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Wolves Beat Sixers 116-110: A Preseason Recap

Because it’s the preseason, and the actual storyline behind the game itself isn’t actually all that important, we’ll keep this recap short. Despite some poor interior defense, and some equally questionable shot selection, the Timberwolves were able to pull away from the Sixers after a surge in the third quarter.  Also, some veteran 4th quarter […]

Alexey Shved changed his face…

Ricky Rubio once implored Alexey Shved to change his face and be happy. I’m not sure he had this in mind. I’ve been pretty hard on Shved over the last year because he immediately began struggling once the rest of the league apparently got a basic scouting report on the Russian guard (as it was […]

Roster Review: Alexey Shved

We’re kicking off our offseason coverage here at A Wolf Among Wolves with a comprehensive roster review of the team from this past season, looking at how each player’s 2013-14 went and what we see for them going forward. One player a day for the next couple weeks, starting with the bench and rolling up […]

Timberwolves 130, Jazz 136: What It's Like to Not-Be on a Boat

Rosencrantz: We might as well be dead. Do you think death could possibly be a boat? Guildenstern: No, no, no … Death is … not. Death isn’t. You take my meaning. Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can’t not-be on a boat. Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats. Guildenstern: No, no, no — […]

Timberwolves 89, Rockets 107: Caring Is Creepy

Going into last night’s game against the Houston Rockets, the Wolves were in a flat spin and headed out to sea, losers of five of the last six and facing a team they match up with exceedingly poorly. Consider: without Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin, their biggest impact players are at the point guard and […]

Timberwolves 124, Pelicans 112: Headliners and Openers

After contributing a paltry five points — a total so low that MLA style would ask you to please write it out rather than use numerals — in Monday night’s difficult loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the Timberwolves’ bench came startlingly to life against the New Orleans Pelicans, pouring in 42 points with double-digit totals […]

Happy Halloween from Alexey Shved

I probably don’t even need to explain why this is amazing. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Lose to Moscow, defeat Canada: Effort is needed for world domination

I tried. I really tried to churn out some thoughts on the Wolves losing to CSKA Moscow on Monday night and just nothing appeared. The effort was there for me trying to write about what was an on-the-surface embarrassing loss to a really talented Euroleague team. But ultimately, I just didn’t care enough about the […]

How do the Wolves' players stack up in ESPN NBARank and more?

With a couple days until the Minnesota Timberwolves kick off their 2013 Media Day and officially get going on starting the new season, we’re still finding things to pass the time. Some people may be doing it with Grand Theft Auto V or even by reading my Rabbit Hole posts on (shameless plug!). Some […]

Roster Review: Alexey Shved

There are a lot of rookie clichés that can be deployed about Alexey Shved: the rookie wall, a tale of two halves, he needs to add strength, needs to get comfortable, has to look for his shot, etc. If you talk to him—which almost no one ever got to as the season wore on because […]