Keys to the Wolf Den: Players of the Future, or Short-Term Plans?

December 16th, 2009 by Matthew Hayden Leave a reply »
The Minnesota Timberwolves are clearly a better team than they were last season; it just so happens that the NBA as a whole is better as well.

Due to the misfortunes of injuries, a 4-21 record isn't a great indicator of how good the Wolves are.

Three of their four wins have come against playoff teams, the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets, both division rivals.

Even now, the NBA TV crew has finally started to realize the Wolves are a team that is not to be overlooked with Kevin Love back in the starting lineup.

But enough about the team as a whole, the discussion of the long-term success commonly comes to mind when you think about the Minnesota Timberwolves.

One would have to ask just who is going to be a Wolf for the long term?

When it comes to rebuilding, a team is constantly adding new players and assets, so it's imperative that you bring fresh legs in, a complete contradiction to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

In the Wolves case, it's broke, so get a new one.

Let's look at the roster:

PG—Jonny Flynn/Ramon Sessions/Jason Hart

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