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5-on-5: All-Star Break Review

5-on-5: All-Star Break Review

Reviewing the Wolves Season So Far This Timberwolves season has been one of the most turbulent in recent memory, from the Jimmy Butler fiasco through Tom Thibodeau’s firing and now the rash of injuries. We wanted to take a look back at the season so far as well as talk about what we can expect from the home stretch of the regular season. 1) Do you feel like the Wolves have been able to make the most of this season considering all of the off-the-court drama and injuries? Kyle Thiege: Absolutely. I may be more optimistic than the casual fan, but last summer I tweeted that if the Wolves...
Feb 15, 2019
Wolvescast 103: Love After A Rebound

Wolvescast 103: Love After A Rebound

This episode is your ticket to the party All Star weekend is upon us. Josh Okogie and Karl Anthony Towns will be in Charlotte while the rest of the league takes the week off. On this episode we recall some of our favorite Wolves all star moments from the last 10 years, as well as preview this year’s events. Also, the pros & cons of making the playoffs, Sam Cassell’s celebration, Valentines Day Fan Fiction, Rebekkah Brunson, a game and more. This episode of Wolvescast is sponsored by the Wolvescast 2019 All Star Podcast Party EPISODE LINKS Here’s the story behind that Sam Cassell...
Feb 15, 2019
Game Tape: Josh Okogie Heads to Charlotte on a High

Game Tape: Josh Okogie Heads to Charlotte on a High

The Wolves’ rookie flashed all of his potential against Houston After a string of disappointing performances, the Wolves were finally back in the winner’s column this week. They kicked off the week with a solid outing against a new-look Los Angeles Clippers squad, and backed that up with an impressive win over the red-hot James Harden and his Houston Rockets. With the reigning MVP in a scoring form that has to be seen to be believed, it was always going to be a tough cover for Minnesota but even more so without their best wing defender Robert Covington. Enter Josh Okogie. The rookie...
Feb 14, 2019
A Wonderful Postgame Interview With Luol Deng

A Wonderful Postgame Interview With Luol Deng

The headline says it all. In the words of Britt Robson, Luol Deng slayed with honesty and insight in the locker room after the Wolves’ thrilling win over the Rockets last night. This was arguably the most authentic and thoughtful interview I’ve experienced in the past five years of covering the team. Hope you enjoy!
Feb 14, 2019
Wolves 121, Rockets 111: Rookie WalLOL

Wolves 121, Rockets 111: Rookie WalLOL

Despite sharing the floor with two All-Stars, it was the Wolves Rising Star who shined brightest Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets. With just hours left before the start of 2017 NBA Free Agency, a Stein Grenade exploded in downtown Minneapolis, rocking the Timberwolves franchise to it’s core: I'm told Minnesota will be get a 2018 first-round pound to trade Ricky Rubio into Utah cap space. @tribjazz first to report deal happening— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 30, 2017 After already trading fan favorite Zach LaVine earlier in the week to the Chicago Bulls in a package...
Feb 13, 2019
Wolves vs. Rockets: Taming Harden

Wolves vs. Rockets: Taming Harden

The reigning MVP brings the Houston Rockets into town Wolves (26-30) vs Rockets (33-23) 7 pm CSTESPNHOU -4.0 After winning their last game against the Clippers, Minnesota welcomes the Houston Rockets into Target Center for each team’s last game before the all-star break. Houston spent a good portion of their season without several key players, including Chris Paul, Eric Gordon, and Clint Capela. Capela is still out, but the return of Paul and Gordon has been a nice boost for the Rockets. It’s remarkable that Houston has been able to stay afloat, or even improve their standing in the...
Feb 13, 2019
Wednesday Cup of Canis

Wednesday Cup of Canis

Some of this and that Dario Saric got the start against the Clippers Monday night, and it sounds like he will continue to do so going forward. It was a rough start for Saric, who picked up two quick fouls, but in the end it worked well, and not just for Saric personally who shot it well and had a strong game. Gameflow. Luol Deng was a steady hand through the ups and downs, but the game was decided by whether KAT and Dario played together (green) or not (red). Wolves +21 when they played together; -16 when it was only one of them. Props to Ryan for recognizing what’s happening here...
Feb 12, 2019
Wolves 130, Clippers 120: Hanging On

Wolves 130, Clippers 120: Hanging On

Minnesota built a big lead and hung on for dear life at the end. On the night where Dario Saric stole the pregame headlines, Minnesota came away victorious against the Clippers. Dario is starting tonight! https://t.co/zWmO7CsLpX— John Meyer (@thedailywolf) February 12, 2019 Ironically, Dario started the game very poorly, ending up on the bench with two fouls less than two minutes into the game. This was a common theme as numerous Wolves spent the night navigating their own foul trouble. Foul trouble limited Karl-Anthony Towns to only 27 minutes, but he still gave the Wolves a solid...
Feb 11, 2019
Game #56: Wolves vs. Clippers

