After a couple disappointing losses last week against the Pelicans and Grizzlies, the Wolves have rebounded quite nicely over the last few days, first knocking off future All-Star starter Andrew Wiggins and the Warriors on Sunday, and then throwing a laptop through the Knicks defense on Tuesday on route to their second straight victory. Minnesota currently sits at 22-22, and the 22 wins are just one shy of their entire win total from the previous 2020-21 season, when the Wolves finished 23-49.
The biggest storyline this season has obviously been the improvements made on defense, but my personal favorite subplot has been the emergence of 22-year old Jaylen Nowell.
The emergence of Jaylen Nowell is hands down my favorite subplot of the 2021-22 Timberwolves season. At 18-25, Trae Young’s team currently sits 12th in the Eastern Conference, which is a fairly steep fall when you consider they were in the Eastern Conference Finals just a handful of months ago.