Reason I: The Timberwolves have two tracks of success
The aspect of this Minnesota Timberwolves roster that I believe I love the most is the fact that this team has a built-in reset button. What do I mean? Well, if you look at the team’s construction, you will find that veteran All-Stars Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns jump off the page. But if you focus a bit more closely, you will find that the team has All-Star Anthony Edwards and potential future All-Star Jaden McDaniels on the roster as well.
The good news now is that with the addition of Mike Conley, the Timberwolves have unlocked the offensive output of their center, and added a bit more defense to the team as well. It was the arrival of Conley that has opened up the Timberwolves roster to many possibilities.
Conley may be the missing piece for the Timberwolves roster
With Conley at the helm, the Timberwolves have the right guy on the basketball court to feed Rudy Gobert the ball. That frees up everyone else on the court to get open and score, a much simpler task than their pre-trade deadline offensive gyrations. But it also adds a strong perimeter defender to the lineup, giving the Timberwolves the option of allowing Gobert to protect the rim, get Edwards and McDaniels defending the hottest shooters, and still have two defenders to move quickly on the court.
Ultimately, there will be no handouts for the Minnesota Timberwolves to close out this season. This team has played 60 games, and one more to go as the team hosts the Washington Wizards (26-30) on February 16, 2023, as their final contest before the NBA All-Star Break. But this team has shown remarkable resilience. Now, the team must pull it all together for one last push to the NBA Playoffs.