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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Reacting to Timberwolves Lottery Disappointment, Mailbag Questions!

The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the 11th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. A slightly disappointed Dane & Charlie react to the lottery, discuss...

Point Andrew Wiggins Expands Timberwolves ‘Identity’

At halftime of the Minnesota Timberwolves nationally televised matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, TNT‘s Kenny Smith skipped a step. Smith didn’t even bother going to his big board to breakdown film from the first 24 minutes of the Wolves-Lakers game. Neither the Timberwolves nor the Lakers were worth it, Smith opined to his massive audience. His rationale was simple: Neither team has an identity. So what’s the point? In a tone slightly less pejorative than his counterparts, Smith (astutely) pointed out that LeBron James wasn’t playing for the Lakers and because of this truth there was nothing worth deciphering, he explained. Insert Charles Barkley, who, per usual, did not veil his thoughts. Chuck proceeded to spew all over the Wolves, who he similarly suggested lacked identity. Shaquille O’Neal and even Ernie Johnson chimed in, referencing the Sacramento Kings — The Kings! — as a team with more of an […]

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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Tom Thibodeau Fired Emergency Podcast

Dane Moore and Tom Schreier discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves' decision to relieve Tom Thibodeau from his position as president and head coach and what...

Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Looking Into The Wolves Financial Future

Charlie Johnson (@cjohnsNBA) and Tom Schreier (@tschreier3) join the show, we take a closer look at the Wolves three-game road trip, discuss the recent...

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Effectively Incubating Youth

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers really aren’t all that different teams on paper. Sure, the presence of LeBron James makes any roster bizarro, but Jimmy Butler’s antics have made the Wolves your out of nowhere clubhouse leader for the 2018-19 meme team. In all seriousness, even when everything was fine in Minnesota, the Lakers were kind of the Wolves 2.0. A franchise flush with young talent that needed a veteran influence to zap them into relevance. In short: They did the Butler thing with Bron, just one year later. Twelve months before LeBron took his talents to the west coast, the Wolves had a triumvirate of youth not all that different from Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma in Karl Anthony-Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. The Lakers even have their own version of Tyus Jones: Josh Hart. Given this starting point, much like Tom Thibodeau with the Wolves, […]

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WOLVES WIRED Ep. 138: It All Comes Down to This

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore and Tom Schreier react to the Denver Nuggets game, and Jimmy Butler's return against the Los Angeles Lakers, before discussing...

4/6 RECAP: Playoff Hopes Strengthen for Timberwolves After Road Win Over...

After a deflating loss in Denver, the playoffs still seemed likely, but the possibility of missing seemed more real than ever. But when it was reported that Jimmy Butler would return the following night against the Los Angeles Lakers the following night, optimism became much easier for everyone to grasp. A minute into the game, optimism was at a point it hadn’t been at since Butler was last healthy. Butler was that good. The Timberwolves won a badly-needed game Friday in Los Angeles 113-96, and Butler’s presence — who only played 22 minutes — was a clear lift for a team badly in need of a boost in leadership. It started right into the opening stages of the game. Within a minute of play, Butler’s defensive IQ and impact were back on display. A few seconds later, he did it again, adding a subsequent dime for good measure. Those plays […]

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REPORT: Jimmy Butler to Return to Lineup Friday Versus Lakers

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Jimmy Butler is set to make his return Friday for the Timberwolves night against the Los Angeles Lakers. Butler has missed 18 games since he tore his meniscus Feb. 23 against the Houston Rockets. The Wolves went 8-10 in that stretch, and had a wide-ranging supply of successes and struggles during that time. Their best moment was their thrilling home win over the Steph Curry-less Golden State Warriors, while their worst was probably their home loss to the tanking Memphis Grizzlies a couple weeks later. The Timberwolves have three games left in the regular season, and with the playoffs in question, Butler’s return is a welcome sight for several reasons. Listen to Tim on Wolves Wired!

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LOCKED ON WOLVES – 2/16: Timberwolves go into the Break with...

The Minnesota Timberwolves ride a 35-point fourth quarter to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers headed into the break. Colton Molesky and Mitchell...

2/15 RECAP: Wolves Head into Badly-Needed All-Star Break After Win Over...

Karl-Anthony Towns might have best exemplified the Timberwolves’ need for a break after their Thursday night win over the Los Angeles Lakers. As he speedily laced up his shoes, he began answering his own questions, as if it would speed up the process so he could start his All-Star break sooner. KAT was so ready to get his All-Star break going, he started answering his own questions. pic.twitter.com/uMhQ0BCfm7 — Tim Faklis (@timfaklis) February 16, 2018 On an emotional night dedicated to the late Flip Saunders, the Timberwolves came through in their last game before a badly-needed break. But through the first two-and-a-half quarters, the Wolves looked like they needed that break to start a week ago. “The urgency probably more than anything,” Tom Thibodeau said, trying to explain his team’s early struggles. “I thought some hustle plays; that was probably the biggest thing.” Despite the win putting the Wolves in […]

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