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The C.J. Miles-OKC Pick Conundrum

Ever since the beginning of the free agency period last Saturday, one wing’s name has arisen time and time again by Wolves’ fans and writers alike: C.J. Miles. Miles, the former Indiana Pacer who would be the square peg to the Wolves’ square holes, is a dynamic three-point shooter and valuable defender who can switch […]

Timberwolves 115, Pacers 114: Does going over the screen change anything?

Ricky Rubio is still hitting jumpers and eventually that might mean something.

Pacers 102, Timberwolves 88: That thing got out of control

One big no-call led to the Wolves crumbling. What if…?

Pacers 107, Timberwolves 103: Hypnic jerk

Ricky Rubio sitting out, Zach LaVine as a point guard, going under screens, and hypnic jerks? It’s a Wolves’ “game recap.”

Timberwolves 107, Pacers 89: Happy Birthday, Ricky Rubio!

S/o to the rookies for singing me “happy bday” after a great win against #Pacers. @heslip @glennrob3 @zachlavine8 @22wiggins A video posted by Ricky Rubio (@ruuufio) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT The poorest effort the Wolves showed all night was at the end of the above video, when the rookies’ version of “Happy Birthday” […]

Pacers 98, Timberwolves 84: Wolves stuck in neutral (it's a car pun)

I feel like every time I write about this matchup between the Wolves and Pacers, I end up with the same recap. This is a terrible matchup for the Wolves. I don’t think they have too many bad match-ups at this point in the roster construction process. Put them against most any team in the […]

Timberwolves 91, Pacers 107: The Long and the Short

The Wolves’ street-clothes squad boasts a pretty impressive resume. You’ve got multiple All-Star appearances, a Defensive Player of the Year, a former Most Improved Player candidate, even some MVP votes. What’s more, whoever has been dressing Nikola Pekovic deserves a firm handshake. That fitted herringbone blazer? the deep pink tie? the open-collar-plus-gold-chain combo? Dynamite. In […]

Hilarity at the end of the Wolves-Pacers game

I needed to wash away the stank the Chicago Bulls defense put on the Minnesota Timberwolves last night so I decided to check out the final moments of the Pacers-Wolves game from Friday night. There were a couple of hilarious things off to the side on George Hill’s step-back 3-pointer to tie the game and […]

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 […]

Timberwolves 96, Pacers 94: green mind

Ah yes, Gerald Green. I remember him. The stunningly talented, emotionally immoderate young wing the Wolves landed in the Kevin Garnett haul. The slam dunk champion at the exact moment of the contest’s baroque low-point. The totally vacant defender. The unconscionable gunner, preening and exultant after making a jumper and inconsolable after missing. More recently, […]