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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 […]

What are the concerns with Brandon Roy?

35 minutes per game, huh? Brandon Roy mentioned his goal was to become a 35-minute per game player and Twitter seemingly exploded with incredulity. Personally, I didn’t get what the reaction was because it seemed like he was pretty clear in how he shaded the situation: “I think, even before I had any knee problems […]

Is Nicolas Batum worth his weight in Brie?

Regardless of whether or not Nicolas Batum ends up on the Wolves or stays in Portland, he’s going to get paid $45 million over four years (with the possibility of bonuses). Let’s just pretend the contract is going to be four years and $50 million because of the bonuses. That puts Batum’s annual salary at […]

Brandon Roy, anybody? Batum to follow? Three questions in one title for an article?

Jason Quick of The Oregonian tweeted that Brandon Roy has come to a decision regarding his comeback. It has since been confirmed by a lot of reporters and the figures are out. Brandon Roy is signing with the Timberwolves for two years and $10.4 million. It sounds like a lot for a player who recently retired […]

Wolves 106, Blazers 94: Where is Wes Johnson and what have you done with him?

Do you remember the Wolves-Lakers game in March from last season? The Wolves didn’t know it yet, but they were in the early stages of a 15-game losing streak to end the season and clinch the worst record in the NBA. What stood out that game was Wes Johnson went off against Kobe Bryant. He […]

Lovelorn: Trail Blazers 95, Timberwolves 81

It’s funny how the schedule works out sometimes. Kevin Love has been engaged in a heated battle with LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin for the past month over an All-Star spot. Now that he’s been named to the team, he has to face them both before Sunday’s festivities. How’s that for congratulations? Well, let’s ask […]

Aldridge and Fernandez blaze Timberwolves

If you never watched any NBA basketball games besides those played by the Minnesota Timberwolves, this is what you would think: LaMarcus Aldridge is the tallest man in the world;  LaMarcus Aldridge is more like a physical force than a human–like gravity, like radiation; LaMarcus Aldridge is a genius at basketball. (You might also wonder […]