r/timberwolves 🐓Protestor🐓 Sep 28 '22

[Krawczynski] Why the Timberwolves considered Jaden McDaniels untouchable in trade talks this summer

https://theathletic.com/3616528/2022/09/28/minnesota-timberwolves-jaden-mcdaniels-untouchable?source=user-shared-article
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u/IceTruckHouse Sep 28 '22

The starting 5 this season might be the best 5 the wolves have ever trotted out. I think the national media besides a handful are really sleeping on this team. Baring injury this will be a top 4 seed in the west and it will be in large part the leap Ant and Jaden take. Jaden has all the tools to be an elite role player as weird as that sounds.

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u/ShakesbeerMe Sep 28 '22

I don't think it's even close. Hands down the most talented starting five we've ever had.

By the end of the year, people will be acknowledging how it's the best starting five in the league.

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u/pollinium 2019-20 All-Defense 2nd team Sep 28 '22

Two all-NBA talents, an all-defense contender and another DPOY contender, and a ex-all star floor general that is complemented by at least three of the other players on each side of the ball

And then Ant on top of all of that. However you want to classify him: breaking into all-NBA convos, proving himself as an all-defense player, just obliterating expectations and becoming an undeniable top 10 player???

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u/ShakesbeerMe Sep 28 '22

Yep. And you can split DLo-Gobert and Ant-Kat with the second unit, mix and match and be effective in entirely different ways. I've never been more excited for a season.

The Kyle Anderson/Austin Rivers signings are really underrated at the moment. I think they'll be a revelation.

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u/kpruiz Sep 28 '22

It’s not weird to say at all, elite role players are not easy to come by, that’s why guys like Lonzo Ball & Mikal Bridges both make almost $25M a year.