August 9, 2022

After trading for Rudy Gobert, the Minnesota Timberwolves are now arguably in the conversation to have the top five starters in the Western Conference.

Gobert is expected to slip past Karl-Anthony Towns to form one of the most dominant frontcourts in the NBA. If Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels can step forward and D’Angelo Russell can play like he did last year, the Timberwolves should have no problem becoming one of the top five starters in the league. franchise history.

This task is more difficult than you think. Using Bill James’ win share metric, the Timberwolves have had talented rosters in their existence and there will need to be some improvements for next year’s squad to achieve that goal.