I didn't want to click, but then I did anyway on an ESPN.com item detailing what writer Tom Haberstroh considers nine potential NBA "superteams" of the future.
The only reason I did was because I wanted to see where the Timberwolves ranked on the list.
That would be easy enough, right? Ctrl+F search Timberwolves. Nothing. Ah, they must have just called them the Wolves. Ctrl+F search Wolves. Again, nothing. Minnesota? Nothing.
Instead, these nine teams are listed: the Lakers, Spurs, Bulls, Celtics, Suns, 76ers, Nuggets, Bucks and Kings.
Sure, you can make an argument for all nine teams, as the author does. But no Timberwolves? That was truly surprising given they already have three players — Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins — who could blossom quickly into one of the best Big Threes around.
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