In 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the first overall pick out of the University of Kansas. Just a few weeks later, he was involved in a three team trade that would send him to the Minnesota Timberwolves. That season, Wiggins was one of the loan bright spots in what ended up being a long season for the Timberwolves who finished just 16-66. Wiggins averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2 assists and would go on to win rookie of the year. After a solid rookie season, many people thought Wiggins would continue to progress into an NBA all-star within the next few years. However, that has NOT been the case. Continue Reading!
In 2016, the Minnesota Timberwolves were slated to become the next young team to burst on to the scene. The core of Towns, Lavine, Wiggins, and Dunn were projected to become a dynasty in just a few seasons. This destiny, however, never came to fruition because of a series of impatient moves orchestrated by the current front office. Read Part One Here!
By Dastan Haghnazari
Despite Butler’s injury late in the season, Minnesota still found a way to sneak into the playoffs with a close win over Denver for the eight seed in the West. Being the eight seed, the Timberwolves had to play against the Houston Rockets (this year’s best team) in the first round. Minnesota was able to pull out one win out of their five game series against Houston, a somewhat impressive feat for such a young team. Read Full Article Here!