Category Archives: Statistical Analysis

A Statistical Glance at the Timberwolves 2017-18 Prospects

Overview The objective of this post is to use available information for a preliminary statistical assessment of the Timberwolves’ prospects for the upcoming 2017–18 season.

As the Wolves attempt to transition into a winner, their transition game has fallen behind

The Wolves are sloppy and too old school in their transition attack.

Minnesota Timberwolves are a good 3-point shooting team? Closing the Gap update

The Wolves are the best 3-point shooting team in the NBA?

Minnesota Timberwolves and the Third Quarter of Doom

The Wolves are apocalyptic in the third quarters of games. Why?

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 […]