The Minnesota Timberwolves may well look back on the 2022 postseason as a real turning point for the franchise. Long considered one of the worst places to ply your trade in the NBA, the front office got some moves right in drafting Anthony Edwards and even adding Patrick Beverley when they did.
This led to a memorable play-in victory over the LA Clippers that had former Clipper Beverley acting like the Timberwolves had just won a ring, but really it was a moment that the whole fanbase got caught up in. They had made it back to the playoffs, and finally had some players worth talking about.
Although they bowed out in the first round, with some worrying displays from Karl-Anthony Towns, this Minnesota Tiberwolves season was a success.
With the recent acquisition of Denver Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly, who comes in on big money, the Timberwolves are setting themselves up so that this season becomes the start of a good period for the group, and not just an aberration of a season that will be forgotten by next year.
The organization then goes into this summer not quite playing with house money, but with fans back onside and enough young talent to be excited about the future. It starts and ends with Edwards, who has a chance to be generationally special, but Towns is still one of the most gifted offensive centers of all time already.
Underneath it all though, is the gnawing reality that other teams are also going to get better as well, and that they need to get things right as they move forward is actually more important than ever before. Here are three areas the Timberwolves must address during this offseason.