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2014-15 Roster Review: Shabazz Muhammad

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Shabazz Muhammad didn’t take long to go from question mark to scoring solution. What’s the next leap for him?

Bennett to miss two weeks, Muhammad done for the season

The Timberwolves’ run of rotten injury luck just got a little bit longer. With the team as close to full strength as they’ve been since the first week of November, a freak injury in Wednesday’s practice will keep Shabazz Muhammad for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He caught his finger in Andrew Wiggins’ jersey […]

Timberwolves World Team 121, Timberwolves USA Team 112: Welcome to the Wiggins/LaVine Dunkapalooza

The Wolves had four players in the Rising Stars Game on Friday night. Zach LaVine, Shabazz Muhammad and the USA squad fell 121–112 to the World team, led by Gorgui Dieng and Andrew Wiggins, who took home MVP honors following his electrifying six dunk performance. Wiggins and LaVine tied for the game high in points (22 […]

Flip Saunders, Kevin Garnett, and the New Minnesota Youth Movement

Throughout the season, Flip Saunders has told stories to players and media about his early years with the Timberwolves, specifically his memories developing a young, untapped 19-year-old named Kevin Garnett. In some cases, telling such stories could be seen as pointless. There’s no way he told these stories to his title-contending Detroit Pistons squads, filled […]

Rebuilding the Wolves: Vol. 1 or Vol. 11… One of those

It’s safe to say the Minnesota Timberwolves won’t be making the playoffs for the 11th straight season. With a record of 5-29, the Wolves sit just 2.5 games ahead of the New York Knicks and are tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the second worst record in the NBA. The Knicks have played four more games than […]

Jazz 101, Wolves 89: Energy

Flip mentions playing time as a means of getting to his team. Criticizes the lack of energy, especially from 19-21 year olds. — Derek James (@DerekJamesNBA) January 4, 2015 Through the Wolves’ current 11-game losing streak, we’ve heard stuff like this from head coach Flip Saunders. A lot. Considering the number of injuries the Wolves […]

Timberwolves 94, Jazz 100: The Wheels on the Bus Go [Sound of Grinding Metal]

With 4:22 remaining in the fourth quarter, last night’s game was looking like a good road win for a Timberwolves team sorely in need of some positive reinforcement after dropping eight straight. Up to that point, Shabazz Muhammad and Andrew Wiggins had been the standouts, combining to score 49 points on 19-for-34 shooting, including 5-for-6 […]

Fundamental Energy: A Video Breakdown of Shabazz Muhammad's Offense

The trade of Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets wasn’t just a signal that the Timberwolves are ready to go young, sacrificing a veteran player in the name of draft picks and a young shooter with upside (Troy Daniels). While that type of deal is the one rebuilding teams often make, and while this one […]

Wizards 109, Timberwolves 95: I really thought I'd have a blowout recap

This game wasn’t as close as the score would imply. However, it was pretty close at various times throughout the night, which makes it a bit confusing as a whole. About six or so minutes into the game, it seemed like I was going to have to find a blowout recap topic for tonight’s game and I […]

Timberwolves 92, Thunder 111: Choosing Sides

Fully healthy, the Timberwolves would still not be as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have Russell Westbrook back, and he went for 34 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds and could essentially get to the rim whenever he wanted by turning on the jets. The Thunder have eight players 6-10 or taller (if […]