Research Paper On The Minnesota Timberwolves

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Many people do not know that the Minnesota Timberwolves have never won a NBA championship. Well it is true, the Timberwolves are one of the thirteen teams that have never won a championship. With that statistic some people ask the question have they ever even been to the NBA Finals. The answer is no, the Timberwolves have only got to the Conference Finals losing to the L.A Lakers. The Minnesota Timberwolves is a fascinating and interesting franchise with history and many great all time players and is now in its rebuilding era.
As many people do not know, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not the first time in Minnesota. There was two teams before the Timberwolves. Those teams are the Minneapolis Lakers and Rochester Royals. Both teams first season was in 1948-1949. Between the two teams they had 6 NBA Championships while in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Lakers are now …show more content…

Minnesota was also one of the four teams that joined the league that year. Minnesota got their name the “Timberwolves” from a contest in 1989. Minnesota did not have a basketball team from 1969 when there was an ABA team called the Minnesota Pipers to 1989. Harvey Ratner and Marv Wolfenson brought back basketball to the Twin Cities. Both of the men were co-owners and businessmen of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Harvey Ratner died in 2006 and Marv Wolfenson died in 2013.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had a rough start of in their franchise starting with their four of their first five seasons losing more than 60 games, and one season losing over 50 games. Now for some people who do not know a lot about basketball there are 82 games in a season. There is only one good thing with losing so many games, it gets that franchise a higher chance to get a high pick in the draft lottery. Now with those five years of draft picks there were two outstanding players. One of the players was Christian Laettner drafted in 1992, and Kevin Garnett who was drafted in

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