A completion of the 11th year of the infamous Minnesota Timberwolves rebuild since 03-04. The Wolves ended their season with 16 wins and 66 losses. Another year plagued by injuries. Another year as the laughing stock of the NBA. But this season was different.
First, this season has inspired me to start this blog. Welcome! I am a long time Timberwolves fan and a basketball junkie. I hope this blog gives Wolves fans hope all around the world.
But seriously, this season brought some much needed hope. In what seems as phase 3 of the now 11 year rebuild, the Wolves have tons of talent and many assets. Andrew Wiggins is the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year and a major bright spot of the future. The best part, is that it seems as if the Wolves have already won the Kevin Love deal as Wiggins averaged more points that K-Love since that is all that really matters (#sarcasm). But Love is injured and will miss the rest of the season and isn’t a sure thing to return to the Cavs. The Wolves dodged a bullet and caught a blessing to say the least.
The rest of the pack (pun intended) looks promising as well. Young Zach LaVine caught the eyes of NBA fans and groupies everywhere All-Star weekend by winning the dunk contest and playing well in the second half of the season. In due time, my love for Zach LaVine will show, but for now I will just say I am excited for his development and think he can be a real star. Then there is Shabazz. Bazzy proved his worth this season before getting injured. His third season will really show what kind of role he will play in his career, will he be a starter or an energy guy? Leading the young pack is the injured but always smiling Rubio. Rubio is also still looking to define himself in the league but I am sure he will be the glue for these guys.
There are many other guys who have promise but to me will likely remain as role players. But what makes things even more exciting is the potential to pair these players with the likes of a top-4 pick in this upcoming draft. Towns, Okafor, or Russell would make the Wolves as exciting as the Clippers with Darius Miles, Q-Rich, and Lamar Odom. That didn’t turn out well, but still, exciting.
I plan on leveraging this blog for discussion of the wolves and all that there is to it. I want to run some analysis, history, predictions, breakdowns, etc. I have a lot to say and am open to many folks’ opinions on these topics.