The Minnesota Timberwolves are an American Basketball team competing in the Western Conference Northwest Division of the NBA. The Wolves, as the Minnesota Timberwolves are commonly known, were founded in 1989 and play their home games at the Target Center. Timberwolves have never won the Championship or the Conference Title.
As is the case with most of the expansion team, the Wolves struggled in their early years in the NBA. In the 1995 draft, the Wolves picked Kevin Garnett as their first pick and KG went on to have a very good career at the Wolves. Minnesota Timberwolves made their first playoff appearance in 1996-97, where they lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round. This was followed by 7 Playoff appearances in as many seasons and the Wolves reached the Conference Finals for the first time in their history in 2004. After a closely contested Conference Finals series ,the Timberwolves lost to the Lakers. The wolves suffered one of the worst streak without Playoff appearances from 2004-17, and the Playoff appearance in 2017-18 ended the 13-season long streak. Some of the prominent players to have played for the Minnesota Timberwolves include Kevin Garnett, Kevin Love, Al Jefferson etc.
Minnesota Timberwolves Record - Last 10 Seasons
|Season||Division Finish||Conference Finish||Record||Playoffs|
|2016-17||3rd||7th||43-39||Lost First Round|
|2015-16||2nd||7th||42-40||Lost First Round|
|2014-15||2nd||5th||55-27||Lost Conf Semifinals|
|2013-14||3rd||7th||50-32||Lost First Round|
|2012-13||2nd||5th||56-26||Lost Conf Finals|
|2011-12||2nd||4th||41-25||Lost First Round|
|2010-11||3rd||8th||46-36||Lost Conf Semifinals|
Minnesota Timberwolves Roster