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The World Of Possibilities Of Karl-Anthony Towns

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 22, 2016 12:51 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns is the first player since LeBron who could theoretically do all five things from all five positions. His ceiling is KG with the ability to play center full-time and knock down 3's at a high volume. He has no ceiling. Read more »

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Minnesota's Dry Run

by Danny Leroux

Jan 21, 2016 1:21 PM

The dry run concept acknowledges that Minnesota's path to long-term success runs through Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. As such, their primary focus the rest of the season should be to prepare those talents for their eventual role in situations that resemble their future in terms of opposition and surrounding talent. Read more »

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »

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Towns, Porzingis And Basketball's Next Evolution

by Jonathan Tjarks

Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis are both seven-foot-plus, who can play inside and out on both sides of the ball, both are long and athletic enough to play above the rim and guard on the perimeter and they are both capable of shooting 3's, putting the ball on the floor and making plays for others. Read more »
The Wolves' Defensive Conversion

by Michael Pina

The Wolves have been a pleasant early NBA surprise, jumping from dead last in defense to the top-10. Here's how it has happened and if it is sustainable. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Brett Koremenos

After bottoming out post-Kevin Love, the Timberwolves are now stocked with a deep and talented roster mixed with talented youngsters and vets. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 1

by Benjamin Cantor

On LeBron James' isolations and heavy usage, Stephen Curry's pick-and-rolls and the bench scoring of Marreese Speights. Read more »
The Post Post-Play World

by Jonathan Tjarks

While making a living by scoring with your back to the basket isn't going to work for the vast majority of young big men coming into the league, the rules that apply to the 99 percent don't necessarily hold true for the 1 percent. Jahlil Okafor. DeMarcus Cousins. Joel Embiid. Karl Towns. Post play may be gone for now but that doesn't mean it will be gone forever. Read more »
The Long Minnesota Rebuild Gets Better Fast

by Christopher Reina

It has been just over 4,000 days since the Wolves last had a playoff game. With Andrew Wiggins and presumably Karl-Anthony Towns, the only limit now is the imagination of Flip Saunders. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »
Scouting Report: Sean Kilpatrick

by Cameron Schott

Sean Kilpatrick is a productive guard that has been effective at every level. He may not have ideal size, but Kilpatrick is an efficient shooter that can score from mid-range or behind the arc. Read more »
Scouting Report: Lorenzo Brown

by Cameron Schott

Lorenzo Brown was due for a Call-Up after his impressive play at the D-League Showcase, where he earned First-Team honors. He might have the highest ceiling among D-League point guards, but will need to prove he can shoot it from three better this time around. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Beware Of The Wolves, To Foul Or Not To Foul

by Brett Koremenos

The Wolves' roster is one of the few in the league that can be adjusted on a game-to-game basis to counter whatever the opposition throws at them, while we look at fouling up three. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Danny Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Danny Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cavaliers Trade For Kevin Love

by Danny Leroux

Kevin Love was the best procurable player in the NBA for the Cavaliers, a top-10 talent at the age of 26 who will excellently complement LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Read more »
Team-By-Team Analysis Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the new CBA magnifying the importance of the draft and one of the most talented groups of prospects in recent years, what happened on Thursday night will have significant ramifications on the balance of power in the NBA for the next decade. Read more »
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