NBA Western Power Rankings Week 4: Warriors make history

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Nov 20, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) dunks teh ball against the Detroit Pistons in the fourth quarter at Target Center. The Pistons win 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

10th: Minnesota Timberwolves (17 points)

By Jose Salviati

Record: 6-8

Record last week: 2-3

The Warriors are as good as they are in part because their core has been together now for four seasons, are still young and amazingly talented.  Of course, as LeBron James recently pointed out, they are also the healthiest team in the NBA. While no one can predict health, the Timberwolves look to be on the same trajectory as the Warriors. They are young and undeniably talented. Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine make for a great foundation. Now it is up to the community to embrace them, the executives to pay them and the basketball health gods to bless them. Given all that this could be the Warriors of the 2018-2019 season.

So far in 2015-2016 the team hasn’t been bad. Early wins against the Chicago Bulls and Hawks on the road provide a hint of the potential of this team. This week wasn’t kind to the Wolves however. The 1-3 week saw them lose to the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons while only managing a win in overtime against the Magic. This may not be the time for these Timberwolves to make noise in the NBA, but if they were a stock I would recommend buying now.

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