After drafting Kevin Garnett, the Wolves were a playoff mainstay for years. Unfortunately, they weren’t very familiar with the second round. Acutally, they weren’t familiar at all. Things would change quite quickly however, upon trading for dynamic backcourt mates Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell. With Cassell’s steady floor game and Spree’s effortless slashing, the trio vaulted Minnesota to the league’s best record. Garnett, in continuing his all around brilliance, was named MVP. Their first round struggles became a distant memory, but their path towards a championship was obstructed by injuries that led to their demise in the Western Conference Finals. The team would break up just a year later, leaving many to wonder what could have been.  

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