3 Minnesota Timberwolves Who Won't Be Back Next Season

It's hard to be down on the season the Minnesota Timberwolves just had. Finishing with the 3rd seed in the West, just one game out of top spot, and making it to the Western Conference Finals before running into a buzzsaw that is Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. 

Despite the strong year, however, changes will be needed for next season if the Wolves are to make progress and stay at their lofty status as a Western power. Yes, all the talk will be about whether Karl-Anthony Towns or Rudy Gobert will be traded this offseason, but head honcho Tim Connelly doesn't seem to want to move on from them. At least, that's his story and he's sticking to it for now. 

With that, we look at three players who are much more likely to not be returning next season. 

Kyle Anderson

As an unrestricted free agent, it's doubtful that the Timberwolves will find it in them to re-sign him to a new deal. Although he played a strong role in the Conference Finals, his performance in the previous two rounds of the playoffs left much to be desired, and his regular season provided a downturn across the board compared to his first year in Minny the previous season. Going into his age 31 season, he likely won't be retained. 

Monte Morris

The veteran point guard was brought in at the trade deadline to serve as a backup to Mike Conley, but it just never worked out in Minnesota for the 28-year-old. He wound up playing just 15 minutes a night and averaged only five points and 2.3 assists, though he did shoot over 42% in limited attempts from three-point range. His decline in the playoffs was even more severe as he became a non-factor. He's a free agent and will most certainly not be back.

TJ Warren

The late-season signing turned out to be a nothing-burger, as the oft-injured 30-year-old (yes, it seems like he's much older, doesn't it?) got into only 11 games, playing about 11 minutes for each one of those contests and averaging just 3.7 points. Injuries have taken their toll on Warren the past few years, and the player who once averaged close to 20 points per game over a three-season span is long gone. That also describes his time in Minnesota. 

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