and bracing ourselves for the games to come.
Minnesota has played only the 24th toughest schedule thus far among the 30 teams — and that’s before they get Cleveland at home on Friday. After that, however, the opposition is enhanced, and will pose a special challenge for the team’s defense....
Minnesota hasn’t played that many potent, high-efficiency offenses, opponents whose talent can overwhelm this conservative style of play. In fact, thanks to the luck of the schedule draw, the Wolves have already played seven of their 17 games against the merely seven teams who are less efficient than they are on offense. Their record in those games is 6-1, with the only blemish being a last-second loss to Charlotte.
Britt covers a lot of ground today, including a lengthy response to SnP's post on Pek. Worth the click. [link]