No Turner In Minnesota? Not so Fast as Wolves Have Major Trade Assets

May 19th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
Once again the NBA's draft lottery unsurprisingly did the Minnesota Timberwolves no favors last night. For the 7th time in the team's 13 years in the lottery they fell lower than the projected spot they earned by having such a dubious record.

Initially I laughed because it wouldn't be so funny if it weren't so sad. The NBA doesn't give a damn about Minnesota and clearly never wants them to win.

By continuing the stupid lottery process, Minnesota joins a handful of teams like the Golden State Warriors, L.A. Clippers, Indiana Pacers, and Memphis Grizzlies, among others, that are never allowed to get better because they never get the luck they need to quit having to do this.

The NBA is worse than any of the four major sports—save for the NFL to which this isn't appicable—but with no real, structured minor league system, front office personnel are smaller, drafts are shorter, prospects are fewer, and thus, the need to hit it big each year in the draft is all the more important.

Sure, they have the D-League but that's a joke. The NBA is all about 6 markets: L.A., San Antonio, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, and Houston.

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