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On Nikola Pekovic’s Injury History

With Summer League and the exciting portion of free agency behind us, I figured now would be as good a time as any to dive into the injury history of one of Timberwolves’ fans most beloved players: Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic’s history is extensive and complex and I attempt to highlight just that. Built like the […]

The C.J. Miles-OKC Pick Conundrum

Ever since the beginning of the free agency period last Saturday, one wing’s name has arisen time and time again by Wolves’ fans and writers alike: C.J. Miles. Miles, the former Indiana Pacer who would be the square peg to the Wolves’ square holes, is a dynamic three-point shooter and valuable defender who can switch […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wolves 110, Celtics 98: Good point guard play can make games fun

It’s always fun in the Target Center when the Timberwolves play well. Even considering the 7 wins the Wolves had coming into tonight, you have to pick and choose which of those wins can be considered “good” wins. When you factor in the Wolves’ 10-game home losing streak coming into tonight, it makes the sample […]

Kevin Love to Cleveland: Wolves-Cavs-Sixers deal is officially official

It’s finally official. Officially official. The frequently discussed deal to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers has finally been announced as an done deal. Let’s look at the breakdown: Minnesota receives: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young, trade exception Cleveland receives: Kevin Love Philadelphia receives: Alexey Shved, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Miami’s (top […]

Timberwolves set opening night lineup

No huge surprises here. Kevin Love made the team; Brandon Roy made the team. Alexei Shved is from Russia, Greg Stiemsma is still tall, and etc. Interesting that Will Conroy managed to sneak onto the team along with the Wolves’ small army of PG’s and combo guards. On the other hand, he played with good […]