Minnesota head coach Rick Adelman noted that Ricky Rubio’s injury may have more on an impact on the
. Prior to tearing his ACL, Rubio was third in the league in steals. In his absence, the Timberwolves allowed 95 points to New Orleans and 124 in last night’s win over Phoenix.
"I think we're really going to miss him there because he's really good at keeping his guy in front of him," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "That's probably the biggest thing. The way we play is going to change some and that concerns me more than anything else. We have to be solid defensively if we're going to be able to play a different way and we weren't that way against New Orleans.
"We may have to tweak things and come at it from a different way now. It's not so much the X's and O's, it's the energy level he always brought us."