The Minnesota Timberwolves had more than 15,000 fans at Target Center for their home preseason game. The home opener will be sold out.
There's a buzz surrounding one of the worst teams in the league for the first time in years. New coach Rick Adelman says he senses it, and he wants to live up to the expectations.
Only seven coaches in NBA history have won more games than Adelman. But his latest job figures to be more focused on teaching than winning in the early going.
The Timberwolves once again have one of the league's youngest rosters. But new faces Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams are giving their downtrodden fans hope that better days lie ahead.
The Timberwolves open the season at home on Monday against Oklahoma City.