The Golden State Warriors team and their fans are currently the happiest in the entire league, after winning the 2022 NBA Championship behind a sensational all-around performance.
The Warriors deserve all the credit in the world as most of their talent is homegrown and was actually drafted by the franchise.
But the Minnesota Timberwolves certainly deserve some credit for the success of the Warriors.
The cornerstone superstar for the Warriors in their successful run for almost a decade has been Stephen Curry who has truly changed the way that teams play in the league.
Before the Dubs, the Timberwolves had a chance at drafting Steph not once, but twice. The Timberwolves had the 5th and 6th overall picks in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Instead of getting Curry, they drafted Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn who were point guards, but they never even came close to reaching the level of Curry in the NBA.
Moving forward, in the summer of 2014, Kevin Love for Klay Thompson was one of the hottest trade rumors in the NBA. Unfortunately, Klay Thompson was off the table for the Warriors. As a result, the trade fell out.
Lastly, Andrew Wiggins who was acquired by the Timberwolves from the Cavaliers was supposed to be the face of the franchise but that did not work out well.
As a result, the T-Wolves traded him for D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors in 2020. But they also had to give up a first-round pick in addition to Wiggins.
Fast forward to 2022, Wiggins ended up playing a crucial role in helping the Warriors win this season's title.