Pencil them in as the sixth or seventh seed. Too much youth and skill to be denied in a shortened seasons. The NBA is back BABY!! And thankfully we were able to watch five games on Christmas. Nothing spells C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S like NBA, they just go hand-in-hand. When I think Christmas I think family, friends, tree smell, good eats, wine, beer, brandy, vodka and NBA. The condensed schedule will help the Wolves because of their young legs. Rubio will be an all star, if not this year, then next, and every year after that. If Beasely can buy into a team concept idea we will be fine. He's the wild card. But they returned just in time, because the Wild are crashing back to earth and I'm sick of watching a sport in which I don't know the rules.