Aside from injuries shortening the Timberwolves' season, a shooting guard had been missing from the roster to help balance the offense. Kevin Love not only led his team with MVP-like stats, but continued to raise his talent levels to become a top player in the NBA. Ricky Rubio showcased savvy point guard talent and proved critics wrong, as he competed for the Rookie of the Year until his season came to an end after tearing his ACL from a collision with Kobe Bryant.
The Timberwolves show that they have a premier player in Kevin Love, a budding point guard with Rubio, a good back up point guard in Luke Ridnour, a strong post player in Nikola Pekovic and plenty of youth to develop in Derrick Williams, Wes Johnson and Martell Webster.
The one thing that the T'Wolves missed from this season is a shooting guard. Fortunately, Minnesota's front office realizes the issue. At the trading deadline, a trade had been close to being completed for Portland Trailblazer combo guard Jamal Crawford. Unfortunately the trade fell through, but with the offseason around the corner, there are plenty of guards to pursue in the free agency.
Take a look at seven guards the Timberwolves should consider adding to the roster.