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As the Wolves attempt to transition into a winner, their transition game has fallen behind

The Wolves are sloppy and too old school in their transition attack.

Timberwolves 119, Rockets 105: A Respite from Repetition

A good NBA season has chapters within it. Things need to happen to change the way that the team and its players are viewed. Fans need segments smaller than 82 games to process what they’re watching in interesting and entertaining ways; to establish a narrative that makes the whole experience feel meaningful. Taken as one […]

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 […]

Timberwolves 99, Bulls 94: Don’t just win it for Thibs, win it for yourselves too

The Wolves were down 21 points in Thibodeau’s return to Chicago and he was left laughing maniacally.

INBOX: Wolves Transition D Struggles & Rethinking this Stage of Development

Patrick J (post-Warriors loss on December 11): I’m getting nervous about what’s going on with the Wolves. They don’t seem to be getting any better, and we’re almost halfway through December. Does the spurt of improvement not happen until February or March? I hate when that happens – even though it is better than no […]

Timberwolves 125, Hornets 120 OT: They are who we thought they were… almost

The Wolves did what we’ve wanted them to do and I’m not sure what we do with that.

The Wolves’ Roster Is A Work In Progress

Right around the end of November each year, people start discussing and evaluating each team’s roster, trying to find their holes that are in need of improvement. Being that it is the end of November, I figured now would be an appropriate time to look at the Wolves’ roster and determine the team needs that […]

Are the Kids Alright (Right Now)?

How do the young Wolves stack up against historically young teams?

The Timberwolves Unexpected Point Guard Triangle

Entering this season, the biggest big-picture question surrounding the Timberwolves was whether Ricky Rubio was in its long-term agenda, or whether by drafting Kris Dunn fifth overall Tom Thibodeau was signaling intent to change. Playing beautifully alongside Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in a couple of preseason blowout wins at home, and then […]

Thunder 112, Wolves 92: Talkin’ Third Quarter Blues

On Saturday the Timberwolves and Thunder tipped off at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at an unusual 5:00 Central Standard Time. This is two hours earlier than most games and must have thrown off each team’s regimen to some extent. That this came on the last day of Daylight Savings only added to the […]