25. Minnesota Timberwolves

Record: 1 - 3
Last Week's Rank: 29
Last Week's Results: L vs. Oklahoma City, 104-100 (Mon); L @ Milwaukee, 98-95 (Tue); L vs. Miami, 103-101 (Fri)
This Week: @ San Antonio, Monday (1/2); vs. Memphis, Wednesday (1/4); vs. Cleveland, Friday (1/6)

Oh, Minnesota. You're a League Pass must already, what with Ricky Rubio's elfin point guard magic, Kevin Love's impressive versatility (20 rebounds and five treys? OK!) and Michael Beasley's equally impressive volatility. But that 1-3 record simply won't do. Then again, you beat the defending champs (although, who hasn't?) and your three losses have been by a combined nine points. So we'll keep watching. —Russ Bengtson