Happy Halloween, Timberwolves Fans!
As the Minnesota Timberwolves come off a nail-biting win in overtime on the road, let’s take stock of what’s working and what needs work. It’s time for some Timberwolves trick-or-treating.
When it came time for trick-or-treating last year, the Timberwolves sat at 0-2. We had lost to a mediocre Memphis Grizzlies team and a Sacramento Kings team that most of us forgot about over the course of the season. After seven games, last year’s squad was 2-5, and the season never really picked up after that.
This year, Timberwolves fans are finding themselves in a much different frame of mind. After the first seven games of this season, one thing is clear: the 2017-18 Timberwolves are playing like a different team than the 2016-17 squad.
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Seven games in, we find ourselves sitting at 4-3 on the season. Moreover, three of our four wins have come against 2016-17 playoff teams. Sure, maybe our wins have been a little too close for comfort. But the fact of the matter is that we are winning games we would have blown a year ago.
Despite a few snags, it’s starting to look like this year’s Timberwolves are for real.
With that in mind, let’s look at some of the biggest takeaways from the Wolves’ first seven games with a Halloween-inspired game of ‘trick’ or ‘treat.’