The Minnesota Timberwolves are awful this season.
Al Jefferson is putting up 21.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.89 blocks per game, Randy Foye is contributing 13.2 ppg and 5.6 apg, Mike Miller averages 11.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 4.4 apg, and Ryan Gomes adds 10.4 ppg and 4.2 rpg. Rashad McCants, Kevin Love and Craig Smith add scoring off the bench. Love also adds rebounds.
And there are your Wolves, with 4 wins and 15 losses.
Home fans are starting to express their feelings on the season. Here’s the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Jerry Zgoda) reporting via blog:
The home crowd finally awoke from their boredom and their slumber and turned Minnesota nasty in the fourth quarter of tonight’s 107-84 loss to the Clippers at Target Center: Fans shouted out reminders to Kevin McHale that he once drafted Brandon Roy and O.J. Mayo, and then traded them away. Others stood and cheered in a mocking sort of way when the team, playing without injured Mike Miller and Corey Brewer, rallied from 29 points down to only trail by 20 to an opponent that entered the game with a 3-15 record. Afterward, rookie Kevin Love, who had his third double-double in the last five games with a 13-point, 15-rebound night, said the team with this loss surely has hit “rock bottom.” Let’s hope so. Usually chatty owner Glen Taylor, clearly unhappy, turned me down in a hallway afterward when I asked to talk him, surely knowing I wanted to ask if he planned any management changes. In the team’s locker room, you could look back into the training room and see Kevin McHale hugging both Al Jefferson and Randy Foye, an odd sight indeed.
Things probably won’t get much better this season. Kevin Love should score more as he becomes more comfortable in the league. Other than that, Wolves fans must aim to be entertained, even if the team loses.