The Minnesota Timberwolves need pro-ready players if they want to make a playoff run next season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have lots of young talent. From Karl-Anthony Towns to Malik Beasley, there is a lot of scoring present. What the Timberwolves do not have, though, are ‘glue’ guys that can come in and make in impact on both ends of the floor.
Finding relatively cheap players that can both put the ball in the basket and defend at a high level should be the top priority in free agency this coming season — especially if that player can do things from a variety of positions.
There are many bigger-name targets such as Serge Ibaka and Marcus Morris, but those players are likely going to get upwards of $15 million per year, a number that Minnesota simply will not be able to afford. Between adding D’Angelo Russell’s $30 million-per-season contract and the assumed re-signing of RFA Malik Beasley, the Timberwolves will probably be in the negative as free agency opens. That said, they will also have multiple exceptions that they can use to bring in players.