NBA Christmas: A gift for each team’s wish list in 2018

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Minnesota Timberwolves: A new head coach

Nothing personal for one of the NBA’s most respected head coaches, but Tom Thibodeau isn’t the right man for this job. He’s been unable to unleash Karl-Anthony Towns or Andrew Wiggins, and one could easily argue his misuse of them on offense, as well as his inability to improve them on defense, has stalled their development.

The Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t out of the playoff hunt just yet, and have looked more competitive since Jimmy Butler was shipped out, but Thibs is essentially coaching for his job now. With the Wolves sitting at 14th in the conference, he’s not building much goodwill at the moment.

The West is loaded, but between the Butler fiasco, a regressing team of youngsters and horribly mismanaged rotations, what the Wolves need this Christmas is a new leader on the sidelines.