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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 […]

Report: Timberwolves acquire Kevin Garnett, send Thad Young to Nets

It’s a done deal – the Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets for Thaddeus Young.

Timberwolves World Team 121, Timberwolves USA Team 112: Welcome to the Wiggins/LaVine Dunkapalooza

The Wolves had four players in the Rising Stars Game on Friday night. Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad and the USA squad fell 121–112 to the World team, led by Gorgui Dieng and Andrew Wiggins, who took home MVP honors following his electrifying six dunk performance. Wiggins and LaVine tied for the game high in points (22 […]

Timberwolves 91, Warriors 94: A Knife, Baby, Edgy and Dull

When a comparatively raw team like the Minnesota Timberwolves (average age 24.5, plus they’ve had Ricky Rubio back for about 6 percent of a whole season, Kevin Martin for 10 percent, Nikola Pekovic for 16 percent) runs into a well-oiled buzzsaw like the Golden State Warriors (average age 26.7, best record in the league, 2nd […]

Wolves acquire Adreian Payne, Gary Neal in separate deals

In somewhat of a surprise flurry of moves, Timberwolves jack of all trades Flip Saunders made the first splash in the NBA’s annual February trade season. Let’s start by looking at what exactly went down: Deal 1: Charlotte receives: Mo Williams, Troy Daniels Minnesota receives: Gary Neal, 2nd round pick —– Deal 2: Atlanta receives: […]

Wolves 112, Pistons 101: Keep on Truckin’

Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’ I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’ Ain’t nothin’ holdin’ me back nothin’ I’ll keep right on, right on truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks, Keep on Truckin’ Steph Curry and Kevin Durant launching heat check threes like trebuchets of fire is fun to watch. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook barrelling […]

Timberwolves 90, Grizzlies 89: “We aren’t going to lose this game”

“We’re not going to lose this game.” In the NBA, phrases like that are uttered by a team’s leader. In addition, a leader is able to take those words and make them come true, even if it means he has to put the team on his back and willing his team to a victory. That […]

Mavs 100, Wolves 94: We missed you, Ricky Rubio.

While Ricky Rubio was gone – 87 days, 42 games – the Wolves went 6-36, sporting the 4th-worst offense and worst defense (by more than 3 points per 100 possessions) in the NBA over that stretch. There were plenty of injuries to go around and all of them contributed to the slide, but Rubio’s absence […]

76ers 103, Timberwolves 94: Organization and a plan

The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t been putting a great roster on the floor over the last two seasons. It’s been by design and it’s a risky proposition. It’s an idea that I’ve had, along with plenty of Wolves’ fans, when it comes to the rebuilding style of this Minnesota franchise. Strip down the roster, rid it […]

So… Will YOU Boo Kevin Love?

Tomorrow night, a divisive former Timberwolf returns to the Target Center as a visiting player – and not just Mike Miller, the guy whose curious aversion to pulling the trigger on threes during his lone season in Minnesota vexed many observers (including, famously, Steve Aschburner). It’s that other dude – what’s his name? He sometimes has a […]