In a much-anticipated move, the Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled two of their four new jerseys Thursday morning. The remaining two jerseys will be released at a later date.
Nike, who has taken over jersey operations from Adidas for the 2017-18 season and beyond, has done away with the traditional home and road uniform and has replaced them with four jerseys that can be worn both at home and on the road. Known as the Association, Icon, Athlete’s Mindset, and the Community editions, teams will now be given the opportunity to choose which jersey they wear on any given night with the home team having first dibs.
The Wolves’ Association and Icon edition jerseys feature their new navy blue and “lake” blue colors prominently, which was to be expected, but the total lack of their new “aurora” green is at least a little shocking.
These two jerseys are a definite divergence from previous Wolves’ jerseys iterations. Gone are any signs of sharp angles, incredibly pointy fonts, and, most importantly, trees and in are straight lines and a rather soccer kit-like feel. While the Icon jersey gives off a certain Dallas Mavericks vibe, I think, overall, both jerseys are pretty clear upgrades. They’re not great or iconic by any means, but they could be much worse. I think they’ll grow on me once we see them on the players and as the season progresses.
More photos of the new jerseys can be found here.