Found December 31, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Happy New Year, and welcome to 2013 in the NBA, where Tuesday's games mean as much as Monday's, where win streaks remain and losing streaks linger and today looks about the same as yesterday. The New Year in basketball is little more than semantics, its only value being that the playoffs are one day closer, the season that much more advanced, identities that much more crystallized. Welcome to 2013 in Minnesota, where the 14-13 Timberwolves are closer to relevant than irrelevant, where Kevin Love has been some nights an afterthought, where Andrei Kirilenko might be the team MVP, where game-winning plays are drawn up for a 23-year-old Russian no one had heard of until July. Welcome to the longest current playoff drought in the NBA and the team that wants to end it, a team that has 55 more games to do so. This season for the Timberwolves, though, isn't going quite how anyone imagined. Love and Ricky Rubio were supposed to be the stars. Brandon Roy's knees...
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