Author Archives: Steve McPherson

If Glen Taylor Is Such A Problem, How Come the Lynx Are So Good?


If you follow the Minnesota Timberwolves (which, let’s face it, why are you here if you don’t?), you’re probably at least passingly familiar with the Minnesota Lynx. You know, the only actually good professional sports team in the Twin Cities: In 15 years of existence, the Lynx have two championships; in 183 combined seasons, the […]

Flip Saunders’ Feelings Aren’t Numbers: The 3-point Debate Rolls On and On and On and On and On


Early Sunday evening, Flip Saunders broke a more than yearlong silence on Twitter to “set the facts straight” about 3-pointers.   I don’t know what recent post on whose blog — since he’s clearly talking about disreputable “bloggers” and not REAL reporters or REAL fans — set him off and led him to nail this three-tweet treatise […]

Kevin Garnett, Mentor


Is Kevin Garnett the mentor we hope him to be?

Murder Most Foul: Karl-Anthony Towns’ Busy Summer Hands


Karl-Anthony Towns is handsy like a drunken senator.

Roster Review: Zach LaVine


Consider for a moment how different Zach LaVine’s rookie year could have looked. Selected 13th in last year’s draft, LaVine was the Wolves’ big draft night get, a lanky yet unbelievably athletic guard who didn’t start for UCLA in his lone season there. But Flip Saunders said, “Sometimes you have to try and hit a […]

2014-15 Roster Review: Thad Young


Have you ever had two friends you were absolutely convinced would get along great? Like maybe you have a friend from college who’s coming into town for the weekend and then a buddy at work and you’re sure — just sure — that when you all hang out on Friday night everyone is going to […]

2014-15 Roster Review: Ronny Turiaf, Sean Kilpatrick, Miroslav Radulica, Arinze Onuaku, Gary Neal, Troy Daniels, Glenn Robinson


We’re kicking off our offseason coverage here at A Wolf Among Wolves with a comprehensive roster review of the team from this past season, looking at how each player’s 2014-15 went and what we see for them going forward. One player (or group of players) a day for the next couple weeks, starting with the […]

2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves: That’s A Wrap


That’s a wrap on the Wolves’ 2014-15 season. Let’s check out some highlights.

Timberwolves 101, Warriors 110: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to watch a late-season Wolves game, and the wisdom to stick around for Zach LaVine in the fourth quarter

As the camera panned over a dusk shot of Oracle Arena framed by shiny graphics promising a scintillating late-season matchup between the Western Conference’s best team and one of its worst, my wife helpfully pointed out that the records of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors were nearly a palindrome: 15-64, 65-14. Wolves […]

David Thorpe Talks Wiggins and 3-pointers

  Update: Since this post went up, Timberwolves PR has directed me to the full context of the quote below and pointed out that there’s a big difference between saying “a major part” and “a main part.” Fair enough. It still seems worth discussing exactly what that difference is, and that’s largely what this post […]