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Hype Intensifies: Behind the Scenes from Production Day to Home Opener

Inside the arena, the home opener has a first day of school feel. On one side of you are the season ticket holders you got to know last year. It’s good to see them again. On the other side are some new people and you introduce yourself and make small talk: about the team’s prospects […]

Podcast: Wolves Wired Ep. 5 – Media Day Edition

This week’s episode discusses the happenings at this year’s Timberwolves Media Day.

Selected quotes from Timberwolves Media Day, part two

The Minnesota Timberwolves held media day at the Target Center on Monday morning. In part two of a two-part series, Bill quotes the loquacious Kevin Martin, a stoic Ricky Rubio, and the rest of the Timberwolves’ roster that wasn’t covered in part one.

Selected quotes from Timberwolves Media Day, part one

The Minnesota Timberwolves held media day at the Target Center on Monday morning. In part one of a two-part series, Bill quotes Milt Newton, Sam Mitchell, and several players about what they expect from themselves and one another this coming season.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Preseason Rankings

The title of this post is a lie. I haven’t stopped worrying, nor have I learned to love preseason rankings. But I guess I grudgingly understand why they’re there. Because following basketball closely — and I don’t mean your favorite team, but the whole thing — through its annual cycle of birth, life, death and […]

Andrei Kirilenko & Alexey Shved: Media Day quotes

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved sat down with Kirilenko very much in the driver’s seat. Shved mostly hung back, responding only when addressed directly and looking a little sheepish. Kirilenko seems convinced he’ll speak most loudly with his game. Kirilenko on Shved: “I don’t like to give advice. I think everyone is a grown man.” […]