Timberwolves plan to be successful this year

Minnesota owns a good young core along with new head coach Tom Thibodeau

By Jesse Krull | jkrull@kcautv.com

Published 10/24 2016 12:14AM

Updated 10/24 2016 12:14AM

It's been a while since the Minnesota Timberwolves have had success, but this upcoming season could change those woes. 

They return plenty of young talent, which includes forward Andrew Wiggins, who won Rookie of the Year two year's ago and averaged 20 points last season. 

Forward and center Karl-Anthony Towns is also a corner piece of this team. He scored over 18 points and nabbed over 10 rebounds a game last season, while winning Rookie of the Year honors. 

New head coach Tom Thibodeau said the hardest thing will be getting the team chemistry on successful levels.
"The challenge for us is how quickly can we get on to the same page, so we have a lot of new players, we have a lot of young players, we have a new coaching staff, so each day we try to put in as much into it," Thibodeau said. "The season will be here shortly, but for us, it's our commitment to improve. We were a 29 win team last year, so we have to close that gap and there's a lot of areas where we have to improve upon."
Wiggins knows this team is very dangerous.
"We keep going after it, I feel like no lead is safe with us. We got a lot of guys that can score the basketball, we're getting better defensively every game," Wiggins said. 
Towns wants the team to care about winning rather than individual stats.
"For us as a team getter better, to learn the plays, in sync on offense and defense and execute our offense and just try to get a better team. It's not anything about individual stats preseason or during the season, it's about winning," Towns said.

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