Rubio, Timberwolves a playoff team?

Originally Published: September 19, 2013
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

Ricky Rubio thinks the offseason moves made by the Minnesota Timberwolves can turn them into a playoff team for the first time since 2004, even in a loaded Western Conference.

After going 31-51 last season, and missing the postseason by a country mile, the Timberwolves are looking to make grand steps forward under new general manager Milt Newton.

They will count on a fully healthy Kevin Love -- who played only 18 games due to a broken hand in 2012-13 -- as well as improvements from ...

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