The Timberwolves began the 1991-92 campaign with an up-tempo offensive philosophy, but an opening-night blizzard proved a fitting omen for the season to come. As the city of Minneapolis experienced its all-time heaviest one-day snowfall (24 inches in 24 hours), the Wolves were getting snowed under on the court. They lost nine of their first 10 games.
Nine games into the season, second-year forward Gerald Glass and third-year guard Doug West, a second-round pick in the 1989 NBA Draft, replaced veterans Tyrone Corbin and Tony Campbell in the starting lineup. Corbin was then traded to Utah for Thurl Bailey, a 6-11 forward who would score the 10,000th point of his career during the season.
Luc Longley, a 7-2 rookie center who was the seventh overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft, became the first Australian to play in the NBA when he clocked four minutes at Dallas on November 30.
Minnesota's defense did figure in one NBA record during season. On Dec. 27, Golden State guard Tim Hardaway set a dubious league mark when he went 0-for-17 from the field against the Wolves.
January started well, as the Timberwolves won three of their first six games. Then everything went downhill as Minnesota stumbled through a 10-game losing streak. The season continued to unravel. From Feb. 29 to March 29 the Timberwolves lost 16 straight, including a 112-86 drubbing by the Sacramento Kings. In March the Timberwolves struggled through the worst month in franchise history, going 1-15. Injuries plagued the team, which was neither strong nor deep to begin with. Gerald Glass, Tod Murphy, Felton Spencer, Randy Breuer, Tom Garrick and Tony Campbell all spent time on the sidelines.
After the record losses, the Wolves put together a modest three-game winning streak, the team's longest in two years. The club's final 15-67 record remains the worst in its history. Tony Campbell again led Minnesota in scoring, but with only 16.8 points per game. Doug West set what was then a franchise record for field-goal accuracy with a .518 percentage.