Wow, I hope you watched that game on ESPN because it describes my Timberwolves fandom in a nutshell - the heartbreak, the massive deficits - and yet...DARKO TIME?!, actual defense, Rubio finding the stroke on the free throws, Rubio making it when it counted the most, Rick Adelman drawing up a game winning play with 1.5 on the clock, Wayne Ellington's screen, Love's stepback 3 with nothing on the clock and you can play as many Kia ads as you want, but Blake Griffin (who probably should have gotten called for the foul on Love to let him shoot free throws for the win except for a bailout call on the timeout - speaking of horrendous, biased officiating...but I digress) but THIS year, somehow, they actually WIN this game, first 3 game win streak since before I became a season ticket holder and just ONE game under .500. Is there any reason the Wolves can't get the #8 slot? If they ever get all these injured folks back together - well, I still don't know about Beasley, but with Barea, Webster, dare I say BRAD MILLER?, we got us a team here, and although I've loved this team since I started seriously investing in tickets, I love them so much more when there are wins to go with it.
In short: OHHHH YEAAAAAAAHHH #TWOLVES WIIIIIIIIIINNNNN
30 teams makes sense anyway, regardless of where you go. But Charlotte is the logical choice. The only other contenders you might be able to consider would be San Diego, Las Vegas, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, Columbus....man I'm streching it here.