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Roster Review: Brandon Roy

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 2012-13 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 […]

Exit Brandon Roy

Pretty much immediately upon assuming office as Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Ops, Flip Saunders excised David Kahn’s final boondoggle. As should probably have happened halfway through last season, Brandon Roy has been waved. Here’s Flip waxing sentimental on the end of the Brandon Roy era: “We wish Brandon and his family all the best in the […]

Wolves at the trade deadline: On the hunt?

The trade deadline is schedule for 2pm CT on Thursday and the Wolves are said to be buyers right now by enticing prospective trade partners with Brandon Roy’s salary relief and a future first round pick. This makes sense for the team if it means they’re adding a piece they can take into next year that […]

Timberwolves 94, Spurs 104: We all walk the long road

A pair of white and blue Nike Hyperdunks lie in front of Greg Stiemsma’s ice-wrapped legs in the Timberwolves’ locker room. The tongue is branded with a nickname: B. ROY in all caps. But this isn’t some handmade tribute; these shoes were made by Nike for Roy. “He’s got a ton of them,” explains Stiemsma, […]

Finding love in a hopeless place

I hadn’t posted on the Brandon Roy news from earlier this past week because I didn’t really know what to say about it. He’s looking for alternative methods to keep his comeback going. He was looking good practicing with the team and had a chance to play this past Saturday if his back-to-back practices went […]

Blazers 103, Wolves 95: We need to talk about things

All of the talk and panic about this team last night seemed to be two-fold: 1) The team is 0-2 since Kevin Love surprised us with an early comeback. Is he hurting their chances of winning? 2) Derrick Williams has had two straight DNP-CDs. HIS CAREER IS OVER. I feel like this is easily explained, […]

Game 11 Preview: Wolves at Blazers in the Rose Garden

Good to have you back, sir. I’m still trying to parse my thoughts on his surprise return and what it means for the team. I think we’re in for some awkwardness over this road stretch. The Wolves will basically have one practice in between about four games. There isn’t a ton of opportunity to get […]

Brandon Roy had knee surgery, act accordingly

From the team’s press release: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today on his right knee. The surgery was performed by Timberwolves team orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Fischer at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn.  Roy is expected to be out approximately one month. “Brandon had been experiencing some right knee pain, […]

Wolves 90, Mavericks 82: "I don't use crutches"

Rick Adelman became a broken record last year. Someone for the Wolves would go down with an injury and he’d start talking about how guys couldn’t feel sorry for themselves and had to step up. They had to make the most of their opportunity to help the team. Ricky Rubio went down with his ACL […]

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 […]