Most people agree that the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t performing as expected.
The team is currently 11th in the West with an 11-12 record.
It is important to remember that the season is still young and a lot can happen in the months ahead but most devoted fans were anticipating a better start for the T-Wolves, especially after the monster acquisition of Rudy Gobert during the summer.
The team is taking its sweet time finding the right rhythm and footing.
Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell last 6 games:
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— Dom 🏀🏀 (@DominickNBA) December 5, 2022
Their struggles don’t mean there aren’t star players on the roster.
Over the last six games, Edwards has averaged 25.7 points, 5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.7 steals on 47.7% from the field and 33.3% from the three-point line.
Meanwhile, Russell has been good for 18.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.7 steals on 48.8% from the field and 32.1% from the three-point line during that same period.
With talent like this, will the Timberwolves be able to turn things around?
Ant-Man & D-Lo
No one doubts the promise and the potential of this team and the players on it.
But, right now, things aren’t moving and working as they should.
This isn’t the first time a team took a while to start working cohesively and competitively.
That may be true for Minnesota, especially since they are only 23 games into the season.
And even though they are in 11th place, they are still just a few games removed from 4th place in the West.
A rebound is possible.
If that is going to happen, both Edwards and Russell will need to keep competing in big ways and the rest of the team will have to come together as a definitive unit.