Can Conley lead this team to the promised land?
The answer to any questions about Mike Conley’s ability to lead the team is going to remain unanswered until the Minnesota Timberwolves welcome back PF/C Karl-Anthony Towns. Once he has returned, the full throttle of Conley to identify and get the ball to the hot scorer will be more obvious. So far, that has not happened, which comes as no surprise as Conley has only played for the Timberwolves for three games.
Over that time, Conley has averaged 30.3 MPG, 7.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, and 6.0 APG. That is not horrid, but it’s not quite where you want to see those numbers track for an NBA Playoff hopeful team. Where you’d like to see those numbers come in is 12.0+ PPG. 3.0+ RPG, and 7.5+ APG. Can that happen? Yes. But will it happen is the big question mark right now.
The Timberwolves have some pieces and flash incredible potential. But this is a team that can lay a huge egg when facing inferior competition. That inconsistency not only happens from game to game but impacts the Timberwolves’ mid-games as well.
This is a team that is like a box of chocolates. You just never know what you are going to get with each game. And that is perhaps one of the top objectives for Mike Conley as he continues to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves roster to the NBA Playoffs.
Consistency, production, and highly competitive. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Well, it was too much to ask of the last guy on the roster. Let’s give Mike Conley some time and see how well he does at it.