Are the Wolves the team to beat?
Ironically, it could be the one that has done nothing. The Timberwolves made all of their big changes last summer after a series of first-round playoff defeats. The moves propelled them to the Western Conference Finals, where they were destroyed by a dominant Shaq (20.7 ppg, 15.7 rpg).
With all the elite teams in the West looking either the same or weakened, can the Wolves capitalize by taking the road less traveled -- continuity? Or are they willing to move one of their more coveted players, Wally Szczerbiak, in an attempt to find the missing piece of the puzzle?
Here's a look at what to expect as Insider continues its summer blueprint series.
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