Some people didn’t see it happening this year but the Minnesota Timberwolves are on their way to the play-in tournament and possibly the playoffs after that.
The team has a 45-35 record and is on the verge of entering the postseason after years of being on the outside looking in.
This is happening because they are one of the youngest, most energetic teams in the league.
But to get far in the playoffs, they’ll need some veteran experience – something they don’t have much of.
As the Timberwolves prepare for the postseason, here’s a look at their top five players in terms of playoff experience:
• Patrick Beverley (59 games)
• GREG MONROE (27 games)
• Malik Beasley (14 games)
• Jake Layman (9 games)
• Taurean Prince (6 games)
— Kyle Theige (@KyleTheige) April 7, 2022
That’s not a lot of experience, which is worrying some Minnesota fans.
But should this lack of experience also be a cause for optimism too?
There is no doubt that the young core of the Timberwolves is something special.
So while some people are afraid that the team is lacking a lot of postseason experience, others think that could actually shake things up in the team’s favor.
It’s true that the young roster could make an impression in the first rounds of the playoffs but do they have what it takes against some of the most experienced teams?
Will they be able to maneuver past the Dallas Mavericks or Golden State Warriors or Phoenix Suns solely on the expertise and leadership of Beverley and Monroe?