The Minnesota Timberwolves have revealed three of their four new jersey designs. After a long wait, we finally have a reveal date for the final jersey!
After the reveal of the first two designs for the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves' uniforms, it became apparent that they had a whole new look coming.
A complete revamp of the Timberwolves jerseys came hand in hand with Nike taking over the NBA's jersey manufacturing. A complete redo for the Timberwolves was a perfect fit for the New-Era, and thus Minnesota basketball fans were excited, and perhaps anxious, to see what was in store.
So far throughout the season, we've only seen the Timberwolves' play in either their Association Edition or their Icon Edition Jerseys. The first time the Timberwolves will be wearing the green Statement Edition Jerseys is December 16th in a home matchup against Phoenix.
Thanks to a handy indicator on the Wolves' schedule, it's possible to see what design the Timberwolves will be wearing for which game, which has finally allowed us to see when the fourth and final Timberwolves jersey will be debuting.
Drum Roll Please....
The fourth and final Timberwolves jersey will make its debut on Dec. 25, in the Christmas Day matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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At first, I thought this meant the jersey would be a one-off Christmas design, similar to last year, but scrolling further through the schedule reveals the fourth jersey will be worn again nine more times throughout the year, including for the regular season conclusion.
While there's no hints for the design, I'd imagine the jersey must be somewhat significant to warrant being worn on Christmas Day. While it may not feature a specific Christmas design, it's worth noting the Lakers' schedule doesn't feature the same jersey indicator, and thus it remains unknown whether they're getting a new design or not.
I've previously speculated on the fourth jersey design and still believe it is likely to be black due to the Timberwolves' history of black jerseys. However, with the Timberwolves undergoing a complete revamp of their jerseys, it's possible a completely different color could make an appearance.
I do, however, think it's a bit strange for Nike not to release a separate Christmas Day jersey for each team to maximise their impact throughout their first year as jersey manufacturers (and push their sales a bit). If Nike does decide to surprise us with a Christmas Day design, fans will only have to wait two days for the actual fourth jersey, as the schedule lists it as being worn on the 27th December.
There's still a lot left to guess about the Timberwolves' fourth jersey design, but finally, the date is set for its debut, and I personally can't wait to see what's delivered.