There were few bright spots this year for a Minnesota Timberwolves team that struggled this season.
That said, there are still various players to be excited about going forward. Anthony Edwards, for instance, is one of two players in the rookie of the year race, and just last night, he dropped 29 points on 16 shots, adding seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.
Edwards has been just incredible – and it will be fun to see the core of he, Karl-Anthony Towns, and D’Angelo Russell next year.
Additionally, the coaching hire of Chris Finch looks really, really promising. There were clearly issues with the way Ryan Saunders went about this Timberwolves team, but most of those issues seem to be resolved with Finch – who has gone about getting the most out of his players.
Anthony Edwards is averaging nearly 23 points on efficient shooting since Finch has become coach, and Towns is averaging 26 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in those same games.
Things are going to be much, much better in 2021-22, and it would not be surprising to see the Timberwolves make a push for the playoffs – possibly with a record above 0.500.
There are several players that improved their value based on how people thought they would play prior to the season – and the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to need even further development if they want their overall roster to be better compared to last season.
The Timberwolves don’t have much salary cap space (only a few exceptions) and are more than likely not going to have their draft pick.