Timberwolves' Offseason Grade

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MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

Key additions: Rick Adelman (coach), Derrick Williams (draft), Ricky Rubio(draft), J.J. Barea (FA), Brad Miller (trade), Malcolm Lee (draft), Robert Vaden (trade)

Key subtractions: Kurt Rambis (coach), Tony Ronzone (assistant GM),Sebastian TelfairLazar Hayward

For the first time in two years, GM David Kahn didn’t completely blow it. The talent on this year’s Wolves team is impressive. And coach Rick Adelman, one of the most underrated coaches in the game, seems like a perfect fit for what looks like a turbo-charged squad.

Ricky Rubio is finally here, too, and should be a really nice fit with this team, while Derrick Williams and J.J. Barea should add more firepower to an already potent offensive team.

Still, the question on everyone’s mind is, while a number of the individual parts look stronger than they have in a couple of years, will the team win enough games to matter? Give Kahn credit for amassing a number of assets over the years, but at some point assets have to turn into players and players into wins.

GRADE: B


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