II: Timberwolves may make a significant move in the NBA Free Agency market
The Minnesota Timberwolves roster is not complete right now. And in all honesty, this team may not be blessed with a full roster until after the NBA Summer League competition ends in a month. That is particularly true for the team’s three open Two-Way contracts.
But the Timberwolves may be creating a war chest to make a newsworthy NBA signing. Not a headliner, like the trade for Rudy Gobert that rocked the entire NBA trade market a year ago. But one that could be just as significant for the Timberwolves roster and Timberwolves depth chart for years to come.
If you missed the obvious revelation that hit the Minnesota Timberwolves’ entire organization over the course of the 2022-23 NBA season, here it is. SG Anthony Edwards is the real deal, a bonafide NBA star who not only generates the type of production on a basketball court that separates him from other players but that mindset of ferocity and domination that will not let him rest until he wins an NBA Championship.
Are Timberwolves up to the task?
Now it’s up to the Timberwolves’ front office to match him up with the right point guard who can help Edwards form one of the NBA’s best backcourts going forward. Who might that be? Well, I don’t think that Jordan McLaughlin fits the purchase order.
While he knows the Timberwolves system, he has regressed significantly with perimeter shooting. And while he can spark the team from the bench when backing up D’Angelo Russell, he is less effective as a positive catalyst when taking over for Mike Conley Jr.
The latest Timberwolves rumors report that the team was in active negotiations with the Washington Wizards in an attempt to acquire either PG Monte Morris or Deion Wright. While the Timberwolves may walk away from the bargaining table empty-handed, it does reveal the level of PG that the Timberwolves are targeting right now.