The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot on the line this season.
The team is attempting to do what they haven’t for so long: create a strong postseason run that leaves fans very happy.
Their season hasn’t been perfect and they are currently the ninth team in the West, right behind the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are now 1-4 since they traded D’Angelo Russell
— Coast 2 Coast (@Coast2CoastNBA) February 27, 2023
The team was fairly busy before the NBA trade deadline and sent away one of their biggest stars: D’Angelo Russell.
The move of Russell to the Los Angeles Lakers had been a long time coming, as the T-Wolves had toyed with the idea of cutting him loose for a few seasons now.
Since Russell’s departure, the Timberwolves have suffered.
They are now 1-4 since losing him.
That is not a great statistic for the Timberwolves but it’s made even worse by the fact that they have lost to some teams they should have overcome, such as the Charlotte Hornets.
Surprisingly, their only recent win was against the superior Dallas Mavericks.
The Timberwolves haven’t had it easy lately, with Karl-Anthony Towns still out due to injury and Rudy Gobert missing time too.
But even before that, the team had been disappointing to fans, remaining inconsistent from the start of the season even though they acquired Gobert in the summer.
Time is starting to run out for the Timberwolves and they have a lot to do if they want this season to be considered a success.
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