You absolutely stole the best player (by far) in the draft in Noel. MCW is going to be a cornerstone of the franchise and Kazemi looks like a nice player. The thing that makes me shake my head in complete disbelief though is the 1st round pick you got from a truly terrible team for next year's draft. You know, the draft that's supposed to be light year's better than this one.
Completely breaking down the team and starting over from scratch as much as possible is exactly what I thought you needed to do. Screw Andrew Bynum. I wouldn't take him for anything over 4 or 5 million. Seriously! He's always hurt and a terrible teammate from what I can tell. 16+ million was an complete joke!. Getting rid of Doug Collins is a godsend as well.
What I really like about your team, which is the most important part of any franchise is your GM looks very impressive with his decisions so far. That should really give you guys hope for the future.
The main reason for writing this is as a Timberwolves fan I am looking for at least a second team to root for as our draft's potential was completely blown out of the water. Our new GM is even worse than the last and I see little hope of fielding a quality team within the next couple of years. Saunders has made and will surely continue to make every wrong move possible. Honestly, he's already made a move or 2 I didn't think was even possible, all in only a couple of months.
I used to love DR J and the 6rs were my team as a kid so...
I'll continue rooting for the Wolves and they will definitely be a good team next year with Love and Rubio but after they blow that I see our GM continuing to get fleeced by every other GM out there.
As a Wolves fan I can tell you that tanking a season really sucks but if you have confidence in the guy running the show it can be an exciting time.