It's been a good couple of weeks for Wolves fans.
To start the season, the Timberwolves are 5-2, and playing a brand of basketball that Wolves fans and NBA League Pass users alike can all enjoy. It's a small sample size, but as far as power rankings were concerned, their 3-0 start was enough to catapult them into the top 5 in most lists.
Their 2-2 performance from past week didn't impact their standing too much in most cases. In fact, they saw their stock rise in some cases, following victories against Dallas and the Lakers, and losses to Cleveland and Golden State.
Here's how the Wolves stack up with the rest of the NBA after week 2:
Average Ranking: 4.375
No. 5 (Last Week: 4): Jason Patt, SB Nation
Kevin Love continues to put up MVP numbers, boasting averages of 26.9 points, 14.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists through seven games. Love also is the absolute best at throwing outlet passes:
No. 3 (Last Week: 3): Marc Stein, ESPN
Who else reading along wishes they were cursed with Kevin Love's "limited natural ability" as GMs call it? And who else has noticed how well Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer click next to Love? He's finally got targets for those long-awaited Love outlet passes that must have the Vikings drooling.
No. 4 (Last Week: 4): Marc Spears, Yahoo! Sports
No. 3 (Last Week: 5): Matt Moore, CBS Sports
The win over Dallas showed me a lot, and I love how Kevin Love is stepping up and leading this team. The bench needs an upgrade, though.
No. 5 (Last Week: 6): USA Today Writers' Poll
Ricky Rubio still can't shoot, but he seems determined to get a steal for every miss.
No. 4 (Last Week: 6): Matt Dollinger, Sports Illustrated
Kevin Martin is off a terrific start with his new team. A reunion with coach Rick Adelman seems to have reinvigorated the sharpshooter (or maybe it's just playing with Ricky Rubio), who is averaging 23.9 points and hitting 57.1 percent from three-point range (20-of-35).
No. 6 (Last Week: 4): David Aldridge, NBA.com
Ricky Rubio gets his second career triple-double in the Wolves' rout of the Lakers Sunday.
No. 5 (Last Week: 4): John Schuhmann, NBA.com
Kevin Love outlet passes and Corey Brewer leak-outs go together like peas and carrots. Brewer has 12 more fast break points than any other player in the league, with Love assisting on six of those buckets and additional free throws (like the ones resulting from this ridiculous pass). If only Ricky Rubio could shoot, the Wolves might have a top-10 offense to match their surprisingly good D.