Timberwolves Fail To Make Playoffs Yet Again
Even with two All-Star level players and the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves will once again fail to make the playoffs. They have one of the younger teams in the league and the youngest head coach in the league in Ryan Saunders, so it will take time for this team to truly reach its full potential.
Outside of D’Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Edwards, the Timberwolves do not have any reliable players on either end of the court and while they have players with potential, it will take time for everything to come together. This team is definitely in a better position than other teams though who finished with a losing record last year.
Both Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie are two guys who could draw a fair amount of interest on the trade market given their age and potential and Malik Beasley has proven to be a great offensive player.
In 14 games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, Beasley averaged 20.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and shot 42.6% from three-point range. Both he and Edwards will split time at the shooting guard position this year and both are great offensive additions to build with for the future.
Long-term, this Timberwolves team is set up for success, but in the short-term, they are set up for at least one more losing season. Both D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns are under contract for the foreseeable future and with some young assets to continue to grow and build with, the Minnesota Timberwolves could be a team that contends for a playoff spot soon, just not too soon.