The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a poor season, riddled with injuries, suspensions, as well as COVID-19 related issues. The team, in fact, has already been eliminated from playoff contention, with just nine games remaining in the season.
Looking forward, the Timberwolves have various pathways to become better this coming offseason. One method, of course, is through the draft. The Timberwolves traded their first-round draft pick to the Golden State Warriors before the 2020 trade deadline to acquire D’Angelo Russell. Thankfully, however, Rosas attached a top-3 protection to the pick, which means Minnesota retains the selection if it lands within the top-3 in the draft lottery.
Another way the Timberwolves could improve, despite not having salary cap room, is via a sign-and-trade. There are various free agents this year (with not much cap room, either. The Timberwolves have various contracts they should shed while bringing in a player that can help them win right away.
Let’s dive into it.