4 Timberwolves who could get axed from Finch's playoff rotation

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1. Jordan McLaughlin

The 2023-24 season figured to be a make-or-break season for Jordan McLaughlin. He hadn't established himself as a high-level role player through four years and his minutes hadn't been consistent because of it.

His long-range shot seemed to be broken last season, as he made just 30.8 percent of his triples, which is Russell Westbrook-esque.

However, he's fixed his jumper, to the tune of 48.6 percent from deep, albeit on low volume (1.6 attempts). And he's cut his turnovers in half.

He's been significantly better this season. 

(Being in a contract year can oftentimes have that effect).

The dude has especially been on a heater of late, making winning plays on a nightly basis. 

Although he's a bit undersized, he makes up for it with his effort. All of that is good and well, in the regular season.

In the postseason, his 6-foot frame makes him a liability on defense, as opposing guards and wings can shoot right over him.

Also, Wolves coach Chris Finch will surely opt to play Mike Conley and the recently-acquired Monte Morris over McLaughlin in the postseason, as coaches tend to opt for experience in the most highest stakes games.

McLaughlin will surely find himself squeezed during the postseason.

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