The NBA season is fast approaching and, with the Wolves’ roster nearly cemented and training camp just right around the corner, I figured now would be as good a time as ever to take a look at a few intriguing potential lineups. I emphasize “potential” because, although some have a higher likelihood to appear consistently […]
On July 1, 2017, just a few ticks past midnight Eastern Standard Time, the Minnesota Timberwolves quickly moved on from the Ricky Rubio era, a time defined by its unmaterialized everlasting hope, and leaped head first into the era of Jeff Teague, fourth banana on a (hopefully, probably) playoff team. It was a move met […]
It’s September. The doldrums of the late offseason are upon us, but, alas, they’re almost past! The Timberwolves will likely be finalizing the roster in the coming days and/or weeks and the first preseason game is slated for September 30th against the Los Angeles Lakers in Anaheim. I figured now would be a good time […]
At the Timberwolves annual Media Day in 2015, we were treated to Kevin Garnett holding court for about 25 minutes on a variety of subjects. As any NBA fan knows, opportunities to hear KG speak in depth are as insightful as they are rare. On this particular day — a sad one in one important […]
With so much drama in the M-S-P It’s kinda hard bein’ Drew W-I-G Okay, fine. There isn’t that much actual drama going on with Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves, and there’s certainly no reason for such a cheesy Gin and Juice joke. I’m sorry about that. But there is some stuff happening, some of it […]
Last year, Glen Taylor was able to lure free-agent coaching superstar Tom Thibodeau to Minnesota. After accepting Taylor’s (lucrative) offer to coach the team, Thibs explained that there were three general reasons that made the Wolves his best option: their young talent, their strong ownership, and their salary cap flexibility. What he failed to mention […]
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Drew Mahowald of Canis Hoopus to discuss the Kyrie Irving rumors as well as the Wolves’ offseason acquisitions. There is a slight echo that starts towards the middle of the pod, but hopefully it’s not too distracting. Drew can be followed at @DrewMahowald. Hope you enjoy!
Thinking through the pros and cons of trading for a superstar.
This was the summer that the Minnesota Timberwolves were supposed to strike. With Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, and new face of the franchise Jimmy Butler all due to receive maximum salary contracts in the coming summers, it only made sense; Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden wouldn’t exactly have much cap space to work with […]