The Minnesota Timberwolves managed to claw their manner into the NBA Playoffs through the play-in event and are more likely to be swept proper out of the postseason by the Denver Nuggets. That is primarily because of the lack of management put forth by one Karl-Anthony Cities. Fairly frankly, it’s time for Minnesota to maneuver on from KAT.
Via the primary two video games towards Denver, Cities has scored 21 factors. KAT’s tried 12 three-pointers and hit simply three. The person is almost 7 ft tall and refuses to punish defenses together with his dimension as a result of he needs to be Steph Curry. This twin towers experiment with Rudy Gobert isn’t working, so it’s time to ship Cities out and reshape this roster.
This group has invested in a method of basketball that will’ve been nice 20 years in the past, however now it’s simply archaic. Though it’s at all times appeared Cities has by no means wished to play like an enormous, his dimension is one in every of his most distinguished attributes. A man his dimension being able to shoot is spectacular however don’t stay by it. He may punish most different bigs all day inside 12 ft of the basket, then step out to shoot his threes once in a while. KAT doesn’t must hoist up six three-pointers per sport, particularly if he can not hit on no less than 35 p.c.
Minnesota gave up fairly the haul in buying Gobert final offseason. 5 gamers and a number of first-round picks are what it took to get Gobert in a Timberwolves uniform. They traded all that for Gobert and needed to undergo the play-in simply to get bounced within the first spherical. Now they’re seemingly caught with Gobert, however that doesn’t imply they should maintain onto Cities any longer. It’s been eight years, and he has but to change into the participant he was projected to be. Perhaps Jimmy Butler was right about Towns.
Cities missed time enjoying in solely 29 common season video games this yr, however it appears his place as “the person” had already been usurped by Anthony Edwards. The All-Star didn’t have a terrific sport one however bounced again, posting 41 factors in sport two, and nearly single-handedly retaining Minnesota within the sport. Cities was hanging out on the perimeter watching when he wasn’t clanking pictures off the rim.
It’s time to say goodbye to KAT in Minnesota. Everybody is aware of it. This has been on the horizon for effectively over a yr now. This can not and shouldn’t be “his group” going ahead, and KAT must be moved to a special state of affairs through the offseason. Cities remains to be an distinctive participant, however he is not going to lead your group anyplace however to an early trip. Cancun on three….1-2-3 CANCUN!!!