The Timberwolves once again will be lottery bound, most likely getting a top five pick in the draft.
The good news? They still have Kevin Love, their first all-star since Kevin Garnett and a rebounding extraordinaire. They also still have Michael Beasley, who has the ability to drop 30 at any given time.
The bad news? Those two players still can’t play defence.
That being said, the Wolves did everything in their power to make their team better, but no one was biting. They shipped out Corey Brewer to clear the log jam in their backcourt and now have a big expiring contract in Eddy Curry that will come off the books at year’s end.
What the Wolves need to do is develop rookie Wesley Johnson, who had a solid game at all-star weekend, and get Jonny Flynn back into game shape, if nothing else but to build his trade stock.
The Wolves are still waiting for their saviour in Ricky Rubio to come over from Europe. Until then, they have a few pieces to work with, as well as that lottery pick that will help bring them back to respectability.