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Jun 19, 2019
Wolvescast 112: Retweet Barrett

Wolvescast 112: Retweet Barrett

Predraft Primer Podcast Please! With the NBA Draft quickly approaching your hosts gather to discuss their hastily-compiled prospect previews on a few players the Wolves might take on Thursday. Also, front office/coaching staff hires, who we want the team to draft, predicting the summer, the possibility of trading back, a game and more. This episode of Wolvescast is sponsored by the Wolvescast Devil’s Advocate Co-Host Rental Service. EPISODE LINKS NBA Draft Junkies - Sekou Doumbouya Pro Day - youtube.com Changing the Landscape: Can Wolves Use the 11th Pick to Move Andrew Wiggins? -...
Jun 19, 2019
Wolves Wednesday: Alternative Mock

Wolves Wednesday: Alternative Mock

We’re officially one day away from the 2019 NBA Draft, so it’s time to mock and roll... with a Timberwolves Twist. And just like that, the NBA offseason is officially underway. After defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Toronto Raptors had approximately 36 hours to celebrate winning some really big rings, before being upstaged by the true champion of The Association: Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans have agreed to a deal to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round picks – including the No. 4...
Jun 18, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About Gersson Rosas’ Pre-Draft Presser

Everything You Need To Know About Gersson Rosas’ Pre-Draft Presser

The new Wolves POBO fields questions before Thursday’s NBA Draft. MINNEAPOLIS — The clock is ticking ever closer towards the first NBA draft under new President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas. Thursday night’s draft will offer a first peek into how the New Wolves Order goes about their business. Rosas held a pre-draft media availability this afternoon, fielding a variety of questions about the team’s offseason plans and intentions. Here are some notes about what else came out of the presser: Gersson Rosas on rumors of a promise to a player at 11: “We don’t promise...
Jun 18, 2019
Trading up in the 2019 NBA Draft: Yay or Nay?

Trading up in the 2019 NBA Draft: Yay or Nay?

Amid swirling rumors, should Minnesota trade up in the draft? There really is no offseason in the NBA. As the official season has come to a close, the rumor mill has heated right back up to its usual scorching temperature. There’s always going to be rumors, but the smoke around the idea of Gersson Rosas and the Minnesota Timberwolves moving up in Thursday’s draft suggests there may be fire. Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown with the New York Knicks tomorrow, a source told ESPN. Garland is in serious consideration for the No. 3 pick. Minnesota, Boston,...
Jun 18, 2019
Hot Take Attack - Trading for Chris Paul

Hot Take Attack - Trading for Chris Paul

Should the Wolves make a run at CP3? The Minnesota Timberwolves are probably stuck. They have few positive assets, a clogged salary cap, and a mid-range first round pick. For all the talk about moving up in the draft or opening up space to go after someone like D’Angelo Russell, it is painfully obvious that the team has really little maneuverability. The contract for Jeff Teague, Andrew Wiggins, and Gorgui Dieng are going to serve as albatrosses unless the Wolves use substantial assets to make space. However, the NBA soap opera carousel never stops. Enter the Houston Rockets. New story:...
Jun 18, 2019
Changing the Landscape: Can Wolves Use the 11th Pick to Move Andrew Wiggins?

Changing the Landscape: Can Wolves Use the 11th Pick to Move Andrew Wiggins?

In an uninspiring draft, can the 11th pick be re-purposed? The front-office makeover at Mayo Clinic Square has brought a renewed energy and optimism to a downtrodden fan base. There is a belief that the new brain trust will improve communication, make better use of available information, and modernize operations in pursuit of on-court success. But therein lies the rub: Success in the NBA is largely determined by talent. No matter how smart, driven, and personable everyone involved is, it won’t help without good players on the court. For all of the excitement fans feel about Gersson...
Jun 17, 2019
Aces 80, Lynx 75: Jaws of Defeat

Aces 80, Lynx 75: Jaws of Defeat

Laimbeer rides again… There are many ways to lose a basketball game. “In heartbreaking fashion” is one of those ways, and the Lynx did exactly that on Sunday evening against the Las Vegas Aces. Despite leading for 95% of game, Minnesota gave up their first lead at the two minute mark of the fourth quarter. The Aces never looked back, absolutely stunning the Lynx. The first half was a triumph for Minnesota. They led 19-6 at one point in the first quarter, mostly fueled by Las Vegas turnovers. The Aces did not come out of the gates sharp and were careless with passes, lofting terrible...
Jun 17, 2019
Mid-Level Microscope Part Two: Jeremy Lamb

