The Minnesota Timberwolves have many questions surrounding them as they officially enter the offseason in 2020. With the draft and free agency both ahead (and very distant, it seems), we have yet to get a sense of what direction the Timberwolves will take.
The Minnesota Timberwolves completely and totally overhauled their roster at the trade deadline. The only two players that remain on the current roster that were in Minnesota one calendar year ago are Josh Okogie and Karl-Anthony Towns.
There are many directions that the Timberwolves could go this offseason. The first is to acquire as much young talent as possible. This is the path of least resistance, as in all likelihood, they will have three draft picks within the top-35 selections of the NBA Draft.
The second option is to go star-chasing. Since there aren’t many premier free agents (Brandon Ingram, RFA; Fred VanVleet, UFA; Anthony Davis, likely re-signing), the Wolves are going to have to pursue a third star via trade, and that can be infinitely more tricky than simply signing one, as seen by their long-lasting attempts (which were, eventually, successful) to bring in D’Angelo Russell.
The final option is to trade for players that are guaranteed to have playoff-minute-level roles and fill out the roster accordingly. Again, this is less complicated than trading for a star player because the cost is lower, but is less simple than just drafting players because the asking price of different players could vary significantly. Some examples of players that could be brought in are Terrence Ross, Reggie Bullock, Jeremy Lamb, Nemanja Bjelica, and Mikal Bridges.
Now, let’s get into the Wolves’ biggest questions this offseason.