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Love Sets Double-Double Record in 95-81 Loss To New Orleans

We'll have more on Kevin Love's double-double streak in the next day or so, but I wanted to site the post-game recap from Canis Hoopus, because Stop-n-Pop pretty much perfectly summarizes what many Wolves fans have got to be feeling right now.

The Wolves foul in the penalty. They have no chemistry.  They make fundamental mistakes.  They turn the ball over at an alarming clip.  They run ridiculous rotations in an insane system.  There is nothing to cheer about for this team except Crunch's birthday and awesome 1/2 time show where he destroyed the Phoenix Gorilla.  The double-double streak is a cruel joke at this point; no better than last year's consecutive 3-pointer-run by Corey Brewer.  It's crazy.  The games blend into one another just like another double-double.  They're meaningless and indistinguishable.  They're led by a guy who doesn't know what he's doing.

David Kahn has said that the Timberwolves are "done rebuilding." Well, if that's the case, then this team needs to find themselves another architect, because the one they currently have is awful.

Ponder this for a second. . .in the NBA standings for this season, the Timberwolves have the second-worst record in the NBA. The team that has the worst record in the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers, set a record for the longest losing streak in league history this year when they dropped twenty-six consecutive games. Between November 30 and February 9, the Cavaliers had a record of 1-36. They won one game in the month of December, and none in the month of January.

The Minnesota Timberwolves only have two more victories than the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2010-2011 season. Minnesota is currently 13-46. Cleveland is 11-47. There's a chance that, by the end of this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves could end up with a worse record than a team that had a stretch where they went 1-36.

Minnesota basketball fans deserve better than David Kahn and Kurt Rambis. Sadly, I'm not sure if anyone knows whether or not Glen Taylor gives enough of a damn about this team any more to do anything about it.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.