The Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0) open the 2016-17 NBA season tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies (0-0) in Tennessee. The T-Wolves are optimistic about their chances of reaching the post-season for the first time in twelve years, but realize there's a lot of work ahead.

On Monday the Wolves announced their opening night roster:

  • 45 - Cole Aldrich (C)
  • 88 - Nemanja Bjelica (F)
  • 5 - Gorgui Dieng (C)
  • 3 - Kris Dunn (G)
  • 27 - Jordan Hill (F/C)
  • 1 - Tyus Jones (G)
  • 8 - Zach LaVine (G)
  • 11 - John Lucas III (G)
  • 15 - Shabazz Muhammad (F)
  • 33 - Adreian Payne (F)
  • 14 - Nikola Pekovic (C)
  • 9 - Ricky Rubio (G)
  • 4 - Brandon Rush (G/F)
  • 32 - Karl-Anthony Towns (F/C)
  • 22 - Andrew Wiggins (F)

Going into the new season, the Golden State Warriors are the Vegas favorite to win it all in 2017 with 2-3 odds; followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers at 11-4, and the San Antonio Spurs at 6-1. At the bottom of that list are the Brooklyn Nets at 1000-1.

As for what Vegas thinks of the Timberwolves; they're listed at 100-1 to win the title -- or 13th best out of the league's 30 teams.

Tonight's tip-off in Memphis is set for 7:00 PM CT, and can be seen on Fox Sports North and heard in St. Cloud on AM 1240 WJON.

Go Wolves!