Author Archives: Steve McPherson

The Smooth Rap Stylings of Andrew Wiggins

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Over the weekend and thanks to NBA reddit, footage emerged of Andrew Wiggins rapping. Or, rather, being goaded into spitting maybe a third of a dozen bars in someone’s mom’s basement. It’s a jarring slice of life, with Wiggins in a self-described “wifebeater” and dress pants, hanging out with some friends, a guy who made […]

It could be years before we know what all this means

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In a recent and surprisingly revealing GQ profile, new Late Show host Stephen Colbert dropped a piece of wisdom that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about: “I love the thing that I most wish had not happened.” Colbert was talking about the death of his father and two of his brothers in a […]

A Wolf Among Wolves: Shameless Commerce Division

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Guess what? A Wolf Among Wolves has a store on TeePublic now. For now, we have three different designs available for you to throw money at.

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

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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

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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

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Is Kevin Garnett the mentor we hope him to be?

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

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Karl-Anthony Towns is handsy like a drunken senator.

Roster Review: Zach LaVine

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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

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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

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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 […]