Category Archives: 2014-15 Season

Timberwolves 123, Lakers 122: Rooting for the Clothes

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  When Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant were drafted straight out of high school in 1995 and 1996, respectively, I couldn’t have cared less about professional basketball. I could have told you the Chicago Bulls were good, and that was about it. Five years later, though, and I would count Garnett as one of my […]

Zach LaVine: Two-foot or Not Two-foot?

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During the Timberwolves-Hawks game the other night, Jim Petersen again brought up something he’s mentioned several times during the season: Zach LaVine’s finishing off of one-foot on drives versus finishing off two-feet. In a nutshell, Petersen’s contention was that LaVine is a more consistent finisher at the rim off two-feet than one because it gives […]

Timberwolves 101, Magic 104: Fournier Is a Disease (That You Should Never Google)

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Let’s lay some groundwork for last night’s loss in Orlando, because the distance imparted by television makes it easy to begin to think of every game as the same thing done over and over again, the players as action figures whose accumulated statistics mean Player X will make or miss Shot Y based on his […]

Heat 96, Wolves 84: The Trial Phase

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The Wolves went through some tough, ugly growing pains tonight, losing to the Heat by double digits at the Target Center.

Ricky Rubio’s shot and the importance of Mike Penberthy

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Believe it or not, Ricky Rubio’s jumper improved a lot and it’s why Mike Penberthy has to be a part of the future of this team.

2014-15 Roster Review: Kevin Garnett

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At February’s trade deadline, the best player in franchise history rejoined the Wolves. Here, we look back at Kevin Garnett’s 2014-15 season.

2014-15 Roster Review: Andrew Wiggins

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The present and future of the Minnesota Timberwolves debuted in 2014-15 and we review Andrew Wiggins’ first NBA campaign.

2014-15 Roster Review: Shabazz Muhammad

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Shabazz Muhammad didn’t take long to go from question mark to scoring solution. What’s the next leap for him?

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: Kevin Martin & Nikola Pekovic

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A season plagued mostly by injuries, we look back at a pair of Wolves starters who missed nearly 100 combined games.