What a winning duo the Wolves have to look forward to this season

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Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ High Wall defense is a failure, despite the fact that the data is insufficient to know what to think. The Minnesota Timberwolves roster cannot work with SG Anthony Edwards and PF Karl-Anthony Towns in the same lineup.  Karl-Anthony Towns is on the decline. Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert are incompatible. Anthony Edwards needs a big market team to optimize his NBA career.

The list of ways to decry the Minnesota Timberwolves has gotten completely out of hand. And yet, the conclusions of almost all of the previous assertions demonstrate how little casual NBA fans understood any of the dynamics that hindered the Timberwolves roster last season.

Without that basic comprehension of what was, there is almost no chance of anyone recognizing the way that this Timberwolves team has addressed those problems and set up this team to succeed in the 2023-24 NBA season.

It’s time for the Timberwolves to howl

So what can we offer those ne’er-do-wells who insist that the Timberwolves are heading for another disastrously disappointing season? Well, simply show them the factual evidence of why that is not likely to happen.

Such as the latest 2023 FIBA World Cup performances of both Karl Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards:

Combined, the pair scored 60 points.  How do you ignore that?  And to be quite fair, that is not the peak performance of either player. Imagine getting 60 points per game out of Towns and Edwards through the 2023-24 NBA season. Now layer on all of the other roster improvements made in the offseason, and you have a real reason to raise expectations for this team.

KAT finds his passion for the game once more

There is a side to Karl-Anthony Towns that nobody shows you. It’s the passion for the game of basketball, and what his family’s support has meant to him over the span of his NBA basketball career:

The greatest risk of failure for the Minnesota Timberwolves season lay in the inability of Karl-Anthony Towns to rediscover his love of the game. But that spark has burst into a bonfire once more. KAT is back, he is hungry, and he is passionate once more.

With his passion back, Towns can assume the co-pilot chair in the cockpit of the Timberwolves roster. After all, it’s unfair to expect heroics from Anthony Edwards in each game. Sometimes not even Ant-Man’s heroics can salvage a win.

No NBA Championship team can depend solely on the performance of one star on the roster. So why do so many naysayers’ try to demand that the Timberwolves give it a go by sticking Anthony Edwards on an island? Wouldn’t that immediately trigger the other assertion that Timberwolves SG Anthony Edwards needs to play for a big-market team?

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Tune out the background noise, because the Minnesota Timberwolves have a solid plan in place. There are plenty of backseat drives for this team, but if the Wolves pay attention to those directions, the team will surely go nowhere fast.