Finch had a good line about how they don't want to confuse playing with pace and shooting quickly. They're not the same thing. He's also not happy with how easily the Wolves are letting teams drive into the paint. It seems that will be a point of emphasis moving forward.
Chris Finch discussing Anthony Edwards pre-game in Chicago: "He's a great kid. I love his smile. He's always engaged in conversations. He's always taking it in. He reminds me a lot of Zion – raised well, great sensibilities, teammates like him. All things you could ask for." #ANT
Finch: "Karl's passing led to nine threes last night." He also says that while back to the basket play is a little bit of a dying breed, KAT can feast in post-ups. Fouls and free throws are analytically friendly, Finch reminds. ***Expect Towns' assist numbers to skyrocket***
Meant to say how happy I am that Zach LaVine made the All-Star game! A story I remember: He’s in the locker room getting dressed, putting on these old white tube socks. Brandon Rush, sitting next to him, says “You know the league gives you free socks, right?” ZL was like FOR REAL
Finch said “I told them I’m not a big talker after the game.” He prefers to review film, see what they can learn, & move forward accordingly. “This transition was never going to be seamless.” He liked the effort but there was a lack of physicality. “It’s step 1 in a long journey”
Wolves appeared to run a designed play to get a post-up for KAT vs. Lopez & the result was shockingly a bucket. Towns touching the rock almost every possession. Pace is HIGH. Quick decisions. Little wasted movement or empty dribbles. Letting it fly. Seems that’s what Finch wants.
Asked what they can do to close games, Anthony Edwards kept it simple: "Put the ball in KAT's hands."[chuckles] "Give KAT the ball and get out the way." Ant said offensively Finch wants quick decisions: "If we do something, do it fast." Ant also wants to develop an Irish accent.
Ant-Man on the coaching change: "I felt bad for coach Ryan [Saunders]. I sent him a text. I don't really know, this is my first time seeing something like this. I was in shock. ... He had a lot of confidence in me. He was the person that took me #1 in the draft."