The team took out a full-page ad in Monday's Star Tribune sports section, featuring a long open letter to fans that acknowledges the negatives, points to the positives, and spells out the plan for improvement.
Included in the letter are these words: "So will we challenge for the NBA championship this year? Not likely."
As fans of the Timberwolves, we pretty much did not need an ad in the paper to tell us the obvious. Depending on how the team plays this season, we will have a feel of how far away from the playoffs we are. I got us at 5-6 years before we get to be playoff ready.