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Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves Statistics Overview

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the NBA in 1989 and play their home games at the Target Center. They are a member of the Western Conference and the Northwest Division. The Timberwolves have never won the NBA Championship or Western Conference Title but won the Northwest Division in 2004. The franchise has qualified for the playoffs on eight occasions and has an overall record of 802-1200. The Denver Nuggets are their biggest rivals.

Conference: Western
Division: Northwest
Established: 1989
Arena: Target Center
NBA Championships: 0
Conference Titles: 0
Division Titles: 1 (2004)
Playoff Appearances: 8 (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Overall Record: 802-1200
Biggest Rivals: Denver Nuggets
Head Coach: Flip Saunders
General Manager: Milt Newton
Legenday Players: Kevin Garnett, Sam Mitchell, Doug West

Last Four NBA Seasons

2013-14: 40-42
2012-13: 31-51
2011-12: 26-40
2010-11: 17-65

2014/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Odds

To Win the NBA Championship: +7500
To Win the Western Conference: -

2013/2014 Betting Statistics

Against the spread: 39-43
Over vs Under: 41-39

Minnesota Timberwolves Betting History

The Minnesota Timberwolves play in one of the most competitive divisions in the NBA. Divisional competitors include the OKC Thunder, Denver Nuggets, and Portland Trail Blazers, making it hard for the Wolves to progress through to the playoffs, even with a successful season.

The Minnesota Timberwolves were a fairly poor betting proposition during the 2013/2014 NBA schedule, beating the spread in just 47.56% of their matches. Online Sportsbooks appeared to have the Over/Under points market well set for Minnesota Timberwolves games with neither option a particularly strong winning betting option (there was only a margin of 2 games).

You can bet on every Minnesota Timberwolves game during the NBA season at any of the leading online sportsbooks featured at the side of this page. Make sure you get the best possible Minnesota Timberwolves odds by using one of our recommended sportsbooks.



2014/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Roster


NO.
Name
POS
Age
HT
WT
College
2014/2015 Salary
11
Jose Juan Barea
PG
30
6-0
178
Northeastern
$4,519,500
13
Corey Brewer
SF
28
6-9
185
Florida
$4,702,500
10
Chase Budinger
SF
26
6-7
209
Arizona
$5,000,000
5
Gorgui Dieng
C
24
7-0
238
Louisville
$1,413,480
8
Zach LaVine
SG
19
6-5
180
UCLA
$1,713,200
42
Kevin Love
PF
25
6-10
243
UCLA
$15,719,063
23
Kevin Martin
SG
31
6-7
197
Western Carolina
$6,792,500
12
Luc Mbah a Moute
F
27
6-8
230
UCLA
$4,382,576
15
Shabazz Muhammed
SG
21
6-6
222
UCLA
$1,971,960
14
Nikola Pekovic
C
28
6-11
285
-
$12,100,000
9
Ricky Rubio
PG
23
6-4
185
-
$5,070,686
1
Alexey Shved
SG
25
6-6
187
-
$3,198,723
32
Ronny Turiaf
C
31
6-10
241
Gonzago
$1,600,000

Homepage: http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Timberwolves

2014/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule

Minnesota Timberwolves open their 2014-15 season against the Memphis Grizzlies on October 29 and its home opener at Target Center is a day later against the Detroit Pistons. Minnesota will play 19 back-to-backs: nine away-away, seven away-home, two home-away and one home-home. This is on par with the 20 back-to-backs the Wolves had last year. The Wolves will play 52 games against Western Conference and 30 games versus Eastern Conference opponents. Minnesota is a sports crazy market and the atmosphere at Timberwolves games make Minnesota Timberwolves tickets highly sort after.

Minnesota Timberwolves History

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the NBA in 1989. The franchise struggled in its early years in the NBA and failed to have a winning season until 1998. The Timberwolves fortunes changed when they drafted Kevin Garnett in the 1995 NBA draft. Garnett immediately became the franchise's star player and led the team to their first playoff appearance in 1997. The Minnesota Timberwolves qualified for the playoffs in eight straight seasons and made their deepest playoff run in 2004 when they lost to star studded Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007 and the Timberwolves have struggled ever since. Minnesota has recruited well over the past couple of years and will be hoping they can win enough games during the 2014/2015 NBA season to qualify for the playoffs once again.

Minnesota Timberwolves Star Player: Kevin Love

Kevin Love was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Love had a strong rookie season and was selected in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Love's sophomore season was plagued by injury but he was still able to finish the season with the most rebounds per game. Love's game went to the next level during the 2010/2011 NBA season - making his NBA All-Star game debut, winning the NBA most improved player award and finishing the season as rebounding champion. Love was named as an NBA All-Star for the third time in 2014, as well as making the All-NBA Second Team. At just twenty-five Love is already the leading rebounder in the NBA and will be hoping to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to their first playoffs appearance since 2004.

Minnesota Timberwolves Star From the Past: Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 1995 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Garnett had an immediate impact on the franchise and became the first star player in their short history. Garnett led the Timberwolves to the playoffs every season from 1997 to 2004 and became a regular selection for the NBA All-Star game. Garnett had his best season for Minnesota in 2004 when he led the team to the Western Conference Finals and won the NBA MVP Award. The Timberwolves struggled during from 2004 to 2007 and Garnett appeared frustrated to remain at the franchise. In 2007 Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics for several players, future draft picks and an undisclosed cash figure. Garnett still leads the Timberwolves in games played, points scored, rebounds, assists, steal and blocks.

Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach: Flip Saunders

In June 2014, Flip Saunders was named as the Minnesota Timberwolves' head coach, marking his return to the franchise for a second coaching stint. He previously coached the wolves for 10 years from 1995-2005. He guided the Timberwolves. with difficulty, to their first-ever playoff berth in the 1996-97 season, his first full season as an NBA head coach, and to a franchise-record 50 victories in 1999-2000 which was duplicated in 2001-2002. During his time away from the wolves, Saunders has been coaching with the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards. Under Saunders, the Pistons set a new franchise record for wins during the regular season, finishing with a 64-18 record. Many fans are excited for Saunders' return, hoping he can lift the team back to its former glory, and there will be a lot of pressure on the coach to immediately perform.

Minnesota Timberwolves Schedule - NBA 2014/15

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