Setting the stage:
First, let me clarify a technicality. Due to the cancellation of the game in Mexico City against the San Antonio Spurs, the number of each game is off by one game, relative to adding up the wins and losses for the Wolves to this point in the season. When we get to the Spurs game on April 8th, we will be calling that “Game 20”. Please just agree that this is “fair”. Why? Because I want to leverage this week’s preview as a place to rant about how the Wolves are looking “halfway through the season”. Let’s pretend that we aren’t 49% of the way there and are at 50%. Sound good? Thanks!
This past week included two bad losses to the Kings and Raptors. The Wolves salvaged the week with a blowout victory against the Jazz on Saturday, but remain below .500 for the season – 19-21, now sitting in the 11th position of the Western Conference. The team is 3.5 games behind Phoenix for the 8 seed in the Conference, with the Grizzlies and Nuggets also ahead of them. Let’s agree that this is an underperforming group right now, despite the few injuries that the team has endured. [Read more...]