17. Minnesota Timberwolves

Record: 17- 17
Last Week's Rank: 19
Last Week's Results: L @ Denver 101-103, (Mon); W vs. Utah 100-98, (Wed)
This Week: @ LA Clippers, Tuesday (2/28); @ LA Lakers, Wednesday (2/29); @ Phoenix, Thursday (3/1); @ Portland, Saturday (3/3)

The good news is that the Timberwolves are still at .500, after splitting a pair of in-division games before the break. And 25 and 14 guy Kevin Love comes back to the squad as an All-Star Game winner AND the newest three-point champ. One would assume the victories would give him some more confidence — which they may need, as their next four are on the road, including both Staples stops and the division rival Blazers. —Russ Bengtson