Minnesota Timberwolves Team Preview


Last Seasons Record – 47-35

This Seasons Record – 44-38


I think the warm-up song for this Wolves team this season should be “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige. One because it’s a great song and secondly we haven’t even begun the season yet and everyone is already tired of this team and their bullshit. Jimmy Butler, I love ya, but man, be a little more professional and suck it up. Thibs, be a better coach and get your team under control. Wiggins and Towns, time to grow up, put your big boy pants on and take this team to the next level.

Key Additions and Subtractions 

Not much changed for the Wolves this offseason. Whether that is a good or a bad thing remains unclear. What is clear however is the fact that Jimmy “Buckets” Butler is the biggest alpha dog/ beta dog I’ve ever seen. Jimmy has been hanging around with Mark Wahlberg a lot, and I don’t know if that has anything to do with how he is acting, but boy he needs a kick in the pants. So they lost Jamal Crawford, the ageless wonder. But other than a few draft picks, Keita Bates-Diop and Josh Okogie not much was done to improve this roster. Don’t get me wrong when their big three played together last year, they were something else, but now they all hate one another.

Year Long Question – Can Wiggins finally show us something? 

First things first. I’m Canadian so I probably like Andrew Wiggins more than the average NBA fan. It hurts that he hasn’t reached his full potential, well at least the potential I set him up for. He was the number one overall pick, and people really thought he had all the tools to become a star. He hasn’t really figured it all out yet, but there is still plenty of time. I thought no matter what, he would be a lockdown defender, reminiscent of Tony Allen, but he hasn’t even developed into a great defensive player. I’m not saying he is a poor defender but I think he could be better, and I think it comes from lack of effort. Apparently, he doesn’t value winning or think it’s a big deal. Maybe he wants the money and is fine coasting through seasons, but Jimmy has lit a fire under his ass, and if this doesn’t motivate him to become the player we all think he can be, well maybe it’s time to move on from the Wiggins experiment.

Fan Mindset

That’s right, I went with Fight Club. Maybe that’s what needs to happen in this situation. Either Wiggins or Towns needs to tell Butler ” I want you to hit me as hard as you can.” They need to take their anger out on one another before the season begins because if not things might go south real quick. See what happens when you punch your best friend? You grab a few beers and forget about all your problems. Violence doesn’t solve problems, but sometimes it does. I’m clearly joking here, but even the fans might be getting on each others cases this year. Do they trade Jimmy? Do they trade someone else? I think there will be a ton of different opinions going around, and it will be hard to decide which route to take. Just don’t go burning each other’s hands…

Bold Prediction, Sponsored By Nate – This is all going to blow over.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I honestly think this whole Jimmy thing is going to blow over real quick once the season starts. These guys are grown ass men, and they are all healthy. Once they start playing games and they start winning, well we all know that winning solves everything. If they get off to a slow start maybe it’s a different story. But maybe this is exactly what this team needed. Thibs has one foot out the door already, this hasn’t worked in Minnesota. So he needs them to get along and play some good basketball. Don’t be shocked if Butler and Thibs are both gone at some point during this season.

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