Skip to main content

Wolves staring down a chance to put the NBA on notice

"We feel like we can beat anybody as long as we do what we do." – Andrew Wiggins
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Believe it or not, the Timberwolves are good.

Through 10 games, their record of 7 wins and 3 losses is their best start to a season since winning 9 of 10 to begin the 2001-02 season. What’s more is that this is just the seventh time in franchise history they’ve had a winning record after 10 games.

  • 2017: 7-3
  • 2013: 6-4
  • 2004: 6-4
  • 2001: 9-1
  • 2000: 6-4
  • 1998: 8-2
  • 1997: 6-4

Do the math: In 29 seasons as an NBA franchise, they've been .500 or worse after 10 games 22 times.

If the Wolves win their next game, the entire NBA is going to take notice.

We're talking about Wednesday’s matchup with the defending champion Golden State Warriors – a chance to make a statement and show the world that they’re among the best in the West.

Wolves-Warriors. Oracle Arena. National TV. Star power galore: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Jimmy Butler and Jeff Teague against Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green.

"We feel like we can beat anybody as long as we do what we do," Wiggins told GoMN's Declan Goff after Sunday's win over the Hornets. 

"It'd be a huge win," Teague told GoMN. "They're the defending champs, a great team - best team in the NBA. It's going to be a challenge. They play really well at home. If you want to be a good team you gotta go up against those guys, so we'll see where we're at." 

According to Karl-Anthony Towns, it's just another game. 

Win or lose, Minnesota is sitting on an opportunity to let the entire NBA know they're for real. 

Next Up

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.

ambulance

18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

thomas beach, bde maka ska - lake calhoun

3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.

Hockeyland1

'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

ATV

Man, 79, killed in ATV rollover near Faribault

The man was declared dead at the scene.

minneapolis police

Woman fighting for her life after shooting in Minneapolis

The woman was shot only about a half-hour after a 14-year-old suffered critical injuries in an apparent accidental discharge.

prior lake high school

Two students face discipline over racist messages at Prior Lake High School

Families and students were largely uncooperative with the investigation.

Sharon and Herb Vasser

Cause of Hopkins house explosion that killed couple revealed

Sharon and Herb Vassar were killed in the explosion. Herb built the home back in 1962.

Arrows on target

Charges: Minnesota camp counselor fired arrows at kids, injuring boy

An 8-year-old boy was shot in the arm with an arrow.

North Shore Mayor Chris Swanson.

Two Harbors votes overwhelmingly to recall Mayor Chris Swanson

The mayor had been scrutinized for several things leading up to the vote Tuesday.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 8.43.50 AM

Suspected gunman at large after homicide near Albert Lea

The 32-year-old suspect was last seen in a 2004 white Ford F-150 with Minnesota license number EUZ-057.

Related

ESPN puts Wolves on 4th-best record in the NBA

50+ wins and a top-four seed in the West might be in store for the Wolves.

The Wolves' chances in the NBA Draft Lottery

Minnesota has about a one in five chance to land in the top three of the NBA Draft.

The Wolves' chances in the NBA Draft Lottery

Minnesota has about a one in five chance to land in the top three of the NBA Draft.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves getting hot could put NBA Draft Lottery chances at risk

There's a big difference between finishing with the third-worst record and the sixth-worst record.

D'Angelo Russell

NBA insiders: Wolves chances of getting D'Angelo Russell are real

Long time Wolves writer Zach Harper joined a Twin Cities radio station this week.

49101088526_c080f9dacf_o

Down 6 players, Wolves give NBA-leading Bucks a fight

It was a good battle, but the Bucks came out on top.

2 days from free agency: Rubio trade coming? Wolves 'love' Lowry?

Imagine a big four with Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.