What We Learned About Minnesota Timberwolves During Season's First Half

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What We Learned About Minnesota Timberwolves During Season's First Half
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You could ask 100 fans their opinions on this Minnesota Timberwolves season up to the halfway point and get at least 80 different responses. That is how enigmatic and unpredictable the first half has been for the Wolves.

The biggest positive is that the injury bug has apparently taken his talents elsewhere!

(Knocks on wood)...(does rain dance)...

At 19-21 through 40 games, the on-court product has left plenty clamoring for more. After all the years of rebuilding and relentless jokes about drafting 57 point guards in four years, this team is supposed to be the finished product. Finished products, though, aren't supposed to be the 11th seed.

We knew this team was going to score a ton of points and, at times, give up a lot on the other end as well.

What we did not expect was their 0-11 record in games decided by fewer than four points, a stat that seemingly everyone in basketball has become familiar with lately. No team with three 18-plus point per game scorers should ever have that kind of problem down the stretch.

We have learned a handful of things throughout this season full of caveats. Some of these things unquestionably need to change if the Timberwolves are going to fulfill the lofty expectations set for them prior to this year.

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