For years, you constantly get the short end of the stick. You always come up on the wrong end of things. The good teams never go right, the bad teams are worse than they should be. Nothing goes your way…

But what if one season, it finally does? And what if, even if you can’t win the title, you still have this capacity to create something sustainable which could shake your luck permanently? How do you go about making the most of a year where for once in your Minnesota lives, fate actually smiles on you?

Welcome to the 2017-18 Minnesota Timberwolves.

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