No matter your level of fandom, you must understand that the 2013-14 edition of the Minnesota Timberwolves must be treated as its own entity.
Throw all of the stained memories and scarred images of Ricky Davis, Mark Madsen and Darko Milicic out the window from seasons past. Disregard all of the torn ACLs and broken hands of the last year or two. This season will prove to be a breath of fresh air for the casuals and the die-hards of a long-suffering fan base.
There are a handful of things that each fan should know going into this campaign that will make even the most pessimistic of Wolves fans ready to buy into this season.
This season is sure to have its fair share of bumps along the way. That just comes with the territory of being a Timberwolves fan, but here are five reasons why this year should provide more peaks than valleys.
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