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Editor’s Note: Recently TwolvesBlog invited the TimberTrolls to become members of our writing staff. The TimberTrolls are primary Spanish-speaking so pardon the language barrier! We welcome their pictures, .gifs and videos with open arms and hope you enjoy their posts throughout the season and beyond. Before the season kicks into gear, they will post some […]

TWB Summer Roundtable

After a crazy summer that turned our cute “puppies” into an instant playoff team, we decided to ask our TWB writers what they thought about the offseason. 1.) Is this the most anticipated season in Timberwolves history? Mike Reynolds: I think at least in the last 8-9 years. The Cassel/Sprewell year takes the cake for […]

Will the Wolves Defense Improve in 2012-13?

Nearly everyone is looking at the Wolves to make a climb in rankings this season.  With an offseason that brought Brandon Roy, Alexey Shved, Greg Stiemsma, Chase Budinger, Andrei Kirilenko and Dante Cunnigham, the expectations for this team will be higher than ever.  While nearly every new player signed is a strong improvement from those […]

How Howard Trade Affects the Wolves

  Dwight Howard will keep his beaming smile much to the chagrin of teams and fans across the league.  After a year of committing some of the biggest PR blunders in NBA history, Howard has found himself in exactly the position he had hoped for- competing for a championship in a highly lucrative market.   As […]

Wolvympic Basketball. Howl!!!!

Entering the Olympics it seemed like the Wolves fans were going to miss out on a marquee final with American USA Basketball Stud versus G.O.A.T. Euro PG God. Well we will miss out on that with Rubio out but @#$k Spain, it is Russia’s time to shine! Game 1:  Alexey Shved: 16 pts, 13 asts, […]

Batum Blues

Oh, how I want Nicolas Batum to come and grace us with his basketball goodness. The length! The shooting! The defense! And he’s French! I love french fries and french toast, so he must be a wonderful person. Of course, I also am a bit of a realist, and the entirety of being a realist […]

Draft Day Chatter 2012

We'll this would be a more inspired post if say the Wolves Front Office didn't feel that it's too hard to do any drafting outside of the top 10. It is too risky to chance a bust when you can get middling players (of the type that can be easily filled in during Free Agency).  […]

8 Reasons This Season Was Amazing

The NBA Finals are done and we’re officially headed into draft season. I suppose this means I can come back out of my cocoon. Over the past several seasons, I’ve been incredibly loyal to this team. I’m also overly optimistic. This brand of fandom borders on the delusional, but hey, it’s how I roll. Remember […]

Ricky Rubio’s ACL is dead, Funeral on Monday

For those that may have missed it, Ricky Rubio went knee to knee with Kobe Bryant coming over trap him in the corner in the final minute. Sadly his ACL did not survive this encounter. It is a day for Wolves fans to mourn.  per Zgoda         This is bad.

I Am (Or, “Was”) So Bitter

On a certain level, I am very happy with the success the Timberwolves have attained this year. They’ve won 50 percent of their games so far this year at a time in franchise history where the past six seasons netted a 143-348 record (.291). So there’s certainly reason for happiness and hope within the fanbase. […]

A Foundation to Build On

Okay, let’s forget about making the playoffs for a second. Let’s forget how awful our wing play can be and how frustrating it is to watch our second overall draft pick sit on the bench. Let’s forget about buzz words like “production” and “fit.” Instead, let’s talk about what is clearly a team that is […]

The Looming Trade Deadline

Earlier today I mentioned that if Kahn’s recent interview with Strib author Tom Powers was merely meant to temper expectations, and if the T-Wolves do indeed make a move at the deadline to acquire an impact perimeter scorer, then I might have to reevaluate my opinion of his performance as GM. (You can read the […]

First Quarter Power Rankings 2012

 Coming into the year we were pretty sure Kevin Love a borderline All-Star, we really really hoped Ricky Rubio was the real deal and we were quite sure Michael Beasley could score a ton of points if he was properly focused.  Well a month has passed and we know some things. The good news is […]

Why Kevin Love should win MVP, but won’t

  Charles Barkley recently called Kevin Love on InsideTheNBA, “the best power forward in the world.” That is large praise from a large man, although less large since he joined WeightWatchers. It is possible to take it a step further: Kevin Love should win Most Valuable Player this year, but he won’t. Love worked on […]

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