Stop Dreaming, It’s Time to Sell Off the Thibodeau Era and Start Over

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) and Jeff Teague (0) celebrate as Wiggins heads to the bench late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Why does it seem so damn difficult for the Timberwolves to win games? I feel like they are fighting tooth and nail in the Western Conference to somehow squeak into the 8th playoff seed before the season ends in two months. Earning one of those 8 spots would make them one of 16 total playoff teams in the NBA.

In other words, the Wolves might not be a top-15 team league-wide, with no money to get any better. So, what are we doing to make sure we position ourselves in the best spot possible, to make sure we improve before Karl Anthony Towns demands out in a few years?

Absolutely fucking nothing. With only two days left before the deadline, the Wolves’ front office continues to drag its feet.

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It shouldn’t be this hard to make a playoff that includes half of the league. If you’re writing checks as big as the ones that Glen Taylor is scratching over the next handful of years, you should expect to be fighting for deep playoff runs, not early playoff exits.

Hey Glen, it’s time to give up on this Timberwolves team. Not just on this season, but on the entire Thibs era. We need to be cleansed.

It’s time to trade everyone over the age of 25 (minus Robert Covington (28)) and move on as a franchise. Let’s bottom this bitch out and try to grab one of these Dukies in the top-3. That’s the smart thing to do for the franchise, going forward.

I’m sick of hearing about “talks not going anywhere” or that the Wolves aren’t “getting the types of offers they are looking for” on the trade market… Well, what the fuck are we looking for in return for some of these guys?

Grab as much draft capitol as you can for Rose, Gibson, and Tolliver. Then put Teague, Wiggins, and Dieng out on the curb next to a “for free” sign to see if anyone will take them on before reading the small print.

“You don’t have to give us any players or draft picks back in return but you have to take all of the money they are owed…”

Teague’s player option for 2020 guarantees him $19 Million if he picks it up (he won’t touch that much on the open market), and Dieng has $33 Million and two years left on his deal. Both contracts are making those guys impossible to move, according to The Athletic, and Wiggins’ massive new contract is obviously the biggest problem in moving him. I’m not sure he’s worth the price of the average concession stand worker on most nights.

We need to get rid of Teague before the season is over. If he straps that $19M to us next season, you’d might as well just keep everyone off of the court and just put a big fucking L over the entire calendar. They’d be bringing back the exact same core as this season.

 Towns + Wiggins + Teague…

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Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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