How many lottery-bound team have as much talent as the Minnesota Timberwolves?
In fact, few playoff teams can match the firepower on Minnesota's roster.
They have what should be an MVP candidate in Kevin Love. Only LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been able to match Love's production this season. The power forward ranks third in the league in total win shares at 13.9 and player efficiency rating (PER) at 27.0.
They have one of the finest in Ricky Rubio, who ranks in the top five in assists and leads the league in total steals. They have a nightly 20-point, 10-rebound threat in center Nikola Pekovic.
Heck, they even have the hottest rookie in the NBA at the moment in Gorgui Dieng.
But none of those factors have come together in the right proportion to lead Minnesota to the playoffs. While the Wolves might finish above .500, they have already guaranteed their NBA-record 10th consecutive trip to the lottery.
Clearly, the Wolves have some work to do over the summer. But this team has a set of questions unlike any other lottery-bound club.
All statistics are courtesy of Basketball-Reference.