Keys to the Wolf Den: Living in the "Twin Cities" and Free Agents

Timber WolfAnalyst IIJanuary 8, 2010

The state of Minnesota's biggest cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul— are called the "Twin Cities."

Who's Minneapolis and who's St. Paul?

Well in my opinion it does not matter, because Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are arguably in the top three frontcourts in the NBA.


Because not only do they compliment each other on the court and off the court, but it shows up on the stat sheet.

Al Jefferson's Stat Line: 17.6 PPG, 9.10 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.1 BPG, 0.8 SPG

Kevin Love's Stat Line: 15.5 PPG, 12.50 RPG, 2.9 APG, 0.4 BPG, 1.1 SPG

Combined: 33.1 PPG, 21.6 RPG, 4.0 APG, 1.5 BPG, 1.9 SPG

That's absolutely crazy, and that is directly comparable to elite frontcourts in the NBA. But it was their last game that truly was impressive, and opened my eyes to the Wolves' future.

Al Jefferson's Stat Line: 23 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, and one block on 12-18 from the field.

Kevin Love's Stat Line: 26 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, and one block on 6-12 from the field.

Combined: 49 points, 30 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks on 18-30 from the field.

Ok, I know the two blocks are not impressive at all, but everything else is incredibly impressive.

What does this mean?

Well it means the Wolves will always have some firepower and that Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are going to be hell for other teams.

When you consider that, with injuries, Al Jefferson and Kevin Love have only played in 50 games give or take, the chemistry that the "Twin Cities" have is incredible. A full season together with numbers like these, and the willingness for free agents to sign with Minnesota will increase, which will be great.

Does it start with these two cities and work its way out? Possibly, and with Jonny Flynn, Wayne Ellington, and Corey Brewer the Wolves have a great nucleus to add too.