As we’ve noted in this space, Kevin Love is voicing some concern about the direction of his franchise.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard and John Hollinger say that concern is well-founded as they have ranked the Timberwolves dead last in their top 30 list of teams. The duo cites Love as the only bright spot in a messy situation.
30. Minnesota Timberwolves
The more things change: Losing the best player on a 15-win team is no big deal, so bye-bye Al Jefferson. Now, the Wolves’ most talented player, though perhaps not their best, is Michael Beasley, who’s already had a duffle bag’s worth of controversy in his disappointing two-year career. While you hope Beasley can turn it around in Minny, it just doesn’t seem like the place to build a problem child into a professional. Elsewhere on the roster, Luke Ridnour replaces Ramon Sessions. Ho-hum. Both are truly backups.
The more they stay the same: The Timberwolves remain, undisputedly, the worst team and franchise in the league. Since Kevin Garnett left for brighter days in Boston three years ago, the Timberwolves have become a joke. They’re overstocked at point guard, yet all of them are mediocre, and perhaps the best of the bunch (Ricky Rubio) refuses to play for them, choosing instead to remain in Europe. The one bright spot is Kevin Love, but even he’s not bright enough to overcome the darkness covering this club.