The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost four of their past five games to fall to 3-7 on the season, but they face the New Orleans Hornets tonight looking to break that string. The Hornets have also had their share of struggles in a 3-7 start. New Orleans is one of the best rebounding teams int he league, giving super-rebounder Kevin Love a challenge tonight. Unfortunately, New Orleans rates 28th in scoring at just 81.7 points per game. The fifth ranked defense will also present a challenge for Minnesota.
SB Nation's Canis Hoopus takes a look at Minnesota after a rare two day layoff, specifically the development of Wesley Johnson:
Yet, ten games into Johnson's second NBA season - and six months from his 25th birthday - Johnson has the 9th worst PER in the league and his numbers have declined in nearly every statistical category from his rookie season, which was itself disappointing.