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NBA Power Rankings: SB Nation Has Minnesota Timberwolves In Top Ten

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus.

The NBA Season is underway and teams have accrued anywhere from seven to ten games or so. This, of course, means that it's time for the weekly NBA power rankings to start rolling out. Some early constants should include the Miami Heat at the very top or in the top two, and the Washington Wizards at the very bottom or in the bottom two. It's also possible you might see the New Jersey Nets at the bottom with their 2-7 record, or perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder up on top with their 8-2 mark.

But it might be a little bit surprising to find the MInnesota Timberwolves in the top ten, as SB Nation has in their first NBA power rankings of the season:

8. I don't care how many times you lose to the Cavaliers. If you end two long losing streaks to the Mavericks and Spurs and punk a team -- even the Wiz -- by 20 on the road in an early Sunday game -- the definition of a "flu-like symptoms" game in most cities, you get a big ol' totally important NBA Power Rankings boost.

That's right, coming in just below the Indiana Pacers and just above the San Antonio Spurs, the Timberwolves are the only team in the top ten with a losing record. Sitting at 3-5, they could be on the up-and-up with some quality wins as the explanation iterates, but it's still surprising to see them up there. You won't find them complaining, though.

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at

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