Is this the worst team ever? I don’t think so, but that’s little consolation for what’s definitely the worst team in the league today. And I say that with as much reverence as one can muster for such a damning statement. This is a group of generally hard working and respectable players. I’ve seen them practicing to improve their perceived flaws before games and I’ve seen their humility after an upset victory. This team wants to win and should definitely have more than four so far. Their collective talent and will kept them competitive with some of the leagues elite early in the season, however they continually succumbed to fourth quarter pressures that fans hoped were learning experiences for a young crew.
10,000 Takes has launched "The Why? Campaign", a movement whose purpose is to get Wolves owner Glen Taylor to explain why Kevin McHale is in charge of rebuilding the team.
The Wolves' eight-game losing streak is their longest in a single season since dropping eight in a row in Dec. 1999. The Wolves haven't held a lead since going ahead 8-7 early against Portland on Wednesday. They've gone more than 139 minutes of game time without leading. During their losing streak, they've trailed 315:45 out of 384 total minutes.
The all-time worst 82 game season belongs to the 1972 - 73 Philadelphia 76ers at 9 -73.
Long time NBA writer Steve Aschburner, who currently writes for SI.com, does not believe the Timberwolves will break that infamous record.
"It's hard to win that few and particularly now because the Timberwolves may end up winning games in April, simply because the other team isn't so driven to win them,"
according to Aschburner.
according to Aschburner.
ESPN is updating a page throughout the season which compares the Wolves record with the Sixers' league worst season.
I'll give Kevin McHale all the stick in the world, I called him the worst GM in the NBA last summer and meant it, but I don't understand for a second how Peter May thinks McHale "caved" in signing off on the deal that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston.
The Wolves move up to #29 in ESPN's power rankings.
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The Timberwolves (4-29) are on pace to finish with a winning percentage below that of the 1991-92 team's .183, the all-time lowest winning percentage among Minnesota professional sports franchises in a regular season. Even two straight victories would keep the Wolves on their ignominious pace.