Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 keys to making playoffs without Jimmy Butler

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5. Improve on the Defensive End of the Court

A thorn in the side of this team all season and a frequent talking point of Jimmy Butler’s post-game comments, is the lack of consistent effort from the Minnesota Timberwolves on the defensive end of the court continues to plague the T-Wolves.

If Wiggins and Towns can’t find that elusive second gear and are unable or unwilling to commit to defense, it is going to be very difficult for the Timberwolves to win enough games to qualify for the postseason.