When the Minnesota Timberwolves ended their 2022-23 NBA season, everyone who was remotely associated with the team knew that the job of building an NBA Championship-worthy roster was not finished. While the players on the Timberwolves roster overcame waves of adversity, nobody was happy with the way that the season ended. A second consecutive appearance in the NBA Playoffs, only to be ousted in Round 1, is not what the team planned.
But you have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk. And you must learn how to walk before you can learn how to run. And you must learn how to run before you can learn how to ride a bicycle. In short, accomplishments in life do not come by attempting something, and then benefiting from immediate success.
Are the Timberwolves about to go on a deep playoff run?
Right now, the Timberwolves roster is about to run and run hard. This team managed to scratch and claw their way to the 2023 NBA Playoffs, despite a novel’s worth of adversity. Along the way, the Timberwolves front office to not sit idly by and do nothing. Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Tim Connelly, noted where the Timberwolves were most vulnerable, and made deliberate moves to shore up those weaknesses.
With the Timberwolves struggling with ball movement, defending the perimeter, rebounding, and scoring from the perimeter as some of the most egregious weaknesses of the team to start the 2022-23 NBA season, the Wolves front office executives had their work cut out for them. But if the perfect 5-0 preseason record is any indication, the Timberwolves are a far stronger team this season.
Let’s take a look at the current Minnesota Timberwolves depth chart.