During a day and age where free agency plays such a huge role in shaping the balance of power in the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves remain at a constant disadvantage due to their smaller market of Minneapolis and brutally cold winters.
Players dream of taking their talents to South Beach and not the Mall of America. Super-teams form left and right, leaving most of the league to fend for scraps.
It puts pressure on GM's to make the most of their trades and their draft picks because that has still proven to be the most efficient way to effectively build a winning franchise.
With the T-Wolves' moves this offseason under new GM Flip Saunders, they are bound to make some noise next season. The signings they have made have become something of a revelation to the fans.
Looking back, free agency was never a huge part of this franchise. Building through drafts and trades has been their motif. It would have been much easier to put together a slideshow of failed free agency acquisitions.
But, hey! This is a new era of Timberwolves basketball; one with positivity and playoff expectations.
Despite their tendencies, Minnesota has shown that they are not afraid to lay out some cash when they have to. Here are the best NBA Free Agency signings in team history.