Reason III: A good blend of veterans and youth
There is so much focus on the Minnesota Timberwolves seasoned veterans that it’s almost ridiculous how quickly and easily NBA analysts and pundits overlook the quality of this team’s young players. Yes, the Timberwolves have solid veterans in the form of Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns, and that is vital to the success of this team.
But the Timberwolves also have incredibly talented young players, in the form of Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels. Those two players are not only talented basketball players, but they have the energy and defensive chops to cause plenty of problems to opponents when they are both on the floor and can lock in.
Balanced, as all things must be
The Timberwolves roster is not skewed in either direction. For every veteran like Mike Conley Jr. or Taurean Prince, there is a corresponding young player like Jordan McLaughlin or Naz Reid. And with three additional second-round picks, the Timberwolves are in a much better position to keep the talent pipeline filled with young players.
Don’t forget the promising players who are on Two-Way contracts for the Minnesota Timberwolves: Center Luka Garza and forward Matt Ryan. The team will need to prune and graft players along the way, but the Timberwolves’ core is quite good, and when fully healthy will be quite competitive for years to come.