The Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2017-18 season came to an end last week courtesy of the Houston Rockets. We look at three reasons why their season is over.
Many had high hopes for the Minnesota Timberwolves coming into the 2017-18 season. A glass half-full perspective will tell you they did well. Welcoming in a cast of past and present high profile characters isn’t easy to do.
Minnesota made the best of its surroundings and without injury, may have still been playing in the postseason. Overall, the Wolves still has some roster decisions to make as they look to improve, but should have a bright future.
If there are any feelings of a disappointment, however, the stagnant production of Andrew Wiggins and the defense of Karl-Anthony Towns probably rank pretty high on the list. The lack of bench production could also be improved as the Timberwolves ranked second to last in bench points for the season.
Both Tyus Jones and Nemanja Bjelica taking third-year steps could immensely help with that, especially if Derrick Rose and/or Jamal Crawford return. There’s overall a lot to like about the Timberwolves going forward. With Andrew Wiggins, Towns and Jimmy Butler in the fold, Minnesota can be as good as anyone from a talent perspective.
Still this team must avoid the mistakes from this year, get healthy and become better together and individually. Here are three reasons why the Timberwolves’ season is unfortunately over.