Next season the Minnesota Timberwolves will have at least one player selected to the All-Star game.
Each year the NBA has it’s All-Star game in which the league’s best of the Western Conferences goes up against the Eastern Conference.
The starters for the game are selected by us the fans, with the assistance of the media and current NBA players adding in their opinions as well.
I’m not a huge fan of the voting process but it works in favor of The Minnesota Timberwolves.
This season Minnesota had no players selected to the All-Star game.
In fact, the last time that the Minnesota Timberwolves had a player in the All-Star game was the 2013-2014 season when Kevin Love was voted in.
Also, think about this; the Minnesota Timberwolves have only had five players, ever, who have been selected: Kevin Love (three times), Sam Cassell (one), Wally Szczerbiak (one), Tom Gugliotta (one), and of course Kevin Garnett (ten).
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This year we had two players in discussion in Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns. I’m sure if we could rewind time Towns would have made the roster but that’s a different story.
So will The Minnesota Timberwolves be represented this season?
The answer is yes! We will definitely see Towns suited up.
Towns will be suited up next year and for many more years to come. He is one of those once in a lifetime type of players that both the fans and NBA coaches can’t get enough of.
Zach LaVine is another option for the upcoming season he has the three-point range and athleticism in him to excite the fans enough to get him voted in.
Let’s be honest though, people you don’t watch the All-Star game to see a game. They watch it to see half court shots and insane dunks.
So that leaves Andrew Wiggins who I believe will make a few All-Star appearances in his NBA career, just not this soon.
Wiggins has the popularity but not enough to beat out the likes of a Kevin Durant.
He also has the skills to earn a coach vote but is it enough to prove that he should be there instead of a Kawhi Leonard or Gordon Hayward?
Andrew Wiggins is still learning just how lethal he can be and has only shown flashes of the defense we know he can play so I don’t believe he will get in.
Have no fear Wolves’ fans, It won’t be long though before we see the trifecta of LaVine, Wiggins, and Towns are all playing in the All-Star game. It just won’t be next year.