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The Timberwolves Rediscover Fun, Happiness, And Freedom Without Thibs

by Colin McGowan

Jan 9, 2019 6:54 PM

The process of moving on does not always pan out, but in the in-between stage, there is at least, a profound feeling of relief. The Wolves are free, and they'll play like it. Read more »

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

The Evolution Of NBA Star Jerks

by Micah Wimmer

Nov 29, 2018 3:50 PM

Without intending to, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler both show us how limited our patience today is for players acting like jerks, unlike in the Jordan/Kobe eras, how we now believe such behavior may be entertaining without being edifying. Read more »

Tags: Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

Towns & Zion In The Culture Of Expectations & Disappointment

by Corbin Smith

Nov 9, 2018 6:37 PM

When Karl-Anthony Towns came into the league, he was universally thought of as the answer to how a big man can operate in the modern game. Now he's considered by many a disappointment just as another set of unreachable expectations are being bestowed upon Zion Williamson. Read more »

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Zion Williamson, Minnesota Timberwolves, Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA, NBA

2018 NBA Offseason Review: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

On the offseason moves by the Nuggets, Wolves, Thunder, Blazers and Jazz. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Jimmy Butler

by Colin McGowan

We didn't realize how starved we were for an old-fashioned superstar tantrum until Jimmy Butler breezed into practice late, torched his teammates, and walked out with metaphorical (and perhaps literal) double birds held high. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
2018 Western Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Western Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Lakers, Pacers, Hawks and 76ers enter the offseason with the most project cap space. Read more »
Inspiration And Gloom Collide As The Wolves Return To The Playoffs

by Alex Siquig

A brand-new existence of post-season aggravation that had been forbidden from Minnesota's supporters for five-thousand and sixty-seven days is about to reveal itself. Read more »
Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Projected 2018 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Approximately 80 percent of the league will be over the cap. The cap spike that caused multiple teams to have copious amounts of cap space each summer from 2015 through 2017 has now flattened out Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

The Jazz, Clippers, Nuggets and Thunder to be the most active teams at the deadline in the West. Read more »
2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
How Tom Thibodeau's Minutes Load Could Work

by Brett Koremenos

Tom Thibodeau's extreme rotation management would not be as damaging as it seems, even in this era of DNP-rest, with the right setup. Read more »
Reggie Jackson's Trolling In An NBA Of Long-Tailed Narratives

by Colin McGowan

While broad narratives provide stakes and context, we watch sports for the visceral pleasure of watching people perform difficult tasks with improbable skill and bracing invention. Read more »
Northwest Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

Breaking down the offseasons of the Thunder, Jazz, Wolves, Blazers and Nuggets. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Colin McGowan

This is the season we find out how whether the Wolves are going to lean into or turn away from Tom Thibodeau's madness, if they can see the reward in the struggle. Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Tom Thibodeau's Shot At Getting The Exec-Coach Hybrid Right

by Colin McGowan

The executive-coach hybrid experiment has yet to work out in the modern NBA, but the Wolves are on the right track so far with a roster good enough to win-now and also pursue grander ambitions down the road. Read more »