Posted by Brent Lee on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:00 AMBy Brent Lee / March 13, 2017Comment
Last year, Golden State Warrior superstar Steph Curry launched an individual offensive display of historical significance, making 402 3-point field goals during the regular season while shooting a highly accurate 45.4% from behind the arc. This total bested the previous record (set by Curry the year before) by a remarkable 116 and really is a ridiculous outlier stat no matter how you look at it.
While Curry's regular season exploits in 2015-16 were phenomenal enough for some little website in Minnesota to notice and write about it, another...!--more-->
Posted by Brent Lee on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:00 AMBy Brent Lee / March 2, 2015Comment
Even with the Wild in the midst of an unprecedented surge, Kevin Garnett's return dominated Minnesota sports headlines last week.
A video released by the Timberwolves' Youtube channel this past Friday captures the nostalgic joy that filled the Target Center during Wednesday night's re-debut of KG against the Washington Wizards..
Even if you don't care about Kevin Garnett, the Timberwolves...or basketball in general, the video is sure to make you smile.
Posted by Brent Lee on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00 AMBy Brent Lee / February 16, 2015Comment
This past Saturday, a young Timberwolf spent his Valentine's Day flying high in New York, doing his darnedest to help fans fall back in love with a mid-season tradition that has lost much of its past luster.
By most accounts, he succeeded.
Though the Timberwolves have been irrelevant so far this season/decade, Zach LaVine gave Minnesota basketball followers a reason to cheer this weekend. The 19-year-old rookie out of UCLA won the NBA's 2015 Slam Dunk Contest, wowing the crowd with a quartet of nifty dunks.
In the opening round, the 6' 5" LaVine came...!--more-->
Posted by Travis Bridell on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:00 AMBy Travis Bridell / December 19, 2014Comment
In an unsurprising move, the Timberwolves (5-19) have traded away small forward and former first-round pick Corey Brewer for the second time, as first reported by Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brewer has been with the team since last season, in which he recorded a career-high and franchise record-tying 51 points against the same Houston Rockets (19-6) he will now be suiting up for. The Rockets reportedly gave up 6-foot-4 shooting guard Troy Daniels...!--more-->
Posted by Travis Bridell on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 12:00 AMBy Travis Bridell / August 28, 2014Comment
As we say goodbye to Kevin Love (or good riddance), we also say hello to some new Timberpups, most importantly, Andrew Wiggins.
When I first heard about Andrew Wiggins while he was still in high school, possibly even middle school, I thought he was just going be another hype job, a kid who was heralded at a young age to be the next whoever much in the way two-time Timberwolves player Sebastian Telfair was.
“The next LeBron James” was a big title for Wiggins to be handed at such a young age, but he’s...!--more-->
Posted by Matthew Deery on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:00 AMBy Matthew Deery / August 7, 2014Comment
I for one am one of those people who initially liked Kevin Love when he was drafted all those years ago -- he was a scoring and rebound machine and he seemed to have the potential to pull the Wolves franchise off the snide. But as the team worked toward the past few seasons with the glimmer of hope it would be "the year" the Wolves made it back to the postseason, the team never delivered. (Love also missed extended time in one season because of "knuckle pushups.")
It's hard to dispute that the Wolves have...
Posted by Erik Bergs on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:00 AMBy Erik Bergs / April 22, 2014Comment
It would have been a much more exciting, frustrating and happy retirement announcement had Rick Adelman called it quits just after leading the Timberwolves on to win the 2014 NBA Finals. He may not have fulfilled all our hopes and dreams or even his own career long ambition for a well-deserved ring, but the evidence of his success and genius is embedded in both the team and across the league.
During his long coaching career, which included over a thousand wins, Adelman consistently brought his Western Conference...!--more-->
Posted by Matthew Deery on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 12:00 AMBy Matthew Deery / August 14, 2013Comment
Timberwolves fans collectively rejoiced this afternoon when the organization announced they reached a five-year, $60 million deal with budding center Nikola Pekovic. While the Wolves have been down in terms of team success over the past nine years, Pekovic is widely considered one of the better centers in the NBA and clearly represents a crucial piece to the team building long-term success.
This news is welcome for all Wolves fans, as the free-agent Pekovic and the team took six weeks to hammer out an agreement. Many were worried Pekovic would flee the team in free agency to a more appealing basketball...!--more-->