With some talent, and an aggresive front office, we can be the team to watch.
With rumors circulating that Turner may not do what everyone expects him to, and return for his senior year at Ohio State, the Timberwolves need to show him they're serious about turning the franchise into a winner. David Kahn's request for patience is no longer an option. Even the team's owner has made that clear. There is simply no more room for draft day foul ups like Ricky Rubio, and the other two players that also decided to continue playing overseas shows just how far players will go to avoid a trip to the Twin Cities. Put in the simpliest of terms, NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY FOR MINNESOTA!!!! And why should they? KG is a fading memory, Flynn isn't the point guard many of us hoped he would be (yet). Jefferson and Love have no chemistry, and then there's Kahn's ever frustrating request for patience.
That being said, this year is make or break for the Timberwolves. Evan Turner is an awesome player that offers a HUGE upside. That guy must be the top priority of the Timberwolves. Not only will he improve the team, but he'll put butts in the stands.
Along side a few needed trades and a few more strong players drafted, the Timberwolves could be the second coming of the Oklahoma City Thunder. If we relieve ourselves of Jefferson and Rubio, the results could be a shot of adrenline. If Flynn became the teams 6th man (and continues to improve), we'll have a bench to be feared.
Last but not least, Cory Brewer is a new man! Where did this guy come from? And his presence will add depth to the roster.
In summary, don't lose hope. This team could be great with a few major adjustments. I just hope the front office can be ballsy enough to pull it off.
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