The Timberwolves this season have built a belief system based on high-value shots, which in blunt terms comes down to prioritizing attempts at the rim and three-pointers over everything in between.
Within that framework, the Wolves have done an excellent job — ranking No. 4 in the NBA in percentage overall shots taken from three-point range (.426) and No. 9 in shots from 0 to 3 feet (.296), according to Basketball Reference. Higher-value shots are at least part of the reason Minnesota is a surprising 10-9.
Inside the broader shot value chart, though, is a nuance the Timberwolves have failed to exploit until very recently: three-pointers from the corners.