The first two games of the 2015-16 season provided some needed hope for the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise and their long-suffering fans.
The primary goal of the 2015-16 Minnesota Timberwolves is incredibly basic: They need to become a team.
The first time Flip and I ever talked hoops one-on-one was shortly before Christmas in 1995, the day it was announced he would become head coach of the Timberwolves. Something clicked.
For scribes like me, Media Day is a tidy smorgasbord of first impressions, a chance to check out muscle definitions and mental demeanors, parse the verbal cues and clues, and start a new file for the 2015-16 season.
It does not disrespect the gravity of Saunders’ situation to point out that his absence from the team comes at a particularly inopportune time in the fortunes of the franchise.
The jury is still out on whether Jerry Kill is the best football coach the Gophers have had in the last 25 years. There’s no question that he’s the best at community relations.
The legal maneuvering around the Tom Brady case once again shows how keenly the NFL wants to avoid having anything to do with the federal court in Minneapolis.
By taking Towns with the first pick, the Wolves made a choice that was safe, sound, and inspirational all at the same time.
Why has coming up with a plan to upgrade Target Center been such a colossal drag and drain on everybody’s time and energy?
The Minnesota Timberwolves can no longer blame bad luck in the NBA draft lottery as a factor in their miserable performances moving forward.
A thumbnail take on the eight first round series, which figure to be mostly blowouts in the East and, for the most part, highly competitive in the West.
The way to win in the NBA is by developing continuity. This season, the Wolves took that truism, stood it on its head, and mockingly banged it into a pulp.
Before we close the book on Timberwolves’ Shabazz Muhammad for the season, let’s marvel a little bit at what he managed to accomplish. Plus: a short Q&A with Bazzy on his season, and his future, with the T-wolves.
Nobody in the NBA has toiled so mightily and been provided with less support this season than the Timberwolves rookie.
There is a pretty good correlation between teams that successfully make a lot of threes and their ranking in offensive efficiency. So why don’t the Wolves take more threes?
Head coach Flip Saunders is exercising some questionable moves with Zach LaVine, and — more importantly — heralded rookie Andrew Wiggins.
The injury-related decline of the Timberwolves big man has significant short-term and long-term consequences.
I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that my frustration with the Timberwolves guard may be at least partially age-related.