Lakers 106, Timberwolves 98: What to expect when you’re expecting

President-coach-owner Flip Saunders has been under fire since his comments in Portland about not wanting 3-point shots to be a “main part” of Andrew Wiggins’ game. It’s led to yet another dissection of what Flip can mean for the ceiling of this latest rebuilding project for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the potential pitfalls of this organization […]

David Thorpe Talks Wiggins and 3-pointers

  Update: Since this post went up, Timberwolves PR has directed me to the full context of the quote below and pointed out that there’s a big difference between saying “a major part” and “a main part.” Fair enough. It still seems worth discussing exactly what that difference is, and that’s largely what this post […]

Kings 116, Timberwolves 111: What you might expect

The Timberwolves played the Kings tonight. The Kings started rebounding demon Reggie Evans in place of the injured DeMarcus Cousins. Zach LaVine, as he’s grown somewhat accustomed to, at least in terms of regularity, stood in as Ricky Rubio’s spot as starting point guard. On top of that, tonight had no Nikola Pekovic, Darren Collison, […]

Raptors 113, Timberwolves 96: Here’s a song

The Timberwolves, stuck with a starting rotation of 3 D-League call-ups (Payne, Hamilton, Brown), and 3 rookies (Payne again, Wiggins, LaVine), and just 3 bench players, have been losing. In the thick of playoff positioning for a good quantity of teams in the league, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to find out that such events have […]

Rubio Kart is my favorite game

Rockets 120, Timberwolves 110: You wanna learn how to rhyme, you better learn how to add, it’s mathematics

This makes 4 of the past 6 Wolves-Rockets recaps assigned to yours truly, and if you’ve read the past ones, you probably know what I’m going to talk about. If you haven’t, they’re linked inside the next parentheses (3/20/14, 12/5/14, 2/23/15) for your convenience. Go ahead. Reading them in full will probably take a total of 10 […]

Timberwolves 99, Lakers 101: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken

Twenty minutes after a 2-point overtime loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, Zach LaVine sat in front of his locker, putting on a floridly color-blocked sock inside out. It was LaVine’s foul on Jordan Clarkson that sent Clarkson to the line with 0.3 seconds left in the extra period to seal the win and […]

Timberwolves 106, Jazz 104: Theater of the Absurd

Note: if you have not seen or read Waiting for Godot, this might not make much sense. If you have seen or read Waiting for Godot, this still might not make much sense. But that’s the point. Energy Solutions Arena. A tree, one that looks much like Rudy Gobert. Evening. A chance meeting under the Utah moonlight for […]

Hornets 109, Timberwolves 98: Back from Somewhere

Now you look like you just got back from somewhere Somewhere yeah you know that it’s true Together we went nearly to nowhere Nowhere really worth going to Standing at the city center In the middle of the winter ——————————– When the Timberwolves traded Mo Williams in February, most Wolves fans appreciated what he had […]

Timberwolves 95, Knicks 92 OT: The caterpillar track

The caterpillar track was revolutionary in the business of defense. You can find variations of this technological advancement dating back to the 1770’s with several different inventors trying to revolutionize and patent the continuous track. For forty years, a British politician named Richard Lovell Edgeworth tried to figure out the caterpillar track and came up […]

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