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I have always prided myself on being the biggest optimist when it comes to my Timberwolves. But for the first time in my long history of following this team, I just don’t have anything good to say.
Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves struggle through “The Void”. [image2]
A Timberwolves season that was so wrought with promise in November, lies in utter shambles in March. Our new point guard, Mike James failed to live up to the lofty expectations placed upon him. Our young rookies, while showing promise, have not proven themselves to be the revitalizing force we had hoped for. Our coach was fired, and then replaced with someone who’s led the Wolves to a worse record. And even Kevin Garnett, though it’s not reflected in the box scores, just hasn’t seemed himself. I think it’s safe to say that ‘06-07 has been one of the most disappointing Wolves seasons ever.
But every team goes through rough patches, right? You can’t win them all. And even if you could, would you want to? After all, unchallenged success gets boring quickly, and it’s in the valleys of life that true character is built. So why can’t us Wolves fans as a collective group just take our licks this year and hope for better days? It’s because this franchise is in a place much darker than any valley ever could be. It’s because the Timberwolves have found themselves firmly entrenched in a position that a colleague of my has coined, “The Void”.