5 Advantages Timberwolves have over every other West team

The Timberwolves are the best team in the Western Conference in these areas.

Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley
Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert, Mike Conley / Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Efficiency

Minnesota is near the top of the NBA in several categories, but it is their overall efficiency that stands out. They are third in the NBA in net rating with the Celtics and Thunder ahead of them. The Wolves are second in Player Impact Estimate behind just Boston, and Minnesota is eighth in field goal percentage.

They are strong on both ends of the floor. The Timberwolves are eighth in effective field goal percentage and have allowed the lowest effective field goal percentage. They score efficiently and do not allow the other team to get buckets.

Minnesota has several players standing out on the floor. Anthony Edwards is becoming a superstar. Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert are both multiple-time All-Stars. Mike Conley and Jaden McDaniels give them an outstanding starting five, and the Wolves have plenty of depth.

The best teams in the NBA are efficient, and the Minnesota Timberwolves have that edge over their Western Conference rivals. The field is deep and several teams are all-in on winning a championship. Minnesota must maintain its efficiency to stay at the top of the heap, but it is not just that. The Timberwolves’ elite defense is another must if they are going to make a deep playoff run.