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Towns: 'We're gonna jump in that hunt sooner than later'

The Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs since 2004.

It's been 13 years since the Timberwolves have made the playoffs, so there's no shame is taking this quote from Karl-Anthony Towns with a grain of salt.

"Yeah, we’re coming soon," Towns told USA Today's For The Win. "The Timberwolves are not a team to just forget about. We’re gonna jump in that hunt sooner than later. I don’t wanna hear people say they never knew we were an NBA team. They knew us from the get."

NBA evaluators thought Tom Thibodeau would bring a boost in the win column in his first year with the Wolves like he did with the Bulls, taking Chicago from 41 wins to 62 in 2010-11. That wasn't the case in Minnesota, which went from 29 wins under Sam Mitchell in 2015-16 to 31 wins under Thibodeau.

SB Nation, back in March, likened the 2017-18 Timberwolves to the Utah Jazz of the last couple years.

"Their path looks like it may follow that of the Utah Jazz: from the playoff fringe to a solid mid-pack team in a year or two. It'll be interesting to see how Thibodeau attacks the offseason as a personnel guy."

Thibodeau will be judged considerably over the next 45 days. He's in charge of the No. 7 pick in next week's NBA Draft and of the approach the Wolves take in free agency in July.

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