- Prediction: 30-35 wins and no chance for playoffs.
- Pick: Under 35.5 Wins -105
The odds are out and the bookmakers a bit more optimistic about the Timberwolves than expected. They project about 35-36 wins in the regular season, but I’m not so sure about that. With so many strong teams in the West, the Timberwolves look doomed right now.
Andrew Wiggins will have to somehow improve his efficiency dramatically and KAT will have to defend better, if they are going to cross the 35 wins line. The latter is possible, but the former seems unlikely right now.
This is a team that won’t be in the playoffs and it won’t be even close.
The Minnesota Timberwolves won’t be a competitive team anytime soon; there’s no other way to put this. The franchise gambled on the Andrew Wiggins contract, and so far, it seems that has been a failure. The organization is trying to get rid of it and start rebuilding again but has failed so far.
Whatever happens by the end of this off-season, the Timberwolves will be one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. They have no chance of fighting for the playoffs and will most likely win something like 30-35 games.