Timberwolves can upgrade with 4 dynamic additions this offseason

As we approach free agency, there are four players Minnesota can pursue that would give them a big boost for next season.
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Fresh off reaching the Western Conference Finals for the second time in franchise history, the Minnesota Timberwolves front office is hoping to improve the roster this offseason and continue to compete for a championship in the coming years.

Minnesota will likely look to re-sign free agent forward Kyle Anderson along with backup point guards Monte Morris and Jordan McLaughlin, but all three players could sign elsewhere and it would be essential to fill those positions with impact players.

The Timberwolves should target several free agents including Houston Rockets point guard Aaron Holiday, Washington Wizards point guard Tyus Jones, Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Lonnie Walker.

Potential free agent targets for the Timberwolves this offseason

It will be important for president of basketball operations Tim Connelly to search for free agents with playoff experience and versatility but the Timberwolves don’t have a lot of flexibility with most of the rotation committed to multi-year contracts.

Oubre is coming off an impressive campaign in Philadelphia, putting up 15.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, and he should be considered one of the Wolves' top targets in free agency even if that means parting ways with Anderson.

Jones spent the first four years of his career in Minnesota before eventually posting a career-best 12.0 points and 7.3 assists per game with the Wizards this past season, but he might be a more expensive investment compared to other options.

Timberwolves should attempt to sign several affordable free agents

Aaron Holiday compiled 6.6 points per game on 38.7 percent shooting from three-point territory with the Rockets last season and could be a potential candidate to fill the Timberwolves' vacant backup point guard position at a relatively cheap price.

Walker has become an instant scoring threat off the bench and could add depth to the Wolves' backcourt at an affordable rate after averaging 9.7 points on 38.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc during his lone season in Brooklyn.

There are plenty of other free agents that could be a good fit with Minnesota including Orlando Magic guards Markelle Fultz and Gary Harris, Memphis Grizzlies guard Luke Kennard, New Orleans Pelicans forward Naji Marshall and more. In the end, the most important thing for the Wolves' front office will be keeping costs down while retaining their core, which they can do by targeting several of these players.