Timberwolves 2015-16 Schedule: Top Games, Championship Odds, Record Predictions

August 12th, 2015 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

 The Minnesota Timberwolves are mired in the NBA's longest postseason drought (11 years and counting), but the future is starting to look bright thanks to an influx of young talent.  

Andrew Wiggins took home 2014-15 Rookie of the Year honors after going on a post-All-Star break tear, and 2015 No. 1 overall pick Karl-Anthony Towns is in the fold to help the bouncy Canadian swingman usher in a new era.    

Kevin Garnett's mentorship of the Timberwolves' young guns will add another compelling layer of intrigue to Minnesota's developmental campaign, but the spotlight will ultimately shine on the top picks in the last two drafts. 

Towns may not be an instant-impact contributor right away, but his upside is worth salivating over, as head coach Flip Saunders told reporters following the draft, according to the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman: 

Like most young players, what you have to do is keep working to get stronger as you keep maturing. I mean he’s only 19 years old, which basically the top three kids in the draft are all 19. The one guy who doesn’t have to worry about s ...

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