Minnesota Timberwolves Analysis

The Forgotten Karl-Anthony Towns

by Micah Wimmer

Sep 23, 2021 4:22 PM

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 »

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Kobe, KG, Duncan And The Recession Into The Past

by Colin McGowan

May 19, 2021 11:14 AM

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 »

Tags: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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

by RealGM Staff Report

May 18, 2021 2:30 PM

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »

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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 »
Suspended Indefinitely: Kevin Garnett Makes The Leap

by Colin McGowan

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

by Colin McGowan

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 »
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 »
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