6:20 PM EDT, Tue October 16, 2018
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Without Extension in Place, Tyus Jones Set for Restricted Free Agency Next Summer

Without Extension in Place, Tyus Jones Set for Restricted Free Agency Next Summer

Minnesota may be looking for a new reserve guard next offseason. Now that the extension deadline for 2015 draft picks has passed, Tyus Jones is officially set to be a restricted free agent this upcoming offseason. With all of the chaos that has taken place, this is a story line that has flown somewhat under the radar. Aside from the fact the Minnesota native has been a fan favorite since the first moment he stepped on the floor, Tyus has proved to be a valuable player. Solid point guards are valuable, and teams covet them when they find them. Jones has improved each year he’s been in the...
8 hours ago
The Third Annual Definitely Correct Canis Hoopus Opening Night Predictions

The Third Annual Definitely Correct Canis Hoopus Opening Night Predictions

Over the summer, the Canis team has gotten stronger while the Wolves team has gotten...more interesting. With the season opener right around the corner, it’s time for our official predictions! We’re back! If you’re currently reading this, we at Canis Hoopus want to 1) sincerely thank you for your continued loyalty to the greatest Wolves-related site on the Internet, and 2) congratulate you for surviving what might have been the worst/chaotic/least enjoyable/ridiculous summer in franchise history — and considering the franchise, that’s definitely saying something. For the second...
Oct 15, 2018
Butler to Play in Season Opener After Meeting with Glen Taylor

Butler to Play in Season Opener After Meeting with Glen Taylor

The Wolves will “continue” to work for a trade, meanwhile Jimmy Butler will suit up for the Wolves until then. After missing all but two practices and not appearing in any preseason games, after publicly requesting a trade and blasting the team in an ESPN interview, Jimmy Butler will play for the Timberwolves on opening night Wednesday in San Antonio. This absolutely amazing turn of events was confirmed yesterday in an article in The Athletic, in which Jon Krawczynski reports that Glen Taylor made a rare appearance at practice yesterday, and “came to an understanding” with...
Oct 13, 2018
The Writing is on the Wall: Tom Thibodeau Must go

The Writing is on the Wall: Tom Thibodeau Must go

There is only one way to rebuild this franchise, Thibs must be shown the door After two and a half years as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, Tom Thibodeau’s reign of terror needs to come to an immediate end. Through an off-season that has painted his team in one of the most despicable lights imaginable, the 60-year-old simply cannot be trusted or supported in a leadership role. That was made abundantly clear when the Wolves squad completely threw in the towel against the Milwaukee Bucks in Friday night’s final preseason game. Through four...
Oct 13, 2018
Bucks 143, Wolves 121: The Storm Continues

Bucks 143, Wolves 121: The Storm Continues

The Wolves end the preseason on a dud as the root of the problem continues to reveal itself. The Wolves lost this one before they even lumbered onto the court tonight. The events that have transpired over the past few days have clearly knocked the wind out of this already deflated roster, and we’re unfortunately left with a team that looks defeated before the season has even begun. I’m not above the “But it’s only preseason” argument, but let’s be honest: this was a pathetic excuse for a professional basketball game by any and all standards. This team was outplayed after they...
Oct 12, 2018
Preseason Finale: Dysfunction rolls into Milwaukee

Preseason Finale: Dysfunction rolls into Milwaukee

The focus tonight will be on the court for once Minnesota Timberwolves at Milwaukee Bucks 7:30 pm CST Well, it’s been a long week for the Timberwolves. The story needs no introduction, as Jimmy Butler has made sure everything that has happened within the organization has been made very, very public. The dysfunction and chaos is both hilarious and embarrassing. With that said, let’s try to focus on what’s going to happen on the court tonight. This is the Timberwolves second preseason game in a row against Milwaukee as they dropped the home contest, 125-107. It’s going to be...
Oct 12, 2018
Thibodeau Speaks After Shoot Around, Offers Nothing Helpful

Thibodeau Speaks After Shoot Around, Offers Nothing Helpful

Tom Thibodeau spoke to the media after shoot around in Milwaukee. It...wasn’t helpful. Tom Thibodeau spoke after shoot around in Milwaukee earlier today, but as usual did not clarify anything about the situation with Jimmy Butler or his teammates. We know that Butler is not with the team in Milwaukee, but instead back in Minneapolis, working on his “conditioning.” Here’s the clip: #TWolves coach Tom Thibodeau on the Jimmy Butler situation pic.twitter.com/AAerh3yeiZ— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) October 12, 2018 So incredibly frustrating. How many times does Thibs say “We...
Oct 12, 2018
Jimmy Butler Controls Narrative While Wolves Remain Silent

Jimmy Butler Controls Narrative While Wolves Remain Silent

Wednesday was a fiasco orchestrated by Jimmy Butler while the organization sat helplessly, silently by as they were humiliated by their wayward star. Wednesday was a fiasco orchestrated by Jimmy Butler while the organization sat helplessly, silently by as the All-Star embarrassed the franchise and its key players in his return to practice. After which, he gave an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN, once again reminding anyone who dare forget about it that he’s the hardest working guy around (when he decides to show up for training camp.) The Wolves, meanwhile, said nothing....
Oct 11, 2018
You know that players-only meeting that happened today? Jeff Teague calls it fake news

You know that players-only meeting that happened today? Jeff Teague calls it fake news

Teague said he quit dunking last year but kept doing it and now he has taken to Twitter to posterize recent reports. You really can’t make this stuff up. Every time you think the Wolves cannot top themselves in this terribly dysfunctional and embarrassing Jimmy Butler Trade Saga, well, refresh that Twitter timeline! There’s a good chance even more gasoline is being poured on top of this historic dumpster fire start to the 2018-19 season. Today’s juicy news: Jimmy Butler called a players-only meeting to air grievances. This, of course, comes after his pre-planned tirade at practice...
Oct 11, 2018
ButlerGate Chapter 243: The Infamous Players Only Meeting Has Happened

ButlerGate Chapter 243: The Infamous Players Only Meeting Has Happened

Sticking to the beats of the familiar story, the Wolves may be coming back together Minnesota Timberwolves, can I be honest for a second? You are playing too much to type right now. After yesterday’s insanity, which ended up being an orchestrated PR move by Jimmy Butler and his agent, who have decided 4-D Chess is the way to go in the NBA, you sat around all day doing nothing. The path forward seemed clear. It was time to trade Jimmy Butler and fire Tom Thibodeau for allowing the Wolves to be put in such a difficult place. Even practice was canceled. Something had to be up. Practice was...
Oct 11, 2018
Who is Josh Richardson and why do the Wolves want him so badly?

Who is Josh Richardson and why do the Wolves want him so badly?

Getting to know the Timberwolves trade target Unless you have been living under the world’s largest rock, you should know the Timberwolves and Heat have been deadlocked in Jimmy Butler trade negotiations for the past few weeks. Reports of offers from both sides have flown around by the dozen since the 29-year-old requested to be moved. One thing that seems to be a constant is the Wolves’ desire for Miami wing Josh Richardson to be included in the deal. So, why is the 25-year-old so highly coveted by Tom Thibodeau and Glen Taylor? Let’s dig a little deeper into his game. Offensively,...
Oct 10, 2018
This is Officially a Dumpster Fire: Jimmy Butler Practices, Embarrasses Timberwolves

This is Officially a Dumpster Fire: Jimmy Butler Practices, Embarrasses Timberwolves

Butlergate reached its breaking point today There have been some very dark days for the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, but today is surely going to finish near the top of the list. The discord between Jimmy Butler and the Wolves reached what is surely the breaking point today. For something that can only be described as a series of unfortunate events, lets follow along with Woj. There had long been rumblings and rumors going back and forth about whether or not Jimmy Butler could return to the Wolves at all for the start of the regular season. Well, that (kind of) got answered today....
Oct 10, 2018
Wolvescast 86: Jeopardy

Wolvescast 86: Jeopardy

Let’s take a break from all this drama! These are trying times to be a Timberwolves fan. The franchise is a mess. The painful, prolonged Jimmy Butler saga continues to sap the joy from a typically exciting time of the season. In lieu of a proper season preview show, (which we feel unable to produce prior to the inevitable Butler trade) we instead are happy to present something more lighthearted: Wolvescast Jeopardy! For the third straight year we’re kicking off the season by playing a round of the Trebek classic. Guest co-host Robert hosts another fantastic game pitting brothers...
Oct 10, 2018
A Look at how Tom Thibodeau’s defensive scheme holds the Timberwolves Back

A Look at how Tom Thibodeau’s defensive scheme holds the Timberwolves Back

Tom Thibodeau’s famous ‘Strong Side’ defensive scheme is holding Minnesota back Despite the first playoff appearance in 14 years temporarily reviving the franchise, the Minnesota Timberwolves are entering the season amid bad feelings and passive aggressive negativity. The Jimmy Butler saga is a huge part of this, but some revealing comments from Jeff Teague about how this team didn’t see much of each other over the summer reminds us that chemistry, for what it’s worth, is in short supply. Many teams with fractured locker rooms have managed to overcome this by winning games and...
Oct 9, 2018
Tuesday Musings: The Mentality of Thibs

Tuesday Musings: The Mentality of Thibs

Are the Wolves being hard negotiators or negotiating in bad faith? In this mess of an offseason it is becoming difficult to discern what exactly is happening with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Part of this is simply due to the nature of the current front office. They have been notoriously tight-lipped (although that is what Heat writers say about Miami’s office and that has not exactly been true over the last few weeks) and are almost purposefully difficult for front offices and fans to deal with. When talking with reporters, Scott Layden will say little of note and Tom Thibodeau’s...