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Kyle Anderson or Leonard Miller?

It seems that almost every NBA team needs to have a versatile Swiss army knife player who can compete in multiple positions. For the Minnesota Timberwolves, that jack-of-all-trades player is former Memphis Grizzlies power forward Kyle Anderson.  And so far, the Timberwolves roster has had no competition.

Slo Mo was tasked with filling in for injured power forward Karl-Anthony Towns, while simultaneously filling in for the disenchanted point guard D’Angelo Russell. While he could not generate the same offense as Towns, he compensated by delivering energetic defense all over the basketball court. So too he did not deliver the same number of assists as DLo, but he did a far better job of facilitating the basketball to everyone on the basketball court, not to a select few buddies.

The only trouble is that the Timberwolves roster did not have more Slo Mo

Look out Mr. Anderson, here comes Leo

While Mr. Anderson remains on the Timberwolves roster, is it possible that the Minnesota Matrix has an upgraded version in the form of Leo? That is to say that the Timberwolves roster drafted Leonard Miller, who is a bigger and younger version of the type of player that is Kyle Anderson.

Rookie forward Leonard Miller stands 6-foot-10 and plays all five positions on the basketball court, plays solid defense, can score from the perimeter, and can even bring the ball down the court like a point guard. But he is just 19 years old and is still growing. By the time he finishes growing, he could be 7-foot-2 and 22 years of age.

Much like Mr. Anderson, Leo offers an extreme range of versatility to the Timberwolves roster. Perhaps best of all, the Timberwolves needn’t choose. Just like the Matrix trilogy, the Timberwolves can count on both Mr. Anderson and Leo this season.