Timberwolves history is not bogged down by an overabundance of great shooting guards. They’ve tried drafting them (J.R. Rider, Rashad McCants) and going all-in on established veterans who went bust after one season (Latrell Sprewell, Jimmy Butler). When they’ve found functional wings (Wally Szczerbiak, Andrew Wiggins) they’ve become determined to build around them as key second pieces next to transcendent big men (Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns).
But this fact remains: Exactly two wings have been named to an All-Star game in the franchise’s three decades of existence: Szczerbiak in 2001-02 and Butler in 2017-18.
In a flurry of moves at the trade deadline a month ago, the Wolves took another swing at it.