Nuggets 100, Timberwolves 85: The Next Movement

Q: Did you think Denver would come out with life and zip after the previous two days? A: “No, to be honest, they quit on Brian Shaw and they’ll quit again. A quitter is a quitter. That was my take on that.”  – Kevin Garnett This directed to whoever in listening range Yo the whole […]

Grizzlies 101, Timberwolves 97: Size of the Fight

A few weeks ago, the Wolves stole a game at home against the Grizzlies in rather dramatic fashion. It was Ricky Rubio’s third game back after his two and a half month absence, and it was immediately clear that Minnesota is a different team when he’s on the floor. The offense becomes functional, the perimeter defense […]

Bulls 96, Wolves 89: It was 90’s Night at the United Center

Credit for this 1995 photo goes to Timberwolvestimeline.com It was 90’s night in the United Center. In a perfect world, such a night would have coincided with Kevin Garnett’s first road game as a returned member of the Timberwolves. But, despite the nice digs the United Center bring, it’s still not a perfect world, and […]

Timberwolves 97, Wizards 77: Re-Introducing Kevin Garnett

Often times, you can judge the hype surrounding an NBA team by its ceremonial player introductions. Typically, the louder the fans are, the better. In Minnesota, this can be traced back to Kevin Garnett’s first stint with the Timberwolves. During the team’s 8-year playoff stretch, it was typically impossible to hear Garnett’s name when it […]

Rockets 113, Timberwolves 102: Frankenstein and the villagers

First things first: happy 60th birthday to Phillip D. “Flip” Saunders and happy 20th birthday to Andrew Christian Wiggins. That’s right, they share the same birthday. They were destined to be together. It’s always fun when the Timberwolves play the Rockets, especially if you’re the type of person who loves seeing contradictory approaches clash on […]

Welcome back, KG

While there are differing opinions on the merits and the impacts of this move, I’d like to think Wolves fans can put all that aside for one night and just enjoy Kevin Garnett’s return to the Target Center as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. He last played for the Wolves on April 9, 2007. […]

Bennett to miss two weeks, Muhammad done for the season

The Timberwolves’ run of rotten injury luck just got a little bit longer. With the team as close to full strength as they’ve been since the first week of November, a freak injury in Wednesday’s practice will keep Shabazz Muhammad for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He caught his finger in Andrew Wiggins’ jersey […]

Timberwolves 111, Suns 109: Stuck Between Stations

Limbo, thy name is the first game after the All-Star break with one more to go before the greatest player in franchise history returns as a kind of éminence grise for a rawly talented but still rebuilding team. It wouldn’t have been surprising if the team had mailed it in, but pleasingly they didn’t and […]

The Kevin Garnett Trade: An AWAW Email Exchange

I’ve been a Timberwolves fan since my early elementary years in the mid-90s. I can remember sitting in the upper deck with my dad, watching a Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, and Tom Gugliotta big 3 lead the Timberwolves to their first playoff berth. My friend and AWAW amigo William Bohl was not (obsessively) watching basketball […]

Stop Saying the Wolves Are Trading a 1st Round Pick for Garnett

As soon as ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves were involved in a late push to bring back Kevin Garnett from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Thad Young, a particular drumbeat began that went: “Wolves traded a first round pick for a 38-year-old KG.” I’m here to tell you why this is […]

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