A few days after the Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to let go of general manager David Kahn, the questions have begun on what type of potential replacement Taylor will elect to go with. After the many questionable moves of Kahn’s past have finally blown over, it is time for the Timberwolves to head in a better direction with a different type of GM.
If Taylor is smart, he will be hunting for a guy who is heavily involved in the scouting processes and has ample experience in that area. Kahn seemed to make an absurd amount of moves from the very beginning of his tenure, which initially got the team and fans on board thinking, “this guy must have some crazy master plan.”
It turns out, after all, that Kahn had absolutely no idea what he was doing or where he was going with many of his moves as general manager. As I stated in a previous article, Kahn’s biggest mistakes could have been the passing on Stephen Curry and Paul George and instead electing to draft Johnny Flynn and Wes Johnson.
Combined with so many other questionable trades, Kahn had more than his fair share of questionable moments. Heading into the future now, the Timberwolves must look to find the complete opposite of what they had in Kahn: A patient, wise individual who knows how to find talent and allow his coaching staff to groom them into NBA players.
With an already intact core of Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic — assuming Minnesota brings the big man back — they are in a great position to add talent this offseason and make a run as early as next year or in 2015 with a fairly young and very explosive roster.
If Taylor can find the right guy to replace Kahn and get the ball rolling in the right direction, I see no reason why the Timberwolves will not compete in the Western Conference in the very near future.