Minnesota Timberwolves Dismiss PBO – Time To Bet The Under?

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves dismissed Gersson Rosas from his position in charge of the team on Wednesday.
  • Rosas, the President of Basketball Operations, was released after completing most of the offseason.
  • Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns was surprised by the news, as he desires organizational stability.

MINNEAPOLIS - The NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves are once again experiencing organizational strife.

President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas, was removed from his position unceremoniously on Wednesday.

The Wolves have not been known for organizational stability in recent years, and this could further alienate players like Karl-Anthony Towns, who have expressed a desire for stability on the organizational front.

In an interview with Vincent Goodwill less than a week before Rosas’ removal, Towns was clear that he wanted a stable organization.

“I’ve been used to it [instability] my whole career, so that is stability,” the Timberwolves star said. “I only know that kind of way. Would be great to have stability and where we’re going with people you’re trying to grow with.”

Towns’ reaction to the news was swift and clear - a tweet, still undeleted, that simply says “wtf…”

How Will The Wolves Respond?

The Wolves was an outside contender for a play-in spot, now that the 10th seed in each conference has a shot at the play-in.

Now, with the Wolves in flux once more, and their star openly desiring an organization that is more stable, it could be time to hit the UNDER on their win totals wager for 2021-2022 NBA season.

Minnesota Timberwolves 2021-2022 Wins O/U

  • OVER 35 Wins -115
  • UNDER 35 Wins -115

At a basic level, the Wolves winning 35 games is not out of the question. However, NBA bettors should be familiar with the fact that they have not reached this total since 2018.

In the COVID-19 shortened 2020-2021 season, the Wolves won 23 games and lost 49. Even if they won all of the 10 games that were removed from the schedule, they still wouldn’t have hit 35 wins.

The 2018-2019 Wolves won 36 games - and that was a team that started the season with Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Derrick Rose, Karl-Anthony Towns and Robert Covington. Granted, this was the season of the famous Jimmy Butler meltdown, but still, this was a far more talented squad than the current Timberwolves.

This is not to say that the 2021-2022 Timberwolves will be devoid of talent. Towns is still there, Anthony Edwards will be in his second year after a very promising rookie campaign, and D’Angelo Russell will hopefully be able to play more than half the season.

Still, to start out the year with a situation like this - the President of Basketball Operations out and the best player on the team disgruntled - is never a good sign, and online sports betting users should be aware of the meltdown potential this team has to implode in the upcoming season even more.