The Minnesota Timberwolves undoubtedly had a rough season this past year – as did many of their players. In a season with at least play-in game expectations, the Wolves failed to meet that mark on essentially every level.
The Timberwolves underperformed drastically this year – in large part due to many of the injuries/suspension(s)/COVID-19 issues that plagued them. It was one of the unluckiest seasons for any team in North American professional sports.
Minnesota will look to get better during the 2021-22 season, and hopefully they will be able to land another rotation or two via trade or free agency – as they desperately need more experience on the roster.
That said, there were a lot of individual performances this season that stuck out – and not in a particularly good way. While some players such as Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards were able to shine, others either did not play well or didn’t play at all – and that was rough to see given how poor the team as a whole was throughout the season, especially in the early months.
The Timberwolves are a very, very young team (one of the youngest in the league) and are going to continue to get better as they all progress through their careers. But nothing is guaranteed – even some veteran players regress prematurely.
Gersson Rosas and co. will have to look to improve the Timberwolves’ roster this coming offseason if there is actually an intention to make a playoff push this in 2021-22. Minnesota was really, really bad this year, and while some things have been fixed (the coach, mainly), other complementary actions must be taken.