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On the Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Dumb Luck Behind Zach LaVine’s Torn ACL

It was announced Saturday afternoon that Zach LaVine tore his ACL during the third quarter of the Wolves’ recent loss to the Detroit Pistons meaning that his season is done. “Torn ACL” is a common injury across all sports and has worked its way into nearly every fan’s lexicon, but what exactly is the ACL? […]

Pistons 116, Wolves 108: Let’s Talk About Shabazz Muhammad

The Wolves fell to the Detroit Pistons Friday night by the score of 116-108. Detroit’s Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer, and Andre Drummond were the major forces that simply overpowered the Wolves. Morris and Leuer combined for an audacious 60 points on a miraculous nine of 16 from three (both players entered the night shooting 32.4% […]

Emptying Out My Notebook: On Tom Thibodeau and Home/Road Numbers

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve wrestled with two topics that I’ve wanted to write about, but couldn’t quite formulate enough thoughts for them to warrant their own posts. The first topic is Tom Thibodeau and the semi-constantly present notion that perhaps he isn’t the best coach for this iteration of the Minnesota Timberwolves. […]

Wolves 111, Nuggets 108: Clash of the Titans

The Wolves defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-108 Sunday night. The victory was the Wolves’ fourth straight win at home, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since 2012, and also broke the team’s four-game losing streak to the Nuggets. However, the main storyline of the night was the matchup between two of the NBA’s most talented […]

State of the Offense, Part 2: What is a Zach LaVine?

As we near halfway through the season, it’s time to look and see where the Wolves are stacking up on both ends of the floor. It has become clear that this team’s defensive limitations have held this team back. Their defensive rating is seventh worst in the NBA, and their defensive transition numbers are the […]

Are Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins Redundant? It’s Too Early To Tell.

An interesting theory that seems to be slowly invading the zeitgeist of Minnesota Timberwolves’ basketball fandom is that the team would be better off bringing Zach LaVine, arguably the most electric and least polarizing of the young ‘Big Three’, off the bench to fill a role similar to that of James Harden when he was […]

State of the Offense, Part 1: KAT and Sharing the Yarn

A look into Karl-Anthony Towns’ impressive post game, his passing, and the strengths and weaknesses of his young career.

With Tom Thibodeau, Apparently It’s Sink or Swim

To say this season hasn’t quite gone as planned for the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least from the fans’ perspective, would be a bit of an understatement. Touted by some in the national media to fulfill their destiny as the next iteration of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Wolves currently find themselves with a record of […]

76ers 93, Wolves 91: For Whom the Liberty Bell Tolls

It tolls for thee, Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves fell in a grotesque exhibition of something resembling basketball to the Philadelphia 76ers 93-91. The Sixers simply out-hustled, out-muscled, and out-willed the Wolves for nearly three quarters of the game, at one point building up a 26-point lead, before Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine came alive towards […]

Kings 109, Wolves 105: What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Sacramento Kings 109-105 on Friday night in a game that could be described as anything but pretty. The referees sought to take control early in the game, calling 14 fouls in the first quarter (44 overall), including a technical foul on Wolves’ head coach Tom Thibodeau after two minutes […]