ESPN: Wolves will be most improved, still miss the playoffs

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This is not what Timberwolves fans want to hear.

ESPN's "Forecast" team, which predicts all things NBA, is forecasting a 10-win improvement for the Timberwolves next season. Ten wins would put the Wolves at 39-43.

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.

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