By: Dan Slaubaugh
Simply put, it's been way too long since the Minnesota Timberwolves played competitive basketball. However, with the addition of Jimmy Butler, many Wolves fans, and NBA fans alike, agree that this might be the year the thirteen-season drought is finally broken, and the Minnesota Timberwolves return to the NBA Playoffs.
Today, the regular season was announced, giving fans a better idea of what it will take for that infamous streak to end next April. The schedule can be found here.
Minnesota's schedule includes 25 nationally-televised games -- nine on ESPN, eight on NBATV, seven on TNT, and one on ABC.
Here are some other key takeaways from the Timberwolves' 2017-18 slate:
There's plenty more to take in from the Timberwolves schedule. In case you missed the link above, here it is again. Overall, it appears the Timberwolves have cemented themselves as a "team to watch" throughout the NBA.
Being an entertaining team is great and all, but it won't be long before the Wolves start earning respect for winning as well.