Timberwolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly felt the team needed another impact player to get to the next level, he told Michael Rand of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on a podcast.
“We’re trying to redefine how the league views us. We knew we gave up a lot, but the hardest thing to find is elite talent and elite ‘happy’ talent is even harder to find,” Connelly said.
“It won’t be easy or seamless. I’m sure there will be some clunky moments initially. But we felt like we took a huge step forward with the acquisition of Rudy.”