Tyrese Haliburton: The Timberwolves Moneyball Pick
By Spencer Nelson - Nov 17, 2020
Beane’s mantra was, “We’re not selling jeans here.” The longtime general manager of the Oakland Athletics and Moneyball protagonist is credited with pioneering an analytical management style […]
Anthony Edwards is a Giant Bag of Maybe
By Spencer Nelson - Nov 13, 2020
Maybe Anthony Edwards goes first overall. Maybe he’s worth it, maybe he’s not. A year ago this time, Edwards was the buzz of the 2020 NBA Draft class. […]
James Wiseman: Great Player, Not a Great Fit for the Timberwolves
By Spencer Nelson - Nov 11, 2020
Anybody who claims to know exactly what James Wiseman’s NBA future will look like is trying to sell you something. Wiseman, the athletic seven-footer who sat atop […]
LaMelo Ball’s Boom or Bust Potential
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 28, 2020
I have two memories of watching Adam Dunn, 14-year Major League Baseball veteran, play for my hometown Chicago White Sox. The first time was in 2012, and […]
The No. 1 Pick for Ben Simmons: How and Why
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 21, 2020
Since 1990, the first overall pick in the NBA draft has been traded for a veteran player exactly one time: In 2014, when the Wolves sent disgruntled […]
If Kirk Cousins Doesn’t Go Off Against Atlanta, What’s the Point?
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 17, 2020
I’m not a big analytics guy. It’s not that I don’t think they’re important or useful, it’s just simply my dumb math brain isn’t skilled enough to […]
Even Russell Wilson Thinks Zimmer Made the Right Call
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 16, 2020
Sometimes the best thing about sports is being able to talk about sports: All of us Joe Schmoes throwing our opinions at other people’s faces like we […]
The Wolves Can’t Rule Out a Towns Trade Until His Defense Improves
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 14, 2020
In April of 2015 Sports Illustrated’s Phil Taylor weighed in on the biggest NBA Draft storyline at the time: Should Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor go No. […]
How Did the Wolves Get Here, and Where Exactly Are They Going?
By Spencer Nelson - Oct 8, 2020
To land the first overall pick in any draft, a lot has to go wrong. A 19-45 record would signal the beginning of a complete teardown and […]