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“We play team basketball, we share the ball!” — Devin Booker talks trash to Minnesota Timberwolves bench

Devin Booker decided to rub salt into the Minnesota Timberwolves' wound by pointing out their weakness during their blowout loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker

Devin Booker

The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to slip down in the standings, now sporting a record of 5-7 after a brutal loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. The team is left looking for answers to try and save their season. But Devin Booker seems to know the solution, and he reportedly wasn't subtle about it, resulting in a technical foul.

What's wrong with the Wolves?

When the Wolves acquired Rudy Gobert in the off-season, expectations for the team skyrocketed. Adding a defensive anchor to a roster highlighted by Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards seemed like a terrific way to help lift the franchise to contender status.

However, there were concerns about how Gobert would fit into the equation, given that he played the same position as Towns. Naturally, the coaching staff resorted to moving the young star to the 4, but the result has not been pretty.

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While Minnesota's defense has been solid, its offense has been subpar. As Booker reportedly pointed out, the Wolves have yet to learn how to share the ball and play off each other.

It doesn't help when one of your stars sometimes disconnects during offensive possessions like Edwards did earlier this week against the Houston Rockets.

Or when your point guard mentally checks out instead of checking into the game.

Floor general wanted

It might be too early to say that the Twin Cities twin towers experiment is a failure. After all, Gobert has given the squad a much-needed boost on the defensive end of the court. It's the offense that needs work.

Looking for a natural point guard can possibly turn things around for Minnesota. D'Angelo Russell has shown that he is deadliest when given space to attack the rim and the green light to put up a huge volume of shots.

But a team with prolific scorers in Towns and Edwards and a big man who cannot create scoring opportunities for himself cannot rely on Russell to be its starting point guard. Perhaps a more proven floor general can unlock the Wolves' potential.

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