Tuning into the NBA’s restart, I realized I have a problem: I can’t watch other NBA games without stumbling across thoughts about how players that are not on the Timberwolves might fare if they did play for the Timberwolves. How might Wing X fit into the wing depth chart next to Okogie and Culver? Does it matter?
As you probably know by now, last Friday was a banner-worthy day for the Minnesota Timberwolves, as they officially acquired the 2020 Brooklyn pick after the Nets knocked off the ever-struggling Sacramento Kings. At the time this tweet was sent, it was still up in the air as to whether the newly acquired pick would fall at pick 15, 16, or 17, and depended greatly on the success (or lack thereof) of both the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are the epitome of a boom or bust franchise. The team missed the playoffs in its first seven seasons. After drafting Kevin Garnett, the T-wolves made the playoffs eight straight years but were bounced in the first round seven times.