Lesson III: The Minnesota Timberwolves roster is deep
The Minnesota Timberwolves will never willingly do so, but this team has two very talented and completely separate lineups this season. The Timberwolves’ primary starters this season are:
PG – Mike Conley Jr.
SG – Anthony Edwards *
SF – Jaden McDaniels
PF – Karl-Anthony Towns *
C – Rudy Gobert *
( * denotes NBA All-Star)
But this team has a solid full set of backup players as well:
PG – Shake Milton
SG – Nickeil Alexander-Walker
SF – Troy Brown Jr.
PF – Kyle Anderson
C – Naz Reid
The beautiful aspect of this fact is that the Timberwolves could get double-doubles in any given game out of each of their starter and or backup players. And while they are themselves fully capable of handling the load on any given game, the Timberwolves have even more depth to activate to ensure that their primary players are not overburdened over the course of a grueling 82-game regular season.
The Timberwolves have PG Jordan McLaughlin, SG Wendell Moore Jr., F Leonard Miller, PF Josh Minott, F Matt Ryan (Two-Way contract), and C Luka Garza (Two-Way contract) as well. The Timberwolves even have one slot open on their roster as an incentive to ensure that they have a ready-made reward to offer a preseason standout.
So far, the plan seems to be on track to deliver something very special to the patient and deserving Minnesota Timberwolves fans. But what about the Timberwolves future?