Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 keys to making playoffs without Jimmy Butler

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Make More 3’s

This isn’t a very fair request of the current roster, who are not built to make their living from long distance but according to ESPN.com, the Timberwolves only attempt 22.5 three pointers per game, good for 29th in the NBA.

Their 35% accuracy from three point range may not be a number they can improve upon much, but if they are shooting more from beyond the arc, Jimmy Butler’s points per game will become a little easier to overcome and they can give themselves a little bit of wiggle room on the defensive end, where they will need it most.