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Will the Minnesota Timberwolves Make the Playoffs?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 30: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shakes hands with Kevin Garnett #21 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Utah Jazz on December 30, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to stockpile young talent through the draft. The Timberwolves have tremendous young talent and have a great chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference this season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are headlined by two number one overall selections in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. These two stars are complemented by the fifth overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng and veteran mentor Kevin Garnett.

Wiggins is excited for the potential of this roster and is believes the Timberwolves will be a team other teams do not want to face. “We’re going to be playing hard, getting up and down. We’re going to be all over the place. I feel like we’re going to be a nightmare to play,” stated Wiggins.

The Timberwolves will also break in their new head coach Tom Thibodeau who lasted coached the Chicago Bulls. Wiggins is excited for Thibdeau to bring his winning ways to the Timberwolves franchise. “He’s going to really push defense and playing hard and all that. We’re looking forward to it,” stated Wiggins.

The Western Conference is certainly top-heavy with the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs leading the way, but with many stars bolting for the Eastern Conference it is wide open for a team such as the Timberwolves to emerge. The Timberwolves have not been the same since Kevin Garnett was originally traded to the Boston Celtics, but the rebuild should finally payoff now.

The Timberwolves will be fun to watch for many years with its development of its young talent. The Timberwolves have the talent to end its playoff drought and it will be up to the young stars of Wiggins and Towns to take the next step in becoming winning basketball players.

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