Another wasted year
Call it another year of bad luck, injuries, etc (so far at least) but bottom line is this franchise is 23-48 since Ricky Rubio's knee injury March of last year and it's currently "going through the motions" mode now.
Derrick Williams, in his second year, has no Kevin Love standing in his way and has topped 18 points
in a game only one time this season. He's a complete non factor and is shooting roughly 40% from the field and his coach wants nothing to do with him. The number 2 pick in the draft has played 19.0 minutes per game since Thanksgiving. Mickael Gelabale came off the street last month and is averaging 19.1 minutes per game at small forward and Chris Johnson also came off the street last month and is averaging 15.0 minutes per game at center.
The injuries to this team have been atrocious.
Kevin Love breaks his hand working out to start this season and has missed 27 games so far and counting.
Ricky Rubio shreds his knee in his rookie season (lost year for the team) and now in his second season it has been a lost year for him attempting to get back to strength which he does not fully have yet (possible lost year again).
Chase Budinger was traded here in the offseason with a three-year NBA history being injury-free. He lasted 6 games to start the season before tearing his meniscus in his left knee and has missed the entire year so far and counting.
JJ Barea was signed here last year and missed 25 games last season with msc. leg injuries and this season so far has missed 7 games with injuries.
Nikola Pekovic has been here three seasons. He missed 17 games his rookie season, 19 games last season, and this season before the all star break has missed 7.
Malcom Lee, drafted in the 2nd round in 2011 and still given an unusual guaranteed rookie contract, played in only 19 games his rookie season after tearing his left meniscus in camp, and played in only 16 games this year after being shut down for the year with hip/knee injuries.
Josh Howard was signed off the street in November and played for one month before tearing his ACL and is out for the season and was cut.
Brandon Roy was a long shot gamble but one the team though would have a probability of working. He signs with the Wolves in the summer and lasted 5 games because of his knees and is likely to never play in the NBA again.
And Rick Adelman has had to take personal leaves.
I really don't know what the answer is, and I also know things could be far worse. But it's just the Twilight Zone for this franchise and if things do not pick up heavily in the near future here we are looking at a ninth straight season
.400 or under.