The best hoops writer in town can finally dust off some positive adjectives. That’s because the Timberwolves—owners of the worst winning percentage in NBA history—just made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. Writing for City Pages, the Rake, Sports Illustrated, and MinnPost, Robson has applied his razor-sharp analysis and deep basketball knowledge to our perpetually inept hometown squad since the ’90s. He’s the rare sportswriter who’ll get T-Wolves/CP boss Glen Taylor to open up, yet he pulls zero punches. Last year, Robson took a job with the Athletic, the booming, subscription-based sports news website whose co-founder told the New York Times he hopes “[local newspapers] continuously bleed until we are the last ones standing.” While we don’t wish for that, we do wish Robson the best at his new gig.