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Timberwolves 95, Knicks 92 OT: The caterpillar track

The caterpillar track was revolutionary in the business of defense. You can find variations of this technological advancement dating back to the 1770’s with several different inventors trying to revolutionize and patent the continuous track. For forty years, a British politician named Richard Lovell Edgeworth tried to figure out the caterpillar track and came up […]

Raptors 105, Timberwolves 100: Lorenzo (Sisyphus) Brown

The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. – Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus Lorenzo Brown was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 52nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He played with their summer league team in Las Vegas before coming […]

Timberwolves 106, Nets 122: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Basketball Game

With apologies to Wallace Stevens. I A skeleton crew of wolves — leaderless, bereft of energy, stripped raw by the road — came back, but not home. II For a team to suffer from defensive breakdowns, first there must be a defense. III Plus/minus is a stat that depends a lot on context, except when […]

Spurs 123, Wolves 97: Yes, the Spurs would do that

Typically, when the Minnesota Timberwolves look like they’re going to get blown out in a game and I’m on recap duty, I start thinking of tangents and topics outside of basketball I can explore in my writing. There’s no real sense in figuring out why a bad team got destroyed by a good team. This is […]

The Rubio Effect? A statistical comparison of the Timberwolves’ three point guards

When a team is 14-48 and playing out the string, digging for interesting angles to write about can become rather burdensome. Such is life for the Wolves’ scribe nowadays. The novelty of Kevin Garnett’s return has worn off. The always entertaining Shabazz Muhammad, who was in the middle of a breakout year, is done for the […]

Clippers 89, Timberwolves 76: There’s a whistle solo

Watching the parade of personal and technical fouls that characterized Monday night’s Wolves-Clips matchup got me thinking about one of my favorite Elliott Smith covers, “Jealous Guy.” At the beginning, Smith asks the crowd, in his uniquely timid way, if there are any whistlers in the crowd. “This is your big chance,” he says, “there’s […]

Timberwolves 121, Blazers 113: Old games, injuries, and confidence

For some reason, the 14-win Timberwolves have found a relatively strange level of success against the 41-win Portland Trail Blazers this season. They managed to beat the Blazers back in December amidst the flurry of injuries to Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin, ending what was a 6-game losing streak. While injuries and losing […]

Au revoir, GR Trois: Timberwolves cut Glenn Robinson III, claim 7-footer Justin Hamilton off waivers

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced yesterday that they were awarded 7’0 center Justin Hamilton off of waivers from the New Orleans Pelicans. Hamilton played collegiately at Iowa State for one year before transferring to LSU before the 2011-12 season. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, who promptly traded his […]

Nuggets 100, Timberwolves 85: The Next Movement

Q: Did you think Denver would come out with life and zip after the previous two days? A: “No, to be honest, they quit on Brian Shaw and they’ll quit again. A quitter is a quitter. That was my take on that.”  – Kevin Garnett This directed to whoever in listening range Yo the whole […]

Bulls 96, Wolves 89: It was 90’s Night at the United Center

Credit for this 1995 photo goes to It was 90’s night in the United Center. In a perfect world, such a night would have coincided with Kevin Garnett’s first road game as a returned member of the Timberwolves. But, despite the nice digs the United Center bring, it’s still not a perfect world, and […]