Author Archives: William Bohl

Adidas unveils Andrew Wiggins’ shoes for 2016-17, and people have jokes

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Wiggy’s got shoes, and the timeline has jokes.

Report: Wolves interested in trading for Jimmy Butler

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A trade that is almost definitely NOT going to happen has officially made it into the rumor mill. Breaking down what it does and doesn’t mean.

The Case for Trading for Jimmy Butler

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves chase down a loose ball at the United Center on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Timberwolves 96-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The signs seem to point to an aggressive attempt to get back into the playoffs. More than a few of the Wolves’ top beat writers have speculated that the team will trade the pick, which could be the first step in such a process, which brings us to the idea of trading for Jimmy Butler.

2015-16 Roster Review: Ricky Rubio

Feb 11, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) looks to pass around Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio’s game changed in subtle ways during the 2015-16 season, ways that could signify that a return on the Timberwolves’ investment is coming soon.

Wolves stand pat during NBA Draft Lottery, will select fifth overall

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The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery wasn’t chock full of surprises… only chalk.

2015-16 Roster Review: Kevin Garnett

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The Kid is an old man, now. Reviewing KG’s 21st NBA season.

2015-16 Roster Review: Tyus Jones

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 8:  Tyus Jones #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves speaks to head coach Flip Saunders during the scrimmage on July 8, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Tyus Jones was the fourth-youngest player in the NBA this season, and he often looked it. Recapping his humbling rookie campaign.

Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, and the status quo

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If the ends justify the means, and results trump process, this worked out fine. But if you’re a bit uneasy about the way the Wolves’ old leadership was let go, and the new leadership was brought in, you’re not alone, and it’s worth exploring the reasons why.

2015-16 Roster Review: Nikola Pekovic

Mar 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) sits on the bench during the second half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats win 105-93. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

We begin our roster review series by wondering if we’ve seen the end of Nikola Pekovic.

Report: Wolves in “serious talks” with Tom Thibodeau to become head coach, President of Basketball Operations

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Reports: Tom Thibodeau in negotiations with Wolves on five-year, $50 million deal to become head coach and President of Basketball Operations.