FanPost

How Many Wins?

There has been a lot of speculating about how many games the Timberwolves win next year.  I'm curious what the general consensus is.

Many have mentioned that we have improved on the wings (mostly by subtraction) with the additions of Webster, Johnson, Hayward and the continued improvement of Brewer and Ellington.  While the devil's advocate says that 2 of these 'improvements' are rookies, Webster has been relatively average over his 5 year career, and some don't expect much more improvement or minutes for Brewer and Ellington.

In the front court we lost our #1 scoring option in Al Jefferson, but we signed Darko and traded for former #2 pick Beasley.  This also should open up more playing time for Kevin Love.  The loss of Jefferson could be huge, but the potential frontcourt of Darko, Love, Beasley, (Pekovic) could be much more balanced than last year.

The Timberwolves are seemingly more athletic, have better 3pt shooting, and should be better defensively.  But at the same time we are younger and less-proven.  We are relying more on potential this year, whether that be in rookies or in fresh starts (Darko, Beasley, to some extent Love), which is both exciting and possibly futile.

So assume that Ramon Sessions, and Koufos, gets traded for an insignificant piece (cap space, picks) and that Ridnour and Pekovic are signed.  Barring any more significant moves our roster looks like this:

PG: Flynn, Ridnour 

Wings: Johnson, Webster, Brewer, Ellington, Hayward

Frontcourt: Love, Beasley, Darko, Pekovic, Hollins

So I ask you, CH cult, how many games does this squad win next year?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker