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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Reactions From The Timberwolves Opener

Photo by Harrison Barden/ On today’s show, after a preseason of many questions, Dane brings his immediate takeaways from the Minnesota Timberwolves opening night victory over the Houston Rockets. Topics today include: The Anthony Edwards Show — Detailing how Ant seems to be on the brink of something special. And why this seemingly imminent explosion isn’t coming from nowhere, but instead just the next step in his progression Josh Okogie Starts And Sets The Defensive Tone — After a summer of questions about who would be the Wolves fifth starter, Okogie got the...

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“It’s About Building the Culture”: Wolves’ Energy, Focus Carryover From Preseason

Photo by Harrison Barden/ There’s something indisputably different about the air surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves through four preseason and one regular-season game. Sure, it’s very early in the season, and the team has shown promise in the past only for it to prove fleeting, being destroyed by a seemingly continuous volley of fire and brimstone from on high, some sent by God, others by upper management. But, at the risk of sounding like that one Arrested Development meme, things just feel different this time. The Wolves — players and coaches alike —...

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Paynt Points: Preseason Review And Season Preview

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Looking back on the Wolves exhibition season and looking forward to the real stuff. What a glorious time of the year. The NBA is on the cusp of returning and we’re all convincing ourselves that this season is going to buck the unbuckable trend of Minnesota Timberwolves despair. There’s nothing better. In this week’s Paynt Points Podcast, host Jake Paynting is joined by Canis Hoopus brethren Jack Borman to mull over what they’ve seen in the preseason and get into the spirit of the regular season. There was nary a Timberwolves topic...

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 key takeaways from Wolves in preseason

The Minnesota Timberwolves wrapped up preseason play with a solid 3-1 mark. Yes, it feels good to have a winning record, even if the outcome of the games don’t matter whatsoever. But there’s plenty more to take from exhibition play beyond the record. Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 key takeaways from Wolves in preseason The Wolves went […] Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 key takeaways from Wolves in preseason - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason loss to the Brooklyn Nets

The Minnesota Timberwolves loss against the Brooklyn Nets takes their preseason record to 3-1, which isn’t too shabby at all. Throughout the preseason, the Timberwolves’ defensive improvements have dominated discussions among fans and analysts alike, with the team’s commitment to pressuring the perimeter is an enjoyable surprise. Defense will always be stress-tested when facing the […] Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason loss to the Brooklyn Nets - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Nets 107, Wolves 101: Thurski Thursday

And with that my friends, it’s officially time for the regular season. The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Brooklyn Nets in their final preseason game of the year. As someone who put $10 on the Wolves +8 line, I’ll take it. Overall the Nets and most notably Kevin Durant were just too much for this Timberwolves team. The game went pretty much as expected and had both positives and negatives. Starting with the positives, the most notable one was probably Malik Beasley getting going. Up to this game Beasley had a rough preseason all around and especially shooting which is...


Nets conclude final tune-up with win over Timberwolves, 107-101

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via The final tune-up before the regular season was a success. The Nets defeated the Timberwolves, 107-101, Thursday night in their last preseason game. Brooklyn, who finished the preseason with a record of 3-1, had plenty of takeaways to be pleased about. Brooklyn entered the final minute of play nursing a flimsy 103-101 advantage. After Minnesota was busted for a traveling violation, Jevon Carter — who played well on both ends and finished with six points in 20 minutes — lost the ball on the right wing leading to a turnover with...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Timberwolves woeful on three-point attempts in losing preseason finale

The Wolves on Thursday night went 11-for-44 from long range.


NBA odds: Timberwolves vs. Nets preseason prediction, odds, pick, and more – 10/14/2021

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets will square off in an inter-conference preseason matchup on Thursday night. It’s time to continue our NBA odds series and make a Timberwolves-Nets prediction and pick. The Timberwolves and Nets will each continue their preseason tune-up ahead of the regular season, which kicks off next week. While Kyrie Irving […] The post NBA odds: Timberwolves vs. Nets preseason prediction, odds, pick, and more – 10/14/2021 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Preseason Game Preview #4: Wolves at Nets

Photo by David Berding/ The Timberwolves will look to finish their 2021 preseason undefeated as they square off against the Brooklyn Nets. Game Info Who: Minnesota Timberwolves (3-0) at Brooklyn Nets (2-1)When: 6:30pm CSTTV: NBATVRadio: 830 WCCO AM Radio where Brooklyn at?Wolves at Nets6:30 PM, Barclays Center » @NBATV » @wccoradio » https://t.co/gPhx0nfm0iPreview » https://t.co/meZUwV5IOk pic.twitter.com/EPhpPAlU9V— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 14, 2021 What To Watch For Tonight’s matchup between the Timberwolves and Nets marks the...


NBA Preseason Live Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:30 PM EST

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Is it me or have things been pretty quiet in Brooklyn? No drama. Nothing much to talk about outside of basketball. Same old, same old. Well, anyway, the Brooklyn Nets continue their preseason with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Up against Karl-Anthony Townes and the upstart Wolves. Lots of young talent on that team, including our old friend D’Angelo Russell, and future potential star Anthony Edwards. Meanwhile, Brooklyn has been trotting out its own collection of young talent, led by Cam Thomas and big man...


Nets wrap up preseason vs. Wolves

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Can we talk to the league office and institute a running clock for this one? The Brooklyn Nets went to Philadelphia to play the 76ers on Monday night. It was a sloppy affair for the Nets as they coughed it up a ton and lost by a bunch. One more tuneup game before we get down to business for real. The opponent for the preseason finale will be the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s been a while since they’ve made the playoffs, but maybe the Wolves can sneak in as an eighth seed this time around. They beat the Clippers by 28 points in...

Canis Hoopus

“He’s going to be special”: On Jaden McDaniels’ Meteoric Rise From Underwhelming College Star to NBA Starter

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via The former University of Washington Husky has gone from benched to first-round pick to starting NBA games in a very short period of time. The Minnesota Timberwolves impressed during their first two preseason games against the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans and the Denver Nuggets, the reigning No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. Both matches resulted in wins — the first convincingly, the second in overtime — thanks to renewed energy and attention to the defensive end of the court. However, despite the successes, a dusting of...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Jaden McDaniels finding his place in Timberwolves offense

Second-year forward Jaden McDaniels bounced back after a tough start to the preseason with an impressive performance against the Clippers.

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason win over LA Clippers

Another game, another victory, as the Minnesota Timberwolves, defeated the LA Clippers for their third win in as many games. It wasn’t always pretty, and not everything went according to plan, but the basis for what Chris Finch and the Timberwolves roster are looking to build this year is clearly in place. As with all […] Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason win over LA Clippers - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Preseason Game Preview #3: Wolves at Clippers

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ The Timberwolves are back in action tonight for a late game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Game Info Who: Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) at Los Angeles Clippers (1-2)When: 9:30 PM CSTTV: NBA TVRadio: 830 WCCO AM Radio Late one in California Wolves at Clippers9:30 PM, Toyota Arena » @NBATV » @wccoradio » https://t.co/gPhx0nfm0iPreview » https://t.co/2Fh9LybWME pic.twitter.com/EorxvXpZlX— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) October 11, 2021 What to Watch for The Minnesota Timberwolves continue their three-game preseason...

Los Angeles Times

Clippers fall to Timberwolves in final preseason tuneup

Paul George and Marcus Morris sat out in the Clippers' 128-100 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday in Ontario.

Los Angeles Times

Leadership Patrick Beverley displayed with Clippers now directed toward Timberwolves

Patrick Beverley catches up with former Clippers teammates before a preseason game, then acts as cheerleader for his new Minnesota Timberwolves team.

Canis Hoopus

Wolves 128, Clippers 100: Russell Leads Wolves in Win

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Minnesota picks up another preseason win It wasn’t necessarily perfect basketball, but tonight was about all you can ask for from a preseason game. Above all else, the Timberwolves and Clippers entertained us tonight without anyone getting hurt. Sure, I tune in for more than that, but that’s the groundwork of any enjoyable preseason experience. The fun didn’t stop there for the Wolves, though. It was a fun night to see pretty much everyone play moderately well, but there are a few guys who stood out. First, it was nice to see Jaden...

