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Knicks 106, Timberwolves 104: The KAT & Kristaps Show

Tonight’s 106-104 loss to the New York Knicks has a happy story and a sad one. Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way and begin with the basic reality that the Wolves lost the game. They lost, and it was possibly their best chance to win in a brutal 11-game stretch that began […]

Timberwolves 98, Suns 85: Tyus Saves the Day

Winning feels better than losing. Everyone knows that. But for the 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves, the question is whether last night’s come-from-behind win over the Phoenix Suns is cause for fleeting joy – tonight they play the Curry & Durant Warriors tonight in Oakland, where they figure to take an L even if they play their […]

Hornets 115, Wolves 108: Third Quarter Meltdown, the ‘No Excuses’ Edition

This time Thibs couldn’t hide his frustration. His young team (historically-young team) keeps blowing third quarters and it’s beginning to wear on everybody. That includes the fans in the arena, the active followers on social media, the players on the floor, and especially head coach Tom Thibodeau. He was not a happy camper after Tuesday […]

Wolves 125, Lakers 99: A Matchup of the Future

If you go back and look at the basketball prospect rankings in 2013, you will see Andrew Wiggins at the top of the list and Julius Randle right behind him at number two. Zach LaVine is also on there, ranked 44th. In the 2014 rankings, Karl-Anthony Towns is ranked 5th, Tyus Jones is ranked […]

The Timberwolves Unexpected Point Guard Triangle

Entering this season, the biggest big-picture question surrounding the Timberwolves was whether Ricky Rubio was in its long-term agenda, or whether by drafting Kris Dunn fifth overall Tom Thibodeau was signaling intent to change. Playing beautifully alongside Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in a couple of preseason blowout wins at home, and then […]

Timberwolves 123, Magic 107: When You’re Alone and Life Is Making You Lonely

To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld’s riff on car rental places and apply it to the Timberwolves this season, they know to to get a lead, they just don’t know how to hold a lead. Before tonight’s game against the Magic in Orlando, the Wolves had played five games and held a double digit lead in the […]

Thunder 112, Wolves 92: Talkin’ Third Quarter Blues

On Saturday the Timberwolves and Thunder tipped off at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at an unusual 5:00 Central Standard Time. This is two hours earlier than most games and must have thrown off each team’s regimen to some extent. That this came on the last day of Daylight Savings only added to the […]

Report: Wolves & Gorgui Dieng Near Contract Extension

Marc Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated reports that the Timberwolves and Gorgui Dieng are nearing an agreement on a 4-year, $64 Million contract extension, shortly before tonight’s deadline. While the deal has not been formally announced, additional reports have confirmed Spears’ version and there is no reason to question that this will be finalized shortly […]

A Wiggins Interview with the Vertical and a LaVine Workout Video

Wolves’ wing Andrew Wiggins recently sat down with the Vertical’s Chris Mannix and discussed a variety of topics ranging from what advice he would give his rookie self and what things are like now that head coach Tom Thibodeau is in charge. The interview ran for about 15-mintues and can be found here. Below are […]

Wolves 109, Hornets 74: A Dominant Preseason Finish

The Timberwolves played their second home, and final preseason game on Friday night at Target Center. Much like their first home game on Wednesday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, they built up a huge lead (41 points, at different times). Unlike that game, however, the Wolves kept their separation from the visiting Charlotte Hornets in […]