Category Archives: 2012 Preseason

Preseason Game Seven Preview: Wolves at Bucks in Green Bay

Here we are. Last preseason game to get our role players finely tuned and guys more connected with the system in real-time action before the games actually mean something. We’ve had a contentious preseason so far, mainly because of the injuries. Obviously, there was Rubio and his injury. Then we had Luke Ridnour up and […]

Wolves 95, Pistons 76: Energy around a focus

This is what effort looks like. This is also what the difference between playing a top defense and a young team that struggles at defense looks like. The payoff is somewhere in between these two realities. Yes, the Detroit Pistons are a bad team and it’s preseason. These are all things to take into account […]

Preseason Game Six Preview: Pistons vs Wolves in Winnipeg

Just two more games are left in this preseason before we get to see some real action on the court. Now if we could just get through this without having anybody else get injured, we might just make it through the first month of the season when we see how tough and resilient our second […]

NBA GMs still confound us, which is to be expected

The annual NBA GM survey was released on NBA.com today and as per usual, it’s kind of confusing in places and complimentary in others. The Wolves were mentioned quite a bit throughout the survey of the 30 GMs around the league, and you know it was outside forces voting nice things about the Wolves because […]

Timberwolves 81, Bulls 92: the centre cannot hold

I’ve made the case before that Derrick Williams’ development–either in becoming a consistent three or being traded for one–is essential to the Wolves’ coherence. With a consistent, dynamic wing scorer, the Wolves’ newly acquired white boy stew actually makes sense; without it, the team still feels to me haphazard and misshapen, an oblong collection of […]

Preseason Game Five Preview: Wolves at Bulls in the United Center

I’d like to talk to you about a serious pandemic that is hurting this great planet we inhabit. It’s called Knuckle Pushup Prehensile Fracture Disorder, or KPPFD. KPPFD literally affects dozen of power forwards each year, crippling their hands for month at a time. The key to battling KPPFD is to make sure workouts for […]

Injury update: Kevin Love is probably out (I have no idea how long)

After meeting with doctor in N.Y., there appears real chance Kevin Love could return within 5 to 6 weeks from broken hand, source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 18, 2012   Well, that’s good news. Apparently Kevin Love was doing knuckle push-ups with his trainer in his condo and that’s how he broke […]

Wolves 114, Haifa 81: It's a process

Before Tuesday night’s warmup game against Maccabi Haifa, Rick Adelman seemed pretty intent on reminding folks that he really wanted to see his key players together on the court so he could see what they’ve got. While the Wolves have had glimpses of good things in the brief preseason so far, one thing we haven’t […]

Preseason Game Four Preview: Haifa vs Wolves at Target Center

After tonight, we’ll be halfway through the preseason madness, which means we’re halfway to the start of the regular season. Hooray for hoops! I don’t know that there is much I have to say after last game that won’t be said in a Pekovic article I’ve got posting sometime tomorrow. So I’ll turn your attention […]

Preseason Game Three Preview: Bulls vs Wolves at the Target Center

I wish I had something to add to last night’s affair against the Pacers, but I sadly didn’t get to watch the game. It looks like the Wolves let Derrick Williams be the man and sat the majority of the main guys to give them some rest. This is to be expected during the preseason. […]