– Karl-Anthony Towns missed 52 matches due to a strained calf muscle, affecting the duo’s performance
– Rudy Gobert faced criticism despite the team eventually qualifying for the playoffs
– Gobert and Towns are expected to demonstrate their pairing in the upcoming season
– Wolves’ president trusts coach Finch’s vision of pairing both centers
– Coach Finch aims to adjust the formula to accommodate Anthony Edwards’ emergence as a rising star in the league
"I think both those guys are very willing and capable of putting team in front of individual productivity."
Tim Connelly talks about the sacrifice and chemistry between star big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. #RaisedByWolves
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Minnesota Timberwolves fans and experts were excited about the experiment of pairing Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert in the starting lineup last season. However, Towns missed out on 52 games due to injury, and Gobert faced criticism throughout the campaign. Despite eventually making the playoffs, they fell in the first round of the Western Conference.
Towns acknowledges that the experiment was a work in progress and believes that his return will allow them to showcase what they can do together. Gobert, who was traded to Minnesota at a high price, recently returned from representing France at the FIBA World Cup and expressed excitement about restarting the season with the Timberwolves.
Wolves’ president Tim Connelly recognizes the challenges that coach Chris Finch faced and trusts his vision for pairing Towns and Gobert. Both Connelly and Finch spoke at a press conference before the start of training camp, discussing the decisions made over the summer and their expectations for the upcoming season.
Coach Finch addressed the adjustment of the Gobert-Towns pairing with the emergence of rising star Anthony Edwards. He emphasized the need to work together, improve chemistry, and build on the understanding that Edwards and Gobert developed last season. The goal is to recapture the chemistry that Towns and Edwards have always had.
As the Timberwolves prepare to reintroduce the Gobert-Towns pairing, there is optimism surrounding their potential for the upcoming season. The team is focused on developing chemistry and utilizing the strengths of all three players to achieve success on the court.