Keys to the Wolf Den: Positives from the Minnesota Timberwolves Season

Timber WolfAnalyst IIMarch 19, 2010

PHOENIX - MARCH 16:  Corey Brewer #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves slam dunks the ball over Robin Lopez #15 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 16, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(long sigh...)

Ok, this season is filled with losses, lost effort, horrible defense, and poor offensive execution.

What is there to take positive from this season?

David Kahn, the Minnesota Timberwolves proved one thing, he means what he says.

Although all the offers, David Kahn has kept his word by not trading any of his core players, and using this season to evaluate the players that he has before trading them.

While David Kahn has evaluated his players, I as a Wolves fan/writer has done the same thing, and I've come up with some positive things to take into next season.

First off, the basics:

Lottery pick (1-4), the 17th pick, and the 24th pick for the 2010 NBA draft. The 14th and 16th pick in the second round.

Kevin Love, Corey Brewer and Wayne Ellington all made significant strides.

Cap space.

Nikola Pekovic. Known as possibly the best Euro center is ready to come to the Timberwolves.

Let's get into some detailed positives:

Corey Brewer's dunk over Derek Fisher , and his dunk over Robin Lopez.

Corey Brewer's 33 straight consecutive games with at least one three-point shot and counting.

Wayne Ellington's efficiency. In Oct and Nov, Ellington shot 30 percent from the field, and 26 percent from the three-point line. In February and March, Ellington is shooting 48 percent from the field and close to 60 percent from the three-point line. Wayne Ellington is going to be a sharpshooting role player.

Al Jefferson passing out of the double team, and tying his career high 6 assists in a game.

Jonny Flynn can score the basketball despite his size.

Kevin Love rebounding the basketball with the best in the league and showing the edge to score from anywhere on the court.

Kevin Love's outlet passing has become a signature dish.

Corey Brewer's potential doubled on this season's flashes alone.

Ryan Hollins posterizes Andray Blatche , and everyone else in the league.

Corey Brewer's buzzer beater and this one also, not too shabby .

Darko Millicic showing some insight as to how the Wolves should go in drafting or signing a center.

Victories over the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz away from home.

Did I miss any?

Thanks for reading!

P.S- This team would love Evan Turner and Hassan Whiteside right now.