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Grizzlies 91, Wolves 84: We have a little fight in us

Jose Juan Barea, or “JJ” as I like to call him, deserves a lot of praise for the job he’s tried to do since Luke Ridnour joined Ricky Rubio in the trainer’s room. These are unusual minutes for him. In his entire career, he’s played just 30 minutes or more 36 times (counting last night). […]

Spurs 116, Wolves 100: The long and weary road is long and weary

This one was not so fun. Game six of the seven-game road trip looked like this team was just tired of being away from the Target Center. The energy was low, the effort was inadequate and the Wolves just seemed like they wanted out of there. I don’t really blame them. Not having Pekovic and […]

Wolves 97, Warriors 93: Mega Love

I’m not the biggest video game nerd in the world, but I used to go nuts over playing Mega Man. There was something so captivating about a guy in a little blue, pixelated suit, trying to shoot Kix cereal at bad guys coming at you from right to left. Maybe I was just a huge […]

Wolves 106, Blazers 94: Where is Wes Johnson and what have you done with him?

Do you remember the Wolves-Lakers game in March from last season? The Wolves didn’t know it yet, but they were in the early stages of a 15-game losing streak to end the season and clinch the worst record in the NBA. What stood out that game was Wes Johnson went off against Kobe Bryant. He […]

Wolves 100, Jazz 98: Finding your role within chaos

That was the weirdest and most fun comeback I’ve experienced in a long time. There was no reason for the Wolves to win that game last night and maybe that’s why the comeback was so fun. Everything was working against Minnesota for so long in that game, that the comeback never really seemed real to […]

Wolves 99, Kings 86: RPGs are fun for the whole family

Stars in the NBA can be incredible, stat-accumulating displays of effort, skill and whatever that extra special something is that makes them the elite 1% of NBA players. We marvel at their touch, power, speed, agility, and hand-eye coordination throughout a basketball game. We want to buy their jerseys and show everybody which star we […]

Sunrise: a Timberwolves season preview 3-on-4

Friends, the longest night of the year has come and gone. The lockout is now, miraculously, a bitter memory. Ricky Rubio, Rick Adelman, Derrick Williams, the svelte, newly athletic Kevin Love and all of the rest of your Wolves will soon take the floor for an actual, certified NBA game. So how’s this gonna go? […]

Attempting to analyze the chaos of a fake preseason

BREAKING NEWS: Sources say, Wolves went 2-0 in the preseason against the Bucks. So as we prepare for the Preseason Playoff series against the 2-0 Clippers, I thought I would share some notes I made on Wolves players from the two games we just witnessed. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Watch how I attempt to justify the JJ Barea signing

According to reports (who have sources on sources on sources), the Wolves have signed Jose Juan Barea, formerly of the Dallas Mavericks, to a four-year, $19 million contract. Not exactly going after DeAndre Jordan, right? In fact, it’s the exact opposite of what I was hoping for the other day. The Wolves need a defensive, […]