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The Offseason of Andrew Wiggins and Pivotal Season Ahead

With so much drama in the M-S-P It’s kinda hard bein’ Drew W-I-G Okay, fine. There isn’t that much actual drama going on with Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves, and there’s certainly no reason for such a cheesy Gin and Juice joke. I’m sorry about that. But there is some stuff happening, some of it […]

Backup Point Guard Duty: Tyus Jones & The Ghost of JJ Barea

Minnesota Timberwolves fans have a special anxiety about bench play for a simple reason: the only season of their past dozen in which they had a good starting five was spoiled by a terrible bench. Specifically, that team — the 2013-14 crew that included the final coaching season of Rick Adelman and Kevin Love’s last […]

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil Icon and Association Jerseys

In a much-anticipated move, the Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled two of their four new jerseys Thursday morning. The remaining two jerseys will be released at a later date. Nike, who has taken over jersey operations from Adidas for the 2017-18 season and beyond, has done away with the traditional home and road uniform and has replaced them with four jerseys that […]

Taylor on Wiggins: Intervention, or just Talk?

Last year, Glen Taylor was able to lure free-agent coaching superstar Tom Thibodeau to Minnesota. After accepting Taylor’s (lucrative) offer to coach the team, Thibs explained that there were three general reasons that made the Wolves his best option: their young talent, their strong ownership, and their salary cap flexibility. What he failed to mention […]

Timberwolves Now Need Shooting, Not “Shooters”

Tom Thibodeau’s Timberwolves have an incomplete roster right now, and that’s okay. It isn’t okay because they can afford to play without backup wings, but because it’s only July 17 and training camp won’t start for another couple of months. Plenty of time remains. But at some point here, Thibs will need to acquire a […]

SummerDubs 77, SummerWolves 69: Summer (League) Has (Essentially) Come and Past

Let’s just rip the Band-Aid off quickly: the dream of the Minnesota Timberwolves winning an NBA title* is dead. (*It’s only Summer League, but technically it still would’ve been a league title.) In what can only be described as an upset of microscopic proportions, the 11th seeded SummerWolves fell to the 22nd seeded Golden State […]

Wild Swings: A look back at the last 10 years of Timberwolves flyer acquisitions

Last week, the LA Clippers signed Serbian guard Milos Teodosic. In case you are not familiar with Milos, here is a primer. He actually played against the Wolves in the 2013 preseason when they hosted CSKA Moscow at Target Center. (Moscow won the game, and Teodosic was awesome.) I bring this up now because my […]

Wolves Introduce Justin Patton

On Tuesday afternoon at Loews Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis, the Timberwolves introduced their new big man, Justin Patton. After brief opening remarks from Alan Horton, Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden, and Patton himself, the media asked questions of Patton and Thibs. Meet and greet pressers of this nature are sort of like the annual media day: […]

Four Questions that Follow the Jimmy Butler Trade

The Timberwolves traded for Jimmy Butler, in case you missed it. Lucas recapped the wild draft night, last week. This post is about what’s next. Here are four questions worth asking and answering now that Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn are Bulls and Butler is a Wolf. Question #1: What does the roster and depth […]

The Long Two Episode 4: Canis Hoopus’ David Naylor

In today’s 2017 NBA Draft heavy episode of The Long Two podcast, I am joined by David Naylor (@ProfCeder) of Canis Hoopus. We discuss the Boston/Philadelphia trade rumors, what the Wolves should do with the 7th overall pick, some names that the Wolves should look at in the second round, and more. The podcast can […]