There's really nowhere to go but up after you finish 15-67.
At least that's what Minnesota Timberwolves fans have been telling themselves.
In addition to that, it doesn't look as if the T-Wolves will be in the running to offer any sort of enticing options to any big name free agents this offseason.
To be perfectly honest they don't have a whole lot to offer.
They went 15-67 last year.
They play in Minnesota.
Ricky Rubio is still a year away.
This team in general is still a few years away.
Minnesota's best bet is to continue re-building toward the future around a young core of players that features Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer and Flynn/Rubio next year.
The jury is going to be out on recent draft pick Wes Johnson who could be a solid player in this league but his age (23) and lack of real productivity has some worried about his future as a star.
What the Wolves can hope for is the addition of one solid mid-level player this offseason and hopefully put together a young group of talent that can eventually grow into at least a competitive squad.
They won't be going after the Boshes, the LeBrons, or the Wades of this free agency but they could be eligible to seek out a mid-level veteran to help build around the young talent already in place.
Al Jefferson has already been an All-Star in this league and Kevin Love is one of the best passing big men in the game already.
Throw in Rubio possibly still coming over next year and the upside of Corey Brewer and there might be some hope for the future up in 'Sota.
On other other hand, this team still only won 15 games last year so let's not get ahead of ourselves in saying there is much hope at all.
Here are 5 players who could realistically wind up playing next year in Minnesota.