The Minnesota Timberwolves are having the best-worst win streak

D'Angelo Russell could be poised for a big season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
D'Angelo Russell could be poised for a big season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves, in a season where virtually nothing has gone their way, has finally found some footing, winning four consecutive games.

In doing so, the Timberwolves have somewhat taken a hit in terms of possibly retaining their first-round pick through the lottery this coming offseason. After being the worst team in the league for the majority of the season (by record), Minnesota has clawed their way out of the bottom-3, and currently have a 36.6-percent chance of getting a top-3 draft selection if the season were to end today.

The Timberwolves are showing all kinds of development over the course of the past-four games, though. And the reduction in odds might be worth what the team has shown during their run.

Minnesota has endured yet another painful season, although it might be mitigated (at least some) by a possible Anthony Edwards-Rookie of the Year award this offseason. The Timberwolves are fun to watch, currently. Head coach Chris Finch is showing that he was hired for a reason, even though there was some skepticism at the time he took over.

The Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz twice on this four-game winning streak, as well as the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.

And in a year where the Warriors might be selecting with the Timberwolves’ draft selection, that win certainly felt really good for the players.

And it is not as if winning these games loses much for Minnesota. The team only had a 40-ish-percent chance to retain their pick before, so finishing in the 4-6 range isn’t totally unfavorable. Both the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls moved up significantly in the lottery last year (Chicago from seven to four and Charlotte from eight to three).

The Timberwolves would love to be able to hold on to their draft pick – especially because it would likely yield one of Cade Cunningham, Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, or Jalen Green.

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That said, going on a win-streak to end the season on a high note in a scenario which the team isn’t likely to retain their draft pick anyways? It’s not that bad…