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We've got a new Pek'ing order for now

A funny thing happened on the way to Nikola Pekovic’s contract year: Kevin Love broke his hand and gave Pek the chance to show just how much he’s worth. The timing of this injury — in line with Pek’s last season before restricted free agency — couldn’t have been more perfect for the third-year center. […]

Wolves decline qualifiers to Beasley and Randolph

It appears that the decision on Anthony Ranolph and Michael Beasley has been made. From the Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will not extended qualifying offers to forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. With Minnesota not extending qualifying offers to Beasley and Randolph by today’s deadline, both players will become unrestricted free […]

Crunching Roy numbers shines a little light, no?

Our friend Darren Wolfson at ESPN 1500 has reported that the Wolves are going to offer Brandon Roy a two-year contract and that the money is not known. I don’t even know if I’m ready to deal with the idea of Roy’s knees actually being healthy enough to be a serviceable player in the NBA. […]

A roster of Wolves: Anthony Randolph

Not to get into the habit of quoting myself, but this is what I had to say about Anthony Randolph last fall: It’s hard to tell what will become of this strange dude. But here’s my best guess: with his blank, far-away demeanor, Anthony Randolph falls into that vast category of NBA player with overwhelming […]

Barea to everybody: please care

As I was, as you were, J.J. Barea was mightily displeased by his teammates’ second-half effort last night. Here is what he told reporters after the game (via Tom Powers at the Pioneer Press): We’ve got problems here. We just got a lot of guys that don’t care. When a basketball team got a bunch […]

Timberwolves 107, Nuggets 113: a flicker of light

Well this was surely one of the strangest games I’ve ever seen. It has been a little bit horrifying to see how, during this rough April, the Wolves have slowly morphed into a pre-Adelman version of their defensive selves. The first half of tonight’s game was easily the apex of that nauseating transformation. Like the […]

Bulls 111, Wolves 100: Sight beyond sight

Things almost got out of hand. In fact, they did get out of hand. Yet once again, we came barreling back. We still lost though. Much of this season will be spent articulating the subtle differences between last year’s uptempo collapses and the developments currently unfolding before us. Yet for all the excitement surrounding our […]

Raptors 97, Wolves 87: Clever girl…

I don’t want to take anything from the Raptors because they outplayed the Wolves last night. However, I can’t help but feel like Minnesota just gave this game away. The perimeter defense was spotty, they allowed too many trips to the free throw line, and finished just 12/30 at the rim. Raptors blocked nine shots. […]

Sunrise: a Timberwolves season preview 3-on-4

Friends, the longest night of the year has come and gone. The lockout is now, miraculously, a bitter memory. Ricky Rubio, Rick Adelman, Derrick Williams, the svelte, newly athletic Kevin Love and all of the rest of your Wolves will soon take the floor for an actual, certified NBA game. So how’s this gonna go? […]

Attempting to analyze the chaos of a fake preseason

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say, Wolves went 2-0 in the preseason against the Bucks. So as we prepare for the Preseason Playoff series against the 2-0 Clippers, I thought I would share some notes I made on Wolves players from the two games we just witnessed. Share this because Rubio would pass this along: