3 teams facing tough questions in the NBA offseason

Karl Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Trade Rumors
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Minnesota Timberwolves

After drafting Anthony Edwards #1 overall this past year, there was a lot of hype surrounding this Timberwolves team, but they still proved to be the same Minnesota franchise and currently find themselves 20-45 on the year. 

Minnesota will miss the playoffs for the 16th time in the last 17 seasons and they will definitely be faced with some tough questions this offseason. Specifically, they will need to address the futures of both Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell. 

With the Timberwolves being pretty much fully healthy over the last few weeks, they have found quitehony a bit of success, winning 6 of their last 9 games, but due to them winning now, the chances of their first-round pick this year going to the Warriors is getting higher and higher. 

With likely no draft picks this year and no cap space to work with in the offseason, where do the Timberwolves go from here? Their core of Edwards, Russell, Beasley, McDaniels and Towns is definitely something that can be built around, but they do not have a strong supporting cast and they do not have any opportunities to increase their team’s talent. 

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There have been rumors that both Towns and Russell could be two of the hottest names on the trade block this offseason and there is a possibility that one of them could be moved, but the Timberwolves have not given any indications that they intend to do so. 

Who knows what the Minnesota Timberwolves have planned, but hey, at least they are going to be owned by Alex Rodriguez in a year or so! That is pretty cool and good news I guess?

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