MINNEAPOLIS -- For every source of excitement, a cautionary qualifier.
The Minnesota Timberwolves returners' learned the hard way last year how easily optimism can crumble in a heap of frustration. Injury after injury after injury derailed whatever plans they had of returning the franchise to mid-2000s form and eventually helped run president of basketball operations David Kahn out of town.
Led by the new man in charge, Minnesota mainstay Flip Saunders, the organization addressed many a personnel need this offseason. It got deeper, bigger and more capable of shooting 3-pointers.
But no matter how many bodies are in the fold, they aren't worth much if they don't remain able.
"I really think that this team can be very good," small forward Chase Budinger said Friday following a pre-training camp workout with several of his teammates.
Then comes the caveat: "As long as we stay healthy. That's the biggest question mark that we've always had the last couple years here."
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