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Tom Thibodeau says goal is to chase Warriors, Rockets

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The Minnesota Timberwolves took a big step forward making the playoff for the first time in 14 years but it didn’t last much longer than that. They were clearly outmatched against the much better Houston Rockets and were out in five games.

It was a good first step for the Timberwolves, but with the talent, they have on their roster the expectations have to be higher than that, and head coach Tom Thibodeau knows that. He knows that the Rockets and the Golden State Warriors are the teams they are chasing in the Western Conference, and to get on the same level they are going to need to improve.

For the Wolves’ improvement, it starts with the players already there. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins need to take big steps forward. Wiggins already has a max contract but there are a lot of games he just disappears and that can’t be the case anymore.

For Towns, he needs to just to continue to get better. He already is the second best player on this team but his play still has room to improve, especially on the defensive end.

After that, the Wolves need to find more three-point shooting. Last year they made 8.1 shots from deep per game which is dead last in the NBA. Compare that to the Rockets who 15.3 shots from deep per game.

This is becoming a three-point shooting league, and the Wolves are falling far behind. In their first-round series it was the Rockets three-point shooting that was the difference.

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