Minnesota Timberwolves 2016 Preview, Draft, Offseason Recap, Depth Chart, Outlook
Minnesota Timberwolves 2016 Preview
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new head coach in Tom Thibodeau and a young, talented roster that has the rest of the NBA on notice. The Timberwolves have become the trendy pick to make some noise this season and are a team all basketball fans are extremely excited to see.
Can Minnesota live up to increased expectations?
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Here is your 2016 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA preview.
Key Player Losses: None. The Timberwolves are thrilled with their roster the way it stands and made sure to keep it intact. Minnesota didn’t lose a single rotation player this offseason.
Key Player Additions: Jordan Hill has been solid for much of his NBA career, as he’s averaging six rebounds per 19 minutes and is capable to providing double-digit points off the bench. Hill also provides much needed experience to a very young roster. Cole Aldrich is also a quality backup behind Gorgui Dieng, and he’s coming off the best shooting season of his career at 59.6 percent. Both solid signings to add depth to this roster.
Draft: The Timberwolves spent their only draft pick on point guard Kris Dunn, who will likely immediately backup Ricky Rubio. Dunn has a great feel for the game and does a wonderful job of getting his teammates involved. He’s also a gamer who isn’t afraid of the big moments and is willing to do whatever it takes to win.
Outlook: The Timberwolves have all of the young talent in the world and now a coach who knows how to win and brings toughness. A core of Rubio, Karl-Anthony Towns, Dieng, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine is not only built well for the future but gives Minnesota a chance to push for a playoff spot right now. I could see the Timberwolves making a Pelicans-like run from a couple of years ago and sneaking into the last two spots of the West. Either way, the Timberwolves are going to be fun to watch and are going to compete each night.