Category Archives: 2013 Offseason

The present/future of the Timberwolves embodies development

We’re seeing a new era with the Minnesota Timberwolves organization that seems incredibly basic and yet at the same time is still relatively revolutionary in terms of forward thinking in the NBA. There have been mixed reviews with the job that Flip Saunders has done with the roster building this offseason, but in terms of […]

Yes, Ricky Rubio Needs To Be a Better Shooter and Scorer But How Much Better?

As noted by Phil Ervin over at Fox Sports North (as well as Kelly Dwyer, Tom Ziller and nearly everyone else involved in covering basketball—thanks, August!), Flip Saunders was recently on KFAN 100.3 saying that Ricky Rubio needs to make shots. “Being a bigger scoring threat,” he said about the goals for Rubio’s third season, […]

Terrible Love

If you have not yet read Jonathan Abrams’ profile of Jonny Flynn over at Grantland, I recommend you go do that instead of reading this. It’s typically superlative. Abrams does a fantastic job showing the rollercoaster that Flynn’s professional career has been, but there was one part in particular that resonated strongly with me. “That […]

Pek with us, you know we got him: Nikola Pekovic re-signs for five years

The Wolves have come to an agreement with restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic on a five-year deal worth a reported $60 million. After a long and seemingly uneventful negotiating process in which the Wolves initially waited for the market to be set by an outside suitor with an offer sheet, they finally set the market […]

The Bruise Brothers

“We envision Pek and Kevin Love being the ‘Bruise Brothers’ and forming one of the best front courts in the NBA for a long time to come.” —Flip Saunders Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Timberwolves and Pekovic agree on principle

From the Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has reached an agreement in principle on a contract with restricted free-agent center Nikola Pekovic. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not  disclosed. ‘Retaining Pek was our No. 1 priority this offseason and we’re very excited that he’s chosen to continue his career […]

Pekovic in it for the money redux

The conversation around Nikola Pekovic’s contract negotiations has been robust around here. That is a great thing. That said, I want to make a point about Big Pek’s production over the past two seasons and what effect playing with good players has/will have on that production. It should first be noted that Pekovic is not […]

Shabazz Muhammad sent home from Rookie Transition Program for being a ladies man

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad has been sent home from the Rookie Transition Program for violating the policy of not bringing any women back to your room during the four-day program. The rookie program has been around since 1986, created by the NBA and NBPA to help incoming rookies learn about everything from character to […]

Pekovic in it for the money

Lets talk about what constitutes breaking Timberwolves news in early August. Lou Amundson is still unsigned? Ok, not bad but I think we can probably do better than that. Money is the crux of Nikola Pekovic’s contract negotiation? Ok, let’s run with it. From Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500: But one central issue remains, according […]

Timberwolves sign Turiaf; AK to the Nets

Garbage time, blown calls, awesome plays, victory celebrations: All of these just got a lot more fun, because Flip Saunders has signed the exceptionally enthusiastic, spectacularly bearded Ronny Turiaf for two-years and $3.2 million. (That’s the veterans’ minimum in case you were worried.) Turiaf isn’t really a good player or anything; I’d quote you some […]