Still doubting the Timberwolves? Vegas isn't.
According to BetOnline, oddsmakers have put the Wolves' over/under win total for next season at 46.5. That's tied with Oklahoma City for the sixth-highest win total forecast in the NBA.
- Golden State - 67.5
- Cleveland - 56.5
- Houston - 55.5
- San Antonio - 55.5
- Toronto - 47.5
- Minnesota - 46.5
- Oklahoma City - 46.5
No team is expected to make a bigger jump than Minnesota based on last year's win total of 31.
Boston isn't listed because their total is current unavailable. It's likely that they'll be in the 50+ category considering they're the defending No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and they've added All-Star Gordon Hayward.
BetOnline also has the Wolves sixth in it's early 2018 NBA Championship odds.
The last team to win the NBA Finals a year after missing the playoffs was the 2008 Boston Celtics. Prior to the '08 Celtics, it hadn't been done since the Philadelphia 76ers in 1977.