Despite KG's best efforts, it looks like another year, another one-and-out for the troubled Wolves. If they're lucky.
Fresh from their first decent season and fronted by a pair of 21st-century superstars, the Timberwolves have gained the league's respect and the fans' enthusiasm. Now comes the hard part.
Whether the 1996-97 Timberwolves will make their perennially promised leap forward depends in large measure on the chemistry between three of the team's key pairings: Kevin McHale and Flip Saunders; Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury; and Tom Gugliotta and
Getting The Point
The Timberwolves--for years the lowliest franchise in professional sports--may see their way out of the wilderness at last. But not this year.