2. Experience on winning teams
As much as the Minnesota Timberwolves have improved in recent years since the arrival of Karl-Anthony Towns, there is no hiding it: they have not had much postseason success over the course of the franchise’s history.
This is not surprising considering Minnesota is in a small market and is a relatively new franchise compared to many of the older teams. But as their future continues to look brighter, the Timberwolves should be trying to bring in winning players like Mike Conley.
For the first 12 seasons of his career, Conley was a key part of the Memphis Grizzlies’ “grit-n-grind” era. The starting point guard for a tough and relentless group, Conley built a reputation as a reliable and consistent player early on in his career.
Helping lead Memphis to the playoffs six times in a seven-year stretch, Mike Conley was one of the driving forces behind a team that virtually no one wanted to see every postseason. When he ended up in Utah, the story was much the same.
In 2020-21, the same season Conley earned his first All-Star appearance, he helped lead the Jazz to the NBA’s best record and a playoff series victory against his former team in the Grizzlies. Conley’s track record of success speaks for itself, as he has made a living out of making every team he plays for better.