Basketball betting fans saw the Wolves get worse last year after winning only 24 games in 2008-09 as the team has reached rock bottom with low online basketball betting prospects.
Minnesota finished just 15-67 straight up last year while covering 37 games against the spread.
With an average of 25 wins per year the past 5 years the Wolves have become something of a laughingstock and as a result opened as a +20000 long shot at Sports-Gambling to win the 2011 NBA title.
Second year had coach Kurt Rambis wrote off last year as a complete cleanout season and said that this would actually be the first real year of a rebuilding project that could take quite some time.
The Wolves are still trying to recover from the pro basketball betting debacle that was the Kevin McHale era, in which numerous personnel and coaching mistakes were made that the Wolves are still paying for.
About the only two familiar names with fans and handicappers remaining with Minnesota would be Kevin Love and Corey Brewer. In their biggest offseason move of the summer the Wolves acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Miami Heat.
Al Jefferson, Minnesota’s leading scorer last year, was dealt to Utah for two first round draft picks and center Kosta Koufos.
Center Darko Milicic arrived from New York and was signed to an extension as Minnesota is encouraged about his long term ability to be a basketball sports betting asset. Nikola Pekovic has arrived after two years in Greece to further bolster up the Minnesota lineup of “bigs.”
Love is a 2 year forward out of UCLA that finished 2nd on the team in scoring with 14.0 points per game while having a far and away team best 658 rebounds last year.
Brewer is a 3 year pro out of Florida and played primarily as a shooting guard last year and averaged 13.0 points per game.
Guard Jonny Flynn had a solid rookie season last year out of Syracuse and has the makings of a true basketball betting asset as he averaged 13.5 points per game last year.
The Western Conference is too tough to expect a Minnesota playoff berth this year but the Wolves could bring better than expected value.