There's a new poll.
A segababa for the Spurs against the Timberwolves. Their big off season acquisition was Mike James, who's averaging 12.3 and 4.4 APG; basically his career averages, but far short of the 20.3 and 5.8 he put up last year. A little of that has to do with less playing time, but it has more to do with a phenomenon the Minnesota front office is apparently unfamiliar with: guys play harder in contract years. Kevin McHale, you just paid $25 million for four more years of a 31 year old average point guard. Congratulations!
Tonight's lines (contest standings will be updated, like, whenever):
San Antonio @ Minnesota: MIN +4.5
Seattle @ Houston: HOU -9