Category Archives: Statistical Analysis

Ricky Rubio’s shot and the importance of Mike Penberthy


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.

Shooting yourself in the foot and probably missing that too

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to hit more shots. The end. Okay, that’s not totally the end. That would be an extremely short post of basketball analysis, but at this point in the season I am of the belief that this is the crux of the Wolves’ issue with the 2013-14 season. It’s hard to judge […]

Is it possible for Ricky Rubio to lead one of the top offenses in the NBA?

On the surface, the question that is the headline of this post may seem preposterous to fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio is one of the best facilitators in the NBA and someone that can turn any offensive weapon into an offensive weapon with an ability to score efficiently. Team him up with Kevin […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow February Audit

It’s that time again. There was a certain point in which I realized tracking all of the Wolves’ futile 3-point shooting was simply the “rubberneck effect.” You know the rubberneck effect, right? It’s when you’re driving on a freeway and traffic becomes unbearably slow. There’s a sick part of you that wants to know exactly […]

The Ricky Rubio project: An assessment of scoring

Over the next few days on A Wolf Among Wolves, I’ll be breaking down the play of Ricky Rubio since he’s returned from his ACL surgery last March. When Rubio came back on December 12th against the Dallas Mavericks, we all wondered how long it would take him to regain his form. In an attempt […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow January Audit

Let’s say you were trapped in a cabin somewhere. No, this isn’t some bizarre R. Kelly musical idea; I’m serious. Sometimes I watch this team shoot 3-pointers and I feel like I’m trapped in a cabin. I typically get this feeling when I review all of the 3-pointers from the past month, chart down the […]

Defensive free falling in the New Year

The Wolves are in a bad place right now and have been all month long. Heading into the month of January, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a lot of hope. The team was 14-13 and one of the top defensive squads in the NBA. Kevin Love was still trying to find his way after coming back […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow 2012 Audit

A few of the readers from the last 3-point shooting audit suggested that this should be an updated post every month. All of the numbers for this post are through the win over the Suns and don’t include last night’s debacle to the Utah Jazz. At a certain point, the 3-point shooting has become laughable […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow

The NBA 3-point line has been around since the 1979-80 NBA season. Even the rule change was supposed to help usher in a new era of basketball from the 1970s to the 1980s, it wasn’t exactly an accepted practice to start chucking 3-pointers like we see teams doing today. Instead, it was a seldom-used arrow […]

Derrick Williams: Make or Miss League

Is Derrick Williams a bad player who doesn’t belong on the Timberwolves? The growing sentiment with an impatient fan base seems to be yes, he is. And that’s what we are right now; it’s an impatient fan base because the biological clock of Kevin Love’s potential early termination option is ticking like a time bomb. […]