Author Archives: Myles Brown

California Love: Wes Johnson to represent Wolves in Rookie Challenge

It’s not the news we’ve all been holding our breath for, but it’s worth celebrating nonetheless, right? Despite his recent struggles, our rangy forward has earned himself a place amongst this year’s All-Star festivities. So here’s three cheers for Wes Johnson. Mostly because he doesn’t like twos. Or free throws, for that matter…. I kid, […]

Don't Look Down: Clippers 126, Wolves 111

Forget about the dead birds, the dead fish, and the functional illiterate squatting on The Times’ Bestseller List. Our surest sign yet of the coming apocalypse came last night in Los Angeles. Kevin Love didn’t grab a single rebound in the entire first half. Not one. This is quite possibly the rarest of statistical anomalies […]

The Blame Game: Spurs 94, Timberwolves 91

Sean Elliot has forgotten more about our fair sport than I’ll ever know. But he still makes me feel much smarter than I should. You see, former jocks who trade in their…well, jocks for headsets tend to fall into one of two categories: Those who are unable to articulate their wisdom and those who haven’t […]

Out muscled and out hustled:Trail Blazers 108, Wolves 98

This is one of those times I wish we were the Knicks. Not for their world renowned Garden, rabidly entitled fan base or sensationalistic coverage, but for Clyde Frazier. Only his effortless effervescence could adequately capture the highs and lows of the Wolves recent play. Not that I’m unappreciative of our man Jim Petersen, who […]

Mad Mike: Timberwolves 98, Cavs 97

Apparently the Wolves got some of that much needed composure for Christmas. Either that or they should’ve asked the schedule makers for more games against the Cavs. Of course this game started off as any other; Luke Ridnour continually sagged off of three point shooters, Michael Beasley mistook activity for achievement and a collective ineptitude […]

Love is a losing game: Nuggets 115, Timberwolves 113

It goes without saying that this team doesn’t enjoy much positive attention. So when the national spotlight turned to our neck of the woods last month, it was a time to bask in hopes of a bright future. For one glorious night, we’d let the numbers speak for themselves. But now comes the responsibility to […]

Let me toot your horn

I’ve always been a bit wary of advanced stats. I certainly find them to be useful at times, but there are also several instances where I feel they’re devoid of the necessary context to provide actual insight. Perhaps I’m less accepting of change than I thought, but I see all of these PER, eFG% and […]

Death from above: Suns scorch Timberwolves 128-122

Be honest. You weren’t watching the first quarter. Not when the Knicks and Celitcs were deeply engaged in what has been the game of this young season. Who could turn their attention elsewhere while Amar’e Stoudemire bounded and astounded his way through, around and over our beloved K.G.? Sorry, not this guy. That’s what DVR’s […]

Timberwolves and Thunder delay the inevitable

Kevin Durant’s arms are long. Comically long. No chest, no rib cage, just the gangly, awkward frame befitting a Tim Burton character. All arms. Upon taking the court amongst the chiseled chests and sculpted shoulders of his teammates, an uninformed observer would rightfully presume KD to be the team’s weakest link. “Look at him!” they’d […]

Anthony Tolliver taking his talents to the bench

There’s been another entry into the Wolves revolving door of injuries. As Martell Webster and Jonny Flynn make their way back from the mend, down goes Tolliver. Our friend Ray Richardson from the Star Tribune breaks the bad news. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver will miss the next 6-8 weeks to recover from a knee […]