1 Crucial skill that every Timberwolves star must work on this summer

Karl Anthony-Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Timberwolves were the headline of the offseason talk last season, as they acquired center Rudy Gobert in a trade that included a haul of first-round picks. Not only did the exchange become debatable, but a snowball effect on how players are valued in the market was also in play.

Despite the move, the Timberwolves netted an identical result from the 2021–22 season, with a first-round exit in the NBA playoffs. There were also a lot of issues within the team in the regular season if the roster meshed together properly and their strengths aligned with one another.

Of course, the easiest way to solve the puzzle is probably to break it all up. But it’s only year one for the aforementioned Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Edwards. They pretty much eat up a large chunk of the Timberwolves’ cap (assuming they give Edwards the lofty extension), so the prerogative is to really find a way to make everything work.

Looking ahead to next season, tweaks and improvements from these big names have to be made. Here we assess their strengths, the skills in which they’ve made strides, and ultimately highlight the main weakness that should be worked on for the betterment of their team’s performance.