Wolves: Ball Moves Better Without Beasley
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman emerged after Sunday’s 93-72 victory ended their two-game losing streak and remarked how the ball moved better offensively against the Wizards that afternoon than it had before in this still young season.
So with the starting lineup modified to compensate for the absence of injured Michael Beasley, just why was that?
“Um,” Wolves forward Kevin Love said, “Mike being out?”
He smiled as he said that and then added “I’m just kidding” twice.
Is it just a coincidence that the ball moved like it did with Beasley home rehabbing a sprained foot?
Does it move better without him?
“Well, it did today because we didn’t have him,” Adelman said. “It’s something we have to learn. It’s something we’ve been talking about all year long. Sometimes, especially early in the game, you have to move the ball to help your teammates as much as you try to score yourself. If you play right, the ball is going to come back to you if you’re doing the right thing.
So … was Love really kidding?
“You know, I defer,” he said, looking away.