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Karl-Anthony Towns slaps Timberwolves with harsh truth over team ‘identity’

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Karl-Anthony Towns did not hold back in expressing his real thoughts about how the Minnesota Timberwolves strike other teams in the league.

The Timberwolves are off to good start this season, having won their first two games. However, for Karl-Anthony Towns, it will take a while before the team finally make its mark on the NBA.

According to Towns, the current Timberwolves are still in the process of “building an identity” and by choosing to play physical basketball, it makes it a bit harder given how the game is being officiated these days.

“When you’re building an identity, obviously we don’t have one, to be very fairly honest in the NBA,” Towns told The Athletic. “But if you want to build one, it’s going to take some time where you’re going to have to play your game even when people don’t understand how we’re playing.”

“You try to be physical defensively, especially, so if we’re going to get a little foul here and there over physicality and building our identity and our culture, then that has to be what it is,” he continued.

While Towns’ comments were focused on physicality and defense, Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch, meanwhile, recently revealed that he is working on new offensive strategies.

“I think probably develop a little bit more of a complete package for Anthony [Edwards]. So he’s kind of not like going through the game looking for opportunities,” Finch told Star Tribune of Timberwolves’ offensive approach this season. “Maybe direct the ball more to him.”

“Opportunities to post D’Angelo [Russell] for his playmaking down ther,” he added. “Then continue to experiment with [Towns]. Just move him around and continue to play him more like a guard as well as a big. When you have a guy like that, it’s a lot of fun.”