Wolves Mike Conley “(Naz Reid)’s one of my favorite guys…to play with”

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (1-1) have a lot of basketball ahead of them this season. Journeys like this can feel even longer if and when players do not get along and are genuinely not compatible. You can see how that plays against team chemistry, such as the way that Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard James Harden seems to detract from the chemistry of an NBA team when he demands to be traded and isn’t.

Publicly presented disputes are the worst. And yet, the Minnesota Timberwolves suffered that lack of cohesion just last year when PG D’Angelo Russell wanted nothing to do with facilitating the addition of All-Stat center Rudy Gobert on the Timberwolves roster.  In the end, DLo was traded for three second-round draft picks, SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and veteran PG Mike Conley Jr.

Conley “He’s one of my favorite guys”

Conley is a savvy veteran who understands how critical the point guard role can be for a team. Not only is the point guard the field general on the basketball court, but he is more often than not the spokesperson for the team.

And right now, Mike Conley Jr. is more than happy to weigh in on the outstanding performance that Naz Reid put on for fans at Target Center coming into the game off the bench.

That says a lot from a veteran and is particularly complimentary when it comes from the starting point guard. Mike Conley Jr. does more than lead the team on the basketball court. He knows that the best way to forge a true team is to compliment the performance of his teammates.

Naz Reid is showing up huge for the Minnesota Timberwolves coming off the bench. It’s no wonder why so many fans love him. And now, he is clearly winning over his teammates as well.

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