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2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Taurean Prince

2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Taurean Prince

Photo by David Berding/ Taurean Prince became a key cog in the Wolves’ rotation after being acquired for Ricky Rubio last summer. Many weren’t happy after fan favorite Ricky Rubio was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers in late July of last year, a deal that netted the Minnesota Timberwolves veteran forward Taurean Prince, a second-round pick (No. 40 in the upcoming draft, from Washington via Cleveland) and cash. Fans cited Rubio’s relationship with then-rookie sensation Anthony Edwards as motivation for keeping him, but in hindsight this move made a ton of sense....
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2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review Series

2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review Series

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via The 2021-22 Timberwolves season was one to remember, so let’s recap it! From a blowout season-opening win over the Houston Rockets in October to Patrick Beverley and Anthony Edwards jumping on the scorer’s table after a thrilling play-in victory, to Karl-Anthony Towns postering Jaren Jackson Jr. in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, and everything in between, this Minnesota Timberwolves season was one to remember. Nearly every member of our Canis Hoopus team answered that this one was their favorite since then-NBA...
May 22, 2022
Woj: Tim Connelly Traveling To Meet With Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor

Woj: Tim Connelly Traveling To Meet With Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor

Grab the lasagna. Minnesota Timberwolves majority owner Glen Taylor is scheduled to host in Minnesota Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly for meetings about the Wolves’ vacancy for the same position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Connelly’s discussed the job extensively with minority owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez and an in-person meeting with Taylor is next in the process, sources said. Minnesota’s attempting a massive hire of a top league executive that would transform the face of the organization.— Adrian Wojnarowski...
May 21, 2022
Wings 94, Lynx 78: Don’t Mess With Texas (Or Marina Mabrey)

Wings 94, Lynx 78: Don’t Mess With Texas (Or Marina Mabrey)

Photo by Cooper Neill/NBAE via Marina Mabrey and Kayla Thornton led a third-quarter explosion that sent the Lynx to 1-6 in D Game Story The Minnesota Lynx looked to be getting back on track with a balanced effort that earned them the lead for most of the first 20 minutes, before Marina Mabrey and Kayla Thornton disrupted those plans by leading a third quarter explosion to power the Dallas Wings to a SCORE-SCORE win. Dallas won the third quarter 36-19 behind a combined for 18 points from Mabrey and Thornton. The wing pairing drained a trio of 3-pointers that broke the...
May 21, 2022
Who is Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly?

Who is Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly?

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Adam Mares of DNVR Sports joins the Dane Moore NBA Podcast to dive into provide some answers. Dane is joined on today’s show by Adam Mares of DNVR Sports, who has covered Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly for eight years in Denver. Adam helps shed light on not only what Connelly has done from a roster construction standpoint with the Nuggets to who he is as a person and leader, and everything in between. In this episode, you’ll be able to glean the Denver perspective of the...
May 21, 2022
Bleav in Timberwolves Podcast EP. 77 - Conference Finals Breakdowns and Predictions

Bleav in Timberwolves Podcast EP. 77 - Conference Finals Breakdowns and Predictions

Doug and Brendan sit down to talk about the Western and Eastern Conference Finals. On an all new episode of the Bleav in Timberwolves Podcast, hosts Doug West and Brendan Hedtke sit down to talk about the Conference Finals in the NBA Playoffs. In the Western Conference, we have the Dallas Mavericks trailing the Golden State Warriors 2-0. Over on the Eastern side of the bracket, Boston and Miami are knotted at 1-1. The pair discusses the first two games of each series including top performers, underwhelming supporting casts, and game plan adjustments that have made all the...
May 20, 2022
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Britt Robson On The Tim Connelly News + The Offseason Ahead

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Britt Robson On The Tim Connelly News + The Offseason Ahead

Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Dane is joined on today’s show by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the report of the Timberwolves being in serious talks with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly to become the Minnesota Timberwolves next president of basketball operations above Sachin Gupta. Dane and Britt discuss what might be attracting Connelly to join the organization and where Gupta and Chris Finch mix into this context. Additionally discussed is Britt’s most recent column on the offseason steps that can be taken to help sustain the...
May 20, 2022
Aces 93, Lynx 87: Not Enough Powers to Fold Aces

