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How The Cavs & Clippers Are Improving Their Old Familiar Selves

by Colin McGowan

Nov 15, 2016 4:09 PM

In the Cavs and the Clippers, we're watching two squads who know they're good but also know they're going to have to be even better this season if they want to challenge the Warriors. All signs are positive so far and perhaps it's due to their continuity. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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Five Question Season Preview: Northwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 25, 2016 10:36 AM

How Tom Thibodeau will use Karl-Anthony Towns on offense, finding a backcourt partner for Russell Westbrook, Evan Turner's fit with Portland, Quin Snyder's false ation offense and whether one of Denver's young guards will emerge as a foundational piece. Read more »

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Thirty Futures: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Colin McGowan

Oct 22, 2016 8:39 PM

The Wolves' rise from an intriguing young collective into one with teeth will be unsteady and hard and painful. Tom Thibodeau is apt to appreciate this, he has always been more obsessed with the grind of his craft than its capacity for glory. Read more »

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Tom Thibodeau's Restraint And Foresight In His First Minnesota Offseason

by Michael Pina

If Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden's first offseason is any indication of how they'll operate over the next few years - tempered, shrewd and logical - the Timberwolves will eventually do what everyone expects: Devour. Read more »
Revisiting The Top-5 Of The 2015 NBA Draft

by Rafael Uehara

A lot has changed for Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Jahlil Okafor, Kristaps Porzingis and Mario Hezonja since they were drafted just over a year ago. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

As the Wolves, Jazz and Nuggets look to end their playoff droughts with young rosters, the Blazers and Thunder focused on remaining playoff contenders amid major potential change. Read more »
The Trade Value Of Russell Westbrook

by Michael Pina

What could the Thunder trade Russell Westbrook for in the final year of his contract if Kevin Durant signs elsewhere? We look at the seven teams who need a point guard and have an attractive package to offer. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Could Zach LaVine Help Extend LeBron's Cleveland Reign?

by Jonny Auping

If the Cavs decide to move on from Kevin Love this offseason, trading him back to Minnesota for Zach LaVine could create an improbable win-win for all involved. Read more »
The Wolves' Next & Most Consequential Decision

by Colin McGowan

The Wolves have reached the point in their rebuild where, if they nail their choice of who to run the Karl-Anthony Towns' show, there's no ceiling on how great they can become. Read more »
Karl-Anthony Towns As The Messianic Smallball Loophole

by Christopher Reina

Karl-Anthony Towns is the unstoppable tactical force that can do everything and go anywhere, the queen on the chessboard. In 2016, Towns is the player you would pick to build a franchise around. Read more »
Rubio, LaVine And The Wolves' Newfound Space

by Haven Kaplan-Miner

Playing Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine allows the Timberwolves offense to flow properly as Rubio has the space he needs to run the offense efficiently and effectively. The additional space also helps Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Keith P Smith

The Timberwolves have the best talent base to build from out of all the lottery teams. They can address issues now and accelerate the rebuild. Or they can continue on the current path and hope for internal improvement. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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The World Of Possibilities Of Karl-Anthony Towns

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
Minnesota's Dry Run

by Danny Leroux

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 »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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 »
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 »