Young, Optimistic Timberwolves Open Season Tonight in Memphis
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.