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NBA Power Rankings 2012: Timberwolves Wins Move Them Up To 19th

The Minnesota Timberwolves might not have the best record in the league but Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio along with coach Rick Adelmen have taken the Wolves to much higher ground than anyone predicted before this season began. Tom Ziller's SB Nation NBA Power Rankings seem to be impressed by the recent showing of form from the squad.

19. Minnesota Timberwolves 7-9 W: SAC, DET, LAC; L: UTA Canis Hoopus
Even if Rick Adelman doesn't win Coach of the Year -- Ty Corbin, Doug Collins and Nate McMillan are right up there -- he deserves some sort of honor for getting this club to nearly .500.

The team being .500 would certainly be a feat only a year after they finished 17-65 and in the basement of the Western Conference. The team even being included in playoff discussions after the first few weeks of the season should give them some

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