Kyle Ratke has spent seven-plus years as an NBA writer for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ratke has previously spent time with USA TODAY.
The Wolves Can’t Score Without Beasley and Rubio is Upset
By Kyle Ratke - Mar 3, 2021
Is it just me or does it seem like it’s been six months since the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders and hired Chris Finch as their head […]
The Wolves Should Have Handled This Better
By Kyle Ratke - Feb 23, 2021
It wasn’t necessarily that the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders that was the problem. It was how they did it. Disclosure before we continue: I’m a huge […]
Minnesota Did Well in the 2020 Draft
By Kyle Ratke - Feb 16, 2021
I know, I know. It doesn’t seem right to pen a positive article about the Minnesota Timberwolves given how their season has gone so far given that […]
How Are These Former Wolves Players Doing?
By Kyle Ratke - Feb 9, 2021
We’re already at the point in the season where writing about the Minnesota Timberwolves every week can be exhausting. What do you say about a team that […]
How Can We Leave This Season Feeling Good?
By Kyle Ratke - Feb 2, 2021
We can probably agree that this season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Minnesota Timberwolves. We don’t need to talk about who to blame yet. But […]
Is There A Reason To Be Optimistic About The Wolves?
By Kyle Ratke - Jan 26, 2021
Here we are, 15 games into the season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are 4-11 — last in the Western Conference. Of course, things haven’t been ideal for […]
It’s Hard to Focus on Basketball with the NBA’s COVID Issues
By Kyle Ratke - Jan 19, 2021
It feels weird to focus on basketball given where we’re at with this season. On Friday, Karl-Anthony Towns announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 which is […]
The Next Stretch For The Wolves Will Be Telling
By Kyle Ratke - Jan 12, 2021
The Minnesota Timberwolves snapped their seven-game losing streak and Karl-Anthony Towns is (somewhat) healthy. Wahoo! They are coming off a 96-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs. […]
Could the Timberwolves Trade For Marvin Bagley III?
By Kyle Ratke - Jan 5, 2021
The last time we talked, we were wondering how the Minnesota Timberwolves would survive after injuries to Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Okogie. Spoiler alert: When you lose […]
Who Needs to Step Up in Towns’ Absence?
By Kyle Ratke - Dec 28, 2020
After a great 2-0 start, the Minnesota Timberwolves received a flurry of bad news on Sunday night. The first, shortly before tipoff against the Los Angeles Lakers, […]
Why Did The Wolves Release Rondae Hollis-Jefferson?
By Kyle Ratke - Dec 21, 2020
The season is almost here! Not much has happened since last week’s column besides what is probably a pretty minor roster move. Let’s get to this week’s […]
A Tribute To Tom Hanneman
By Kyle Ratke - Dec 18, 2020
Growing up, it was always Tom Hanneman on TV. While watching the Minnesota Timberwolves wasn’t always easy, Hanny’s soothing voice always made you feel like you had […]