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Canis Hoopus Mar 21, 2019
Wolves vs Hornets: Trees Falling in the Forest

Wolves vs Hornets: Trees Falling in the Forest

The Wolves take on the Hornets in a game of utmost importance Minnesota Timberwolves (32-39) vs Charlotte Hornets (31-39)6:00 CSTFS North The great tanking wars of 2019 are here. The Minnesota Timberwolves have ruled out Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague, and Robert Covington for the season. The facade of playoff contention has finally been broken and the Wolves have little to gain from winning additional games this season. Thankfully for them, their schedule is perhaps the most difficult in the league. There are few remaining games where the Wolves could pull out a victory. Unfortunately, tonight...
Dunking with Wolves Mar 21, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves: Trio of players out for the season

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Thursday that a trio of rotation players will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season. It’s never a good to see a team press release that is simply titled “Minnesota Timberwolves Medical Updates.” But that’s what fans received on Thursday morning. According to the team, Robert Covington, who was injured […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Trio of players out for the season - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Timberwolves: Covington, Rose, Teague likely done for season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have more than likely shut down three of their top five scorers for the rest of the season with lingering injuries: Robert Covington, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague.
Canis Hoopus Mar 21, 2019
Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose to Miss Remainder of Season

Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose to Miss Remainder of Season

The Wolves provided an injury update today. The Wolves provided an injury update today on Robert Covington, Jeff Teague, and Derrick Rose, announcing that all three of them are expected to miss the remainder of the season. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it means more playing time for the youngsters we are eager to see develop, but it has its downsides. Let’s go through it quickly: Robert Covington was progressing from his bone bruise suffered at the New Year, but has had an unspecified set-back. Covington is obviously a vital player for the Wolves—a true three-and-D guy that...
ClutchPoints Mar 21, 2019
Timberwolves news: Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague done for the season

Timberwolves news: Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague done for the season

The Minnesota Timberwolves received awful news today, as Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague were all declared out for the season, according to Seth Kaplan of Fox Sports. Covington had a setback in his recovery from a knee injury while Derrick Rose has a chip fracture in his elbow, forcing both out for the […] The post Timberwolves news: Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague done for the season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Injuries have hurt Wolves, but awful defense has hurt just as much

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Cooler, where the truth cannot be controversial. Let's get to it: *The impact of injuries on this Timberwolves' season is undeniable. Robert Covington hasn't played since late December, a stretch now of 34 games missed. The Wolves went 12-10 when Covington was in the lineup after he had been acquired from the 76ers. They are 15-19 since he last played. Injuries to several point guards at once derailed any momentum the Wolves had a couple months back. Now a bunch of nagging injuries — combined with, a skeptic might add, a philosophy that won't rush...
Canis Hoopus Mar 19, 2019
Tuesday Cup of Canis

Tuesday Cup of Canis

Late season Wolves chatter. Been looking at lineup combinations a bit, trying to see what works as we change our focus to next season. Here’s a thing: Of the Wolves best two-man combos with over 100 minutes, Luol Deng appears in six of the best eight. Of course these are all small samples since Deng hasn’t played much, but his injury, which for good reason hasn’t gotten nearly as much attention as Robert Covington’s, was quite unfortunate. If there was reason to believe he could stay healthy playing 15-20 minutes a night, he’s the free agent veteran I wouldn’t mind bringing...
Dunking with Wolves Mar 13, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves: Player grades from loss to Nuggets

The short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves were beat with relative ease by the mighty Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night in the Mile High City. On Tuesday night in Denver, the Minnesota Timberwolves were without Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, and Andrew Wiggins while Robert Covington remained sidelined. As it turns out, missing four of your top six rotation […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Player grades from loss to Nuggets - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Canis Hoopus Mar 10, 2019
Knicks at Wolves: Who is Playing?

Knicks at Wolves: Who is Playing?

A long injury list for the Wolves as they host the hapless Knicks on the second night of a home back to back. Knicks at Wolves7:00 pm CDTFS North This one’s gonna be short and sweet: The Wolves host the Knicks tonight, the current front runner for most ping pong balls in the upcoming lottery. The Knicks are 4-25 in 2019, which is an impressive non-achievement. One of those losses was to the Wolves, who got a rare road win at the Garden just after the All-Star break. For the Wolves, the question is who is going to be available to play. We know Robert Covington and Luol Deng remain out,...
Canis Hoopus Mar 6, 2019
Wolves vs Detroit: Runaway Train

Wolves vs Detroit: Runaway Train

Can the Wolves slow down the Pistons? Minnesota Timberwolves (30-34) at Detroit Pistons (31-31)FS North6:00 CST After a strong win against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Wolves will be hard-pressed to continue their winning ways against the Detroit Pistons. The Wolves certainly played a great game last night, fueled by Karl-Anthony Towns’ continued domination. However, on the second night of a back-to-back, on the road, without Robert Covington and Luol Deng, and against the surging Pistons, the Wolves have their work cut out for them. The Pistons have had the best record in the NBA over...
ClutchPoints Mar 4, 2019
Timberwolves hoping Robert Covington can rejoin team this week

Timberwolves hoping Robert Covington can rejoin team this week

Robert Covington’s return to the NBA is imminent. Unfortunately for the Minnesota Timberwolves, it now seems unlikely his presence will result in the team’s increasingly long-shot odds of earning the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Wolves coach Ryan Saunders said on Monday that the Timberwolves “hope” Covington will be ready to […] The post Timberwolves hoping Robert Covington can rejoin team this week appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Dunking with Wolves Mar 3, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves: How Covington’s return impacts the Wolves’ rotation

As the Minnesota Timberwolves eagerly await the return of Robert Covington, head coach Ryan Saunders faces a new challenge of compiling the proper rotation for the rest of the season. Robert Covington last played a professional basketball game on Dec. 31 before re-injuring his knee and forcing the Minnesota Timberwolves to shut him down for […] Minnesota Timberwolves: How Covington’s return impacts the Wolves’ rotation - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dunking with Wolves Mar 2, 2019

Minnesota Timberwolves: Robert Covington’s return to Wolves imminent?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled Robert Covington from the Iowa Wolves, suggesting that his return from injury may be imminent. Robert Covington was injured in New Orleans back on New Year’s Eve in the Minnesota Timberwolves loss to the Pelicans. He hasn’t played since due to a bone bruise in his right knee. A couple […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Robert Covington’s return to Wolves imminent? - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Mar 2, 2019
Timberwolves recall Robert Covington from G League

Timberwolves recall Robert Covington from G League

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled small forward Robert Covington from the G-League, a sign he’s close to making his return to the lineup. Covington has been out since Jan. 2 with a bruised right knee. The swingman suffered the injury on Dec. 31 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Timberwolves sent Covington down to the […] The post Timberwolves recall Robert Covington from G League appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Canis Hoopus Mar 2, 2019
The Impact of Robert Covington’s Absence

The Impact of Robert Covington’s Absence

A quick look at some numbers. There has been a lot of discussion about how injuries have hurt the Wolves over the second half of the season, and how that should affect how we judge this team, what it needs going forward, and especially what it means for our judgment of interim coach Ryan Saunders. Robert Covington came to the Wolves like a breath of fresh air after the rotting, fetid start of the season before the Jimmy Butler trade. The Wolves won eight of their first 11 games with Covington in the fold and he was seen as the key driving force behind the surge. Things slowed, as they do,...

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