With the 2012 NBA Off-Season still underway and very much far from over until the NBA Pre-Season kicks off next month, the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the most active NBA teams during the off-season thus far, are still looking for more players to add to their roster.
The Timberwolves may have been one of the most active teams during the past couple of months ever since LeBron James and the Miami Heat won the NBA championship in June, but they aren’t necessarily the most successful one. The Lakers and maybe even the Suns and Clippers have been more successful in the off-season compared to the Timberwolves. However, those teams, excluding the Suns, already had players that we know could propel their respective team to the NBA playoffs.
For the Timberwolves and the Suns, the players they had last season weren’t enough as both teams got rid of some players. For the Suns it was basically just getting rid of their franchise player in Steve Nash who ended up going to L.A to play with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard. The Timberwolves on the other hand have been getting rid of minimal players little by little and now their bench and part of their starting lineup has dramatically changed.
The Timberwolves currently are still looking at the Free Agent pool for potential additions. Aside from center Hassan Whiteside or forward Mickael Pietrus, the Timberwolves have also shown interest in snatching forward Sean Williams, who last played for the Boston Celtics. The Timberwolves are obviously not yet pleased with their big man spot and are still looking for more size to back up Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love.
The question most of us are asking now is this: “Why Sean Williams? Who is this kid? Isn’t there any other big man in the market?”
Well to answer the first question, I’m not really sure why the Timberwolves would even consider getting Williams as I can honestly see him not being utilized on the team during the upcoming NBA season. For the second question, Williams is a 25-year old NBA player who was drafted into the NBA by the New Jersey Nets in the 2007 NBA Draft as the 17th overall pick. Williams was just recently waived by the Houston Rockets which makes him an unrestricted free agent. Currently, Williams can’t sign with the Boston Celtics, the team that traded him in exchange for Courtney Lee, however, he can sign with Minnesota.
So now, to answer the third question, I just have a one-word answer and a short explanation. The one-word answer is, “YES.” There are other big men options the Timberwolves can still look into such as Kenyon Martin, Andray Blatche and even Ivan Johnson. Mehmet Okur has already been rumored to be interested in joining the Timberwolves and in my opinion, I’d rather pick any of those 4 names stated above over Sean Williams. No disrespect of course. The Timberwolves are already young enough and experience is what they need really.