Minnesota Timberwolves’ Playoff Odds


Playoff team.

Those two words haven’t been associated with the Minnesota Timberwolves since their run to the Western Conference Finals in the 2003-04 season.

But with Kevin Love now signed to a four-year maximum contract extension, the emergence of rookie point guard Ricky Rubio, the promising play of number two overall pick Derrick Williams, and the sheer brilliance of head coach Rick Adelman, considering the Wolves to be at least a fringe playoff team is quite an upgrade over the putrid past seven seasons.

The question needs to be asked, what are the odds this Timberwolves team makes the playoffs THIS season?

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Five Fake Trades for the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a respectable 7-10 start to the 2011-12 NBA season.

Ricky Rubio is showing that he has all the makings to be a superstar point guard. While Kevin Love is having one of the best individual seasons of any player in recent memory.

In watching the Timberwolves, there is an obvious surplus of average to above average players on the wing. And that’s not even factoring in the absence of injured Martell Webster and Malcom Lee.

While the Wolves could be considered a fringe playoff team, there’s a few moves that the Wolves could make to speed up the rebuilding process, and be considered a legitimate playoff team this spring.

Here are five fake trades that the Minnesota Timberwolves could make. [Read more…]