Timberwolves Power Rankings Roundup: Week 10
Below is a graph of where the Timberwolves have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Timberwolves this week:
Timberwolves ranked 22nd - "The fact that the Wolves were one of 10 teams scheduled to play on Christmas Day -- for the first time in franchise history -- tells you everything you need to know about the sort of expectations outsiders had for this team coming into the season. Going on to lose the game is hardly heinous, knowing that a road date in Oklahoma City is no gimme, but Friday's home loss to Sacramento still stings, given that the Wolves wasted Zach LaVine's first 40-point game. If only it helped in the standings when we hear that the Wolves are the first team in NBA history to feature three players under the age of 22 (LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins) to each post a 40-point game in one season."
Timberwolves ranked 26th - "Here's a question: What are the Wolves good at? Offense? They're 17th in effective field goal percentage. They just have very little to hang their hat on as positives in a sea of negativity."
Timberwolves ranked 25th - "Karl-Anthony Towns carried a 10-game double-double streak into Christmas, and the Timberwolves had some cool black and green jerseys, but the Timberwolves are still not good yet."
Timberwolves ranked 23rd - "The Wolves won two straight games for the first time and actually allowed less than a point per possession over a four-game stretch. But they blew an opportunity to put themselves in the playoff conversation when they blew another fourth-quarter lead against the Kings on Friday. Tom Thibodeau isn't running away from his reputation of a coach who doesn't give his stars much rest. He was using an eight-man rotation (sorry, Cole Aldrich) for a few games before dusting off Jordan Hill in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns rank first, third and 15th in minutes per game."
Timberwolves ranked 27th - "Karl-Anthony Towns is a snail getting back in transition defense. He seems slow to recognize and doesn’t explode with his first step, nor does he run hard much of the time — Steven Adams torched him all game on Christmas on national television. It was just hustle. The Timberwolves picked up a couple of wins last week and started to show promise, but then fell to the Kings and Thunder, and everything feels like it took a step back."