The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are a member of the Western Conference Northwest Division of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Timberwolves were founded in 1989 and joined the NBA as an expansion team in 1989. The team has made the playoffs several times but has yet to advance past the first round. Some of the notable players who have played for the Timberwolves include Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins.