What an unusually compelling NBA game for October 27th. After opening the season with a 2-1 record against a tough schedule, the shit hit the fan for the Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler, their new veteran star and natural leader, got sick. An upper respiratory infection took him out of Tuesday’s game versus the Pacers and Wednesday’s […]
Our team lost a tough contest in a battleground state. What lessons can we learn before our next run?
In a brutal display of defensive indifference and general apathy, the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Indiana Pacers Tuesday evening 130-107. Despite star center Myles Turner missing the game with a concussion, the Pacers were able to gain and maintain control throughout the majority of the game, outworking the Wolves on the glass (37-25) and – […]
Let’s talk about Jimmy Butler. More specifically, let’s talk about how he’s played his first three games in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform. While Butler’s stats are not yet up to his career norms — he’s averaging just 13.3 points per game on 39.5 percent shooting — the thing that has stood out in his (very) […]
Timberwolves Win at OKC: Figuring Things Out a Game at a Time (with a little help from Andrew Wiggins)
The Timberwolves played in Oklahoma City on Sunday evening. The outcome was 115-113, when Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves bested the Thunder and Russell Westbrook’s late-game heroics via a last second shot for the win.
Friday night’s home opener wasn’t billed as a head-to-head matchup between Ricky Rubio and Jimmy Butler, but that’s what it became, and that’s what it remained, even after the final buzzer sounded. Apparently, Butler told security in the hallway not to let the former Timberwolves guard into “my locker room,” per Jerry Zgoda of the Star […]
There’s what happened and then there’s what almost happened. What happened is the Timberwolves played a strong second half in their home opener against the Utah Jazz, built up a 10-point lead with under 5 minutes to go, and ultimately won the game. That’s good. Winning is good, especially against a quality opponent like the […]
The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 Wednesday night in a game that played out almost exactly as many thought. The Wolves’ offense was rusty, the defense was at many times haphazard, and the Spurs played with a fundamentally soundness and veteran savvy that has become synonymous with their #brand. Despite playing without […]
The Timberwolves open up their season tonight at San Antonio. Before they officially get underway, here are the big questions facing each player on the team. THE FRINGE Marcus Georges-Hunt Will MGH’s hyphenated surname help him earn a few minutes on a team led by a guy named Karl-Anthony? No, it won’t. But I don’t […]
The Minnesota Timberwolves kick off the season less than a week from now – Wednesday, October 18th at 8:30 in San Antonio, to be exact. We’re getting you ready with a (nearly full) staff roundtable full of predictions, projections, hopes, and fears for the upcoming season. So sit back, relax, and enjoy part two of […]