Breathe easy, Minnesota Timberwolves fans. No, the team's not playing perfectly right now. And yeah, there are some serious flaws beginning to surface, specifically the absolutely dreadful bench play (more on that in a bit).
Still, the Timberwolves are just a few games out of the playoffs and should be in even better shape based on how they're playing. Their expected won-loss record is a solid 12-7 per Basketball-Reference, and John Hollinger's playoff odds still have them at a 62 percent chance to make the postseason. Minnesota's playing some pretty decent basketball despite its record.
With all that being said, let's take a look at who's done the most for the Timberwolves to this point in the season. The players are ranked based on both how they've lived up to preseason expectations and their on-court production.
You can probably guess who's played the best ball for Minnesota thus far, but some of the others might surprise you.
All stats accurate as of 12/6/2013 and courtesy of Basketball-Reference unless specifically stated otherwise.