I'll be starting a new segment called "What each team should do this off season". Eighth up is the Timberwolves! The Minnesota Timberwolves are a rebuilding team, but they can be a lot better their process by moving and bringing in a few pieces.
1. Sign multiple bench players (Possible players: Dion Waiters, Bojan Bogdanovic, Taj Gibson, James Johnson, Zach Randolph, Kyle Korver, Andre Iguodala, Tony Allen, Darren Collison, Shabazz Muhammad, Patrick Patterson, Tim Hardaway Jr., Tony Snell, Joe Ingles, Sean Kilpatrick)
The Timberwolves strength the last few seasons is not their bench. If Shabazz Muhammad leaves in free agency this offseason, the Wolves are even more screwed. Signing multiple bench players will be crucial to get the team closer to their goal of the playoffs. The best fit other than resigning Muhammad would be signing Patrick Patterson. Patterson is the perfect stretch four off the bench to complement and split minutes with starter Gorgui Dieng. He shouldn’t cost too much and could be signed to a 2YR-12M contract.
2. Re Sign Shabazz Muhammad
Muhammad, 24, should be Wiggins backup for the next 10 years. Muhammad is a gifted scorer offensively, similar to Wiggins and starting guard Zach LaVine, making him the perfect backup to fill in for them when not on the court. Muhammad shouldn’t cost much for the T-Wolves as a low market team. The Wolves should offer Muhammad a 4YR-28M contract and if Muhammad is smart, he’ll accept that in a heartbeat, because a contract like that and the a future of definite winning in Minnesota is just too good to turn down.
3. Let Brandon Rush, Omri Casspi walk in free agency
Leaving Golden State was a mistake for Brandon Rush. Casspi leaving Houston a few years back was also a mistake. Rush only averaged 4.2 PTS, 2.1 REB, and 1 AST in only 21.9 MPG, whereas Casspi averaged 3.5 PTS, 1.5 PTS, and 0.8 AST in only 17.1 MPG. Letting go of the 31 year old Rush would be a wise decision, as this move, along with letting go of Casspi would free up more minutes for the younger players like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad, Nemanja Bjelica, Tyus Jones, Kris Dunn, Adreian