T-Wolves Pre-Season Schedule… Team Turmoil?

Not too much happening on a daily basis in the world of the Minnesota Timberwolves these days.  We got the new uniforms yesterday.  Not earth-shattering, but clearly better than they were before.  The terrible green trees and the whacked out neckline had to go.  Now it would be cool if we could get some alternate black ones, or something.

But here’s our pre-season schedule, as its about the only news to update this morning.  8 games, only 2 of which are at Target Center.  We play in London and Paris.  Not sure why Stern would want to subject foreigners to our team, as foreigners in Minnesota don’t even want to watch the Wolves play.

Oct. 4: vs. L.A. Lakers, 02 Arena, London, 2 p.m.
Oct. 6: vs. N.Y. Knicks, Palais Omnisports, Paris, 1 p.m.
Oct. 12: vs. Denver (at Target Center), 7 p.m.
Oct. 13: at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Oct. 15: vs. Detroit, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y., 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: vs. Milwaukee, Sioux Falls, S.D., 6 p.m.
Oct. 19: vs. Indiana (at Target Center), 7 p.m.
Oct. 22: at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m.
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Lastly, yesterday 93 ESPN panelists voted the Wolves as the 2010-2011 NBA “Team Turmoil”… the squad that will have the most problems in the 2010-11 season. 
The Wolves were first with 14 votes, the Cavs and Hornets tied for second with 13 apeice, the Nuggets were fourth with 10 votes, and the Knicks fifth with 7 votes.  And that’s all the space I’ll devote to that report, because it’s ignorant and lazy.  I get that the Wolves suck, but for what reason(s) will we have “turmoil.”  This is just stupid.  I will say to read Ben Polk’s analysis, as it is great and amusingly completely contradicts the entire point of the ranking.
As Pants said in the TWB Forum: “It is so typical for the media to pick a team that every expects to be bad as one fraught with turmoil. The real teams that melt down are the ones that expect to be good but suck.”  Couldn’t have said it better myself.

I  hope we win 30+ games this season just to shut all the haters up (National media mostly.)  Who cares if it hurts our draft position. We never win the lottery anyways…

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