In case you missed last night’s Minnesota Timberwolves game, what is wrong with you?!?!?!?!?!
No, seriously, you can’t be blamed if you did. The Wolves faced the Orlando Magic in the second game of back-to-back games in the state of Florida.
On Tuesday, Dwyane Wade handed MinnesotaÂ a 32-point loss in Miami. Orlando’s a great team – maybe the best team in the East – but it can’t get worse than losing by 32, can it?
With this Wolves team, it can, and it did. The Magic scored 78 first-half points en route to a 42-point drubbing of Minnesota last night. It was the worst loss in Timberwolves’ history. And coming on Friday isÂ matchup with the undefeated Atlanta Hawks (5-0). Yikes!
One quick glance at the Wolves roster reveals a whole lot of forgettable players and, once again, the lack of a dominant, go-to scorer. That’s largely the Wolves’ fault, but some really poor luck in the NBA draft lottery can be blamed too.
But the draft lottery isn’t solely to blame. Look at a team like the Milwaukee Bucks. They didn’t exactly take Brandon Jennings with a really high pick (it was No. 10 overall), and he looks like he’ll be a stud.
I see a pretty good player in Kevin Love, a solid backup-yet-is-a-starter-on-the-Wolves guy in Luke Ridnour. There’s some hope for Wesley Johnson. Michael Beasley has been pretty good but can improve. But a playoff team really needs about nine guys it can send to the floor and trust. This team has four, and that’s probably optimistic.
Twenty wins looks like a good goal for this squad.