The Timberwolves need to make a change at the point guard position and speed up the game, Charles Barkley expressed late Thursday night on TNT's "Inside the NBA."

The Wolves led Toronto by a point at the end of the third quarter and lost by double figures, 124-110, in the first game of the network's doubleheader. The blown lead marked the 10th time this season the Wolves have lost when leading after the first quarter or at halftime.

"They've got to figure out who their point guard is going to be, and they have to play at a much faster pace," Barkley began his breakdown. "You just turn them loose."

Shaquille O'Neal asked if Barkley's adjustment meant moving Ricky Rubio into an off-the-bench role.

"Yes, Rubio should come off the bench. It should be Kris Dunn starting," Barkley answered. "You have to play him. Plus, he's your point guard of the future."

JASON GONZALEZ