Barea Wants Tougher-Minded Wolves
J.J. Barea thinks the Timberwolves would be better off if they all tried to be a little more like Greg Stiemsma.
Seriously. But Barea was talking mainly about the attitude the team’s backup center brings to a game. Barea — who said the team needed to get tougher after Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers — was asked about Stiemsma standing up to three different Clippers during a stretch in the second quarter.
He reiterated that Thursday.
“That’s something we, as a team, need to be better at,” Barea said. “We have to be a little tougher, and just be a little more like Steamer sometimes.”
The guard isn’t talking about starting fights or throwing fists. He’s talking about a hard-nosed attitude that is as much mental as physical.