The Minnesota Timberwolves had a difficult 2020-21 NBA season. They finished the season 23-49, resulting in the third consecutive and 16th time in the last 17 years that the Timberwolves have missed the postseason.
Minnesota has some intriguing young talent on their roster, courtesy of all of the lotteries they have been a part of in recent history. They have two All-Stars in D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns and Rookie of the Year finalist Anthony Edwards to build around. However, this roster needs some balancing out.
Right now, the team doesn’t have a true small forward on the roster. Jake Layman is the only player listed as a small forward from this season’s roster. Adding more veterans, especially at the power forward spot, would make sense for Minnesota as well.
However, the biggest need for the Timberwolves is defense. The team can score with the best of them, but they can’t stop anyone from scoring the ball. If they can do that, they can begin to turn things around.
Which players fit that bill? Here are three potential NBA free agency targets for the Timberwolves.