This is not what Timberwolves fans want to hear.
And yes, 39 wins isn't going to get any team into the Western Conference playoffs.
The same forecasters predicted the Houston Rockets to make the playoffs as the 8-seed in in the West with a record of 41-41 – meaning the Wolves would finish two games out of contention.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons recently suggested the Wolves are "a lock" to make the playoffs. He also called Karl-Anthony Towns a bonafide top 10 player.