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 […]
It’s not precisely right that I started writing about basketball because of Ricky Rubio, but it’s not entirely inaccurate. I followed the NBA on and off in high school and college, but it wasn’t until I moved to the Twin Cities in 2004 that I genuinely became a fan. I began to watch the Timberwolves […]
The Wolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-108 Sunday night. The victory was the Wolves’ fourth straight win at home, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2012, and also broke the team’s four-game losing streak to the Nuggets. However, the main storyline of the night was the matchup between two of the NBA’s most talented […]
The somewhat surprising outcome of this game hinges largely on two things: Karl-Anthony Towns and the depleted Los Angeles Clippers. Playing without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul (who seems to just about always kill the Wolves in the fourth quarter), the Clippers had to lean heavily on DeAndre Jordan. Jordan had a big night (29 […]
As we near halfway through the season, it’s time to look and see where the Wolves are stacking up on both ends of the floor. It has become clear that this team’s defensive limitations have held this team back. Their defensive rating is seventh worst in the NBA, and their defensive transition numbers are the […]
That door just wouldn’t budge.
Sunday’s disappointing game at Dallas was the Timberwolves’ 41st of the season, which means that they just reached the midway point. Which means that it’s time for another quarterly report card. In case you missed the first quarter edition, click here. (I’ll also include the first-quarter grades here, in parentheses.) The stats included in this […]
An interesting theory that seems to be slowly invading the zeitgeist of Minnesota Timberwolves’ basketball fandom is that the team would be better off bringing Zach LaVine, arguably the most electric and least polarizing of the young ‘Big Three’, off the bench to fill a role similar to that of James Harden when he was […]
2016-17 Midway Point: Checking how accurate the preseason Hot Wolves Takes were (there’s so much blood)
I wouldn’t say these were the most prescient predictions ever made.