Lovin’ The Timberwolves: How Minnesota Might Actually Be Good Very Soon

January 16th, 2011 by Dan Meadows Leave a reply »
I never really stop and consider the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Honestly, they are pretty much a faceless NBA team that just happens to be there to me.  They've been really bad low these past five or six years, but even before that, they weren't exactly relevant.  The Kevin Garnett years, with that one Sprewell-Cassell led run as an exception, saw the Wolves as first round fodder year after year.  It was big news if they won a single playoff game, let alone a series. Not high on anyone's radar.

Kevin Love has brought a lot of attention their way this season for his absurd rebounding prowess.  He's scoring 20+ a night, too.  He's got a shot to be the league's first 20 point, 15 rebound player in 28 years.  Moses Malone was the last back in the '82-83 season.  Love, who's only 22 years old, has already had his name attached to Malone earlier this season by putting up a 30-30 game on the Knicks.  That's pretty impressive so far for a guy on a team I generally barely acknowledge exists.

Then there's Michael Beasley.  Lost, confused and rundown trying to play sidekick to Dwayne Wade in Miami, losing ...

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