- Nov 20, 2008
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Sorry, but I am far from the only one who thinks this. Johnny Athletic just talked in length about the very same thing. Barkley talked about it months ago. It isn't a hot take. it's true.No it's not. Are they a little slower because they are a taller team compared to smaller teams? Yes. That doesn't mean they are unathletic. Gobert, Towns, and McDaniels are all extremely athletic for their size. So is Ant obviously.
As others have already mentioned, our offense has been far more the issue than our defense. Our bench doesn't play a lot, but they have been very good when they do play despite being 'unathletic' according to you.
Towns is a 4. He is very unathletic for a 4. There is nothing that can change that. He is guarding quicker players every game. He can't chase them around like a smaller quicker 4 can in this age of the NBA.
Rudy is slow footed. That is just the way it is.
McDaniels is guarding quicker players almost every game.
D-Lo might be the slowest pg in the game.
You have to consider positions and defensive schemes. The Wolves can't guard the 3-ball because they aren't quick enough to chase.