Draymond Green has probably found himself a new friend in Bam Adebayo. Speaking this week with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks, the Miami Heat center Adebayo hyped himself up as the best defender in the NBA.
Another game, another opportunity wasted. Despite a career-high 30 points from Naz Reid and nine rebounds, the Minnesota Timberwolves fall to the Golden State Warriors 109-104 at Chase Center in San Francisco.
The Golden State Warriors are still without Steph Curry. But Klay Thompson will take over while we await Curry's return. Thompson dropped 42 points against the Houston Rockets after the All-Star break, while Jordan Poole added eight assists.
Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is making progress in his recovery from a Grade 3 calf strain, with head coach Chris Finch referring to it as the “final stages,” but there’s still no official timeline for his return to action.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took part in one of the bigger trades ahead of the NBA’s deadline. They took part in a three-team deal that also included the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz. As part of that deal, the Timberwolves acquired Mike Conley Jr.
Speaking with SiriusXM NBA Radio at All-Star Weekend on Saturday, Minnesota Timberwolves phenom Anthony Edwards was asked about the big acquisitions in the West at this year’s trade deadline, including the Suns landing ex-MVP Kevin Durant. Edwards responded with some trash talk.