Karl-Anthony Towns said it best in his contract extension press conference: next season is a championship or bust year for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves drove into the offseason with questions at the point guard position, improving defensively, and adding another reliable rotational player.
So far, trade rumors surrounding point guard D’Angelo Russell have dwindled. With one year remaining on his contract, Russell may not be offered an extension from the Timberwolves.
He struggled in the playoffs last season, and Minnesota may have been a little underwhelmed with his performance averaging 12.0 PPG, 2.5 RPG, and 2.8 turnovers while shooting 33.3% from the floor in the postseason.
However, there is optimism the Timberwolves could retain him if they can not find any suitable trade offers.