Aug 31, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
In some ways, this new beginning in Minnesota is more interesting than if the team had simply proceeded with the status quo.
Aug 31, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
There’s a big difference between the rebuilding that’s taking place in Minnesota and what’s going on with the Sixers.
Aug 23, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
The waiting is over.
Aug 21, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT
Wiggins too, while guys like Alexey Shved will be sent to the Sixers.
Aug 11, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT
Andrew Wiggins has hired this entire situation as well as could be expected.
Jul 17, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT
Minnesota could be a playoff team in the West with Love.
Jul 17, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
“You just throw it up to him and he’ll get it.” —Zach LaVin on Dieng
Jun 19, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
I’d be depressed if I was Klay Thompson, too.
Mar 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Could he help the Timberwolves keep Kevin Love?
Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…
Mar 10, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
And the first Eastern Conference team comes in at …
Mar 7, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT
The only time the Timberwolves seemed to take charge in their loss to the Knicks Wednesday night was in the third quarter when Nikola Pekovic took over. It’s not a shock if you’ve watched the Timberwolves this season — he averages 18 points a game on 53.9 percent shooting, the Minnesota offense is 4.7 points…
Mar 3, 2014, 3:43 PM EDT
The PBT power rankings have returned with not a lot of change from last week — Miami, Indiana, San Antonio and Oklahoma City are the top four (in whatever order you wish) then there is a gap to the Clippers, Rockets and teams trying to knock on that door. Meanwhile the Sixers look like they…
Mar 1, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
Minnesota still holds out hope of making a playoff push — they are 5.5 games back of the eight seed Suns and will need to go about 20-5 the rest of the way to catch Phoenix’s pace. That’d be heck of a run. So it’s good news that Minnesota is about to get its second…
Feb 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT
We have a new team at the top and the bottom of PBT’s weekly NBA Power Rankings. Miami’s defense is back and propelled them to a couple wins that have them back on top of the chart. It has taken some sustained losing — a real effort — on the part of a Sixers team…
Feb 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT
Wednesday night, Minnesota’s Ronny Turiaf injured his knee when he went up for a rebound and came down awkwardly. He left the game and did not return. Now comes the really bad news — he suffered a bone bruise in his knee and will be out about three weeks, something Flip Saunders said and was…
Feb 18, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT
If Andre Miller isn’t returning to the Nuggets, they might as well trade him. Miller, sent away from the team after feuding with Denver coach Brian Shaw, definitely wants a trade and a chance to play somewhere. The Nuggets should resist any inclination to be petty, and they should accommodate him. There are a number…
Feb 17, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies have a very stout defense but need more scoring punch, particularly outside shooting, if they are going to advance deep in the playoffs again (Courtney Lee has been a big boost here). The Minnesota Timberwolves need more consistent defense if they have hopes of making a playoff push (it’s not likely this…
Feb 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
10 days before the trade deadline. 30 games left in the season. One contract year remaining. To say this is one of the most important time frames in the history of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise isn’t overly dramatic or hyperbolic. It’s reality. Minnesota has never won a championship. 25 years, no rings, and an overall…
Feb 11, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT
Just before the All-Star break and a celebration of the game’s biggest names we bring you this reminder: Basketball is still a team game. The Timberwolves’ Kevin Love was the best scorer on the floor Monday night when Houston came to Minnesota. With no Kevin Martin (thumb) and no Nikola Pekovic it puts a lot…
Feb 10, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT
More and more I think Adam Silver’s first NBA Finals as commissioner will feature Indiana and Oklahoma City — which would be good basketball but not exactly Super Bowl ratings. Things can change, but those are the two best teams right now. 1 Thunder (41-12, Last Week No. 1). We gave been praising Kevin…
Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Kevin Martin has been a bright spot for the Timberwolves this season, playing consistently well offensively to where he’s been their second leading scorer behind Kevin Love. Minnesota has struggled to stay healthy, and is already without big man Nikola Pekovic, who’s out with an ankle injury until at least the All-Star break. Things got…
Feb 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Tell me if this sounds at all familiar. 24 years old, about 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9. Roughly 250 pounds. Stronger and faster than just about everyone. Phenomenal basketball IQ. Highly skilled, but often criticized for what he can’t do instead of appreciated for what he does. That’s Blake Griffin. And at one point, that was LeBron James,…
Feb 3, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT
A look at PBT’s power rankings show basically the only thing that really changed this week was the signature on the Spaulding balls — Adam Silver’s signature is in play. Aside that Durant has the Thunder on top and the Lakers continue fall like the lead balloon they are. 1. Thunder (38-11, Last Week No.…
Jan 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
All-Star selections have become the de facto measure of good seasons, even though they’re really only the measure of good half seasons and rely on a gerrymandered system that splits players by conference. But All-NBA teams – which evaluate a full year and aren’t split by conference – are a better metric for good seasons. In the last…
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- D’Angelo Russell on Tracy McGrady tweet: “Some Lakers fans are spoiled” 28
- Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season 4
- Jim Buss defends Byron Scott as Lakers coach, “He has the Laker blood in him” 24
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 32