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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 […]

Rockets 113, Timberwolves 102: Frankenstein and the villagers

First things first: happy 60th birthday to Phillip D. “Flip” Saunders and happy 20th birthday to Andrew Christian Wiggins. That’s right, they share the same birthday. They were destined to be together. It’s always fun when the Timberwolves play the Rockets, especially if you’re the type of person who loves seeing contradictory approaches clash on […]

Bennett to miss two weeks, Muhammad done for the season

The Timberwolves’ run of rotten injury luck just got a little bit longer. With the team as close to full strength as they’ve been since the first week of November, a freak injury in Wednesday’s practice will keep Shabazz Muhammad for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He caught his finger in Andrew Wiggins’ jersey […]

Timberwolves 111, Suns 109: Stuck Between Stations

Limbo, thy name is the first game after the All-Star break with one more to go before the greatest player in franchise history returns as a kind of éminence grise for a rawly talented but still rebuilding team. It wouldn’t have been surprising if the team had mailed it in, but pleasingly they didn’t and […]

The Kevin Garnett Trade: An AWAW Email Exchange

I’ve been a Timberwolves fan since my early elementary years in the mid-90s. I can remember sitting in the upper deck with my dad, watching a Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, and Tom Gugliotta big 3 lead the Timberwolves to their first playoff berth. My friend and AWAW amigo William Bohl was not (obsessively) watching basketball […]

Stop Saying the Wolves Are Trading a 1st Round Pick for Garnett

As soon as ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves were involved in a late push to bring back Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Thad Young, a particular drumbeat began that went: “Wolves traded a first round pick for a 38-year-old KG.” I’m here to tell you why this is […]