Adding Talent: What the Missing Piece Is for the Timberwolves

December 27th, 2009 by Ethan McVansen Leave a reply »
Surely, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been building this team up for something to happen. This 7-24 team isn't going to stay with the same roster forever. In fact, in the upcoming off-season, the roster will look like this:

Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Jonny Flynn, Wayne Ellington, Corey Brewer, Ryan Gomes, Ryan Hollins, and Ramon Sessions.

Not bad, but could be a lot better.

At the Wolves current pace, they will have at least a top five draft pick (if the first three picks are seeded to other teams, New Jersey will get No.4, Wolves No.5). Add that to the imaginary roster.

The Wolves will also have around $13-15 Million in cap room depending on draft picks and what not. That's a decent sized contract, not enough for LeBron or Wade, but maybe they can draft a Joe Johnson, followed by sign a Joe Johnson.

I'll tell you what they really need: Rudy Gay.

The Wolves have the potential to look like the Lakers, with one breakout player, a solid backup to him, then some starting talent, and a bad bench. But they may have a lot more success looking like the Bulls.

Say they draft a really solid rookie SG and si ...

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