Aces 93, Lynx 87: Not Enough Powers to Fold Aces

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NBAE via Under the weather Aerial Powers nets a season-high 25, but the Las Vegas starters all score 14 points or more to get the win. Game Story Less than 48 hours after notching their first win of the season, the Minnesota Lynx arrived to Michelob ULTRA Arena to take on a Las Vegas Aces team who have been starting the season on fire, boasting the best offensive rating in the W. The Aces, now led by former San Antonio Stars legend and recent San Antonio Spurs assistant coach, Becky Hammon, came out of the gates firing like a team that no longer...
May 19, 2022
Reports: Minnesota Timberwolves Pursuing Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly To Run Front Office

Reports: Minnesota Timberwolves Pursuing Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly To Run Front Office

The current Denver President of Basketball Operations would run Minnesota’s front office if hired. The Minnesota Timberwolves are ramping up their pursuit of Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly as part of the team’s ambitious search for a new head of basketball operations, according to multiple reports and first reported by The Athletic. Sources: The Timberwolves are in serious talks with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly about Minnesota’s President of Basketball Operations role.Story at @TheAthletic with ⁦@ShamsCharania⁩:...
May 19, 2022
2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Jaden McDaniels

2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Jaden McDaniels

Photo by David Berding/ The sophomore swingman took steps in the right direction down the stretch in a turning point year for the Wolves. Jaden McDaniels got off to a rocky start to his sophomore season, and it looked like the young forward was in line for a brutal sophomore slump. However, the versatile Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward found his groove as the season progressed and started to turn things around. Fighting through that initial and inevitable wall of adversity that materializes once the league has a season of film on a player, is often what separates...
May 18, 2022
Lynx 87, Sparks 84: KMac Back, Lynx Back

Lynx 87, Sparks 84: KMac Back, Lynx Back

Photo by Meg Oliphant/ Kayla McBride returns to rescue the Lynx with a game-high 24 points including a game-sealing and-1. Game Story The celebration in Crypto.com Arena downtown Los Angeles was at a high as the Sparks made their their long awaited home debut against the rival Minnesota Lynx in their main stadium. On beautiful 70 degree Tuesday evening, the LA fans in attendance helped push the Sparks out to an early 12-4 lead via bully ball from their frontcourt led by Nneka Ogwumike and newcomer Liz Cambage. The #Sparks are playing in their home opener today. Crowd...
May 17, 2022
Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Playoffs Through A Wolves Lens with Jace Frederick

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Playoffs Through A Wolves Lens with Jace Frederick

Photo by Jasear Thompson/NBAE via Dane is joined on today’s show by Minnesota Timberwolves beat writer Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to discuss watching the NBA playoffs through a Wolves lens. Dane and Jace discuss continuing to watch these NBA playoffs with an eye on what is proving to work and not work in the later rounds of the playoffs and asking themselves how far the Wolves are from being able to execute those elements of playoff-level basketball. Dane and Jace also discuss the success old friends Tyus Jones and Andrew Wiggins had and are having...
May 16, 2022
Reinforcements Have Arrived: Minnesota Lynx Activate Guard Kayla McBride

Reinforcements Have Arrived: Minnesota Lynx Activate Guard Kayla McBride

Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via The Lynx in a corresponding move released guard Yvonne Turner from her hardship contract. Buckets are back in the forecast for the Minnesota Lynx. The team on Monday morning activated star guard Kayla McBride, fresh off her Turkish League title Sunday with EuroLeague’s Fenerbaçhe Safiport. Veteran guard Yvonne Turner was released from the team Monday, as she was the hardship replacement player tied to McBride. McBride will fly straight from Turkey to Los Angeles, where she will report to the Lynx. The three-time All-Star is expected to...
May 16, 2022
Karl-Anthony Towns Named A Finalist For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Karl-Anthony Towns Named A Finalist For Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via The announcement comes two weeks after Towns was nominated for the NBA Cares Season-Long Community Assist Award earlier this month. Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was named a finalist by the NBA on Monday for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award. Per release, the award honors the NBA’s “most impactful social justice advocate who is continuing NBA players’ decades-long tradition of activism.” The other four finalists are Dallas Mavericks wing Reggie Bullock, Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue...
May 16, 2022
2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Jarred Vanderbilt

2021-22 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review: Jarred Vanderbilt

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Let’s review a breakout campaign for Vando, and ponder where he goes from here Coming into the season, Jarred Vanderbilt had only played in 92 games across three seasons between Denver and Minneapolis, but he had shown enough on the fringes the year prior that there was much intrigue about what exactly he could be. It’s hard to say there was much more than just “intrigue” though, as even last year he averaged just 5.4 points. What did catch the eye of many was that Vando was able snag 5.8 board a game in just under 18 minutes a...