LeBron James Breaks Down Timberwolves’ Edge In NBA Playoff Race

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Even though the Los Angeles Lakers bowed out of the 2024 NBA Playoffs, fans still have plenty to cheer for as the postseason heats up.

One of the most thrilling matchups is between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Denver Nuggets, with the Timberwolves leading 2-0. Minnesota’s secret weapon? Their ability to stifle Denver’s potent offense.

With players like Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards, and Jaden McDaniels, the Timberwolves have found ways to contain Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

LeBron James, speaking on the 'Mind the Game' podcast with JJ Redick, highlighted Minnesota’s length as a major factor in their success. He pointed out how players like Mike Conley, Anthony Edwards, and others bring a unique combination of height and defensive prowess to the team.

James even admitted to being a tad envious of the Timberwolves' defensive prowess, especially considering his Lakers fell short against the Nuggets in a closely contested series.

Despite missing most of the season due to injury, Gabe Vincent, a Lakers player, believes that his team is on the cusp of challenging the Nuggets. Vincent, known for his defensive skills, sees potential for the Lakers to close the gap.

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Source: Lakers Nation 

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