The New Jersey Nets’ 0-15 start might be distracting the attention of NBA fans across the country, but fans in this area are well aware of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 1-14 start.
The perception of this year’s Wolves team has changed a lot since that season-opening, buzzer-beating victory against – who else? – New Jersey nearly a month ago. Since then, the Wolves have lost 14 consecutive games, making their 1-14 start the worst in franchise history through 15 games.
Is this the worst Wolves team in history? Could this be the worst team in NBA history?
I doubt the Wolves will break the NBA record for fewest victories, which is nine. And I don’t think this is the worst Wolves team either.
They’re still missing one of their best players in Kevin Love, who should be back on the court in a few weeks. And while their defense is absolutely deplorable at times, I can’t imagine this team at the end of the year is going to finish with a worse record than some of those teams in the early 1990s (the pre-Kevin Garnett era).