Q&A: NBA analyst David Thorpe on Timberwolves’ outlook

The Timberwolves finished the 2020-21 season with a record of 23-49, but did go 9-7 in their last 16 games. Is that enough reason for optimism?

We caught up with TrueHoop.com NBA analyst David Thorpe to tackle that topic and more on the Wolves’ future.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Thorpe***

The Wolves will find out on June 22 if they keep their draft pick this year, or have to give up to the Warriors from the D’Angelo Russell-Andrew Wiggins trade. The Wolves give Golden State the pick if it’s 4 or lower. They have slightly less than a 28 percent chance to land in the top-3.

The Wolves, per recent conversations with owner Glen Taylor and president of operations Gersson Rosas, are expected to be aggressive in trade talks this summer. Adding a power forward to play next to Karl-Anthony Towns remains a high priority. The Wolves could also pivot and add a center and ask Towns to guard opposing power forwards.