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A Signature Win: Timberwolves 103, Warriors 102

Last night, after his Timberwolves beat the mighty Golden State Warriors at Target Center, Coach Tom Thibodeau was asked if it was the biggest win of his Wolves tenure. “Oh yeah, no question. I think everybody will agree that we have now ARRIVED. We’re here. The work is done, and now we just win ballgames […]

Timberwolves 3rd Quarter Report Card

The Timberwolves are now 61 games into the season. What does that mean? It means it’s time for another quarterly report, the third of the 2016-17 season. That’s what time it is.

On the Complex and Polarizing Ricky Rubio

Beloved by many and castigated by the rest, Ricky Rubio’s value within the ever-evolving world of the NBA has been endlessly analyzed and debated since his arrival prior to the 2011-12 season. “Can a team win with Rubio as their point guard?” “You know he can’t shoot, right? You need shooters in today’s NBA.” “Sure, […]

Timberwolves Trade Deadline Bonanza Spectacular Extravaganza!!!

Ah, yes, it’s trade deadline season. The time of year when you stare at your phone, refreshing twitter, trying to wade through the convincing fake accounts and random blather of wannabe Wojnarowskis to suss out what the hell is actually happening in the NBA. It’s the time for clearing cap space, future protected (or unprotected) […]

Wolves 117, Bulls 89: Minnesota-Chicago Part ‘Deau

The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon by the score of 117-89, sweeping the season series 2-0. The visiting Bulls’ forces were weakened due to a bought with the injury bug; stars Jimmy Butler (heel) and Dwyane Wade (wrists), as well as role players Nikola Mirotic (back spasms) and Paul Zipser (food poising), […]

A Look at the Timberwolves’ Scoring Efficiency So Far in 2016-17

The Timberwolves are now 50 games into the 2016-17 season. How are the team’s key players performing in Tom Thibodeau’s system? I discuss this below.*

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 112, Suns 111: Winning in Winning Time

  Another game, another double-digit lead, and another close call for the Timberwolves, who pulled off a 112-111 win against the Phoenix Suns at the last-second Tuesday night in Phoenix. That’s right, another win for the Wolves in a close game instead of the close losses to which Minnesota fans became so accustomed over the first several […]

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 […]