Timberwolves 102, Pelicans 116: Reboots and Rebuilds

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The first time I started watching FX’s Fargo, I didn’t know what to expect and, even after a few episodes, didn’t really know what I was watching. A TV show based on a movie: Is it a remake? A reboot? A reimagining? The show itself gave few clues, beyond the fact that the tone, setting […]

Wolves 112, Bulls 105: Things that are working

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With all the losing, it’s easy (and important) to look at what isn’t working. When winning happens, it’s just as easy (and important) to look at what’s going well.

Timberwolves 108, Clippers 102: A breath of fresh air

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Zach LaVine making big plays, Andrew Wiggins with a big shot, and the clutchmeg from Ricky Rubio. Wolves over Clippers was a breath of fresh air.

Lakers 119, Timberwolves 115: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Blazers 96, Timberwolves 93: Karl! Andrew! Ricky! Gorgui! Wait, Gorgui?

Jan 1, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (5) dunks in the second quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Gorgui is good and needs an extension… I think.

Jazz 103, Timberwolves 90: Karl-Anthony Towns played like crap

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What’s it going to look like when Karl-Anthony Towns doesn’t feel like he played like crap?

Where did all the threes go? Checking Sam’s claims about his Raptor days

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“We averaged more threes in Toronto than anybody,” Sam Mitchell said. “Go back and pull up my record.”

So I did.

Timberwolves 123, Thunder 126: Shop Talk

Nov 25, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) shakes hands with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tayshaun Prince (12) after making a shot in the second half against the Atlanta Hawks at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 99-95. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Every game begins unknown. A few hours later, it’s decided: a win or a loss, binary, a one, a zero. But in between, there’s a well of experience for each of the fifteen or so players involved that fills up: expectations, perceptions, decisions, recognitions, surprises. As you line them up, the games stretch into a […]

KAT, Wiggins, LaVine all coming to dunk on you at the 2016 Rising Stars Challenge

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And it will be glorious.

Cavaliers 114, Timberwolves 107: Ahab’s whale was also just a whale

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“Symbols shmimbols. Sure they’re important but… Well look at Ahab’s whale. Now there’s a great symbol. Some say it stands for god, meaning, and purpose. Others say it stands for purposelessness and the void. But what we sometimes forget is that Ahab’s whale was also just a whale.” –Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves Due […]

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