We recently ran our super early Western Conference Power Rankings and placed the Minnesota Timberwolves in seventh.
Hey, not bad, right? The Timberwolves would finally return to the playoffs — something they haven’t seen since, when, about the first Kevin Garnett era?
But apparently, the seventh seed wasn’t good enough. Some readers felt the Wolves should have been ranked in the 4-6 range. Some wanted them as high as third, above even the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder.
And hey, why not? This is a team that already boasted the likes of young center Karl-Anthony Towns and swingman Andrew Wiggins. Then the Wolves added All-Star wing Jimmy Butler, point guard Jeff Teague, power forward Taj Gibson and the ultimate bench spark plug in shooting guard Jamal Crawford.
Also, Tom Thibodeau is still the coach, and that can only be considered a good thing.
So how high will the Timberwolves rise? Vote here, then let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.