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Minnesota Timberwolves Positional Analysis: Power Forwards

August 20th, 2010
The Minnesota Timberwolves traded away a player who is perhaps the best low post player in the league this offseason in Al Jefferson. Unfortunately, Jefferson’s defense and low level of agility made him a defensive liability and also not consistently able to play at center, a role which would have made ...

Minnesota Timberwolves Positional Analysis: Point Guards

August 11th, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, it's just about that time of year again. The free agency market has died down, the ESPN rumors section is fairly barren, and little else of excitement is coming from Target Center. Yes, folks, that means it’s just about time for the build up to the season ...

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Value of the European Preseason Games

August 9th, 2010
  This October, the Minnesota Timberwolves will play two preseason games in Europe.  Their first stop will be in London, playing at the O2 Arena (pictured) against the defending NBA champion LA Lakers.  Their next game will be against the New York Knicks at the Bercy Arena in Paris. One can easily ...

Timberwolves Reportedly Set To Sign Anthony Tolliver

August 6th, 2010
It is being reported by several media outlets that the Timberwolves have signed power forward Anthony Tolliver to a two-year, $4.5 million deal. Tolliver appears to have first come to the attention of the Timberwolves when he put in a 34-point performance while with Golden State at the Target ...

Kevin Love Is the Key To Kurt Rambis’ Triangle Offense

August 3rd, 2010
The vaunted triangle offense that Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis has installed at Target Center is entirely dependent on having speed on the floor and the ability to move the ball quickly. While on offense, the team must be filled with shooting threats around the arc and have a low-post presence.  ...

What Minnesota Timberwolves’ Interest in Anthony Tolliver Means

July 30th, 2010
Several reports have linked the Minnesota Timberwolves with a move for Anthony Tolliver, who is currently out of contract with the Golden State Warriors. Reading between the lines, regardless of whether or not this deal occurs, we can start to see Kurt Rambis and David Kahn’s strategy for this season a ...

Moving Forward After Jonny Flynn Injury Begins With Luke Ridnour

July 28th, 2010
Many found it curious when the Timberwolves’ second year point guard Jonny Flynn was unable to play in any of the Las Vegas Summer League. It turns out, as has been reported over the last day or two, the curious were right to wonder.  Flynn has undergone surgery on his hip ...

Darko Millicic To Get First Real Chance with Minnesota Timberwolves

July 18th, 2010
Darko Milicic came into the league as an 18-year-old (actually drafted when he was 17) and was drafted second overall by the Detroit Pistons. From there onward, Milicic, for a variety of reasons, found himself playing backup to somebody.  Whether it was Ben Wallace in Detroit or Pau Gasol in ...

Time To Give Minnesota Timberwolves’ GM David Kahn A Lot More Credit

July 12th, 2010
David Kahn has done a considerably better job as the Timberwolves' GM than many major media outlets are giving him credit for. Kahn’s first draft, the “year of the point guard” was given fairly low grades by the likes of ESPN and other major sports outlets. I respectfully disagree here.  The Wolves picked ...