Minny's November schedule isn't bad: Nets, Pacers, Bulls, Mavs, Nuggets, & Clipps. The other 9 are very winnable. It's December when they're going to need Love. Philly, Cs, Nuggets, Mavs, Heat, OKC, and NYK are going to be very tough games for them. They have 3 easy games (Cavs, NOH, Magic) and two competitive matchups with HOU and PHX. My guess is he'll either make his debut against the Nuggets on the 12th or Mavs on the 15, both are at home. Then it'll take a few games to get into rhythm.
The bottom of the West is going to be a tooth and nail battle for those final couple slots. Wolves were already at a disadvantage with the injuries they already were facing. Now without Love for possibly 2 months, I think they are essentially bowing out of the playoff race this year.