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Suspended Indefinitely: J.R. Rider Misses The Bus

by Colin McGowan

Apr 9, 2020 9:06 PM

You could glimpse something spectacular in his sporadic effort, his brief spells of best behavior. Defenders couldn't contain him, he couldn't contain himself. An entire league of bosses, teachers, and allies couldn't hold him. Read more »

Tags: J.R. Rider, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, UNLV Runnin' Rebels, NBA

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Suspended Indefinitely: Kevin Garnett Makes The Leap

by Colin McGowan

Apr 1, 2020 4:39 PM

Kevin Garnett skipped college partially out of necessity, but also perhaps because he realized that it was just an extra, intermediate step toward his ultimate goal. Convention was the only thing holding him back, and when you're as gifted as young K.G. was, that's not much of an impediment. Read more »

Tags: Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves, High School, NCAA, NBA

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The New, Modest, Not Altogether Easily Achievable Goal For Andrew Wiggins

by Colin McGowan

Feb 6, 2020 3:32 PM

A big part of how Andrew Wiggins is perceived is his salary, but it's also the fact that watching him is a uniquely discouraging experience. He's like a fighter jet made out of styrofoam. Read more »

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

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The Hope Of Andrew Wiggins When It Looked Like All Hope Was Lost

by Micah Wimmer

Andrew Wiggins is looking more like a modern player and less like an anachronistic throwback to the days of inefficient volume shooters. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Colin McGowan

Amid everything else, Latrell Sprewell had one really good year in Minnesota. He was happy and valued, near the top of his game at the right moment. I'd give a lot for one really good year. Maybe you would too, and maybe you can find one. Read more »
2019-20 Northwest Division Season Preview

by Keith P Smith

While the Nuggets, Jazz and Blazers all try to climb to the elusive level of true contender, the Thunder begin their rebuild and the Wolves try to rebound from a lost season. Read more »
What's On the Other Side Of Disappointment For Andrew Wiggins?

by Jonny Auping

Andrew Wiggins' game could be described as 'Kawhi Leonard trying to play through mono,' but he doesn't have to spend his whole career being disappointing. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Jimmy Butler Gets To Do What He Wants In Miami

by Colin McGowan

Regardless of the mental machinations involved, South Beach Jimmy does seem a purer expression of Jimmy Butler's values. He wants to win, but he also wants status and credit and the ball. Read more »
Minnesota Timberwolves: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

The Wolves now have a new front office lead, but this offseason will likely be more of a subtle reset than significant overhaul. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
The Timberwolves Rediscover Fun, Happiness, And Freedom Without Thibs

by Colin McGowan

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 »
The Evolution Of NBA Star Jerks

by Micah Wimmer

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 »
Towns & Zion In The Culture Of Expectations & Disappointment

by Corbin Smith

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 »
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 »