Minnesota Timberwolves 2023 Season Forecast

Minnesota Timberwolves 2023 Forecast: Changes; Depth Chart; Strength & Weakness


  • Leonard Miller
  • Shake Milton
  • Jaelyn Clarke


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Forecast Depth Chart:

  1. Mike Conley | Nickeil Alexander-Walker | Jordan McLaughlin
  2. Anthony Edwards | Shake Milton | Jaelyn Clarke
  3. Troy Brown Jr. | Kyle Anderson | Leonard Miller
  4. Karl-Anthony Towns | Jaden McDaniels
  5. Rudy Gobert | Naz Reid | Luka Garza
  • Sixth Man: Shake Milton
  • Third Big: Naz Reid

Team Profile:

Anthony Edwards will become a superstar this season, and the former No. 1 pick is the guy now for the Timberwolves. They also still have Karl-Anthony Towns, who may not have reached superstar status, but is one of the biggest big-man talents in the NBA. Add in three-time defensive champ Rudy Gobert and there’s a lot of star power. The issue is that neither Towns and nor Gobert is a fit, and the Timberwolves traded 90% of their assets to get Gobert, so they are stuck. I like Mike Conley, Naz Reid, Kyle Anderson and Shake Milton, but this is a team with pretty pathetic depth, and after Edwards, very little talent at guard. Minnesota can and probably should make the playoffs though.

Player Profile:

The Timberwolves are really counting on 35-year-old point guard Mike Conley, as he’s really the only feasible point guard they have. The former all-star still has what it takes to help, but they need him to be at least as strong as he was for them after the trade – 14 points, 5 assists, excellent shooting – to have this offense click. Minnesota needs Conley to get the ball to Edwards and Towns, plus hit his threes. Having that fourth-plus starter would be big for the Timberwolves.

Biggest Strength: Size

Biggest Weakness: Guard Depth

Record 42-40, Ninth in Western Conference