I have went over New York and Sacramento, so now it's time for Minnesota!
This team is has probably been the most active team all summer, and they have proved that being active in trades doesn't always turn out a good thing. The Minnesota Timberwolves have to have had the worst offseason of the summer.
First they draft Ricky Rubio, which was a good selection from then, and followin that pick they obtain Jonny Flynn, when they oviously could have gotten Stephen Curry and Demar DeRozan, both who are capable of playing the SG position effectively alongside Rubio. Wayne Ellington was a good pick up later in the draft, but he is more of a shooting specialist ready to come off the bench. Curry made the most sense since he could also replace Rubio if he decided to stay in Europe for another year or to. And now things seem to be bad in Minnesota.
Their only bright spot is the PF/C combination with Al Jefferson and Kevin Love, which is are good big men to build your organization around. I'm sure Kurt Rambis will find a way to get this team at least a dozen wins next year, probably more.
And despite all the movement, their roster seems nowhere close to being complete. First off, they need to cut PG Chucky Atkins and C Mark Blount right away. They oviously won't help it will save them some money.
The next trade will help both teams, and it involves trading PF Darius Songalia for SG Martell Webster. This will give Minnesota the SG they need to help right now and Portland gets the veteran PF that has been a need for them since the start of the offseason. After this trade, they need to find a backup for Al Jefferson (I don't know why they traded Etan Thomas away?). PF/C Mikki Moore would be a good temporary fit. Also, the addition of G Bobby Jackson would help with the development of Jonny Flynn and be there untill Ricky Rubio decides to come over.
(Kevin Love has nobody the high-five anymore.)
After these minor moves, the roster could be complete for this season, but it will be nothing like the future lineup. I can picture Jefferson, Love, Gomes, Brewer, Ellington, Webster, Rubio, and Flynn, along with a free agent big man and 1st Round Draft Pick Willie Warren. They could be a very successful team in the upcoming future if they play their cards right. But another possibilty would be drafting a big man and signing SG Joe Johnson to match with Al Jefferson. This team would be then very dangerous.
Looking to next season, the depth chart should look something like this next season:
C - Al Jefferson, Mikki Moore
PF - Kevin Love, Brian Cardinal, Oleksiy Pecherov
SF - Ryan Gomes, Corey Brewer
SG - Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington, Damien Wilkins
PG - Jonny Flynn, Bobby Jackson, Bobby Brown