The push to the NBA Playoffs starts now
With only eight games remaining, the Wolves are set to go off on a three-game road trip, starting with the Golden State Warriors this Sunday, March 26, the Sacramento Kings on Monday, March 27, and finishing off their road trip against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, March 29.
No easy slate here, The 39-36 Golden State Warriors are fighting to stay out of the play-in tournament, and like a Great White shark that smells blood in the water, the Warriors smell the NBA Playoffs approaching. However, the third-best team in the NBA Western Conference, the Sacramento Kings, is reborn with a vengeance to stop anybody in their way. At the same time, All-Star Kevin Durant is expected to return for the Phonix Suns vs. the Timberwolves after only suiting up three times with his current team.
The Timberwolves have a tough road ahead, but they also have the players to do the job. Two surprises this season have been returning forward center Naz Reid and new addition point forward Kyle Anderson.
Reid has found minutes in the rotation and has taken advantage of every opportunity. Averaging 11.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 65 games this season. That’s the type of on-court production that will keep Reid in the Timberwolves’ rotation.
For Naz Reid, he has always had that dog mentality for a player, but his talent level has grown over the years into a more developed player.
As it goes for Kyle Anderson, his game has transitioned well from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Anderson has proven to be a very versatile rotational player who can create his own shot and hold his own on the defensive end. He may be on a different team but has the same playoff-bound mindset that he forged while playing for the Grizzlies. Players like Reid and Anderson can be the difference makers in crucial playoff games.
The Timberwolves cashed in all their chips on this final roster, and now it’s time to see if all pans out. CHIP OR NOT!