Minnesota Timberwolves: Offseason Summary 2020

by December 14, 2020
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Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves had the opportunity to select first overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. After acquiring D’Angelo Russell last season, they were searching for a young guy with future star potential to complete their trio.

Not only were they able to take Anthony Edwards with the No. 1 pick, but Minnesota was also able to add several other key pieces as they look to be a playoff team once again.

Timberwolves Roster Additions

PlayerTransaction
Anthony EdwardsDraft (1st)
Jaden McDaniels Draft (28th)
Ashton HagansFree Agency (UDFA)
Tyler CookFree Agency (DEN)
Ed DavisTrade (NYK)
Ricky RubioTrade (OKC)

Biggest Acquisitions

  • Anthony Edwards: A one-and-done player out of Georgia, Edwards has an NBA-ready body. His build should allow him to be a productive player on both sides of the ball. Although the 2020 draft class was considered weak, the opportunity to take who you think is the best player in the entire group is never something you take for granted.
  • Ricky Rubio: Ricky Rubio will be a member of the Timberwolves once again in the upcoming season. There is no question that he is still a starting-caliber point guard in this league, whether he ends up starting or not.

Timberwolves Roster Subtractions

PlayerTransaction
Kelan MartinFree Agency (IND)
Jordan McLaughlinFree Agency
James JohnsonTrade (OKC)
Omari SpellmanTrade (NYK)
Jacob EvansTrade (NYK)
Evan TurnerRetirement (Coach)

Biggest Losses

  • James Johnson: Johnson is an underappreciated player in the NBA. He brings toughness and grit to his team on both ends of the floor, while also being productive as a player. With his size and versatility, Minnesota will miss his ability to play multiple positions.
  • Jordan McLaughlin: Coming out of nowhere last season, McLaughlin ended up being one of the biggest surprises of Minnesota’s season. Coming off of the bench, the 24-year-old guard was able to do the most per minute on the floor than nearly any other player on the team.

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