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Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions and Preview for 4/5/2022

Washington Wizards takes on Minnesota Timberwolves on 4/5/2022 at 08:10 PM.

The Washington Wizards and Minnesota Timberwolves face off in an important game for both teams. Washington Wizards has a record of 34-44 this regular season. Minnesota Timberwolves is 45-34 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Washington Wizards Team Defense Preview


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You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 114.4, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Sometimes defenses are very focused on forcing bad shots and getting the defensive rebound. Is there anything to support this? It may be just possible that this is a passive defense.

Washington Wizards Team Offense Preview




Their offensive efficiency is 111.2, which makes them a below average offense in the NBA and that means there is room for improvement, but will they actually improve? This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .568 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .531, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .357 of their shots from three point range. The three point shot is just not as important to this offense. They made .342 of their shots from three point range. They would be considered below average from beyond the arc. They made .788 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 20.9% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

Minnesota Timberwolves Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 111.4, 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 114.3, 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 .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 .358 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .779 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They successfully retrieved 24.5% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

The Washington Wizards Roster

The Players to Watch for Washington Wizards

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 6-5 204 SG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

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 is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above 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.

Kyle Kuzma 6-9 221 PF

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 is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above 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.

Deni Avdija 6-9 210 SF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

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 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.

The Minnesota Timberwolves Roster

The Players to Watch for Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns 6-11 248 C

He is a candidate for the All-Star Game this season.

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.

Washington Wizards vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Washington Wizards 112 Minnesota Timberwolves 113

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