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Gersson Rosas wants Timberwolves to play faster next season

Timberwolves, Gersson Rosas

Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas wants his team to play a more upbeat tempo style in the upcoming season.

Per Kyle Ratke, digital manager of the Timberwolves, Rosas said that the team will play a more upbeat style. As such, head coach Ryan Saunders will likely sub out players quickly to give them a rest.

He also highlighted the development of their young players.

Next year will be the first year of Saunders as a head coach. To recall, the 33-year-old stepped in as the Timberwolves’ interim coach after the firing of Tom Thibodeau. Under his helm, the team tallied a 17-25 record.

In the last 15 seasons, the Wolves have made it to the playoffs just once — particularly in the 2017-2018 season where they managed to lock in the eighth and final spot.

It was a sign of good things to come. After years in drought, the Timberwolves have finally acquired legitimate talents in Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. And in the last few years, they have managed to beef up their roster with key players such as Josh Okogie, Jeff Teague, and Robert Covington.

At face value, the Wolves may need a few more pieces to turn their squad into a contender. But like all good things, there’s a proper process which takes time. And the Wolves seem to be willing to do whatever it takes to get there.