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Dec 4, 2022
Wolves 128, Thunder 135: No Composure to be Found

Wolves 128, Thunder 135: No Composure to be Found

The Wolves were outplayed in the fourth quarter en route to a collapse against the tanking Thunder, and in the wake of a Rudy Gobert ejection. On a night where the Minnesota Timberwolves were supposed to take center stage in front of a full Target Center on a Saturday night, they let the referees do so, and gave up a fourth quarter lead in the process to the tanking Oklahoma City Thunder. There were missed calls. Especially a pivotal charging call on Anthony Edwards that, in the eyes of many, should have been reversed. The score was 119-113 when it was called. This play in...
Dec 3, 2022
Game Preview #23: Wolves vs Thunder

Game Preview #23: Wolves vs Thunder

Photo by David Berding/ Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert will look to keep it rolling while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Thunder are aiming to play spoiler on a Saturday night at Target Center. Game Info Who: Oklahoma City Thunder (9-13) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) When: 7:10 PM CT TV: Bally Sports North (Michael Grady, Jim Petersen and Katie Storm) Radio: 830 WCCO-AM Line: Wolves -4.5 | Total: 233 (courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook) Saturday night ball game.Wolves vs. Thunder7pm CT, @TargetCenterMN » @BallySportsNOR » @wccoradio »...
Dec 3, 2022
Lynx Guard Kayla McBride Named Turkish League Player of the Month

Lynx Guard Kayla McBride Named Turkish League Player of the Month

Photo by Esra Bilgin/Anadolu Agency via The dependable Lynx star continues to do it all leading the way for Fenerbahçe. Minnesota Lynx guard Kayla McBride earned Turkish Basketball Federation Women’s League Player of the Month honors for November while playing for global powerhouse Fenerbahçe over in Istanbul. Player of the Month - November: ! 25,2 Points | 6,2 Rebounds | 3,2 Asist | 28 Efficiency@fbkadinbasket @kaymac_2123 pic.twitter.com/nDQSH4SGia— Kadın Basketbol Ligleri (@kadin_ligleri) December 2, 2022 McBride picked up right where...
Dec 3, 2022
What Can We Expect From the Timberwolves While Karl-Anthony Towns Recovers?

What Can We Expect From the Timberwolves While Karl-Anthony Towns Recovers?

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Kyle Theige of SKOR North joins the Dane Moore NBA Podcast to discuss a huge night from Anthony Edwards, spread pick and roll, Wendell Moore Jr., and more. On today’s show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige of SKOR North to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The game began a new chapter of the Wolves season, given that star forward Karl-Anthony Towns (right calf strain) figures to miss the next four-to-six weeks. Dane and Kyle try to dig for themes from the Memphis game —...
Dec 3, 2022
By the Numbers: How Valuable Have Timberwolves Draft Picks Been?

By the Numbers: How Valuable Have Timberwolves Draft Picks Been?

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via The Wolves have lived in the lottery for the better part of the last 20 years, but have players produced more or less than their expected value? Last time, I came here and said I was going to prove Bill Simmons wrong. I said that there was no reason that one team’s picks should be inherently more valuable just because of the logo on the front of the jersey. Past failures should not prohibit to future success, because if it was we’d live in a retro-futurism world of basketball Gattaca. While I exaggerate a little, what Simmons is...
Dec 1, 2022
Revisiting the Timberwolves’ Trade History

Revisiting the Timberwolves’ Trade History

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via From Stephon Marbury to Rudy Gobert, the Wolves are no stranger to making moves. How can we group them together? The Minnesota Timberwolves have executed 53 total trades since the franchise’s inception in 1988. Just 11 of those trades included a first-rounder and only five of those have had the Wolves trading their first round pick. Of those 11, seven have happened since 2014. See, we live in a time where picks are being traded and flung around at mach speeds, mostly because there is value in the unknown. So here’s what I want to...
Dec 1, 2022
Breaking Down the Wolves’ Defensive Showcase Against the Grizzlies

Breaking Down the Wolves’ Defensive Showcase Against the Grizzlies

Photo by David Berding/ Minnesota defended Memphis with a verve the team hasn’t displayed often this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves played what is probably their best team defensive performance of the season in a 109-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night. It was the most active and energetic we’ve seen the Wolves this season, which is impressive considering how many rotation players were out. The Grizzlies shot 42.5% from the field and committed 27 turnovers, most in a game by a team this season per StatMuse. Memphis may have been without star wing...
Dec 1, 2022
Wolves 109, Grizzlies 101: Dillon Brooks Messed Around and Found Out

Wolves 109, Grizzlies 101: Dillon Brooks Messed Around and Found Out

Photo by David Berding/ Anthony Edwards scored 17 fourth quarter points and got Dillon Brooks ejected to fuel the Timberwolves to a home victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. “You know it,” Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards told Ja Morant’s father, Tee, after getting Morant ejected late in the fourth quarter of his his team’s 109-101 victory over Morant’s Memphis Grizzlies. “I’m him.” Edwards earned the right to talk his trash after leading the Timberwolves to a monster victory in their first game playing without Karl-Anthony Towns (right calf...
Nov 30, 2022
Game Preview #22: Wolves vs Grizzlies

Game Preview #22: Wolves vs Grizzlies

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Ja Morant and the Grizz take their high flying offense into Target Center for a matchup with the Karl-Anthony Towns-less Timberwolves. Game Info Who: Memphis Grizzlies (12-8) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (10-11) When: 7:10 PM CT TV: Bally Sports North (Michael Grady, Jim Petersen and Katie Storm) Radio: 830 WCCO-AM Line: Wolves +2.5 | Total: 231 (courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook) home for a bit.Wolves vs. Grizzlies7pm CT, @TargetCenterMN » @BallySportsNOR » @wccoradio » https://t.co/gPhx0nxveq »...
Nov 30, 2022
Minnesota Lynx 2023 Regular Season Schedule Breakdown

Minnesota Lynx 2023 Regular Season Schedule Breakdown

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Here’s all you need to know about the Lynx regular season schedule, which features a WNBA-record 40-game schedule beginning May 19 in Minneapolis. As the 2022 calendar year winds down, it’s officially time to look ahead to 2023 and the upcoming season for the Minnesota Lynx. On Wednesday, the Lynx announced their regular season schedule for the new year, featuring a WNBA-record 40-game slate that will begin against the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. May 19 at Target Center. The regular season will span from May 19 to Sept. 10, with the...
Nov 30, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves Bench First Quarter Grades

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench First Quarter Grades

Photo by David Berding/ Through one quarter of the season, how have Kyle Anderson, Jordan McLaughlin and the Timberwolves bench fared? On Tuesday, I wrote about first quarter grades for the Timberwolves starters. The overall impression? Very below average with an average grade of 72%, or a “C-”. The story of the starting unit so far is that they’ve lacked identity, leading to aimless, and at times frustrating, play. Did our bench players fare any better? Did they play well enough to save the team grade as a whole? Let’s find out. Kyle Anderson First Quarter...
Nov 30, 2022
Canis Pulsus - Vol. 22: Quarterly Report 1

Canis Pulsus - Vol. 22: Quarterly Report 1

It’s been tough sledding through the first part of the season. How scathing will the first quarterly report of the season be? Naughty, naughty, Timberwolves! Judging by the game report cards during this first quarter of the season, it looks like they’ve been quite the procrastinators. Welcome to Canis Pulsus Vol. 22! For those of you who have been ignoring this series (for good reason, no offence taken) — Canis Pulsus is designed to give our Canis Hoopus community a published voice. A pulse, if you will. We all know that if CH occupied all seats of the Minnesota...
Nov 30, 2022
Do the Wolves Have More Problems Than Available Solutions?

Do the Wolves Have More Problems Than Available Solutions?

Photo by Rob Carr/ Britt Robson of MinnPost joins the Dane Moore NBA Podcast to discuss the Timberwolves’ chemistry, Rudy Gobert’s performance this season, and Chris Finch’s schematics. On today’s show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson from MinnPost to discuss the Jekyll and Hyde nature of the Minnesota Timberwolves first quarter of the season. Currently, Minnesota sits at 10-11 ahead of tonight’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies. Plus some conversation on what life might look like in at least temporary absence of Karl-Anthony Towns, who is out four-to-six...
Nov 30, 2022
Timberwolves Need to Flip the Script on Their Most Valuable Players

Timberwolves Need to Flip the Script on Their Most Valuable Players

Photo by Jordan JohnsonNBAE via The most influential Timberwolves aren’t who we all hoped they’d be. The Minnesota Timberwolves have many issues right now, but they all stem from one big problem: chemistry. Passes are off the mark, player movement is not in sync with ball movement and there’s a collective lack of energy and communication in transition offense and defense. All of that snowballs really, really fast in the NBA. Teams are too athletic and too talented to not capitalize on strings of lackluster possessions like the Wolves have put on the hardwood over...
Nov 29, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves Starter’s First Quarter Report Cards

Minnesota Timberwolves Starter’s First Quarter Report Cards

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The 1st quarter report cards are here. How did the starters fare? Following the Minnesota Timberwolves’ best performance of the year against the Indiana Pacers, my phone lit up with a text that simply said: “Wolves back.” Optimism was beginning to swirl again as the Wolves were at the peak of their 5 game win streak. Sunday afternoon, in the midst of the Golden State Warriors’ 47-27 first quarter explosion, I got a text that said “Not even watching today because I already knew this was going to happen. Send this team to Seattle.”...