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Bennett to miss two weeks, Muhammad done for the season

The Timberwolves’ run of rotten injury luck just got a little bit longer. With the team as close to full strength as they’ve been since the first week of November, a freak injury in Wednesday’s practice will keep Shabazz Muhammad for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He caught his finger in Andrew Wiggins’ jersey […]

Maybe this whole season is a blessing? We'll see

It’s frustrating, right? For two years, we’ve had hope that the misfortunes of this franchise, which have often been used as setups to punch lines about the Wolves, were going to turn around. The Wolves have a roster that includes the number two pick of a recent draft, the best power forward in the NBA, […]

The Josh Howard Era Begins

What can the Timberwolves expect from Josh Howard? Well, first of all, the Josh Howard the Wolves signed on Thursday to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum is not the Howard who was an All-Star for the Dallas Mavericks in 2007. And this 32-year-old Howard is not the ACC Player of the Year that […]

Game Seven Preview: Wolves at Mavs in the American Airlines Center

Here we are — two peas in a pod. Both the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves have been survivors through the first two weeks of the NBA season. We both lost our star power forwards for about a month to start the season. They’ve lost Shawn Marion after a hot start; we’ve lost Chase Budinger, […]

What the hand dare seize the fire?

So, uh, I don’t know how to break this to you but … wait, bad choice of words. You see, sometimes, things happen and … no. This isn’t going well. Kevin Love broke his hand this morning while working out and will miss 6-8 weeks, meaning 16-21 games, meaning up to a quarter of the […]

Kings 116, Wolves 108: Go Utah!

I think it’s safe to say the nail in the playoff coffin has been inserted. After the loss to Boston on Friday, the Wolves had a favorable stretch of games in which they could presumably sweep them and end up climbing above .500 and right into the Battle Royale playoff fight. After the first two […]

Timberwolves 106, Trail Blazers 116: Heal us

The Portland Trail Blazers have experienced a remarkably tumultuous season so far. They began the year setting fire to the league. They were humming on offense, beating really good teams, doing a fair impression of a serious contender. Then everything came apart. By the trade deadline, the coach had been fired and half the team […]

Timberwolves return to reality, fall to Hawks

Lost in the the euphoria over Kevin Love’s 31-31 game and the Wolves’ recent two-game winning streak, plus the carnival of horrors that preceded all of this has been the fact that the Wolves have been fairly well carved up by injuries. Because of mostly solid work by Sebastian Telfair, Luke Ridnour and Wesley Johnson, […]