3 reasons why the Minnesota Timberwolves are a great fit for Kentucky guard Rob Dillingham

Rob Dillingham has a terrific offensive skillset that would fit with a lot of teams, but his fit with the Timberwolves is the best.
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3. Any Defensive Issues Likely Masked By Roster Construction

While the offensive ability of Dillingham is evident, the defensive lapses are as well. But, with the way the Timberwolves are constructed, it will be okay to have some of those lapses.

The Timberwolves have defensive talent in Jaden McDaniels and Anthony Edwards on the wing. Check number one. Check number two? One of the best shot blockers in the league in Rudy Gobert. So, any player who may drive past Dillingham will have to get through Gobert.

Playing alongside those players will minimize any potential deficiencies that Dillingham has.

Minnesota was ranked No. 1 in defensive efficiency last season and the expectation is that will stay around the same this year. So while Dillingham will never be a lockdown defender, he'll also be able to learn a bit on that end of the floor quite early in his career.

There are truly not many better spots Dillingham could've landed at, but the fit with Minnesota is clearly evident in numerous areas.