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The injuries started immediately and never stopped, keeping the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the playoffs for the ninth straight season. That's the longest active streak in the NBA.
Now they head into another summer of uncertainty. Owner Glen Taylor has yet to say if he will pick up the option on team president David Kahn's contract for next season. Rick Adelman will not decide on coming back as coach next year until doctors assure him that his wife's seizures are under control.
And the Timberwolves will likely have to fight to bring back center Nikola Pekovic, who will be a restricted free agent.
The Timberwolves finished the season 31-51. It's the first time they've won at least 30 games without Kevin Garnett on the roster.
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The second of the Minnesota Timberwolves two first-round picks in the June 27 NBA draft was set in place Friday. If it doesnt move up in the draft lottery, Minnesota will have the No. 9 overall selection by way of its 31-51 regular-season record and will also select 26th, which was Memphis' pick via Houston.
Minnesota will select 26th by virtue of Memphis losing a Friday drawing...
Derrick Williams had 21 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Spurs 108-95 Wednesday night, ending a 16-game losing streak at San Antonio.
Chase Budinger added 15 points and Greg Stiemsma and Ricky Rubio had 12 points apiece for Minnesota, won on the Spurs' home court for the first time since Jan. 14, 2004.
Gary Neal had 17 points, Tim Duncan had 17 points and...
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrei Kirilenko was once an All-Star back in his 2004 season with the Utah Jazz. Then, at the age of 22, Kirilenko was known as a defensive monster on the perimeter as he averaged 16.5 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game.
Fast forward nine years later, Kirilenko now at the age of 31, was only able to score five points, grab...