The Minnesota Timberwolves have no where to go but up. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams headline a team that has more hype than the Justin Bieber Christmas album (okay, well, maybe not that much).
However, Minnesota has not turned in to a championship contender, yet. As Dr. Leo Marvin said in What about Bob? it's all about "baby steps."
No analysts are pegging Minnesota to make it to the playoffs. It's a great goal, but the team has many other things it can work on first.
Here's a checklist of things that defines a successful season in Minnesota.