The Timberwolves could be fun to watch this year

Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

No really, we mean it this time.

I have a couple of teams that I quietly and casually root for just because I want to.  The Wizards always disappoint me for some reason or another.  The Warriors are hard to follow on the West coast (I get sleepy late at night, I must be getting old).  The Rockets will be 30% harder to pull for this year with the big goofball manning the middle.  But hey, there's always the Timberwolves.  Now with less Kahn!

The NBA, A-through-Z: Minnesota Timberwolves | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

This is still a team coached by Rick Adelman, to start, which immediately warrants it must-watch status. Then there is the angry return of Love, happy to show Kahn that he was worth that extra year, sick of never making the playoffs. This is countered by the steely Pekovic (who is just entering his prime; if he continues improving at this rate this will be a great contract), and the cheery Rubio. All intertwining in a motion-based offense that welcomes back the athletic Budinger, the (honestly) improving Derrick Williams and a player in Kevin Martin that Adelman did some wonderful, wonderful things with at two different stops.

Timberwolves Player Preview: Derrick Williams - Canis Hoopus

In a way I'm softening a bit toward Williams. He makes too much money, and frankly should be on another team. He is not a guy you want making decisions with the ball very much. But...the way to get better for him is so obvious that I'm beginning to think he might get at least partway there over the next couple of seasons. He has to get better around the rim; it's hard to be that bad and stay that bad.

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