Instead, a season full of injuries and clunky on-court fits led to a disappointing year and more questions than answers. Can the frontcourt of Karl-Anthony Towns and Gobert thrive moving forward?
Most would answer that question with an emphatic no, especially considering how fast-paced the NBA has become, with most power forwards being closer to wings than big men.
5 blockbuster trades for Timberwolves to capitalize on Anthony Edwards’ greatness
But luckily for the Timberwolves, their future is still in good hands because while the Towns-Gobert combination may seem doomed (or at least not as great as many hoped), Anthony Edwards is still on the roster.
Edwards is looking like one of the best young players in the league, and his performances at the FIBA World Cup with Team USA this summer have only solidified that belief.
The youngster has been dominant, leading the way for Team USA, and Minnesota should be looking to build around him. That should be their top priority.
So, what is the best way they can do that? Is it flipping minor assets to get another star? Should they look to trade Towns? Should they ditch Gobert and cut their losses?
They need to be planning for right now and for the future, as Edwards is missing out on valuable playoff experience each year the Timberwolves fail to field a competitive roster.
Here are five trades the Timberwolves should make to capitalize on Edwards’ greatness.