Wolves Updates 1/8

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.
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.
Previews of tonight’s game against the Heat:
Click here for the forum’s game thread.  
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.

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