We still have a long time left before we actually see this “new” Minnesota Timberwolves roster on the floor together. For now, the only thing we can do is speculate and wonder how the new free-agent signings will live up to expectations. How will the current players improve their form from the previous season? And finally, how will the lone rookie (as rookie SG Jaylen Clark is rehabbing from an Achilles Tendon injury) behave in his very first season in NBA competition?
Let’s take a look at three players who could, should, and probably will explode with a significant and positive impact on the rotation throughout the season, barring any injuries or outside-of-the-court situations.
They aren’t necessarily going to be day-to-day starters in this talent-heavy roster, but they are players who can come off the bench or fill a starting role, allowing for greater performances by the whole squad.
Because we can’t include every single member of the roster on this list (otherwise it would lose its purpose), there are a lot of players that have the tools to step up and elevate the team’s success during the season.
Looking at the new free agency signings, F Troy Brown Jr. and G Shake Milton, we can’t be sure of their role straight away. Perhaps when preseason competition begins or even the first couple of games of the NBA regular season? They may not be consistent in the beginning, but there’s no saying that the impact won’t be felt straight away.
The same applies to the young guys like SG Wendell Moore Jr., PF Josh Minnott, and C/F Leonard Miller, whose opportunities are still unknown, there are limits to the rotation so we won’t know who gets minutes until we see it, but from what Summer League showed us, all three of these guys deserve their chance to prove themselves and, if given, I’m sure they won’t disappoint.