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Wolves tried to get downtown but missed their connection, and other public transit metaphors

The Wolves’ 3-point shooting last season was pretty atrocious. Despite being 23rd in the NBA in 3-point percentage, the Wolves just kept chucking up shots from long range. They finished sixth in the NBA in attempts from downtown, even when you adjust for pace. Perhaps one of the reasons the Wolves kept shooting them was […]

Wayne Ellington gets ranked

ESPN’s #NBARank (to which, full disclosure, I was a contributor) is approaching its zenith; we’re in Steph Curry/Tyson Chandler territory at the moment which, for me, is probably the most interesting and edifying swath of the NBA (sure hope I get to see them play sometime soon). If you ask me, the whole enterprise is […]

Timberwolves 105, Pacers 116: Dahntay Jones creates, Dahntay Jones destroys

It’s strange to see Lazar Hayward standing on the court next to other NBA players. The slightly stiff, deliberate way he moves and his modestly preportioned body make him appear to be an emissary from the world of normal people, a world of reasonably sized arms and recognizably human leaping ability. (None of this holds […]

Timberwolves 112, Rockets 108: the highways are colored black

At the moment that Kevin Love scored his 10th and 11th points of this game, notching his 38th consecutive double-double, breaking records held by folks like Kevin Garnett and John Stockton, I thought to myself: boy a double-double isn’t really much of a stat is it? After all, Love has shown us more than once […]

Timberwolves 100, Raptors 111: Do the Dinosaur

On Friday, in my conversation with Sam of Raptors Republic, I said this about our Wolves: “they are grotesquely inconsistent when it comes to playing team defense, sustaining the kind of effort, awareness and concentration that a team needs to compete…the Raptors were worse than terrible in [the last] game; the Wolves are more than […]

Mess with the Bobcat and get the claws or something

No disrespect intended for the Charlotte Bobcats but the Wolves absolutely gave this one away. And it feels really good to say that. I’m not happy the Wolves lost by any means, but I’m extremely happy they were in a position on the road to have a game to put away. I don’t know that […]

Maurice Ager finishes his coffee

From the Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Maurice Ager. Ager appeared in four games for the Wolves this season, averaging 3.8 points in 7.3 minutes. He was originally signed by the Wolves as a free agent on Sept. 24, 2010. This is probably for the best. Ager seems like […]

Timberwolves beat Kings on the road: this is really happening

Ok, let’s take a deep breath. The Timberwolves are not going to start the season with an 84 game losing streak. They are not going to lose every game by 50. They are actually a real basketball team. And lets also take note of the fact that the past week’s blowouts came at the hands […]

Does It Make a Sound?

On Friday night, the Wolves made it clear to both the Bucks and a pleasantly surprised home crowd that this is no longer a fifteen win basketball team. Unfortunately, on Saturday night the Memphis Grizzlies reminded us just how far we have to go. Of course chances are between the Hallow-eve holiday and this being […]

Jonny Flynn Has A Bad Hip Like A Fanny Pack

Uh oh. Looks like Jonny Flynn and my grandma have something in common – a bad hip. So Jonny is going to be sidelined for quite some time. If the early prognosis from Dr. Spears and his sources is correct then a surgery next week and a three to four-month recovery time would have Flynn […]