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Timberwolves Win at OKC: Figuring Things Out a Game at a Time (with a little help from Andrew Wiggins)

The Timberwolves played in Oklahoma City on Sunday evening. The outcome was 115-113, when Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves bested the Thunder and Russell Westbrook’s late-game heroics via a last second shot for the win.

Escaping Disaster: Wolves 100, Jazz 97

There’s what happened and then there’s what almost happened. What happened is the Timberwolves played a strong second half in their home opener against the Utah Jazz, built up a 10-point lead with under 5 minutes to go, and ultimately won the game. That’s good. Winning is good, especially against a quality opponent like the […]

Season-Preview Questions for Each Wolf

The Timberwolves open up their season tonight at San Antonio. Before they officially get underway, here are the big questions facing each player on the team. THE FRINGE Marcus Georges-Hunt Will MGH’s hyphenated surname help him earn a few minutes on a team led by a guy named Karl-Anthony? No, it won’t. But I don’t […]

Warriors 142, Wolves 110: An Avalanche of Threes

On early Sunday morning in Minnesota time and Sunday night in Shanghai, China, where the game was played, the Timberwolves were demolished by the Golden State Warriors in the second and final game of their overseas preseason tour. After an encouraging first quarter that saw them leading 44-36, things turned in GSW’s direction and never […]

Wolves 108, Lakers 99: A First Look

The good news is that basketball games are back. If Media Day is the first time that we get to see and listen to Timberwolves players, last night marked the first time we actually got to watch them compete on the floor against a different team. The bad news, of course, is that it was […]

INBOX: First Week of Camp

Andy G: First things first: Why hasn’t Wig signed his deal yet?  Is he waiting until he’s injured first?   Patrick J: Great question. Wiggins unexpectedly fired his agent, Bill Duffy, in late August after Duffy had negotiated a five-year, $148 million maximum contract extension for his client. Things have been in a holding pattern […]

Media Day Takeaways: Filtering the Substance from the Style

The Timberwolves held their Media Day on Friday, a few days earlier than what is customarily a Monday event. Because the team is traveling to China during this preseason (to play a pair of exhibition games against the Golden State Warriors) the league allows them to open training camp earlier than the other 28 teams. […]

A Few Intriguing Potential Wolves Lineups

The NBA season is fast approaching and, with the Wolves’ roster nearly cemented and training camp just right around the corner, I figured now would be as good a time as ever to take a look at a few intriguing potential lineups. I emphasize “potential” because, although some have a higher likelihood to appear consistently […]

The NBA’s Best Player Duos: Where do the Wolves rank?

NBA Jam was cool for many different reasons. The 1990s arcade NBA basketball game allowed players to jump up to the gym roof, for acrobatic dunks. If someone made a few threes in a row, he would catch literal “fire” with the ball surrounded by flames any time he touched it. Defenders with “turbo energy” […]

Wiggins, Towns, and “Two-Way” Play

At the Timberwolves annual Media Day in 2015, we were treated to Kevin Garnett holding court for about 25 minutes on a variety of subjects. As any NBA fan knows, opportunities to hear KG speak in depth are as insightful as they are rare. On this particular day — a sad one in one important […]