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Timberwolves wings: an unsolved riddle

Of the many by turns illuminating and inscrutable tidbits I dug up in the past few weeks while doing research for the Truehoop post, this was among the most glaring: the Wolves’ situation on the wing is a true riddle, a strange machine, filled with moving parts and missing pieces. Let’s start with what we’ve […]

Aldridge and Fernandez blaze Timberwolves

If you never watched any NBA basketball games besides those played by the Minnesota Timberwolves, this is what you would think: LaMarcus Aldridge is the tallest man in the world;  LaMarcus Aldridge is more like a physical force than a human–like gravity, like radiation; LaMarcus Aldridge is a genius at basketball. (You might also wonder […]

Warriors 108, Wolves 99: Attack of advanced stats and the killer Warriors perimeter

Another game slips through the hands – or paws – of our mighty Wolves. But it allows me to get into the topic of plus/minus, which is sort of fascinating to me. Whenever someone asks me what I think of the plus/minus stat, I always answer that it’s just as useful as points per game […]

Anthony Tolliver taking his talents to the bench

There’s been another entry into the Wolves revolving door of injuries. As Martell Webster and Jonny Flynn make their way back from the mend, down goes Tolliver. Our friend Ray Richardson from the Star Tribune breaks the bad news. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver will miss the next 6-8 weeks to recover from a knee […]

Timberwolves claiming Blazer deception?

Jerry Zgoda at the Strib brings us some curious news: According to a league source, the Timberwolves have asked the NBA to look into whether Portland knowingly traded them an injured player when the Blazers dealt Martell Webster to Minnesota for the 16th overall pick in last summer’s draft. Webster on Monday underwent surgery to […]

Martell Webster's back hurts

Bad enough to have surgery this morning apparently, says a Wolves’ press release. The surgery is called a microdiscectomy. This means it is a small discectomy (never even been to medical school!) The release goes on to tell us that “no timetable for Webster’s return has been established, but the typical recovery time for this […]

Timberwolves 2010: youth in revolt

Death and decay are two inexorable facts of life. Everything gets old; everything wilts and fades; everything dies. We’ve been dealing with this for quite a while now.  We U.S. Americans, though, are becoming practiced in the art of forgetting these facts. We’re smitten with newness and youth.  This is maybe the great appeal of […]

Introducing Martell Webster: The Wolves New Sort-Of Shooting Guard

Ben and Myles seemed to perfectly sum up all of the areas, possibilities, good and bad of the draft night; However, the most important aspect of it could end up being the trade of Luke Babbitt and Ryan Gomes to the Portland Trailblazers for Martell Webster. While the salary cap aspect seems to be a […]

Pity Party

The Timberwolves’ draft party seems like it would be kind of fun. Hang out with a bunch of people, watch some huge TV’s, drink some beers, get pumped up for your team’s future. All of those things were there, but the proceedings were, from the start, inflected by the Wolves’ star-crossed history. Within two minutes […]