Westbrook’s Absences Hurt Offense, Help Defense

Timberwolves power forward Anthony Tolliver is disappointed about getting benched but vows not to be a distraction, he told Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. Tolliver had his first DNP of the season on Wednesday against New Orleans. The Timberwolves signed Tolliver to a one-year, $5MM contract to essentially replace Nemanja Bjelica in the rotation. “Obviously it’s not what I came here for, but it’s been one game,” he said. “It’s a long season.