Although they are one of the youngest teams in the NBA (founded in 1989 as part of an NBA expansion), the Minnesota Timberwolves has had an interesting history so far. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference and began playing their home games between the Metrodome and the Met Center during their inaugural season, then moving to the Target Center in 1990.In 1995, the Timberwolves drafted Kevin Garnett, who quickly became the team icon and helped to lead the team to a division title in 2004. After Garnett departed to the Celtics in 2007, the team struggled until they acquired Kevin Love in 2010. After patiently waiting, Spanish guard Ricky Rubio joined the team and helped form a dynamic duo with his pin point passing.
Minnesota chose to rebuild the team through the draft and in 2013 the team traded the 9th overall pick Trey Burke for Shabazz Muhammad (14th pick) and Gorgui Dieng (21st pick) in the first round. On August 23, 2014, the Timberwolves sent Kevin Love to the Cavaliers in return for 2 number 1 picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, and Thaddeus Young. With the 2014 pick, the Timberwolves selected high flyer Zach LaVine who later that year went on to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
2015 was another eventful year with the selection of Karl-Anthony Towns with their #1 pick, acquiring Tyus Jones through a trade and the return of Kevin Garnett to the team. On October 25, 2015, Head Coach Flip Saunders died at age 60 after losing his battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
This young talented team is showing signs of rounding into a contender spurred on with the veteran leadership of Keven Garnett, Andre Miller and Tayshaun Prince. The T-Wolves play a fast paced, high flying style of basketball that is exciting to watch live. Buy your Minnesota Timberwolves tickets now to see them!