Ranking The Playoff Desperate

the desperate 1. Minnesota Timberwolves. They haven’t been in the playoffs since George Bush was the Prez and if we’re counting at home that would be 14 seasons without a post-season even with Kevin Garnett and Kevin Love in tow. You know who you are, those who penciled the Wolves in for 50 wins and…

The NBA Happened to Jonny Flynn

(Part I of a three part series on failed lottery picks) In a game that tested the theory of endurance and fatigue, Jonny Flynn hardly seemed human. He played 67 minutes, the equivalent of 5 NBA quarters plus 7 minutes. He lasted through six overtimes and almost four hours of basketball. He didn’t miss a…

Shabazz Muhammad and the Long Road Here

Every year, NBA Twitter feeds fill themselves with minuscule hype videos of an NBA prospect destroying inferior competition on the AAU circuit. Say what you want about AAU, but there is still no denying the exposure it gives young basketball players with NBA aspirations. Unfortunately, you cannot spell exposure without expose. In the case of…

Heart Transplant Needed for Wolves Youth Movement

When Ricky Rubio ripped his team for not having heart he was talking about their defensive effort and not playing hard. Not so against the Warriors. The Wolves played hard for three quarters and then they went into their usual sleepwalking defense mode allowing Klay Thompson to be Klay Thompson in the 4th. A Wolves…

The Andrew Wiggins Masterpiece

On November 9, 2015, the Minnesota Timberwolves surprised the Hawks at Philips Arena by pulling off a 117-107 victory. They did it mostly with young talent, including rookie Karl-Anthony Towns and second year player Zach LaVine. However, another player in his second season had the best game of all: shooting guard Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins had…

Hard-Nosed Tom

Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, the current president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is the lead man for one of the youngest teams in the NBA. The defense-oriented coach is looking to cultivate and refine the Wolves core so they can advance into playoff contention in the next couple of years and…