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Wolves/Pacers: defending your life

  As I alluded to last night, one of the most encouraging elements of the Wolves nice start has been their basic competence on defense. That doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re a Wolves’ fan of long standing you know the thrill in the blood induced by those simple words. Great defense isn’t truly […]

Raptors 105, Wolves 86: All of the turnovers in the world

Remember how the Wolves took such great care of the ball against the Kings, which was a huge contrast to the careless nature with the ball last season? Apparently, there is a big difference between playing a Keith Smart coached team and playing a Dwane Casey coached team. The Wolves were disgustingly careless with the […]

Game One Preview: Kings at Wolves in the Target Center

Here we go! We’ve been waiting months to see how this whole thing would work in a real game that counted. The dead weight from last year has been excavated from the site and now the Wolves will have a bevy of competent and actually good players to run through Rick Adelman’s system, which they’ve […]

Wolves 95, Pistons 76: Energy around a focus

This is what effort looks like. This is also what the difference between playing a top defense and a young team that struggles at defense looks like. The payoff is somewhere in between these two realities. Yes, the Detroit Pistons are a bad team and it’s preseason. These are all things to take into account […]

NBA GMs still confound us, which is to be expected

The annual NBA GM survey was released on today and as per usual, it’s kind of confusing in places and complimentary in others. The Wolves were mentioned quite a bit throughout the survey of the 30 GMs around the league, and you know it was outside forces voting nice things about the Wolves because […]

Wolves 84, Pacers 70: Hello, new friends

It wasn’t a pretty preseason opener in many ways, but the Wolves got to debut some new faces and beat up on an incomplete Pacers team for the victory. Between the poor 3-point shooting, the grainy Fargo television feed coming through NBA League Pass, lots of turnovers, and a lot of missed free throws, it […]

Andrei Kirilenko & Alexey Shved: Media Day quotes

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved sat down with Kirilenko very much in the driver’s seat. Shved mostly hung back, responding only when addressed directly and looking a little sheepish. Kirilenko seems convinced he’ll speak most loudly with his game. Kirilenko on Shved: “I don’t like to give advice. I think everyone is a grown man.” […]

Wolves tried to get downtown but missed their connection, and other public transit metaphors

The Wolves’ 3-point shooting last season was pretty atrocious. Despite being 23rd in the NBA in 3-point percentage, the Wolves just kept chucking up shots from long range. They finished sixth in the NBA in attempts from downtown, even when you adjust for pace. Perhaps one of the reasons the Wolves kept shooting them was […]

Precious Medals: Wolves in London

Well, show’s over, kids. The thirtieth Olympiad has concluded and gone with it are the hours of  equestrian, water polo, race walking and assorted moments in broadcasting cluelessness which left us fumbling for the remote. Of course scattered amongst the monotony were the reasons we actually watch; the worlds greatest athletes, having toiled for years […]

This is the Wolves' latest signing.

No big deal. It’s just Andrei Kirilenko on a jet ski next to a pig. I’m so excited for Wolves’ Media Day.  (H/T — @_V_W) Share this because Rubio would pass this along: