Category Archives: 2012 Offseason

Ricky Rubio's road to recovery video

When I saw there was a Ricky Rubio rehab video, I expected it to be something like this. Alas, it is not so. Wolves put together a nice look at the work Ricky has been doing to get his knee back to strength after the tear against the Lakers. It’s one thing to see the […]

What Alexey Shved can bring to the Wolves

Danny Chau has been driving the Alexey Shved bandwagon for as long as I’ve known Danny. He writes for Hardwood Paroxysm and has a fantastic knowledge of everything that is Alexey Shved on a basketball court. I asked him to give a brief scouting report on Shved so Wolves fans can get more familiar with […]

Alexey Shved… welcome to the Wolves!

He has so many arms!* This morning, we had this tweet from @sportsruenglish, a Russian sports website saying that Alexey Shved was going to become a member of the Wolves: Then, I sent out our field reporter Andrew Renschen (@infraren) retroactively (or you know… he was tweeting with the agent of Shved on his own […]

Kevin Love makes noise

Unusually for a famous professional athlete, Kevin Love mostly tells you what he’s thinking. And even when he’s attempting to mask his feelings on an issue, that masking is so halfhearted and unconvincing that we nevertheless walk away with a pretty good impression of what’s under the surface. So here are his feelings on the […]

A roster of Wolves: J.J. Barea

How do you solve a problem like Barea? Okay, J.J. Barea wasn’t really a problem last year, but he also wasn’t a solution in the way we hoped he might be. Let’s get the negative out of the way first. In his first season with the Wolves, Barea was riddled with injuries throughout a good […]

Is Nicolas Batum worth his weight in Brie?

Regardless of whether or not Nicolas Batum ends up on the Wolves or stays in Portland, he’s going to get paid $45 million over four years (with the possibility of bonuses). Let’s just pretend the contract is going to be four years and $50 million because of the bonuses. That puts Batum’s annual salary at […]

Brandon Roy, anybody? Batum to follow? Three questions in one title for an article?

Jason Quick of┬áThe Oregonian tweeted that Brandon Roy has come to a decision regarding his comeback. It has since been confirmed by a lot of reporters and the figures are out. Brandon Roy is signing with the Timberwolves for two years and $10.4 million. It sounds like a lot for a player who recently retired […]

Wolves on the free agent trail

Any of these names sound good to you: Nicolas Batum, Jordan Hill, Greg Stiemsma, Brandon Roy? That’s the shortish list of players that the Wolves are pursuing in free agency this summer. The team has reportedly offered Batum a four-year deal worth around $50 million, although Batum left Minneapolis yesterday without agreeing to a deal. […]

Wolves decline qualifiers to Beasley and Randolph

It appears that the decision on Anthony Ranolph and Michael Beasley has been made. From the Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will not extended qualifying offers to forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. With Minnesota not extending qualifying offers to Beasley and Randolph by today’s deadline, both players will become unrestricted free […]

A roster of Wolves: Michael Beasley

Another year and another bundle of frustration for Michael Beasley and those that want him to be great good oh hell let’s just be adequately productive. Michael Beasley had the excuse last year of the ankle injury that seemed to crop up every time he hit the floor. This year, he had the excuse of […]