Game #56: Wolves vs. Clippers

A 1.7% chance at the playoffs? So, you’re telling me there’s a chance. Timberwolves (25-30) vs. Clippers (31-26)Game #56, Home Game #28Target Center @ 7:00 PM CSTTV: Fox Sports NorthRadio: WCCO (830 AM) A roller coaster season in Minneapolis is currently sitting at another low-point after four straight losses. A brutal, winless road trip last week (too many of those this season) brought the Wolves’ chances of making the playoffs down to 1.7% according to ESPN’s BPI Playoff Odds. The only way the Wolves might be able to fight their way back into the playoff race (against all odds) is...
Feb 11, 2019
Creative Roster Building Key to Wolves Future

Creative Roster Building Key to Wolves Future

The local cagers have never been successful in mining for unrecognized, inexpensive talent, something small markets have to do to become successful. Last week felt like the nail in the coffin for another Wolves season. They lost four games, all of which seemed winnable when the week began, and punted at the trade deadline, neither making (probably hopeless) moves to try to reinvigorate this year’s squad, nor finding new homes for any of their older, expiring contract players in exchange for even marginal future help. Not surprisingly, they also didn’t take the opportunity to re-imagine...
Feb 9, 2019
Pelicans 122, Wolves 117: A Disaster Week

Pelicans 122, Wolves 117: A Disaster Week

Another depressing loss for the Wolves on the road. An absolutely disastrous week ended appropriately with a fourth loss in seven days for the Wolves, this one in New Orleans where the Pelicans handed them a 122-117 loss. Last Saturday, the Wolves were sitting one game under .500 with the potential for a successful run into the All-Star break. They proceeded to lose to an injured and tired Nuggets, a barely NBA quality Grizzlies, a thoroughly mediocre Magic, and a Pelicans team riven by the Anthony Davis situation. All that sandwiching a trade deadline at which they were unable to...
Feb 8, 2019
Wolves at Pelicans: Damage Control

Wolves at Pelicans: Damage Control

Minnesota visits an equally dysfunctional Pelicans squad Wolves (25-29) at Pelicans (24-31) 8:30pm CST ESPN/FS North After an eye-gouging performance in Orlando last night, Minnesota heads to the Big Easy to take on the Pelicans. In case you live under a rock, Anthony Davis has requested a trade and somehow did not make his way to Los Angeles by the trade deadline. This undoubtedly was disappointing for both Davis and LeBron James. It really makes you wonder just how good of an agent Rich Paul is. He couldn’t make one front office trade the best player in franchise history for a meh trade...
Feb 8, 2019
Wolvescast 102: Canadia

Wolvescast 102: Canadia

Deadline Download The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and the Timberwolves decided to do nothing! We ponder what sort of deals might have existed for the team and look at other trades around the league. Also, Karl Anthony Towns drafted by LeBron James, Dario Saric in the starting lineup, freezing cold Jeff Teague takes, sympathy for New Orleans, a limerick game and more. This episode of Wolvescast is sponsored by Area 22 EPISODE LINKS Los Lynx Talk Show: Maya Moore and the Future of the Lynx - Canishoopus.com The Timberwolves Already Made Their Trade, Months Ago -...
Feb 8, 2019
Magic 122, Wolves 112: Clarity & Ignorance

Magic 122, Wolves 112: Clarity & Ignorance

What happened tonight was a microcosm of everything wrong with the Timberwolves That was absolutely pathetic. Giving up 122 points to the Magic? Come on. It is unacceptable to give up 71 points in a half to the team with the *checks notes* 26th ranked offense in the NBA. While it was a putrid performance from the Timberwolves, it provided us with clarity. Most of us knew that the Timberwolves weren’t a playoff squad. They entered the night four games back of the 8th seed, and clearly struggling. There was little hope for a legitimate playoff run. Unfortunately, the front office didn’t...
Feb 7, 2019
Wolves at Magic: On the Road Again

Wolves at Magic: On the Road Again

Minnesota continues their road trip in Orlando Wolves (25-28) at Magic (22-32) 6:00 pm CST FS North As of 2:00 pm today, the trade deadline has passed and everyone can focus on playing basketball again. The Wolves did literally nothing before the deadline. That’s disappointing. Either way, apparently the goal is still to make the playoffs. If the Wolves want to do that, they need to start racking up wins in a hurry. I don’t know what management expects to change that will lead to all of those wins, but I digress. The Wolves are in Orlando to take on the dwindling Magic. Orlando made...