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Zach LaVine, and the quest to become more than “just a dunker”

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He’s skilled and world-class athletic, but can Zach LaVine put the whole package together?

A conversation with Sam Mitchell about coaching and leadership

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The Wolves assistant coach who helped bring along a young Kevin Garnett took the time to talk about leadership as a coach and as a player.

The Tyus Jones Experiment

Tyus Jones could be a nice pickup late in the 1st round. How he got here could make this a bigger story.

The Kevin Garnett Trade: An AWAW Email Exchange

I’ve been a Timberwolves fan since my early elementary years in the mid-90s. I can remember sitting in the upper deck with my dad, watching a Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, and Tom Gugliotta big 3 lead the Timberwolves to their first playoff berth. My friend and AWAW amigo William Bohl was not (obsessively) watching basketball […]

Wolves acquire Adreian Payne, Gary Neal in separate deals

In somewhat of a surprise flurry of moves, Timberwolves jack of all trades Flip Saunders made the first splash in the NBA’s annual February trade season. Let’s start by looking at what exactly went down: Deal 1: Charlotte receives: Mo Williams, Troy Daniels Minnesota receives: Gary Neal, 2nd round pick —– Deal 2: Atlanta receives: […]

Nuggets 110, Wolves 101: Boy, that escalated quickly

Last night was tough. It wasn’t just basketball, either. On my way into the Target Center to see the Wolves play the Denver Nuggets, I came to find that the already-freezing outdoors had added some precipitation to the equation, making the drive into downtown that much slower and less enjoyable. Considering the Wolves’ 11-game losing […]

Wolves fall to Grizzlies 105-101, but good things happened!

The Timberwolves fought to the final seconds tonight, but couldn’t get over the hump against a borderline top-tier Memphis Grizzlies squad. Mid-broadcast, Dave Benz mentioned the Grizzlies haven’t won an opener since they moved to Vancouver. It was a tough 105-101 loss, but it’s important to remember the quality of competition that the Wolves were facing tonight, […]

Nobody Said It Was Easy, No One Ever Said It Would Be This Hard

(Note: There is an awesome Iverson jersey in a pickup basketball game in the above video.) Here is something I didn’t write about when it happened because, well, I wasn’t sure it was a good idea. A press credential is, after all, something given, not taken. When you’re not a beat guy with a large […]

Ricky Rubio, Hathatha Rignamputsan and the Birth of a New Happy Generation?

If you’re only familiar with Ricky Rubio’s public side — his play on the court, his commercials, the clip of him telling Alexey Shved to change his face and enjoy — you probably think of him as joyous, effervescent, puppy dog-ish. But his demeanor in the locker room is often a bit different. This might be […]