Roster Review: Kevin Martin

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Timberwolves fans are accustomed to looking for change. (And I don’t mean between the couch cushions, which is where the cash from selling second round picks always seems to end up.) For a franchise that has had eight head coaches and four GMs in the last 11 years, it’s simply expected. In that same span, […]

2015-16 Roster Review: Tyus Jones

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Tyus Jones was the fourth-youngest player in the NBA this season, and he often looked it. Recapping his humbling rookie campaign.

Roster Review: Adreian Payne

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Traded for at the deadline a year and a half ago, we look at Adreian Payne’s first full year with the Timberwolves.

Roster Review: Professor Andre Miller

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Roster Review for the 2015-16 season continues on with Professor Andre Miller.

Roster Review: Damjan Rudez (Can’t Fail)

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Damjan Rudez averaged the fewest minutes per game on the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season, and played the third fewest total minutes. He averaged the fewest points per game; he averaged the fewest steals per game; he averaged the fewest assists per game. And fewest rebounds, free throws attempted, 2-pointers attempted and second-fewest field goals […]

What Thibs Talks About When He Talks About Basketball

One of the toughest and most critical things to generate when writing fiction is subtext. You see, we most of us go through our lives simply trying to communicate with something like maximum efficiency, as if language is a quadratic equation. That is, I want x, I say y and — if I say it […]

Tom Thibodeau, Mark Jackson, and the status quo

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If the ends justify the means, and results trump process, this worked out fine. But if you’re a bit uneasy about the way the Wolves’ old leadership was let go, and the new leadership was brought in, you’re not alone, and it’s worth exploring the reasons why.

2015-16 Roster Review: Greg Smith

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Our roster review series continues with a look at a player who didn’t sign until early March, but managed to stick around all season.

2015-16 Roster Review: Nikola Pekovic

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We begin our roster review series by wondering if we’ve seen the end of Nikola Pekovic.

Prince and the Opening Tip-Off

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How attending Timberwolves games got me into Prince, and changed the way I looked at music.

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