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Timberwolves 115, Pelicans 86: You should see the other guy

Remember how we felt late Friday night? The Wolves had just gotten pummeled by the Lakers. I know the final score was pretty close, but any time you’re down 29 points to a team at any point in the game, you’ve been pummeled. The Wolves eventually whittled a 29-point second quarter deficit down to four […]

Thunder 106, Wolves 84: The pen I don't know how to use

After a night of next to zero sleep (not Wolves related, just your basic insomnia), I was in a zombionic haze all day long. Because of this, I never got around to writing a recap of the Wolves’ loss to the Thunder from Wednesday night. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to write about it; […]

Timberwolves 108, Nuggets 105: We've got (no) controversy

There should be pitchforks and torches headed toward #42 at the Target Center right now. After “spouting off” in a national column that he assumed would include many of the positive things he allegedly said about the team, Kevin Love had a horrific night of basketball. The 3-of-17 from the field doesn’t really even begin […]

Game 11 Preview: Wolves at Blazers in the Rose Garden

Good to have you back, sir. I’m still trying to parse my thoughts on his surprise return and what it means for the team. I think we’re in for some awkwardness over this road stretch. The Wolves will basically have one practice in between about four games. There isn’t a ton of opportunity to get […]

Wolves 107, Nets 96: Reactions and grades

I really can’t believe the comeback that happened tonight for the Wolves in Brooklyn. Without their two best players, Minnesota went on the road, got down by 22 on unbelievable shooting from the Nets, and still managed to pull out a victory. Alexey Shved and his new haircut became a real pro player tonight, Dante […]

We've got a new Pek'ing order for now

A funny thing happened on the way to Nikola Pekovic’s contract year: Kevin Love broke his hand and gave Pek the chance to show just how much he’s worth. The timing of this injury — in line with Pek’s last season before restricted free agency — couldn’t have been more perfect for the third-year center. […]

NBA GMs still confound us, which is to be expected

The annual NBA GM survey was released on NBA.com today and as per usual, it’s kind of confusing in places and complimentary in others. The Wolves were mentioned quite a bit throughout the survey of the 30 GMs around the league, and you know it was outside forces voting nice things about the Wolves because […]

Wolves 84, Pacers 70: Hello, new friends

It wasn’t a pretty preseason opener in many ways, but the Wolves got to debut some new faces and beat up on an incomplete Pacers team for the victory. Between the poor 3-point shooting, the grainy Fargo television feed coming through NBA League Pass, lots of turnovers, and a lot of missed free throws, it […]

A roster of Wolves: Nikola Pekovic

When is the last time this organization had toughness? Perhaps Kevin Garnett wasn’t the epitome of a bar fight — despite what he may have blurted out at Craig Sager — but he at least feigned an attitude of some mental toughness, whether he was actually ready to risk a suspension or not. But pure […]

Kevin Love is a new argument this year

The problem with Kevin Love’s numbers is he only gets them because he’s on a bad team. If the Wolves were a team capable of making the playoffs, he wouldn’t grab nearly as many rebounds or score nearly as many points. He’s just a product of nobody else on the team being capable of putting […]