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NBA Power Rankings: NBA.com Continues The Trend

Ah, now this is more along the lines of what I was expecting. NBA.com has their new Power Rankings available, and they have the team with the second-fewest wins in the NBA in the second-lowest spot on the board, placing the Timberwolves at number 29 out of 30 teams.

Rather than focus completely on Kevin Love, NBA.com has another Timberwolf whose performance they feel merits highlighting.

Kevin Love has four 20-20 performances in his last five games and will tie Moses Malone's streak of 51 straight double-doubles with one against the Mavs on Monday. But it's time again to say "Free Anthony Tolliver," who is somehow a plus-12 on a team that's been outscored by 375 points this season.

I would have to agree with the NBA.com folks on this one. Tolliver deserves a lot more time than he's getting, but whose expense are those minutes going to come at? I would like to have faith that Kurt Rambis could get it figured out, but then I remember that he's Kurt Rambis, and that I'm not sure if he even knows what his team's rotation is going to be from one night to the next.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.