In part because of a lack of shooters and in part because of an antiquated offensive design/philosophy, the Timberwolves are 25th in the NBA in three-point percentage and dead last in both three-pointers made and attempted per game. When Minnesota is making shorter jump shots and attacking the basket efficiently, it's not as big of a deal.
But in close games when offense is at a premium, it's a big deal. Good example: Wednesday night's offensively challenged 78-74 loss to Denver. The Wolves were 3-for-11 from long-distance. The Nuggets were 8-for-20.
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