You’d be forgiven if you blanched at the announcement that Kevin Garnett resigned with the Minnesota Timberwolves for two years and $16.5 million. That Garnett is taking a $4 million paycut from his last contract feels immaterial: his grand return to Minnesota last season ended after just five games and — at least in on-court […]
At February’s trade deadline, the best player in franchise history rejoined the Wolves. Here, we look back at Kevin Garnett’s 2014-15 season.
The present and future of the Minnesota Timberwolves debuted in 2014-15 and we review Andrew Wiggins’ first NBA campaign.
The inevitable became true. Andrew Wiggins was named the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year in a landslide of a vote.
President-coach-owner Flip Saunders has been under fire since his comments in Portland about not wanting 3-point shots to be a “main part” of Andrew Wiggins’ game. It’s led to yet another dissection of what Flip can mean for the ceiling of this latest rebuilding project for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the potential pitfalls of this organization […]
Update: Since this post went up, Timberwolves PR has directed me to the full context of the quote below and pointed out that there’s a big difference between saying “a major part” and “a main part.” Fair enough. It still seems worth discussing exactly what that difference is, and that’s largely what this post […]
Twenty minutes after a 2-point overtime loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, Zach LaVine sat in front of his locker, putting on a floridly color-blocked sock inside out. It was LaVine’s foul on Jordan Clarkson that sent Clarkson to the line with 0.3 seconds left in the extra period to seal the win and […]
Typically, when the Minnesota Timberwolves look like they’re going to get blown out in a game and I’m on recap duty, I start thinking of tangents and topics outside of basketball I can explore in my writing. There’s no real sense in figuring out why a bad team got destroyed by a good team. This is […]
For some reason, the 14-win Timberwolves have found a relatively strange level of success against the 41-win Portland Trail Blazers this season. They managed to beat the Blazers back in December amidst the flurry of injuries to Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin, ending what was a 6-game losing streak. While injuries and losing […]
Au revoir, GR Trois: Timberwolves cut Glenn Robinson III, claim 7-footer Justin Hamilton off waivers
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced yesterday that they were awarded 7’0 center Justin Hamilton off of waivers from the New Orleans Pelicans. Hamilton played collegiately at Iowa State for one year before transferring to LSU before the 2011-12 season. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, who promptly traded his […]