Zach LaVine making big plays, Andrew Wiggins with a big shot, and the clutchmeg from Ricky Rubio. Wolves over Clippers was a breath of fresh air.
Watching the parade of personal and technical fouls that characterized Monday night’s Wolves-Clips matchup got me thinking about one of my favorite Elliott Smith covers, “Jealous Guy.” At the beginning, Smith asks the crowd, in his uniquely timid way, if there are any whistlers in the crowd. “This is your big chance,” he says, “there’s […]
Taken as a whole, basketball teams can be viewed as their own living organism. People are, after all, not just one thing either, but instead made up of crisscrossing and often conflicting wants, needs, impulses, understandings and judgments. A person who can keep all these things in balance, who can understand that it’s less important […]
As my wife often reminds me, there are a lot of games in an NBA season and truly, this was one of them. I mean, listen: they can’t all be State of the Union-level referendums on the soul of the team. So here’s the game wrap, shorter edition: The Wolves outrebounded the Clippers 52-35 and […]
I was shocked to hear that Bonzi Wells has been invited to the Wolves’ training camp and even more shocked to hear that he is only 35 years old. Considering that Bonzi played serious minutes on a team that included Scottie Pippen, Arvydas Sabonis and Detlef Schrempf, I had him pegged for at least 50. […]
If there’s an NBA schedule that must mean there will be a season right? right? You can check out the entire thing right here. Some notable dates: Season Opener, Monday December 26th, vs. OKC: Hm, Derrick Williams playing the three, eh? Does that mean we’ll get to see him try to guard Kevin Durant? Or […]