On the Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Dumb Luck Behind Zach LaVine’s Torn ACL

It was announced Saturday afternoon that Zach LaVine tore his ACL during the third quarter of the Wolves’ recent loss to the Detroit Pistons meaning that his season is done. “Torn ACL” is a common injury across all sports and has worked its way into nearly every fan’s lexicon, but what exactly is the ACL? […]

Grizzlies 107, Wolves 99: A hot start… but not much else.

The Timberwolves first basket was a wide-open three pointer by Ricky Rubio. It came off of a long offensive rebound by Andrew Wiggins who kicked it out to Ricky. Their next basket was a three by Karl-Anthony Towns, also assisted by Wiggins, with the shot clock expiring. In the opening minutes they had other good […]

A Look at the Timberwolves’ Scoring Efficiency So Far in 2016-17

The Timberwolves are now 50 games into the 2016-17 season. How are the team’s key players performing in Tom Thibodeau’s system? I discuss this below.*

Pistons 116, Wolves 108: Let’s Talk About Shabazz Muhammad

The Wolves fell to the Detroit Pistons Friday night by the score of 116-108. Detroit’s Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, and Andre Drummond were the major forces that simply overpowered the Wolves. Morris and Leuer combined for an audacious 60 points on a miraculous nine of 16 from three (both players entered the night shooting 32.4% […]

Cavaliers 125, Wolves 97: A Perfect Storm

The Wolves have played well as of late. The defending champs have not. The stars aligned in this one, just not in the away team’s favor.

Wolves 111, Magic 105: The Legend of Ricky Rubio’s Heat Check Three

Ricky was outstanding, Towns and Ibaka battled, and Andrew Wiggins came up big in the clutch (again) to capture the Wolves’ 8th win in their past 11 games.

Wolves 129, Nets 109: An Easy Win is a Good Win

According to nba.com/stats, the Brooklyn Nets have the league’s 28th ranked offense and 29th ranked defense. I guess it’s no surprise, then, that they also hold (by far) the league’s worst record. After losing by 20 to the Timberwolves last night at Target Center, the Nets fell to 9-38. The next-worst team (Phoenix Suns) has […]

Emptying Out My Notebook: On Tom Thibodeau and Home/Road Numbers

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve wrestled with two topics that I’ve wanted to write about, but couldn’t quite formulate enough thoughts for them to warrant their own posts. The first topic is Tom Thibodeau and the semi-constantly present notion that perhaps he isn’t the best coach for this iteration of the Minnesota Timberwolves. […]

Pacers 109, Wolves 103: “Pacers made shots”…and Other Stuff Happened

The NBA regular season is too long. We know this for two main reasons: We don’t need 82 games to determine which teams are the best and most deserving of playoff berths; The sport is too physically demanding to require so many games of the players. But the status quo of 82 games is long […]

Wolves 112, Suns 111: Winning in Winning Time

  Another game, another double-digit lead, and another close call for the Timberwolves, who pulled off a 112-111 win against the Phoenix Suns at the last-second Tuesday night in Phoenix. That’s right, another win for the Wolves in a close game instead of the close losses to which Minnesota fans became so accustomed over the first several […]

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