Utah Jazz: The J-Notes’ west power rankings, Halloween edition

PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 25: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz grabs the rebound against the Phoenix Suns on October 25, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 25: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz grabs the rebound against the Phoenix Suns on October 25, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Karl-Anthony Towns Minnesota Timberwolves
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 27: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves celebrates making a basket during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 27, 2017 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

7) Minnesota Timberwolves (3-3)

Last month: 5

On the one hand, the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up two wins over the Oklahoma City Thunder in dramatic fashion. On the other, they’re a few ball bounces against the Jazz from being under .500 on the year.

The T-Wolves are also posting one of the worst net ratings in the NBA at minus-7.8. The reason being: defense; Tom Thibodeau’s schemes notwithstanding, Minnesota has allowed more than 114 points/poss. this season.

Nevertheless, Karl-Anthony Towns is playing MVP-level ball, putting up nearly 25 points, just over 11 boards and 1.8 blocks per game.