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Gameday preview: Timberwolves vs. Orlando

The Wolves will still be without Karl-Anthony Towns, Juancho Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio as they are still in the NBA's COVID protocols.
Dunking with Wolves Jan 18, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for

The Minnesota Timberwolves are back in action on Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a matinee contest against the Atlanta Hawks. After Friday night’s postponement due to health and safety protocols, the Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t played in five days. At this stage, only three Wolves players remain out: Juancho Hernangomez, Ricky Rubio, and Karl-Anthony Towns. […] Minnesota Timberwolves at Atlanta Hawks: Odds, injuries, and what to watch for - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Timberwolves hit with first absences under COVID protocols

Citing "health and safety protocols," the Wolves announced Juancho Hernangomez and Ricky Rubio will miss Friday's game against the Grizzlies.
Dunking with Wolves Jan 11, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves: Is the Russell-Rubio backcourt doomed to fail?

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ backcourt pairing of D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio has been a substantial failure in the early portion of the 2020-21 season. The Minnesota Timberwolves have a backcourt conundrum that must be fixed if the team hopes to save their faltering 2020-21 season. D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio are the second and third […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Is the Russell-Rubio backcourt doomed to fail? - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Timberwolves have NBA's worst defense, with little relief in sight

"Our offense is hurting our defense," guard Ricky Rubio said of the Wolves, who have lost six in a row.
Canis Hoopus Jan 8, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Losing Expectations + Assessing Saunders

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Losing Expectations + Assessing Saunders

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via The Minnesota Timberwolves’ loss to the Blazers felt like a regression — similar to the losses against the Lakers, and the Clippers, and the Wizards. Those three losses came before two games against Denver that felt like a progression, making another shellacking at the hands of the Blazers feel like a noteworthy step backward. Topics from today’s pod include: Ricky Rubio says (postgame audio included): “We gotta get better and we gotta get better now.” Why there hasn’t been much to take from the six losses. The Damian...

Ricky Rubio: "I have to be better"

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio isn't happy with his slow start to the season.
Dunking with Wolves Jan 7, 2021

D’Angelo Russell, Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ on/off-ball conundrum

D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio must up the slack without Karl-Anthony Towns, but things have not gone according to plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves. What happens when an NBA team loses a high-usage player to injury? It’s one of the biggest challenges for any coach, and Ryan Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves are no exception. […] D’Angelo Russell, Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ on/off-ball conundrum - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Canis Hoopus Jan 6, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Britt Robson On The Timberwolves Season Thus Far

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Britt Robson On The Timberwolves Season Thus Far

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Need a distraction? Britt Robson of The Athletic joins the pod to discuss a set of storylines from this Minnesota Timberwolves season that were not anticipated at the year’s onset, including: Why the Jarred Vanderbilt infatuation feels justified. What is his role once Josh Okogie returns? What about when Karl-Anthony Towns returns? How temporary is the brokenness of the Timberwolves rotations The trappings of the D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio pairing. What does Rubio need to do to get going? Can Juancho Hernangomez sustain this uptick?...
Canis Hoopus Jan 6, 2021
Paynt Points: Timberwolves vs Nuggets Post-Game Wrap

Paynt Points: Timberwolves vs Nuggets Post-Game Wrap

Another night. Another Loss. Another Solo Post-Game Wrap. Well, it’s not quite a win, but moral victories are just as good ... right? Okay, maybe not, but the Minnesota Timberwolves gave us a competitive loss, which is a hell of a lot better than what they have been giving us of late. Once again, Host Jake Paynting is back with a solo Paynt Points Post-Game Wrap to dissect all the best and worst bits of the night. The agenda today included Ricky Rubio, Naz Reid, Juancho Hernangomez, D’Angelo Russell and, of course, Jarred Vanderbilt and his breakout night. (If you...

Ricky Rubio goes scoreless for Timberwolves in loss to Nuggets

The point guard took only three shots and had two assists in 21 minutes
Canis Hoopus Jan 2, 2021
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The D’Angelo Russell Experience

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The D’Angelo Russell Experience

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ On today’s pod, Jack Borman (Canis Hoopus) joins me live from Target Center to pick apart the dismantling that was the Minnesota Timberwolves loss to the Washington Wizards. We dig into why the D’Angelo Russell Experience has thus far been rough, and what needs to change. We also discuss what other adjustments need to be made for this Timberwolves team to remain somewhat competitive in Karl-Anthony Towns’ absence, including: Figuring out how to synergize Russell and Ricky Rubio Why the lack of frontcourt size is leading the Wolves to...
ClutchPoints Dec 30, 2020
Ricky Rubio puts Wolves on blast after getting thumped by Clippers

Ricky Rubio puts Wolves on blast after getting thumped by Clippers

The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired point guard Ricky Rubio to provide steadiness and playmaking in the backcourt, but also to be a veteran leader. Rubio ripped into the team after Tuesday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, suggesting the Timberwolves (2-2) are far from a .500 team and also stating guys are being too selfish: […] The post Ricky Rubio puts Wolves on blast after getting thumped by Clippers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Canis Hoopus Dec 30, 2020
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Slippery Slope Of Brutal Timberwolves Losses

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Slippery Slope Of Brutal Timberwolves Losses

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Losing two games the way the Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers is a dangerous, slippery slope. Today we discuss why the Wolves need to inject joy back into their brand of basketball, even if Karl-Anthony Towns is out — because this ain’t gonna cut it. Acknowledging the losses came to the Lakers and Clippers Reacting to Ricky Rubio’s harsh postgame commentary (audio included) Discussing the Rubio-D’Angelo Russell pairing, and the lack of synergy between the two thus far What is going on in...
Canis Hoopus Dec 30, 2020
Clippers 124, Wolves 101: Staples Center is The Bad Place

Clippers 124, Wolves 101: Staples Center is The Bad Place

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports A bad second quarter downed the Timberwolves Well, the first quarter was fun, right? Minnesota opened the game well, led by Ricky Rubio who had eight points in the first frame. The fun didn’t last long, though, as the defense eroded in the second quarter and Minnesota lost reach of the Clippers. All of my notes for the second frame are some variation of “Player X (take your pick) guarding Lou Williams is a disaster.” There were at least three names you could fill in there, but it really was Lou who killed them. By halftime,...

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