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Meet Justin Patton, Your (Other) Newest Timberwolf

The Timberwolves got Jimmy Butler on draft night, and also another guy. This is about the other guy.

The 2017 NBA Draft: Jimmy Butler is a Minnesota Timberwolf

So. That happened. In a move that can only be described as surreal, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden finally pulled the trigger on their first trade since taking over the Wolves in April 2016, sending Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the 7th pick (which became Lauri Markkanen, the stretch four from Arizona) for Jimmy Butler […]

The Long Two Episode 4: Canis Hoopus’ David Naylor

In today’s 2017 NBA Draft heavy episode of The Long Two podcast, I am joined by David Naylor (@ProfCeder) of Canis Hoopus. We discuss the Boston/Philadelphia trade rumors, what the Wolves should do with the 7th overall pick, some names that the Wolves should look at in the second round, and more. The podcast can […]

The Case for OG Anunoby

Like most Wolves’ fans and pundits, I’ve been on the Jonathan Isaac bandwagon for quite some time now. His unique blend of height, athleticism, defensive versatility, and offensive potential have had me drooling and daydreaming for the last couple of months. Although he will be more of a project than a player who is ready […]

Minnesota Timberwolves Unveil New G-League Identity: Iowa Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled the new identity of their G-League team Tuesday afternoon in the confines of the HyVee Hall in Des Moines, Iowa. Known as the Iowa Energy since the team’s conception in 2007, the team will henceforth be recognized as the Iowa Wolves. The primary and secondary logos were designed by Rodney Richardson […]

The Long Two Episode 3: Andy G and Patrick J of Punch-Drunk Wolves/AWAW

For this episode of The Long Two podcast I was joined by Punch-Drunk Wolves and A Wolf Among Wolves’ very own Andy Grimsrud and Patrick Johnston. Topics covered included Karl-Anthony Towns missing out on an All-NBA 3rd team selection, Ricky Rubio and his new agent, and Andrew Wiggins. Unfortunately, we experienced some technical difficulties so […]

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 […]