Highlights From Timberwolves Town Hall Event

by Kyle Ratke, Digital Content Manager

Digital Content Manager


Earlier this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves held their first-ever Town Hall Season Preview Event which took place at the Lexus Courtside Club at Target Center.

Dave Benz hosted. President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas was there. Head coach Ryan Saunders was there. Timberwolves CEO Ethan Casson was there. Marney Gellner was there. My neighbor Greg told me he was there, although Greg sometimes lies so who really knows. 

In case you missed it on Fox Sports North, which we understand because people are busy, our friends at FSN posted some highlights on YouTube. 

Here is Rosas talking about why the Timberwolves traded up to take Jarrett Culver with the No. 6 pick. Culver is going to play a big role for the team this season and has been even better than expected throughout training camp and preseason. 

Obviously, Coach Saunders has a lot of ties to the Timberwolves and the state of Minnesota. His father is the winningest coach in franchise history. He was born in Minnesota. Here he is answering why coaching the Timberwolves means so much to him. 

Here is a fan (who is wearing the awesome Earned Edition jersey from last season) asking both Rosas and Saunders who will step up for the team so the Wolves can compete in what will be an extremely competitive Western Conference.  

Another fan question. How will the team utilize their two-time All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns to put him in the best position to succeed?

One player who looks like he’ll have a bounce-back season is Andrew Wiggins. What is the team and front office looking for out of Wiggins and how can the team get him back to the 2016-17 season when he averaged nearly 24 points per game?

This offseason, there’s been a lot of talk about analytics. After all, Rosas did come from the Rockets organization. How much will we see analytics come into play with how the Wolves play this season?

It was a very fun event, and more than anything, proved just how passionate the franchise is about the fan base and vice versa as we head into the 2019-20 NBA season.


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