Let’s recap how well Timberwolves managed w/o Karl Anthony Towns

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The Timberwolves need Gobert, Towns, and Edwards combined

In each case, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not getting the best out of Towns, and while Anthony Edwards is a true NBA superstar in the making, even he needs help from his teammates to win games.

So why the rush to more uncertainty?  By all accounts, trading Karl-Anthony Towns without clear indications that he cannot help the Minnesota Timberwolves is much akin to leaping out of the frying pan and directly into the fire. Has there been conclusive evidence that Towns and Gobert truly cannot co-exist?


The truth of the matter is that there has not been enough evidence to determine one way or the other. If you had to go with what evidence there is, you would actually have to conclude that the 5-3 run for the Timberwolves at season’s end is the most representative chapter to a Timberwolves roster with a healthy Karl-Anthony Towns, and that translates into a 51+ win season for the Timberwolves.

Let’s do this, Timberwolves

It’s better to sit back and see what a healthy and familiar Karl-Anthony Towns and Ruby Gobert can do this season. After all, their job is not finished yet. I don’t believe that Karl-Anthony Towns is going anywhere. Not just yet, anyway. When he is fully healthy, Towns can dominate on the offensive half of the basketball court. As we’ve seen, Towns was not fully healthy last season.

A fully healthy trio of Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Edwards is a combination that the Minnesota Timberwolves have not really experienced just yet. Layer in the audacity and cohesion of point guard Mike Conley Jr. and the overwhelmingly effective defense of small forward Jaden McDaniels and you can see that the Timberwolves starting five may be one of the best in the NBA this season.

But if the Timberwolves front office follows the armchair GMs on social media, it may never happen. Instead, the Timberwolves will have a couple of extra picks to use. That hardly seems worth the effort right now.

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