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Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are an NBA franchise formed in 1989 who play their home games at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. The one-time expansion club has suffered through a futile history over the years. Their luck changed briefly during Kevin Garnett's heyday, when KG won the league's MVP in 2004, while leading the team to their only Western Conference Finals (where they eventually lost to the former Minnesota NBA franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers). The Wolves then traded Garnett, the organization's only legitimate superstar, to the Boston Celtics in 2007, and have languished in mediocrity ever since. The team has been plagued by both disastrous draft picks, poor trades, and bad luck -- infamously never moving up a place in the history of the draft lottery -- but with the emergence of Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio and some talented role players, all coached under the steady tutelage of Rick Adelman, the Wolves might have things heading in the right direction in the future.