Mid-Level Microscope Part Two: Jeremy Lamb

Could the Charlotte wing help the Timberwolves? With the Toronto Raptors wrapping up their maiden NBA championship, the time has officially come for the entire league to turn their undivided attention toward the offseason frenzy. The Minnesota Timberwolves have a dearth of cap space, so naturally, the draft has taken center stage, but it’s always worth looking at what they can bring in the free agency period. Luckily for the Wolves, the Mid-Level Exception (MLE) will be a surefire way to grab some veteran talent. The MLE is essentially a present handed to teams by the league, which...
Jun 16, 2019
Sunday Cup of Canis: Davis to L.A., USWNT in Action

Sunday Cup of Canis: Davis to L.A., USWNT in Action

Some Sunday notes for you. In the end, the Lakers got their man. After a contentious and often public negotiation that failed at the trade deadline, the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first round picks including the fourth overall pick in this week’s draft. While nobody ever wants to have to trade a superstar of Davis’ caliber, this appears to be a terrific return for the Pels, especially since Davis was manipulating the trade market by making it clear what he planned to do after reaching free...
Jun 15, 2019
Sun 85, Lynx 81: Beat by The Best

Sun 85, Lynx 81: Beat by The Best

Minnesota’s three game skid sends them to 4-4 on the season. Through the first three weeks of the season the Connecticut Sun are in a tier of their own atop the WNBA. The Sun are now 7-1 after beating Minnesota Friday night, and they’ve won five in a row. It’s not just about their record either. Frankly, the standings are a bit of a hot mess right now. Many teams are missing key players. It’s only mid-June. The Sun are just executing and rolling on another level. This was a good “measuring stick” game for the Lynx. Connecticut has the best defense and the third best offense in...
Jun 14, 2019
Targeting Future Wolves: Power Forward Edition

Targeting Future Wolves: Power Forward Edition

If the Wolves want to draft a Power Forward, who should they target? As you enjoy your Friday morning cup of coffee, welcome back to the draft target series here in Canis Land. There is now just one week leading up to draft night, which is Thursday, June 20. Each Thursday morning, we’re going to analyze a different position group based upon who does and does not make sense for the Timberwolves to target with their first pick. Of course, this is a complicated task, so here are a few of the ground rules that we’re going to be abiding by: Fit matters. I get the Best Player Available...
Jun 13, 2019
Draft Radar Part Five: PJ Washington

Draft Radar Part Five: PJ Washington

Taking a deeper look at the Kentucky product. The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of beating the previously impenetrable Golden State Warriors, which should be enough to have all NBA fans on the edge of their seat, but there is plenty of other news for Wolves fans to sink their teeth into. The headlines have been dominated by the front office and coaching staff undertaking a major facelift, with more moves to play out. However, the NBA draft is less than two weeks away and Minnesota is locked into the 11th pick barring any draft night moves. With that in mind, the Draft Radar is back,...
Jun 13, 2019
Liberty 75, Lynx 69: Wiped Out in White Plains

Liberty 75, Lynx 69: Wiped Out in White Plains

Minnesota drops their second straight game. Two days after their self-proclaimed “best practice of the year” the Lynx put up one of their worst performances of the season. Minnesota’s problematic offense doomed them yet again, this time on the road in New York. They got off to a terrible start, falling behind 10-19 after one quarter. Minnesota’s offense was stagnate. New York turned rebounds and steals into easy transition points. Number two overall pick Asia Durr scored a career high 20 points for the Liberty, 14 of which came in the first half. She burned the Lynx on fast breaks...
Jun 12, 2019
Los Lynx Talk Show: Opening A New Season

Los Lynx Talk Show: Opening A New Season

Julian Andrews is our guest! The new-look Minnesota Lynx are six games into their 2019 campaign. On this episode of the Los Lynx Talk Show we’re joined by Julian Andrews. He’s a Web Editorial Associate with the Lynx and Timberwolves. We chat about the early part of the season including the team’s incredible defense, lackluster offense, Napheesa Collier’s standout play, Jessica Shepard’s injury and what comes next for the team. EPISODE LINKS Follow Julian Andrews on Twitter @Julian_Andrews_ Follow Neil on Twitter @Lynx_Dynasty My Podcast about DRob: Danielle Robinson: Rehab...
Jun 12, 2019
Wolves Wednesday: Summer is Coming

Wolves Wednesday: Summer is Coming

The NBA Finals are nearing an end, which means the real fun is just beginning. The official start of summer is just nine short days away, and by the time the clock strikes midnight on Friday, June 21, the Minnesota Timberwolves are likely to have at least one or two fresh faces added to their roster. With the NBA Draft in one week from tomorrow, the chaos (and rumors!) are beginning to heat up. As you read this, teams across the league are frantically trying to set up last minute workouts with players while simultaneously discussing possible deals to move up and down the draft pecking...