The Minnesota Timberwolves are strapped for talent behind their growing Big Three, and it’s been reported that the team is looking to move one of their non-producing bigs.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins have been stellar this season and are each averaging more than 20 points a game — each is also only 21 years-old. As you get lower and lower on the depth chart, though, the scoring drops off dramatically. Because of this, Minnesota is interested in moving a frontcourt player, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
The Timberwolves’ offense isn’t great to begin with, and their 103.7 scoring clip is 18th in the league. It’s crucial for one of their three potential All-Stars to stay on the court at all times, or the offense is entirely inept. Typically, that’s the case when you have such a big portion of your offense revolving around three players, but teams like that in the past have had guys they could go to. Minnesota has no one.
Wiggins is the leader at 22.2 points a game, followed by Towns with 21.4 and LaVine brings up the rear with 20.5. After that, Gorgui Dieng is fourth just 10.6 points, and everyone below him is less than seven. Among those are Nemanja Bjelica, Shabazz Muhammad and Cole Aldrich, all of whom get decent minutes.
Dieng could also get thrown into the mix as well. His development has been remarkable, and he’s evolving into a solid rebounder and also has all the makings to be a great rim protector.
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