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Ricky Rubio's Top 10 plays of 2013-14

To the sad internet troll that will eventually try to chime in: Yes, Ricky Rubio is a bad shooter. Yes, Ricky Rubio is a bad finisher around the basket. Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t made the playoffs in a decade. Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t going to make the playoffs this coming season. Yes, the […]

Nobody Said It Was Easy, No One Ever Said It Would Be This Hard

(Note: There is an awesome Iverson jersey in a pickup basketball game in the above video.) Here is something I didn’t write about when it happened because, well, I wasn’t sure it was a good idea. A press credential is, after all, something given, not taken. When you’re not a beat guy with a large […]

Ricky Rubio, Hathatha Rignamputsan and the Birth of a New Happy Generation?

If you’re only familiar with Ricky Rubio’s public side — his play on the court, his commercials, the clip of him telling Alexey Shved to change his face and enjoy — you probably think of him as joyous, effervescent, puppy dog-ish. But his demeanor in the locker room is often a bit different. This might be […]

Ricky Rubio is in an ad for Earth to Echo

I’m not sure what Earth to Echo is but it’s a Disney movie that decided to have a commercial with DeAndre Jordan, Shawn Marion, and Ricky Rubio in it to promote its release. Rubio shows some acting chops here, and by acting chops I mean he delivered his lines without laughing during the take. It […]

Roster Review: Nikola Pekovic

We’re kicking off our offseason coverage here at A Wolf Among Wolves with a comprehensive roster review of the team from this past season, looking at how each player’s 2013-14 went and what we see for them going forward. One player a day for the next couple weeks, starting with the bench and rolling up […]

Clutch Isn't Cool. You Know What's Cool? Superclutch.

If you have ESPN Insider and a stout constitution, you should go read Tom Haberstroh‘s post on the Timberwolves in general and Kevin Martin in particular in the superclutch (defined as one possession games in the final minute) right here. But if you don’t, let me share the highlights (read: lowlights). I present to you […]

Bulls 102, Timberwolves 87: Be aggressive, be be aggressive!

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost a random game on a back-to-back against a team that is much better than them, even with big injuries to their core. This is not new, nor is it really shocking at all. A night after the Wolves inexplicably blew out the San Antonio Spurs the night before and William Bohl tried to […]

Suns 127, Timberwolves 120: The best of both worlds?

We’ve been here before, hoping for competitive losses. I should clarify. I’ve certainly been here before. I can’t assume you guys are necessarily there with me and based on the frustration flowing through my Twitter feed and some of the local media on Sunday, I might be mostly alone on this one for now. That’s […]

Timberwolves 123, Mavericks 122: Ricky Buckets 2.0

I’m not going to be unrealistic here. That was a bit flukey. Ricky Rubio became the new Ricky Buckets, if only for a night, and it was largely due to a pretty mediocre at best Dallas Mavericks’ defense. I don’t know why Jose Calderon was pressuring Rubio when he had the ball 30 feet from […]

Shooting yourself in the foot and probably missing that too

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to hit more shots. The end. Okay, that’s not totally the end. That would be an extremely short post of basketball analysis, but at this point in the season I am of the belief that this is the crux of the Wolves’ issue with the 2013-14 season. It’s hard to judge […]