Sure, every team in the NBA is ready for the start of season to arrive by the time the end of October rolls around. (Well, maybe the Sixers are the exception to this theory. We all know Sam Hinkie gets his biggest thrill out of having a top lottery pick...or having multiple lottery picks....or both.) Don't forget to include the Minnesota Timberwolves on the list of those ready for Opening Night 2014.
They were constantly part of NBA headlines during the offseason. Questions have risen with each decision made and each player added to the roster. There have been countless opinions, viewpoints, and theories concerning Minnesota's strategic approach to the upcoming season...from Flip Saunders taking over the head coaching responsibilities, to trading away the franchise player for young athletic talent with lots to prove. Now, the Timberwolves are just like us and everyone else with some sort of involvement in the league - they are ready to get answers to all of those questions.
It just so happens that the young phenom (Andrew Wiggins), the new acquisitions (Thaddeus Young/Anthony Bennett), the dunk prodigy (Zach LaVine) and one of Marc Gasol's buddies from Team Spain (Ricky Rubio) will make their 2014-15 season debut against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, October 29.
But before both teams' season tip-off game, let's get some valuable insight into what we might expect or anticipate concerning the Minnesota Timberwolves' season from TrueHoop Network's expert writer from A Wolf Among Wolves, Tim Faklis.