Paul Pierce Thinks The Minnesota Timberwolves Are A Top-4 Seed With Rudy Gobert

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Paul Pierce Thinks The Minnesota Timberwolves Are A Top-4 Seed With Rudy Gobert


After drafting Anthony Edwards in the 2020 NBA Draft, it seems like things are starting to materialize for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They have formed a prolific duo in Edwards and Karl Anthony-Towns, and recently made it to the NBA playoffs after finishing the season with 46 wins.

But of course, the Wolves knew they have a lot of room for improvement so they made it a priority to acquire then-Utah Jazz defensive big man Rudy Gobert this offseason. The frontcourt pairing of Gobert and Towns remains to be seen, but it’s hard to see how Gobert won’t raise their ceiling in the short term.

He may have some scoring flaws, but Gobert is still a 15-point and 13-rebound player on a regular and brings stability inside the paint. Also, thanks to his top-tier defensive impact, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year winner continues to establish himself as one of the top centers in the NBA today.

The way things stand now for the Wolves, there’s every reason for optimism heading into the next NBA season. Now, sitting down with Kevin Garnett on “KG: Certified”, former Boston Celtics superstar Paul Pierce said that the Wolves are going to be a top-four team in the Western Conference.


“I think it’s gonna short them up in the playoffs. They ain’t gonna be a seven eight seed, I think they can be a top-four seed now. That kid Edwards gonna be better, D’Angelo Russell has to stay, he can knock down shots. He’s just gotta figure it out, I don’t need him to be no All-Star, He’s just gotta knock down shots and be solid. Rudy Gobert going to sure up the Timberwolves’ defense now. They couldn’t defend. They had a hard time just defending Memphis. They kept getting walked down,” said Pierce.


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