Contenders Profile: T-Wolves

The Wolves could ask Kevin Love to be more of a distributor this season. Noah Graham/Getty Images

Editor's note: This is the final installment of a 12-part series profiling six Eastern Conference teams and six Western Conference teams that could knock off the Miami Heat. Today we look at the Minnesota Timberwolves.


While Minnesota's final record (26-40) might not show it, the 2011-12 season offered a glimpse of possible good times ahead for a franchise that hasn't made the playoffs since 2004 or had a winning record since '05.

The foundation is starting to take shape, however, and the T-Wolves have a number of things working in their favor.