Chris Finch Rumors
Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards wasn’t supposed to be in Minnesota this week, but after suffering an apparent injury while training with Team USA in Las Vegas, he will have to return. Wolves coach Chris Finch said Monday that Edwards would be back in the coming days to be “properly assessed.” In a video that circulated on Twitter last week, Edwards was seen limping out of practice and being helped to the team bus. Although the nature of the injury was unclear, a source told the Star Tribune that it was a “sprain” and confirmed it was not Edwards’ knee.
In Minnesota, while the Wolves would certainly need Simmons to shoot more than zero times in the fourth quarter, they wouldn’t need him to be a No. 2 option on offense. Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell (the Timberwolves view Russell as a part of the core and want to keep it that way, sources said) give coach Chris Finch three accomplished offensive players to get buckets down the stretch.
Darren Wolfson: Caught up w/ #Timberwolves coach Finch. Some notes: 1) Beasley has been in the gym, so he’s out of Wright County jail. 2) CF heads to Vegas next week. Among those who he’ll spend time w/: Bolmaro. 3) Joseph Blair = coach summer league team. Plan = all young guys to get some run.
Dane Moore: The Timberwolves are moving on from Iowa Wolves G-League coach Sam Newman-Beck, sources say. Newman-Beck became Iowa’s head coach at the same time Ryan Saunders took over the Timberwolves. Chris Finch will build out a new coaching staff down to the G League.
Darren Wolfson: As mentioned on a couple recent podcasts, remember the name Micah Nori as Chris Finch fills out his #Timberwolves staff. Hear they’re close, worked together in Denver. Nori was most recently in Detroit as an ass’t to Dwane Casey, worked more so on the offensive side. #Twolves