MINNEAPOLIS -- In 2015, the Timberwolves and Lynx unveiled a new practice facility that NBA commissioner Adam Silver deemed at that time to be the “gold standard” in pro basketball. Minnesota hopes to achieve something similar for its new pro gaming team.

The team will play video game NBA 2K against teams sponsored by other NBA franchises. Minnesota, Atlanta, Brooklyn and the Los Angeles Lakers are joining the 2K league in time for its second season, bringing the total number of teams to 21.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Timberwolves unveiled practice facility plans for T-Wolves gaming, which will compete in its inaugural season in the NBA 2K gaming league in April. The T-Wolves gaming logo — designed by Rodney Richardson, who also designed the Timberwolves, Lynx and Iowa Wolves logos — also was revealed.

The cost of the new facility wasn’t publicly disclosed, but the roughly 3,000-square feet facility will be “far superior to anything else that exists in the NBA 2K league,” Timberwolves and Lynx Chief Strategy Officer Ted Johnson said.

The facility will be located on the skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square and will include a kitchen, bathrooms and work spaces. There will be two other primary spaces — one for things such as conferences and strategy sessions, and the other for training. The latter will house practices, which spectators will be able to watch from the public skyway area.

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“[It] is sort of in a fishbowl environment,” Johnson said. “It’s a great way to educate fans. They get to look in and see what’s going on.”

Johnson noted Minnesota likely would have entered the league in time for the first season if it didn’t have several other major projects going on within the organization. Johnson said the organization feels “good” about the time and resources its put into its new gaming team.

“When you decide to get into something like this, you want to get into it the right way,” Johnson said. “You want to be 100 percent and you want to be committed. That’s really important to us.”

T-Wolves Gaming coach and general manager Shawn Vilvens said that commitment is obvious when looking at the team’s new logo and renderings of the new practice facility, which Johnson hopes will be completed in time for the start of the season in April.

“The amount of work that it’s taking to do this, it’s a very reassuring commitment from the organization,” Vilvens said. “When you look at the renderings of the space, it’s top of the line. It’s really going to set the bar for the rest of the league as far as practice facilities available to the players.”

Johnson said the expectation for the new facility was to set T-Wolves gaming apart from the rest of the league “in how we approach and how we prepare our players and resources that we provide this team to compete.”

Vilvens said if the new facility doesn’t get the team — which currently features two players, with the roster to be rounded out in the March draft — ready to train, “you don’t have a pulse.”

“Just the impression of walking into something like this alone should want to make players want to do it,” Vilvens said. “And if not, they’re probably not the players that we want. When you see the kind of investment and commitment that’s been made here, that’s inspiring and motivation in itself.”