The Minnesota Timberwolves have underachieved this season. After dropping a home game to the Detroit Pistons, Minnesota finished the 2022 portion of their schedule at 16-21 and in 11th place in the Western Conference. That's a far bit off last season's pace and well below where the team thought they would be after trading for Rudy Gobert.
Following the loss to the Pistons, the Timberwolves held a players only meeting. While no one would say exactly what was talked about, Minnesota center Naz Reid said it was productive.
"I mean, I feel like every team does at some point," Reid said. "So, moving forward, I feel like we could be heading in the right direction. I feel like we had the right conversation."
Reid was frank when asked if it's a mystery as to why the Wolves are struggling.
"Not really. We know. We know. We know why. And ya know, I'm gonna kinda keep that in house. But we know why. That's why I said before, I feel like we can change this. We know we can change it. So, we just got to buy into the things that we know."
Head coach Chris Finch said he has a couple of ideas of how to fix his team's inconsistent effort level.
“Just try to be honest with them, as honest as possible. Try to up the accountability. And maybe I need to think differently about who plays when and how. Maybe I’ve just got to shuffle it up totally different.”