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San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions and Preview for 4/7/2022

San Antonio Spurs takes on Minnesota Timberwolves on 4/7/2022 at 08:10 PM.

The San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves face off in an important game for both teams. San Antonio Spurs has a record of 34-45 this regular season. Minnesota Timberwolves is 45-35 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

San Antonio Spurs Team Defense Preview


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You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.0, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. Making the easy shots hard is what this team does to opponents, among the best in the NBA.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

San Antonio Spurs Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.4, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .556 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .528, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .345 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .353 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .751 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They successfully retrieved 24.0% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 111.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This team has strong on-ball defenders and players who can attack the passing lanes.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 114.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .573 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .538, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .454 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .357 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .778 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 24.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The San Antonio Spurs Roster

The Players to Watch for San Antonio Spurs

Dejounte Murray 6-4 180 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

One of the best distributors in the NBA, he sets up his teammates like few others. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Keldon Johnson 6-5 220 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jakob Poeltl 7-1 245 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

Getting to the rim is important to him. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. His sharpshooting from three point range makes him a must-stop for opponents. He is one of the best in the NBA from downtown. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. Fouling him is probably better than letting him get two points on a drive or post-up. The Free Throw Line is an adventure for him and everyone is there to watch.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He finds a way to get second and third chance opportunity for his team.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns 6-11 248 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Anthony Edwards 6-4 225 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

D’Angelo Russell 6-4 193 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: San Antonio Spurs 119 Minnesota Timberwolves 104

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