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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: What Has Stood Out In The Preseason?

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via On today’s show, Dane is recording after the Minnesota Timberwolves’ third preseason game in Los Angeles against the Clippers, and he runs down not only what stood out in the third win but what has really popped in the preseason thus far. Some of things worth monitoring in the lead up to the season opener on October 20th. D’Angelo Russell functioning as the engine of the Wolves offense, and the involvement of Anthony Edwards next to DLo Who might be the 5th starter between Josh Okogie, Jarred Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley? What...

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Northwest Division Preview: Timberwolves vs. Blazers

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Our next stop on our Division Preview series takes us to the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. Just how do the Wolves match up against the Blazers? As the preseason rolls on and the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to get more accustomed to the new system head coach Chris Finch is implementing, let’s take a deeper dive into the second team on our list for our Northwest Division Preview series: the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland enters the 2021-2022 season after a disappointing first round exit to a Denver Nuggets team, who were without...

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Canis Pulsus - Vol. XII: ‘21-’22 Predictions Edition

Submit your annual Canis Hoopus predictions ballot now! The Wolves have demolished their competition in Las Vegas Summer League. The Wolves continued to demolish their competition in preseason. Oh yeah, baby. It’s time! It’s time for Canis Pulsus Vol. XII. 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 Timberwolves front office, we would be preparing to win our 32nd consecutive championship right now. So now is your time to play General Manager and talk NBA...

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Houston Rockets vs. Toronto Raptors preseason game preview

Photo by Brian Choi/NBAE via Preseason Game #3! In tonight’s third preseason contest, the Houston Rockets will likely use this game as the final dress rehearsal before the season tips off next Wednesday (!!!) against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Rockets will get opportunities to correct some mistakes and iron out some kinks that appeared in the first two games. Tonight, I’m looking to see if the offense will run a bit smoother than it did against the Miami Heat. The Heat defended really well, and it showed that the Rockets have a lot of work to do on the...

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“A Lot of Credit to Him for Just Changing Our Mentality”: Patrick Beverley is a One-Man Culture Change

First it was Kevin Garnett. Then Jimmy Butler. Now it’s the vociferous Patrick Beverley who is changing the culture in Minnesota. You’d be forgiven if you watched the first two Minnesota Timberwolves preseason games and didn’t necessarily recognize the team playing in the midnight blue and whites. They played with a zeal uncommon to Target Center on both ends of the court, but the effort put forth on defense was the most staggering and appreciated. Ask anyone around the Wolves about the impetus behind their newfound verve, and one name is mentioned time and again:...

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Malik Beasley needs to find consistency

Malik Beasley is unquestionably one of the essential pieces to the Minnesota Timberwolves offense. Boasting one of the purest shooting forms on the roster, the sixth-year wing needs to find his sniper mentality if the Wolves wish to build on their encouraging preseason performances. Of course, Beasley hasn’t had anything that resembles an ordinary off-season. […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Malik Beasley needs to find consistency - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Clippers close preseason against Timberwolves, Patrick Beverley

They host the former Clipper favorite Monday in a sure-to-be-competitive tune-up in Ontario.

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason win over Denver Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves improved to 2-0 in preseason play with an overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. As Chris Finch cautioned earlier this week when asked about the battle between Karl-Anthony Towns and Nikola Jokic, “it’s still a preseason game.” But there was still a lot to like about the Wolves’ performance. […] Minnesota Timberwolves: 3 takeaways from preseason win over Denver Nuggets - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Towns vs. Jokic is match-up heaven

Four – that’s the number of elite centers in the NBA, and only if you include Anthony as a center. Three of those top-tier big-men reside in the Western Conference, with only Joel Embiid using the East as his stomping ground. In the Minnesota Timberwolves’ second game of the preseason. We saw two of the […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Towns vs. Jokic is match-up heaven - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota Timberwolves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Triple-Double Leads Bucks in Match-Up with Timberwolves | 2018 NBA Preseason

Giannis put up huge numbers (32p, 12r, 10a) in the Bucks' final preseason game of the year.

PG-13 Top Plays in Debut vs the Timberwolves | 2018 NBA Preseason

Paul George finished with 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.