Why Karl Anthony-Towns of Timberwolves Considers Warriors a ‘well-oiled machine’

The Warriors were the envy of the NBA for the way the team operates on the floor with their ball movement and understanding of how to get an open shot.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns claims teams like the Warriors are “a well-oiled machine” after their 137-114 loss to the Warriors on Sunday at Target Center.

Towns believes that the core of Golden State that has been together for several years allows their attack to function without much communication and unity, even when drastic changes are made, such as Draymond Green leading the second unit.

“Everything they do has such a cohesion and it’s because of the time they spent together,” Towns told reporters after the game. “Just for Minnesota, it’s just a whole new group, so everyone is trying to get used to each other and still trying to understand each other.”

Minnesota was a playoff team in the 2021-22 NBA season and tried to build that off-season momentum by trading for Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert.

It was a trade that the Timberwolves hoped would catapult them to the top of the Western Conference. While Towns is yet to declare a dividend, Towns hopes the loss to the Warriors is a learning lesson for where they want to be when the season is over.

“Their cohesion, it’s like an unspoken language they have there,” added Towns. “We have great tape to watch and learn from and understand where our mistakes were.

“Understand why they did well against us so we can be ready for a team to try to do the same to us. Our team.”

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The Timberwolves don’t face the Warriors until February, so they have a few months to find chemistry on the floor and see if they can replicate what made Golden State successful.

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