The Minnesota Timberwolves have expectations. Big expectations! That's what a summer of grabbing Jimmy Butler for very little and many more win-now moves will do to a team with two of the last four No. 1 picks.
How will they deal with said expectations? We asked Eric Goldman and John Meyer of SB Nation Wolves site Canis Hoopus. Our topics:
- What's it like dealing with actual expectations of being a solid playoff team instead of hoping for good luck?
- Jimmy Butler is an awesome player. Are there any worries about how his personality will mesh with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins? (Answer: not really -- or, it's exactly what they need).
- We spend a lot of time talking about Wiggins because he's one of the most intriguing players in the league this season.
- What's the next step for Karl-Anthony Towns?
- Outside of Butler, did Thibodeau have a good offseason? Have fans come around on the Jeff Teague/Ricky Rubio swap?
- We play Timberwolves word association, because Ben really wanted to.
- If you could undo one terrible David Kahn move, what would it be? Plus, Mike unleashes his devastating Kahn/Steph Curry hypothetical.
- We figure out which three Timberwolves belong on everyone's banana boat, which quickly goes wayyyy off the rails.
- Predictions and more, which were far more sober than the hosts expected.
This is the ninth of Limited Upside's 30 team previews leading up to next season. We're bringing together representatives from all 30 SB Nation team sites and other team-specific experts from the SB Nation/Limited Upside community to gauge the temperature of the fanbase heading into the season.
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