Fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves were definitely expecting a lot more from their favorite team.
At this point in the season, they planned to see the Wolves sitting toward the top of the Western Conference.
Instead, they are in 12th place with a 6-8 record.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings are ahead of the Timberwolves and few people saw that coming.
D'Angelo Russell was balling against the Cavaliers 🥶
4-of-6 FT pic.twitter.com/E3mwlwTIk4
— Timberwolves Nation (@TWolvesNationCP) November 14, 2022
Still, the team has some legitimate superstars, including D’Angelo Russell.
Russell has been hot or cold too often this season and his name has been tossed around as a possible trade candidate but he came out in a big way on Sunday night.
He scored 30 points and 12 assists and was 11-of-13 from the field, 4-of-5 from the three-point range, and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Perhaps Sunday’s showing will silence the chorus of critics.
DLo Doing It
Russell has put up 14.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.3 assists a game this season.
That’s a step down from previous seasons and it’s angering some fans.
The reality is that the Timberwolves aren’t as strong as expected and those who love the team are trying to figure out what to change.
This has caused some to say that perhaps Russell should be traded away.
True, Russell hasn’t been as good as in the past but should he receive all the critiques?
If Russell keeps playing as he did on Sunday then people will stop pleading with the team for a trade.