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Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow 2012 Audit

A few of the readers from the last 3-point shooting audit suggested that this should be an updated post every month. All of the numbers for this post are through the win over the Suns and don’t include last night’s debacle to the Utah Jazz. At a certain point, the 3-point shooting has become laughable […]

Jazz 106, Wolves 84: The air up there

This game was crap. Complain about officiating or the effort or the energy or whatever. Doesn’t really matter. The Wolves played like absolute crap in this game. It happens every once in a while in this league. You hit a road game, you don’t have anything to offer that night, and the home team blows […]

Timberwolves 105, Sixers 88: the clouds break

The Wolves, as we had sensed all season long and as Zach meticulously charted earlier today, have been a monumentally poor three-point shooting team this season. Poor enough to be mentioned along the worst three point shooting teams of the post-Rockets era; poor enough to evoke the memory of Nikoloz Tskitishvili. But though the phenomenon […]

Timberwolves 3-point shooting: Infinite Sorrow

The NBA 3-point line has been around since the 1979-80 NBA season. Even the rule change was supposed to help usher in a new era of basketball from the 1970s to the 1980s, it wasn’t exactly an accepted practice to start chucking 3-pointers like we see teams doing today. Instead, it was a seldom-used arrow […]

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, […]

Timberwolves 94, Denver 101: You Know Loving Me Is Not Enough

When Jon Krawczynski broke the news that Kevin Love was coming back to start for the Wolves tonight, a brief hush fell over press row, or at least, my end of it. It was about an hour before gametime and we were suddenly filled with an admixture of uneasiness and excitement. Love was supposed to […]

Derrick Williams: Make or Miss League

Is Derrick Williams a bad player who doesn’t belong on the Timberwolves? The growing sentiment with an impatient fan base seems to be yes, he is. And that’s what we are right now; it’s an impatient fan base because the biological clock of Kevin Love’s potential early termination option is ticking like a time bomb. […]

Game Eight Preview: Bobcats at Wolves in the Target Center

The rosters don’t look similar and it’s only a couple weeks into the season so take this in the spirit that it’s intended, but this Bobcats team reminds me a lot of the way the Timberwolves played last year. After so much mediocrity, the Wolves became a scrappy bunch that played an exciting brand of […]

Wolves/Pacers: defending your life

  As I alluded to last night, one of the most encouraging elements of the Wolves nice start has been their basic competence on defense. That doesn’t sound like much, but if you’re a Wolves’ fan of long standing you know the thrill in the blood induced by those simple words. Great defense isn’t truly […]

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 […]