Minnesota Timberwolves: Why the 2021 season will be better than 2020

Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 10: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves is introduced prior to a game. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

The year 2021 will undoubtedly be better for the Minnesota Timberwolves than 2020 has so far.

More often than not, being a Minnesota Timberwolves fan is difficult.

The Wolves have made the playoffs nine times in their 31-year existence, with eight of those in the Kevin Garnett era and only two playoff series wins, both coming in 2004.

The trend continued into the 2019-20 season as they finished 14th in the Western Conference. The team showed flashes, especially post-trade deadline, but there just weren’t enough pieces coming together to result in a successful campaign.

Now that the season is officially over for the Wolves, it is time to turn the page to the 2020-21 season. The exact details for the season are not set in stone due to the coronavirus, but the tentative schedule looks to start the 2021 season in early December.

This gives the Wolves, and most notably, Karl-Anthony Towns, time to heal up and bring all they have for this upcoming season.

While the past has not been kind to Wolves fanatics the future looks to be as bright as it has ever been. Between franchise cornerstone Towns being teamed with former All-Star D’Angelo Russell, having a full season with the new roster (assuming all restricted free agents re-sign), along with having players that fit head coach Ryan Saunders’ schemes, the Wolves look as though they have the opportunity to make noise in the 2020-21 season.

With that said, let’s take a look at how the 2020-21 season will be better for the Minnesota Timberwolves than 2019-20.