Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman sounded optimistic about his team's chances in the upcoming 2012-13 season when he spoke during Monday's media day. Adelman particularly focused his comments on how offseason changes have made Minnesota a more versatile squad:
"We added some versatility and we're a better ball-handling team in a number of spots. We're a better passing game and we're going to be more versatile defensively. Just watching them scrimmage, they're already doing things we're going to be doing. When you have veterans, you look at Brandon or Andrei, they know how to play."
The Timberwolves added Andrei Kirilenko, Brandon Roy, Chase Budinger, Greg Stiesma, Alexey Shved and Lou Amundson in the offseason, additions that should improve depth for a team that was hit hard by injuries last seson. Veterans like Roy and Kirilenko should help run Adelman's cut-heavy system more smoothly, especially since the team will be without point guard Ricky Rubio and his pick-and-roll abilities to begin the year.