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Charlie is a Timberwolves contributor for ZoneCoverage. Formerly, he wrote about the Wolves for SB Nation, and before that, fervently supported Johny Flynn.

Foul Trouble is the Only Thing Slowing Karl-Anthony Towns

In 33 years since the NBA and ABA merged, no player has committed a personal foul ... if you ask them. It’s become so commonplace...

Five Fun Timberwolves Things at the Turn of a New Year

For the Minnesota Timberwolves, 2018 was both constructive and confounding. First, the franchise sent a pair of players to the All-Star game in Los Angeles....

How to Maximize Karl-Anthony Towns’ Post Touches

Take your eyes off of Karl-Anthony Towns – who possesses the ball in the post – and watch how the rest of the Minnesota...

Four Observations From the Timberwolves’ Last Five Games

After losing to Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Phoenix in one fell swoop last week, the Wolves returned home and found their footing in...

What’s Going on With the Timberwolves Offense?

Let's paint a hypothetical picture. Several months after sneaking into the playoffs on the strength of their contrarian offensive scheme, an NBA franchise kicks off...

Transition Defense is Becoming a Plus for the Wolves

When Jimmy Butler’s trade demand went public in September, Andrew Wiggins’ brother used social media to express some sort of relief: “Hallelujah” is all...

JOHNSON: Tyus Jones is Playing for a New Deal

When the Timberwolves traded for Tyus Jones on draft night in 2015, it just seemed like a nice story. Then Wolves boss, Flip Saunders, had...

JOHNSON: The Timberwolves Need to Let Dario Šarić Breathe

When Jimmy Butler being traded became an inevitability, the most pressing question facing the Minnesota Timberwolves was about what sort of return they could...

Adapting on the Court Without Jimmy Butler

Five hundred and six days ago -- draft night 2017 -- Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau executed a landmark trade to acquire Jimmy...

Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves’ Second Unit

“General soreness” was the reason announced for Jimmy Butler’s sudden absence from Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz. Following Sunday night’s enveloping defeat to the...