About Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves was established in 1989 and struggled initially until mid-nineties. The team then has had some success partly due to drafting Kevin Garnett NBA MVP in 2004. Winning a division title once (now in not existing Midwest Division) and reaching playoffs eight times in a row. Unfortunately the past decade has been more of a rebuilding process and the franchise is still looking for its identity.
They are members of Northwest Division in Western Conference and the team is yet to claim its championship, the only member without one in Northwest division.
The team’s colours are blue, green, silver, black and white and their mascot is a friendly looking wolf, called Crunch the Wolf.
The team is coached by the NBA Coach of the Year 2007, Sam Mitchell who became the team’s head coach in 2015 after spending a year with the franchise as an assistant.
Kevin Garnett, who was part of the Timberwolves success re-joined the team in 2015 after spending eight years in Boston and Brooklyn. In his first year with Celtics he helped them to win NBA championship. Unfortunately despite being Timberwolves all-time leading scorer, his best years are behind him, he can still share his experience as there’s a lot of it, including being named NBA defensive player in 2008, four consecutive years of leading the league in rebounds and many more but to start being a recognised force the franchise needs some youth.
Luckily they have some namely in NBA Rookie of the Year 2015, Andrew Wiggins who was picked with overall number 1 by the Cavaliers and later traded to the Timberwolves, a move, the franchise’s office must be pleased with as this shooting guard/small forward has plenty of potential to explode on offensive side of the basketball craft.
To support Wiggins the team has Ricky Rubio, a Spanish point guard who became the first player born in 1990s to play in a Euroleague game. He joined the Timberwolves in 2011 and since then he’s been slowly developing into a well-rounded player being able to score and assist his teammates to do so as well as not shying from the dirty work of rebounding and stealing the ball not being a stranger to record triple-doubles several times in his career.
Another bright glimmer of the future lays in Karl- Anthony Towns, a center selected by Minnesota with overall number one pick in 2015 draft, a gold medallist of 2012 Centrobasket for his home country Dominican Republic.