Since the 2004-05 NBA season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through 10 different coaches acting as the head coach of the team and in this same time frame, they have made just one playoff appearance, losing in the first-round of the playoffs to James Harden and the Houston Rockets in 2018.
With talents like Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and two talented rookies in Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels, Minnesota definitely has a chance to grow into something special, but they are going to have to look for ways to continue adding talent in the offseason.
Not to mention, they need everybody to be fully healthy for once, something the T-Wolves have struggled with over the years. Since acquiring D’Angelo Russell last season at the NBA trade deadline, he has only played in 40 games for them due to injuries and he has played with KAT in just 11 total games.
If they can have their full team together on the court, then the Timberwolves have a chance to actually start winning some games for once, but even then, they will still need to find ways to fill out the remainder of their roster.
The Timberwolves have a ton of guards in their backcourt in Ricky Rubio, D’Angelo Russell, Jordan McLaughlin, Jarrett Culver, Malik Beasley, Jaylen Nowell and rookie Anthony Edwards, which is why they could look to move one or two of these guys, excluding Edwards, in the offseason. This will be something to monitor in NBA trade rumors.
Could the Timberwolves look to move Ricky Rubio and Jarrett Culver in the offseason to not only free up some cap space, but to add some better talents that add more value to their roster? Let’s take a look at a hypothetical offseason trade presented by Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz that would send Ricky Rubio and Jarrett Culver to the Cleveland Cavaliers.