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Talking About Practice: First Day of Training Camp

KABOOM. Goodbye, Internet. A video posted by Steve McPherson (@steventurous) on Sep 20, 2014 at 8:02am PDT I wasn’t prepared for how interesting watching an NBA team practice was going to be. When the assembled media was granted access to the Timberwolves’ first day of training camp for the last half hour, we filed in […]

Media Day: Quick Hits

Good morning! Prior to all of last night’s “Dunks After Dark” fun, Wolves media day took place deep within the cellar of the Target Center. Here are a few quotes and general observations, in the order the players and coaches went to the podium to talk to those of us assembled: 1. Flip Saunders – […]

Flip Saunders believes his history in close games will be clutch again

People who followed the Minnesota Timberwolves, whether they were fans or media members, so closely last season have widely held the belief that it was the lack of late game execution that ultimately was the undoing of this team in their quest for a return to the playoffs. The 0-11 start in games decided by four […]

Report: Wolves offer Eric Bledsoe max deal, Suns won't let it happen

All hell broke loose a little bit ago on Twitter with the report from Fox10 in Phoenix and then Brian Windhorst from ESPN.com that the Minnesota Timberwolves were making a run at restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe with a max contract offer sheet. Bledsoe has been battling the Phoenix Suns all summer long, waiting for […]

Ryan Saunders named to coaching staff, David Adelman staying

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday morning that Ryan Saunders has been hired on as an assistant coach. If the name sounds familiar to Wolves fans, it should. Ryan played four years at the University of Minnesota and was an assistant coach there under Tubby Smith as well. He was an assistant coach and scout with the […]

Three Zach Lavine-related Questions

What does the Zach LaVine pick say about the state of the Timberwolves? According to Flip Saunders, LaVine was seventh on their board, so getting him feels like a coup to the front office, even if he’s not ready to be an immediate contributor. “Some players you go after, they have the ability to hit […]

Flip Saunders will be the next coach of the Wolves because of course

The Minnesota Timberwolves are holding a press conference at 1pm CT on Friday and it’s going to look something like the picture above. President of basketball operations and part-owner Flip Saunders confirmed to multiple media outlets he’ll be the next coach of the Wolves. We don’t know how long he’ll be the coach. We don’t […]

The present/future of the Timberwolves embodies development

We’re seeing a new era with the Minnesota Timberwolves organization that seems incredibly basic and yet at the same time is still relatively revolutionary in terms of forward thinking in the NBA. There have been mixed reviews with the job that Flip Saunders has done with the roster building this offseason, but in terms of […]

Pek with us, you know we got him: Nikola Pekovic re-signs for five years

The Wolves have come to an agreement with restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic on a five-year deal worth a reported $60 million. After a long and seemingly uneventful negotiating process in which the Wolves initially waited for the market to be set by an outside suitor with an offer sheet, they finally set the market […]

The Bruise Brothers

“We envision Pek and Kevin Love being the ‘Bruise Brothers’ and forming one of the best front courts in the NBA for a long time to come.” —Flip Saunders Share this because Rubio would pass this along: