for a much longer period of time — they understand the schemes, so it’s always great to ask them questions and to be able to play off of them. And times when I mess up on defense, they’re able to help me out because they understand where they need to be in the scheme. … And when you have somebody who’s that passionate about winning, who loves the game that much, and who’s willing to give all his time to have us as prepared as possible, that makes our culture better. It makes us feel better knowing that whenever we step onto the court, we feel we’re the most prepared team in the NBA.
Jerry Zgoda: KAT on Joel Embiid’s special Twitter presence: “He has his way of having fun. I have my own different way of having fun. I don’t have time for that. I’m trying to watch Netflix and play video games.”
Jon Krawczynski: Jimmy Butler gives a soliloquy on the importance of defense after every game. His latest: