The most exciting team in the NBA just got more exciting.
Their number five pick was used to take exciting point guard Kris Dunn, whom would be immediately the subject of an offer by the Chicago Bulls in return for Jimmy Butler. New coach Tom Thibodeau would turn it down.
Kris Dunn was predicted to be a pick as high up as third but fell into the Timberwolves grateful arms. He will line up alongside back-to-back Rookie of the Year winner Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns.
The T’Wolves have excitement running through every position and in their back up players too. Karl Anthony-Towns, 2016’s Rookie of the Year, is already a top four centre in the league and 2015’s Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins has released videos showing his improvement over the off-season.
Their main free agency signing was power forward Jordan Hill on a two-year, $8 million deal. He will bring good scoring off the bench or starting should Kevin Garnett’s knees stop working.
Watch out for – Zach LaVine – versatile offensive weapon.
Back-to-back-to-back Rookie of the Year awards for a Timberwolve rookie, who get their first play-off birth since 2004. Don’t put it past them.