5. Serge Ibaka
Once one of the most petrifying shot-blockers in the game, Serge Ibaka is another player that has taken a step back as he continues to age. Playing just 70 games over the course of the last two seasons, Ibaka is likely looking to assume an end-of-the-bench role as his days in the NBA come to a close.
Playing the first seven seasons of his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Ibaka became known as a lethal threat defensive threat playing next to the likes of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. He was a big reason why OKC was a perennial contender in the West during the 2010s.
After a season in Orlando, he spent five years with the Raptors and was the third-leading scorer on the 2019 team that won the NBA Finals. Since then, he has found his way to the Clippers and Bucks as a rotational bench piece.
Ibaka has played with high-level talent like Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo and has been a key contributor for a team that won an NBA championship. His playing experience is second to very few, and bringing those valuable experiences to the Timberwolves locker room could be a huge boost.