Chat about the nature of purposeful futility.
Houston Rockets (15-45) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (18-44) April 27, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CT
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Online: Rockets App
Nuggets SB Nation Blog: Canis Hoopus
Dante Exum (BDE), John Wall (Shutdown + Hamstring), DJ Augustin (Too Effective + Ankle), Sterling Brown (Knee, Assault), Eric Gordon (Shutdown + Groin), David Nwaba (Being More of A Man Than Victor Oladipo, Wrist)
Malik Beasley (Hamstring)
So, it has come to this. A battle to be bad. The Timberwolves have more experience, the Rockets have more injuries. Who will win? Who actually WANTS to win? It’s easy to say the Rockets might want it less, as Minnesota wasn’t really meant to be bad this season, they just are. Moreover, the Rockets are in many respects a GLeague roster right now, without the services of veterans who might push the Rockets towards victory, but not the victory they have in mind, a top pick in this draft.
Minnesota has had many top picks, including the 1-1 in the last draft. Anthony Edwards is starting to play pretty well, despite him thinking maybe he could be a football player (likely) an Olympic swimmer (less likely), a soccer player (sure, why not?), NBA ROY, and I don’t know what else, captain of Canada’s curling team, possibly. J-Lo’s next husband, potentially, also. Don’t believe me? Just ask him. Remember, though, he’s really, truly, just a kid. Interviews like that are a lot more fun that “I’m just here to help the team win, working hard everyday.”