Who will be the most shocking surprise on Timberwolves roster this season?

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Rookie Leonard Miller certainly has the horsepower of NBA skills under the hood to show up in a mighty big way for the team this season. The challenge is getting both Miller and the Timberwolves coaching staff up to speed as quickly as possible to get Miller into productive roles in the Wolves rotations to make an early difference.

While the obvious question to ask is what can Leonard Miller do in his NFL inaugural season, perhaps the question that is easier to answer is: What can’t he do?  After all, we have touted the fact that he was a point guard whose growth spurt has him staring into the eyes of NBA centers. And yet, his speed and agility make him an ideal wing defender. So does this young man have any limits?

Miller makes the Timberwolves even more dangerous

Well, he is young. In truth, he is very young, even by NBA standards. He joins the Timberwolves at 19 years of age and brings with him a raw and diverse set of basketball skills that will take plenty of time to develop and refine to a level of professional basketball. That means that the Timberwolves fans and the Wolves coaching staff will need to exercise a great deal of patience as the team brings Miller along this season.

But if Miller learns quickly, develops rapidly, and earns minutes in the Timberwolves rotations, Miller could be a huge boost in many areas on the basketball court. Even without a strong offensive presence, he has the ability to significantly impact the Timberwolves ability to rebound. He also has the natural attributes that could translate well into playing elite defense for the Timberwolves this season. In fact, if you slide him into a lineup that features Rudy Gobert, Leonard Miller, Jaden McDaniels, Anthony Edwards, and Mike Conley Jr., you could end up with one of the best defensive lineups in the NBA this season.

Factor in defense dominance with any amount of offense and the NBA and Timberwolves fans alike could be shocked at just how good Leonard Miller is this season.