2 Obvious, 2 subtle moves Chris Finch must make to turn the Wolves into title favorites

Los Angeles Clippers v Minnesota Timberwolves
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Subtle: Get out in transition more often

It's atypical to expect a team with two centers will get out on the break. As is the case with the Timberwolves, Minnesota ranks fourth-to-last in fast break points and eighth-to-last in pace.

The two bigs and a defensive-minded approach lead to a higher usage of half-court sets. However, with Towns now out of the lineup, and Kyle "Slo-Mo" Anderson inserted, it's like Minnesota employs a free-flowing, more fast-paced offense.

While "Slo-Mo" and "fast-paced" aren't typically used in the same sentence, Anderson's guard-like playmaking ability provides the Wolves with four starters who can initiate the offense. Of course, McDaniels shouldn't be consistently tasked with running an offense, but it wouldn't be disheartening to see him jumpstart a fast break every now and then.

In the four contests without Towns, the Wolves have averaged 15.3 fast break points per game, a three-point increase over their season average. In the big, come-from-behind win against the LA Clippers, Minnesota recorded 27 fast-break points.

Head coach Chris Finch acknowledged the Wolves' fast-break success, "[We] got out in transition. We really haven’t really seen us in transition like that. Those were the things we had to do to turn that game around."

When the game is going south, it's nice to see Minnesota is capable of shifting its style of play to keep up with its opponent. Leading the league in fast break points per game isn't necessary, but increasing the average to about 16 helps a mediocre offense.