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A roster of Wolves: Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio has magical vision. He sees things–spaces, angles, movements–before they are able to be seen. This vision, and the savant’s ball skills that he’s honed since he was a child, make him that exceptional kind of point guard, the kind that can create new, unexpected shapes and situations on the basketball court. There were […]

A roster of Wolves: Nikola Pekovic

When is the last time this organization had toughness? Perhaps Kevin Garnett wasn’t the epitome of a bar fight — despite what he may have blurted out at Craig Sager — but he at least feigned an attitude of some mental toughness, whether he was actually ready to risk a suspension or not. But pure […]

A roster of Wolves: J.J. Barea

How do you solve a problem like Barea? Okay, J.J. Barea wasn’t really a problem last year, but he also wasn’t a solution in the way we hoped he might be. Let’s get the negative out of the way first. In his first season with the Wolves, Barea was riddled with injuries throughout a good […]

A roster of Wolves: Michael Beasley

Another year and another bundle of frustration for Michael Beasley and those that want him to be great good oh hell let’s just be adequately productive. Michael Beasley had the excuse last year of the ankle injury that seemed to crop up every time he hit the floor. This year, he had the excuse of […]

A roster of Wolves: Luke Ridnour

Metta World Peace. Kevin Martin. Nicolas Batum. Russell Westbrook. Steve Nash. Eric Bledsoe. Some of these guys are scampering point guards, some are long, explosive scorers, some are bruising forwards.  What do these people have in common? The answer is they were all guarded by the 6’2″, 175-lb Luke Ridnour this past season. If that […]

A roster of Wolves – Martell Webster

Martell Webster’s season will most likely be remembered with agonizing humor. His blunder at the end of an overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets on February 20th was a frustrating mistake that potentially cost the Wolves a victory when the season still had life. He stole an inbound pass from Julyan Stone with the Wolves […]

A roster of Wolves: Wayne Ellington

The plight of Wayne Ellington was befuddling to many Wolves fans throughout the season. We were a team full of shooters who could no longer shoot. After blistering the NBA with 3-point baskets when down double digits in 2010-11, the Wolves either regressed to the mean, had a lockout-induced outlier, or thought the new CBA […]

A roster of Wolves: Brad Miller

Brad Miller’s swan song wasn’t a feel good Disney movie that ended up leaving everybody with a warm tingly feeling. He didn’t give us the John Salley in Eddie where he squeezes every ounce of game out of his scar tissue-addled knees to help bring this team the playoffs after years of down-and-out malaise. Brad Miller was […]

A roster of Wolves: Wesley Johnson

Let’s talk about the things that are and are not Wesley Johnson’s fault. The coming civil war in Syria? Not his fault. Being drafted ahead of DeMarcus Cousins, Greg Monroe and Paul George? Not his fault. Being born with a sweet, mild demeanor? Not his fault and not really a bad thing either if your […]

A roster of Wolves: Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver is one of the nicest, most earnest, least self-important professional athletes you will ever hope to meet.  What’s more, over the past three years, he’s poured remarkable quantities of energy and passion into some of the more hopeless NBA teams imaginable. Even when his coaches have neglected to actually coach defense (see: Nellieball), […]