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AWAW Roundtable, Volume One: Should Kevin Martin be a starter, or the sixth man?

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The whole crew got together to discuss Kevin Martin as a sixth man, Sam Mitchell as head coach, which of the old guys will play the most, and which player has the most to prove during training camp.

Trail Blazers 107, Timberwolves 93: Free Shabazz

The NBA (and every major professional sports league) is composed of proud, competitive and supremely talented athletes who have worked extremely hard and sacrificed a great deal in order to attain (and maintain) their employment at the game’s highest level. This reality doesn’t stop sportswriters and fans from questioning the dedication or commitment of athletes or even entire […]

Andrew Wiggins: Defensive Breakdown

Most fans understand that there’s a steep learning curve for rookies entering the NBA, and know they must try to be patient when a talented young player debuts for their team… but they don’t know what a learning curve actually looks like until games begin and victories hang in the balance. The coaching staff has to […]

Timberwolves 122, Heat 121: Ceci N'est Pas Une Pipe

Sometimes, an entertaining game of basketball is just that: entertainment. That’s — in its own perverse way — the blessing of the denouement of the kind of season that Timberwolves fans have grown accustomed to over the last several years. Go back a decade and the Wolves were the #1 seed in the Western Conference, […]

Defensive free falling in the New Year

The Wolves are in a bad place right now and have been all month long. Heading into the month of January, the Minnesota Timberwolves had a lot of hope. The team was 14-13 and one of the top defensive squads in the NBA. Kevin Love was still trying to find his way after coming back […]