The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a lot of issues in the last several years. Such as losing Jimmy Butler, having a lack of talent, draft busts, etc., but this offseason could be huge for this organization. Here are the top options the Minnesota Timberwolves should consider:
- Sign Jerami Grant
Many reports have said that Jerami Grant is expected to opt-out of his contract ($9.3 million player option) for free agency, to receive a big payday. After having an outstanding season with Denver, while averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists Also, on the defensive end, he averaged 0.8 blocks, and 0.7 steals.
He’s expecting around $16 million, which isn’t all that bad for how much potential he has as a former 2nd round pick.
As a power forward, listed at 6 foot 9 with an enormous 7-foot-3 wingspan, and that in combination with great athleticism means he brings a lot of important skills. Grant can crash the board, and play outstanding defense the Minnesota Timberwolves desperately need.
Not only-but also, one of the areas where Grant’s length proves he’s extremely useful is in contesting 3-pointer. His long wingspan and speed allow him to rapidly close the distance on shooters.
Jerami Grant is a shooter who has an amazing .389% from downtown and a phenomenal defensive skill set, he’s a 3 and D player the Timberwolves desperately need.
2. Sign Serge Ibaka
Serge Ibaka would be a great backup center, possibly a 6th man for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He’s is coming off of a solid season in which he averaged 15.4 points, 8 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks. Ibaka played about 27 minutes per game for the Raptors.
Serge can stretch the floor as well. This past year, he had a solid 39% from the 3-point line last season. Ibaka is also a dominant rim protector, averaging 2.1 blocks per game throughout his career. He has led the league in blocks twice and been selected to two All-Defense teams.
A possible way to bring him in is a sign and trade. Such as giving away Jake Layman, James Johnson, and future second-round picks. Although Serge would cost a lot, he would be an awesome pick up for this team.
3. Sign Jae Crowder
The Minnesota Timberwolves need to add better role players to surround there two best players Karl-Anthony Towns and De’Angelo Russel. Jae Crowder is a two-way player that could help the Wolves in so many ways. Crowder can guard any position and shoot at a high rate as he’s shooting 44% from downtown.
Although he’s another player who’d ask for a sizeable salary, he’d be a perfect fit. The Timberwolves are in desperate need of a defense. As we all know Kat and Dlo aren’t the best defenders. Although they can score at a very efficient level, they can’t defend and that’s why adding Crowder is a good option.
Also, Jae is averaging 11.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals. He’s a solid player on both sides of the floor. Additionally, he’s averaging 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, and one steal per game in the playoffs with the Miami Heat while playing around 30 minutes per game. Jae is a well rounded offensive player with great defensive abilities, a great pickup for the Wolves.
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