Timberwolves Hold Players Only Meeting; Lineup Changes Coming

The Minnesota Timberwolves have hit rock bottom. A six-game losing streak was punctuated with a brutal loss to the league-worst Detroit Pistons on Saturday night, forcing the team to hold a players-only meeting after that debacle.

Center Naz Reid confirmed it afterwards, saying, "Yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, I feel like every team does at some point. So moving forward, I feel like we could be heading in the right direction. I feel like we had the right conversation."

The T-Wolves let a large lead get away in the second half before bowing out to the Pistons, and head coach Chris Finch hinted that lineup changes could be coming. 

“Old demons,” Finch said“Got outcompeted in the third. Just lifeless and not sure exactly where it comes from." 

He then, however, pinpointed a lot of the problems on rebounding (or lack thereof): "We just need more competitiveness in a lot of places right now," he said. "I got to find some people who want to go out there and try to rebound. I really do."

One thing, of course, that would help on that front would be the eventual return of Karl-Anthony Towns, who averages over 11 rebounds per game in his career (though only 8.2 this season). He's been out with a calf strain since late November. 

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