Timberwolves Tim Connelly: “Key is developing the best 21-year-old in the world”

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If you want to know what the Minnesota Timberwolves off-season plans will be, I’m afraid that we will need to be a bit patient. There was enough adversity and disappointment to push for significant changes in the Timberwolves roster. But there was a very small sample, and there were enough flashes of brilliance along the way to lead to the conclusion that the Minnesota Timberwolves are a team capable of 52 wins in the 2023 NBA season.

This team just needs to stay healthy and get a bit of good luck.

So what do we know about the Minnesota Timberwolves off-season? Well, we know that the Timberwolves’ priority will pivot to building a very Anthony Edwards-friendly roster. How do we know that? Well, because Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Tim Connelly, said so:

The Timberwolves are in a unique position, as the team has a very talented roster balanced between seasoned veterans and energetic youth.  The trouble is that the Timberwolves roster has come to that fork in the road where a decision must be made.  We had pointed out in a previous article that the sudden appearance of SG Anthony Edwards to NBA elite status, and the push of teammate SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker to NBA Playoffs starter would force the Timberwolves front office to place more emphasis on the younger players on the team.

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And now, after Connelly’s comments, it appears that is exactly what will take place. What will that mean in terms of the Timberwolves’ draft and off-season roster moves? I’m afraid that we will need to be a bit patient. There is a lot of activity to unpack right now.