Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 positive takeaways from the 2019-20 season

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Malik Beasley
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In terms of record, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a disappointing season, but there were at least three positives that came out of the 2019-20 campaign.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the third-worst record in the NBA at 19-45.

At the moment, that would net them an equal chance, along with the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, at landing the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The season is still at a halt and whatever direction the league chooses to go in is still being decided. But, at this point, both possible scenarios would be positive for Timberwolves fans. If the season continues, they should get to see the team finish out the season with a healthy Karl-Anthony Towns, who is recovering from a fracture in his wrist. If it does not, Minnesota’s chances at the top pick are great.

Even prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wolves had themselves a busy season. Before the trade deadline, the team added and shipped out a large chunk of their roster. Since the deadline, the team has been completely different but appears to have a better roster.

Towns is now the longest-tenured Timberwolf. Josh Okogie is next after just being drafted in 2019. That is how different things are for Minnesota, but that was almost inevitable with Gersson Rosas handling business.

Minnesota landing All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell was a major get for the team. Not only did they land one of Towns best friends, but they were able to get out from underneath Andrew Wiggins‘ contract and land a player that fits the team’s mold a lot better.

While the record indicates that the season was a disappointment, the Timberwolves had a fairly good season in terms of having a brighter future.

Let’s take a look at three positive takeaways from the season.