The Minnesota Timberwolves is one of the few teams that have always had their eyes on the future.

With rising stars, former Rookie of the Year awardees and number one picks Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony Towns at the helm; a very bright future is ahead for this organization.

Although the 2016-2017 NBA season has not been as productive as they would have hoped for, having a record of 31-51 and having been out of the playoffs since the 2003-2004 NBA season. The front office and the fans have always had their faith on the young core

Offseason moves

The Timberwolves’ front office has been very busy this offseason.

They have continued to add more talent and depth to their lineup as they get ready for the 2017-2018 NBA season.

The first big move the Timberwolves’ front office made was when they traded away their veteran Point Guard Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz for a protected future first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Timberwolves then filled the void of Rubio’s departure by signing Jeff Teague, who is an upgrade to their backcourt who has struggled at times to produce from the three point line during the past season.

The move was then followed by a great signing when they got Taj Gibson, an excellent defensive big man.

Looking for depth, they signed Jamal Crawford, a former Sixth Man of the Year who can still contribute great numbers off the bench.

Speeding the process up

Rather than waiting for Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony Towns to develop into perennial superstars.

The front office decided to speed the process up by sending Zach Lavine, Kris Dunn and the seventh overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the 16th pick that was later used to pick up Creighton center Justin Patton.

These moves indicated that the Timberwolves is not going to wait around for powerhouses like Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to decline. Instead, they showed the league that they are ready to win now

Lastly, there is no question that the Minnesota Timberwolves has the talent to make a deep playoff run and even challenge the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference.

But they still need to add more depth to their lineup to allow them to compete against high caliber playoff teams.

This makes re-signing Shabazz Muhammad, who has been with the organization for four years, a very important move for the Timberwolves.

Muhammad has played in 78 games last season and averaged 9.9 pts, 2.8 rebs, and 0.4 ast while shooting 48.2% on the field, 33.8% 3pt, and 77.4 % FT.

If the Timberwolves' front office manages to get this deal done, Shabazz Muhammad would be a great addition to the team that they have built so far.