Have the Cleveland Cavaliers inspired the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves?
There has been a lot of talk about the T-Wolves since the team traded multiple arms and legs for Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz.
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John Hollinger spoke of the team’s approach with Gobert.
He acknowledged that the team traded for Gobert while they already had an All-Star big man on the team.
This is leading many to wonder aloud if Minnesota is just following in Cleveland’s footsteps.
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“If this works in Minnesota, it could quickly spawn imitators,” Hollinger said of signing Gobert.
But this idea of adding another All-Star to a position that is already inhabited by one didn’t start in Minnesota.
No, it started in Cleveland.
Anyone studying the game knows that the one-two punch of big men Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley in Cleveland is downright scary to many teams.
Allen comes in at 6-foot-11 and Mobley is just an inch taller at 7-foot even.
These two together has greatly improved the team’s power, size, offensive, and defensive power.
To make it even better, there is another big man in the mix: All-Star Kevin Love has been very consistent for the team.
It’s no wonder that others teams are attempting to to replicate this model from Cleveland.
But will it be enough for the Cavaliers in the new season?
Allen was forced to sit out of many games in the last season so fans are eager to see the end result of him playing for a whole year.
They got a lot further than many people expected last season and they could get even further next year with a healthy roster.
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