The Timberwolves are on their best streak of the season, after being eliminated. Now, without any pressure, they are looking to end the year, but is this a look to the future or just an illusion?
Minnesota Timberwolves has given an important turn to his bad season and after having been disqualified and having practically assured one of the best positions to select in the NBA Draft for the 2021-22 season.
With four wins in a row and six wins out of their last ten, Minnesota Timberwolves it cost important matches to teams in the category of Utah Jazz, who occupy the first position of the Western Conference.
However, the quality of the victories of the Timberwolves also includes teams like Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets Y Golden State WarriorsSquads that haven’t played good basketball so far this season.
The Timberwolves They are a team with a lot of potential, there is no doubt about that, they have a good future ahead of them and depending on their situation with players of the caliber of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell or the newbie Anthony Edwards, they could become a headache later on. Unfortunately, from what has been demonstrated this year and due to the low quality of the teams that have been beaten after being disqualified in the competition to reach the postseason, it is evident that everything is being seen, at least for 2021 It is an illusion.
Minnesota never found his rhythm during the season, injuries and COVID-19 they prevented Russell Y Towns they could play more games. The firing of his coach during the month of February was one of the lowest times of the year and demonstrated the institutional disorder that exists in the franchise, something that will have to be addressed in the offseason.
The set has outstanding individualities, of that there is no doubt. Karl-Anthony Towns He will finish with very good numbers for the year, averaging 24.8 points per game, the third most of his career, as well as 4.8 rebounds (the highest sum of his time in the NBA). And 10.8 rebounds, repeating what he did last season.
Outside of their individualities, they have seen a little creative team with problems to defend, which will also have to be addressed once the year is over.
In the end, the current results of the Timberwolves They are because they have nothing to lose in the year. They are playing basketball without pressure, without any kind of profit for them as a franchise and they do it against various teams that are in a situation to some extent similar to their own, but they have not remained competitive.
It is for all this that, despite the good time, these Timberwolves are, at least for the moment, an illusion, rather than a true project for the future, which could change once the NBA Draft.