Founded as an expansion team in 1989, the Timberwolves struggled until they drafted charismatic superstar-in-themaking Kevin Garnett in 1995. Behind him, the team made eight-straight playoff appearances between 1997 and 2004, when they went all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
The team then suffered a dramatic playoff drought, during which they traded Garnett to Boston in 2007, before finally appearing in the postseason once again this year, thanks to the combined efforts of Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
Floating outside of contention while too good to tank is one of the toughest places to be in the NBA, so Tom Hall considers how some of those middle-of-the-pack teams should progress
As Karl-Anthony Towns is leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to playoff contention, Thomas Lamming takes a dive into the numbers behind the center’s historical season
Can the Minnesota Timberwolves improve internally and make the postseason or will they be one of the key teams to make a move at the trade deadline?