Timberwolves fans may be forgiven for viewing their favorite franchise as a dystopian hellscape, because it has been.
They may be forgiven for expecting the Timberwolves to move to Ottumwa or Newark, because no one has reason to trust Alex Rodriguez.
But if you watch the 2021 NBA playoffs, and study NBA history, it is just as likely that in the coming years the Timberwolves will be a dangerous playoff team with little chance of imminent relocation.
Let's start with the playoffs. LeBron James got knocked out in the first round. The Lakers, Celtics and Knicks, those coastal-elite glamour franchises, have departed.