“Growing Pains” – NBA Quarterly Report

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Show me that smile again.
Don’t waste another minute on your cryin’.
We’re nowhere near the end.
The best is ready to begin.

As much as I’d like to echo the sentiments of that 80’s sitcom theme song above, the 3-18 start by the Minnesota Timberwolves indicates that "the best" is anything but "ready to begin". Through this first quarter of a season, the T-Wolves have managed to meet even the most pessimistic of expectations.  I knew that pegging the Wolves for the 8th seed as I did in my NBA Season Preview was very "homer-ish" on my part, but I never imagined 3-18.  Normally, I like to reserve my DeROK.Net Timberwolves spots for my more  inspirational articles, but so far, there’s been very little to wax poetic about this year.  So I’ve decided to make this NBA Quarterly Report a more straight-forward and analytical piece.  I’m going to glean whatever positives I can from the first twenty one games and take a look at what they mean for our future. Hopefully by the end I’ll have been able to talk myself, and you as well, into the idea that we’ll be "sharin’ the laughter and love" in the not-too-distant future.

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Derek Hanson

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Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson founded the Bloguin Network and TWolves Blog. He is one of the original Timberwolves fans, hailing back to 1989.