NBA power rankings 2013: Timberwolves in middle of the pack

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Timberwolves remain near .500 and in the middle of most NBA power rankings.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are the healthiest they've been all season, but are struggling to improve their record and remain in the middle of the pack in NBA power rankings from around the web. Minnesota is 14-13, but has not won back-to-back games since mid-December.

The Timberwolves come in at No. 15 in Marc Stein's power rankings at ESPN. In John Hollinger's power ranking system at ESPN, Minnesota received its highest ranking at No. 12. John Schuhmann of NBA.com ranks the Timberwolves 13th and makes a point about their inconsistency. Schuhmann points out that Minnesota's starting front court combined for just 17 points against the Rockets on Dec. 26, but three days later it combined for 71 points against the Suns. In Kurt Helin's power rankings at Pro Basketball Talk, the Timberwolves received their lowest ranking, coming in at No. 16.

Overall that gives Minnesota an average power ranking of 14. With division road games on Wednesday and Thursday, the Timberwolves have a chance to set themselves apart from the pack this week.

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