The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to make a push to get into the NBA Playoffs next season. After taking Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, they have turned their attention to free agency. It appears that they have some level of interest in veteran power forward Paul Millsap.
According to a report from Timberwolves reporter Darren Wolfson, Minnesota is interested in adding Millsap this offseason.
Millsap heading to the Timberwolves would be a bit of a surprise. He is in the final stages of his career and seems likely to want to compete for a championship. With the Wolves, the likelihood of a championship is not great.
If the Wolves were able to sign Millsap, their starting lineup would look very dangerous. D’Angelo Russell, Edwards, Malik Beasley, Millsap, and Karl-Anthony Towns would be able to make some noise.
While signing Millsap would be a very solid move for Minnesota, he is no longer an All-Star caliber player. He is more suited to play the role of a veteran leader who can still put some numbers up.
Last season with the Denver Nuggets, Millsap was a starter but he was more of a role player. He ended the season averaging 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Millsap shot 48.2 percent from the floor and 43.5 percent from the three-point line.
Plenty of other teams around the league would like to sign Paul Millsap as well. There will likely be more serious contenders that have offers for him. That could stop the Timberwolves from being able to sign him.
All of that being said, this is something to keep an eye on. The Timberwolves expect to be a much better basketball team in the 2020-21 season and Millsap would be a big part of that.