The Minnesota Timberwolves will certainly be more than a bit eager to bolster their roster this season, and without a lot of help from the NBA Draft, that means that this team will be running the gamut of the NBA Free Agency market. Will the same historic NBA Blockbuster trade involve the Timberwolves for the second year in a row?
Perhaps not, but there is certainly a sense that this Timberwolves roster is oh-so-close to getting over the hump. The only question that remains is: Will the Minnesota Timberwolves be patient enough to allow the team to grow and improve organically? Or will the Minnesota Timberwolves front office try to force the issue by tweaking this roster once more?
Bet on the latter.
Building a roster versus building roster buzz
When the Minnesota Timberwolves new ownership hired Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly to steer the team going forward, he was not asked to exhibit patience or, like a farmer, watch the crops grow. He was hired to create a buzz, sensationalize the Minnesota Timberwolves, and make this team a spot that the uppermost tier of NBA free agents would seek to play for. So far, that buzz hasn’t happened.
But what has happened to those who have closely followed the Minnesota Timberwolves is the realization that this team can win without a constant contribution from PF/C Karl-Anthony Towns, that this team is powered by the indomitable will of All-Star shooting guard Anthony Edwards, and that despite a lot of adversity, these Timberwolves did compete for the second consecutive year in the NBA Playoffs.