Full offseason report card and grade
The Timberwolves did not make any major moves this summer, and in contrast to the 2022 offseason, they were quiet as field mice this year. What Minnesota fans are hoping is that it was more like the silence of a wolf stalking its prey and that they will pounce up the standings this year.
Extended Anthony Edwards
Drafted Leonard Miller
Re-signed Nickeil Alexander-Walker
Re-signed Naz Reid
Signed Shake Milton
Choosing Troy Brown over Taurean Prince
The Anthony Edwards extension was their best move, not simply because of how good he is but because they negotiated a full five-year contract with no player option. They used limited resources to build out a highly functional NBA bench, and keeping Naz Reid looks like a good move that could get better with time. The crown jewel was drafting Leonard Miller, and it’s not out of the question that a core of Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Miller are winning playoff games for the Wolves in five years.
For this year, however, this offseason didn’t seem to move the needle. Their team will be roughly similar on the court next season, putting pressure on the incumbent talent to better gel together and take a step forward. If they do, the role players kept around or brought in will get their chance to prove their value. If not, the failure of this season won’t have anything to do with this summer, but rather the last one.
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