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7/13/17: The Best Timberwolves Tweet goes to…!

Dear Timberwolves fans,

There’s a lot of Timberwolves chatter on Twitter, of course, but there are tweets, here and there, from fans, the blogosphere, the media and the like, that stay with you—the ones where you smile randomly and you don’t know why.

Well, I have plenty of those moments…so you know what, I’m going to create a new segment where I cherry-pick the best tweet on the Timberwolves.

I’ll do one every other day (unless I tell you otherwise).


Why I love this tweet: 

On the Prowl’s right about Gorgui Dieng.

Thibs did not sign him to an extension, only to trade him a season later for an aging veteran like Ryan Anderson.

Who, by the way, will make ~19…20…21 million in the next three seasons.

Gorgui, on the other hand, will make ~14…15…16…17 million in the next four seasons.

Look at the numbers, Timberwolves fans—ahem, excuse me the $$.

If you were Thibs, why would you want to acquire an aging PF who’s gradually trending downwards?

I wouldn’t.

I would have no reason to.

Neither would you.

Why should you care:

We need to create enough cap space flexibility in the next few seasons in order to build around Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

That explains the player options for Jamal Crawford and Jeff Teague.

The player options are incentives to encourage them both to stay, or leave.

If they stay, they could be a part of a contender that the Timberwolves will be. If not, they can go somewhere else, and the Timberwolves will pursue better, younger players.

Either scenario for Thibs would be acceptable, and that’s probably the blueprint for the next four seasons.

Contend now, and contend later.


Go Timberwolves! Get your howl on.

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