Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

Ricky Rubio's New Start

by Colin McGowan

Jan 29, 2024 11:31 PM

Ricky Rubio seemed, as the passage of time compresses the finer details, like he was always peaking brilliantly or in the midst of a lull from which he might never emerge, but he was also a consistent presence. Read more »

Tags: Ricky Rubio, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz, Barca, NBA, International, International Teams

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NBA's Top Wing Trios Ranked

by Wes Goldberg

Aug 16, 2023 1:51 PM

We've ranked every team's wing corps from 1 to 30 based on the top three wings' production, upside and versatility. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

Apr 11, 2023 3:37 PM

The Celtics finished first in Net Rating ahead of the Cavaliers, who jumped up from 13th last season and 28th as recently as 2021. Read more »

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Klay Thompson, Rudy Gobert Offer Two End-of-Season Moods

by John Wilmes

Klay Thompson embodies both the zombie-like malaise of the Warriors, and that of the league in general as we end another long season in its most laborious, most unstable era ever. On the opposite end is probably the most-disliked person in the modern NBA, who ended his regular season with maximum indignity. Read more »
The Very Different Vibes Surrounding Walker Kessler, Rudy Gobert

by Wes Goldberg

Walker Kessler was thrown into the Rudy Gobert trade and has emerged as a shot-blocking force for the Jazz. Meanwhile, Gobert has become the avatar for Minnesota's disappointing season. Read more »
Minnesota's Twin Tower Problem

by John Wilmes

The Sixers recently tried and failed a Twin Towers experiment, but were able to quickly dig themselves out of the hole. With the Wolves trading away all of their future draft capital, fixing their Gobert/Towns mix will be even more challenging for them. Read more »
'Hustle' Is A Great Basketball Movie

by John Wilmes

As a collision between a movie production and the roving entertainment complex that is the contemporary NBA, Hustle is a decidedly post-modern product, existing somewhere between advertisement for the league and true cinema. Read more »
The Wolves' Shining Moment, And A Potential Future For The NBA

by John Wilmes

Adam Silver and the NBA would likely prefer to take what happened in Minneapolis and bottle, mass-produce, and sell it as their mini version Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22. Read more »
The Forgotten Karl-Anthony Towns

by Micah Wimmer

Karl-Anthony Towns' relative loss in prestige over the last few seasons speaks to how much context can shape how one is perceived, even at the expense of one's on-court performance. Read more »
Kobe, KG, Duncan And The Recession Into The Past

by Colin McGowan

The guys that go into the Hall of Fame precede the current crop of players by a generation or several and their accomplishments have begun to acquire the smell of warehoused memorabilia. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
Minnesota's New Degree Of Purpose

by Colin McGowan

The timing is odd but Gersson Rosas probably actually wanted Chris Finch instead of Ryan Saunders all along and now they half a weird season left to start figuring out what's next. Read more »
Karl-Anthony Towns' COVID-19 Story Should Be The Most Important One In The NBA Right Now

by Micah Wimmer

Player power is still hard-won and selective. Yet as ever, there is a limit to what the league can concede and the grief Karl-Anthony Towns is playing through shows that no player, regardless of their abilities, can stop the machine from mindlessly moving forward. Read more »
The Top Picks From 2020 Are Making Watchable Trouble

by Colin McGowan

The most you can ask of a young player, if they're not immediately awesome as so few are, is for them to illumine new possibilities. Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball are certainly doing that during their young careers. Read more »
20-21 NBA Season Preview: Northwest Division

by Keith P Smith

The Nuggets and Jazz will largely look the same, while the Blazers addressed their depth issues, Minnesota looks for a third star, and the Thunder begin their aggressive rebuild. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Colin McGowan

Karl-Anthony Towns has a lot in common with Chris Webber at the same age. He's a less interesting cultural figure, he shares his mid-career mould-breaking offensive ability, a mercurial personality, and a creeping fraudulence. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

by Keith P Smith

Beyond re-signing Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez, and maybe finding a new home for James Johnson, it's probably going to a quiet offseason for the Timberwolves after making their big move at the deadline. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA 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 »
Suspended Indefinitely: J.R. Rider Misses The Bus

by Colin McGowan

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 »