Apr. 12, 2018
The Timberwolves Making the Playoffs is My Greatest Personal Accomplishment
My Wolves have finally done it. After 14 years of watching awful to mediocre-at-best basketball, I have finally seen what I thought I might never see again: the Timberwolves making the playoffs.
The Wolves haven't made a playoff appearance since the Kevin Garnett days all the way back in 2004. There's literally an entire generation of Minnesota sports fans that have never seen their team play postseason basketball. I have to say, those 14 years did really suck. But it feels damn good to see this team finally make it to the playoffs.
Now the Wolves certainly didn't quite meet expectations this year, but a lot of the team's struggles can be blamed on a late season knee injury to Jimmy Butler and a few young Western Conference teams getting hot at the right time. The Wolves have the eight-seed and will play the team with the best record in the NBA, the Houston Rockets, in the first round. This is a tough matchup, and the Rockets are obviously heavy favorites. But this Minnesota team isn't any typical eight-seed.
Not many 47-win teams fall as low as the eight-seed. Not many eight-seeds are 2 wins away from being the three-seed. Not many eight-seeds have two dominant NBA All-Stars. One thing is for certain, these Wolves won't be an easy out for Rockets or any team for that matter.
Regardless of what happens in the postseason, I can say I am pretty damn proud of what these guys have accomplished. I know some guys could have played better this year and Thibs could've maybe coached a little differently, but that can be reviewed in the offseason. For right now, Wolves fans should just enjoy this. There's tons of excitement in Wolves territory from the Twin Cities to the Dakotas.
THE WOLVES ARE FINALLY IN THE PLAYOFFS! ALL EYES NORTH!