Grading the Minnesota Timberwolves’ offseason moves

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The Minnesota Timberwolves made a plethora of transactions over the course of the NBA’s condensed offseason.

The Minnesota Timberwolves remained busy over the past week, during both the NBA Draft and free agency. The team made a lot of different moves – three draft selections, two trades, and two signings

Gersson Rosas has made it a point to rebuild the roster after he took over just one offseason ago. There are only two players that remain since he took over: franchise star Karl-Anthony Towns and 2018 first-round pick Josh Okogie.

Looking around the league, the Timberwolves are one of the teams that got much, much better – owning the first overall pick as well as landing multiple high-level rotational players via trade.

Other teams that seemingly are more competitive now include the Charlotte Hornets (LaMelo Ball and Gordon Hayward), Portland Trail Blazers (Robert Covington, Derrick Jones), Atlanta Hawks (Danilo Gallinari, Onyeka Okongwu, Bogdan Bogdanovic[?]), and Phoenix Suns (Chris Paul, Jae Crowder, Jalen Smith).

The Timberwolves are attempting to make a playoff push – and they have the talent on the roster to do so. That said, the Western Conference is going to be incredibly difficult, and Minnesota is starting at the very bottom of it. Almost all of the teams in the West are going to be vying for a playoff spot (with the exception of the Thunder and {maybe} the Spurs.

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