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The Long Two Episode 2: With Canis Hoopus’ John Meyer

For this week’s episode of The Long Two podcast, I was lucky enough to be joined by John Meyer of Canis Hoopus. We discussed topics such as his recent feature on Karl-Anthony Towns, Shabazz Muhammad’s future with the Wolves, as well as ideal free agent and draft targets. Be sure to follow John (@thedailywolf) and me (@loseehafer) on […]

2016-17 Roster Review: Nemanja Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica had a rather peculiar season. The unassuming Serbian found himself careening between virtually unplayable and integral for the team’s success all season, with brief stops at nearly every stage in between. Inconsistency has defined Bjelica’s first two seasons in the NBA, something all inexperienced players are prone to, but most have the advantage […]

2016-17 Roster Review: Brandon Rush

I really liked the Brandon Rush signing last summer. Coming off a season in which he shot nearly 43% from 3 in just under 15 minutes per game on one of the best teams in NBA history, the paltry 1-year, $3.5 million deal the Wolves handed Rush seemed like a steal. One figured that Rush […]

Introducing: The Long Two Podcast

This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now. For as long as I’ve been closely following the NBA (since about 2011), I’ve done two things: 1. Read as many articles by smart basketball people as possible and 2. Listened to NBA podcasts. I’ve always found podcasts to be illuminating and fun […]

Blazers 105, Wolves 98: Whats Cooler than Being Cool? ICE COLD (in the 4th)

The Minnesota Timberwolves squandered away yet another double-digit lead Thursday night, losing to the Portland Trail Blazers by the score of 105-98. This was the 21st time this season that the Wolves have led by double-digits yet came away with the loss. With Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, and Karl-Anthony Towns leading the way and combining […]

Kings 123, Wolves 117: Tanks One to Know One

The Minnesota Timberwolves crumbled against the Sacramento Kings Saturday night to the tune of 123-117. The Wolves lead the Kings 31-18 after the first quarter, but proceeded to get molly-whopped over the final three frames by the score of 105-92; truthfully, it wasn’t even that close. This was the 15th time this season that the […]

Blazers 112, Wolves 100: It Tanks Two to Tango

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night by the score of 112-100, but the game was nowhere near as close as the score might indicate. The Wolves, who led for less than thirty seconds the entire game, were unable to hinder Portland’s dynamic trio of C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard, and Jusuf […]

Bucks 102, Wolves 95: The Bucks (Don’t) Stop Here

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night by the score of 102-95. After fighting tooth and nail the night prior against the Golden State Warriors (catch Andy’s killer recap here), the Wolves came out flat and were never really able to perk up. Save for Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio, the team […]

Is Motor Learning the Reason Why The Wolves Are Suddenly Good at Defense?

This season did not begin the way the Minnesota Timberwolves wanted. After being projected by many to once again compete for the playoffs, to fulfill their destiny as the Oklahoma City Thunder reincarnate, the Wolves stumbled to a 6-18 record out of the gate. Their offense wasn’t the main factor during their sluggish start – […]