Wittman: "You've got wing guys and power guys."

At practice today, Timberwolves Coach Randy Wittman was asked how the 6'7" Craig Smith's responsibilities change when 6'10" Theo Ratliff is on the court with him. "How do his responsibilities change?" parroted a faux-exasperated Wittman. "His responsibilities don't change. He has to play defense and get rebounds."

Wittman's broader point is that there aren't really five positions in the NBA these days. As Wittman puts it, aside from point guards, "You've got wing guys and power guys." Smith, of course, is a power guy. And the idea that he should play further from the basket with Ratliff on the floor is evidently not one endorsed by Wittman.


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