Let’s get it.
Tweet >Nick Nurse doesn't think the Raptors will be getting any compensation back from Minnesota for Finch.
>Nurse on the Finch hiring: "It did all happen really quick. Those things are never done until they're done but we had a pretty good idea that (last night) would be Chris' last game (with the Raptors) and then we would be on the move... It really did happen in like 36 hours."
Aaron Finch got out the next ball
Makes you wonder why such crazy strategies are not tried more often.
"Finch said last Wednesday that Russell "could be doing on-court work" over the past weekend, but that was premature. "I don't think it's anything too great of a concern," Finch said. The Wolves tend to be cagey with injury updates, so it's refreshing to at least hear Finch provide some insights even if they're not what fantasy managers were hoping to hear. We'll consider him 'out indefinitely' until he makes it through some on-court work."
Seems like he'll still return before JJJ does :')
im 100% certain saunders wouldve blown this game. hes unlocking ants potential, running plays thru kat, and we look almost like a real basketball team right now
Roses are red Violets are blue We have a great coach
Honestly, he’s been doing so many things right and the way he turned the team around is astonishing. I feel we’ve seen enough. It’s time to give the credit when it’s due!
Shoutout to No Dunks for asking this question as I thought it was pretty interesting.
There’s already a long leash for coaches in their first and year probably an even longer leash for finch considering the unusual way he was hired. If the timberwolves lost 25 in a row would they fire him? 30?
The number is also probably related to when KAT would start publicly voicing his frustration. We also have to keep in mind that finch is Rosas’s guy and Rosas probably won’t get fired as the owner is looking to sell the team rn. Man what a mess
> Chris Finch spoke with Karl-Anthony Towns last night. > > Finch told KAT he is going to get him "back to being the center point of the team". > > "He should be at the center of everything."
I say 25
With Saunders now gone, many fans are wondering what we should expect from new coach Chris Finch to turn around what has been one of the worst teams in the league. Here's what I personally expect to see, and honestly the bar is so low right now that any improvement will be noticeable. Some things will probably be similar to what Saunders was attempting to do - only so much can change - so keep this in mind.
Anyways, those are my thoughts about what to expect from Finch in the context of the Wolves so far this season. We're getting a coach that wants to play an up-tempo style and is willing to try different (and sometimes unconventional) things based on the situation. Thanks for re... keep reading on reddit ➡
For me it’s competence. I haven’t been able to watch much since he took over but from afar it just seems like the guy is in total control. There’s a rhyme and reason to what the Wolves are doing on the floor. Gone are the frequent moments where you’re like, what is he doing?! Or post game comments like, did he really just say that?
I know we’re still in that honeymoon period with a new coach but for the first time since maybe Thibs (or more like Rick Adelman) I feel like the Wolves are in good hands. I hope it lasts lol
A couple weeks ago I posted a Chris Finch optimism thread because I had already heard people saying he was a bad coach and I felt the need to defend him. Obviously these days people are much higher on him (everything to do with my insightful post that maybe 50 people read, nothing to do with the post ASG success) and I wanted to share some things I've seen from him that have really impressed me.
The rotations have been very impressive to me, especially post all star break after he had a chance to learn more about the roster. KAT has been averaging 33 minutes and Ant has averaged 34 minutes since Finch took over. But their game to game minutes have actually fluctuated from less than 30 in one game up to 40 in another game. This is because Finch has been doing an great job of deviating from set rotations to ride lineups/players who are having success in a particular game. KAT and Ant were lighting it up last night and they played a lot of minutes as a result. If you look at the rotations from game to game they're very different from each other, which leads to my next point.
He's been making very clear and purposeful adjustments in-game that we just haven't seen a coach make for as long as I can remember. Booker was lighting us up last night, Finch puts Okogie in and basically erases Booker for the rest of the game. This also goes back to my previous point. Making adjustments isn't always shaking things up. Sometimes it's "this lineup is playing lights out right now. I'd usually sub them out with 4min left in the quarter but I'm going to let them ride it out." Super refreshing compared to the last couple of coaches who seemed committed to strict rotations no matter what
TIMEOUTS. He'll take a timeout after just a 4 point swing if he doesn't like what he sees instead of waiting for a 15-3 scoring run. Also, the team comes out of timeouts playing better and most of the time it's easy to see that adjustments were made. A big complaint with this team for a long time has been our set plays after timeouts. Thibs and Saunders had a knack for drawing up plays that had 1 action and if that didn't work they were screwed. The last sideline OB play last night was a beautifully drawn up play. There were 3 or 4 options right away that stirred the defense up perfectly to allow for that last cut by Juancho.
The players truly seem to like him, listen to him, and play hard for him. The players loved Saunders. I don't think that was an act. But it's gott