It’s an age-old debate in the NBA. Given the choice, what should a team prioritize – offense or defense?
An old adage says that defense wins championships. That may be true, but in the modern NBA, you’re not going to get very far if you can’t outscore the opposition. Realistically, two-way teams give themselves the best chance of success.
That’s a lesson the Minnesota Timberwolves have learned over recent years. Karl-Anthony Towns is arguably the best offensive big man in basketball, but he struggles on the opposite end of the floor. As a result, there’s always been a cap on the success of his Wolves.
This summer, the team has already taken steps to fix that issue. The Wolves acquired Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz at the hefty price of, among players, four first-round picks.
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Adding the best rim protector in the NBA will certainly improve their defense outlook in 2022-23.
Here’s a trade that has them landing one of the league’s best perimeter stoppers in Ben Simmons.