The AP reports:

Al Jefferson and Kevin Love are quality pieces of the foundation, as is Corey Brewer, who showed considerable improvement this year. But that’s not enough.

”We don’t have THE block,” president David Kahn said. ”That one block where you can build everything else around.”

They went 15-67, tying the 1991-92 Timberwolves for the worst record in franchise history. They lost 29 of their final 31 games of the season and played in front of sparse crowds that became more disillusioned as the year passed.

Now it’s time to find out if taking those lumps all season long was worth it.

”Now, it’s very hard to say we’re going to get that guy this summer, and I hope we can. … But somehow, some way over the next certain amount of time we’ve got to find our great player,” Kahn said.