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  1. The March classic we never saw coming

    Benjamin Polk

    Most regular-season NBA games share a certain weekday rhythm. First quarter proceeds to fourth, runs are exchanged, the game winds down. You wake up in the morning and go to work. You tell a few jokes, come home and go to sleep. But sometimes this...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Kevin Love: better, but different

    Benjamin Polk

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Love's more prominent role in Minnesota doesn't come without its challenges. Turn your attention to Mar. 23 of this year. Kevin Love has just dropped 51 points on the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring from just a...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  3. Expect Ricky Rubio to evolve in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Reports continue to suggest that Ricky Rubio will be playing for the Timberwolves next season. Rubio's numbers have been down in recent years. In a conversation with Benjamin Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves, David Thorpe points to Rubio's Barcelona co...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  4. Monday Bullets

    Benjamin Polk

    Those of you who are sick of reading about how good LeBron James is, should definitely not read this fine Hoopspeak post. Although if it means anything to you, it's also about how Ron Artest didn't play so well on Saturday. I'm kidding, of course. Ev...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  5. Steve Nash, Amar'e Stoudemire and the great divorce

    Benjamin Polk

    In 2004 and 2005, as my Timberwolves were just beginning their long, painful shame spiral, the Phoenix Suns gave me a reason to keep on loving the NBA. There were many good reasons for this: their defiance of orthodox positionality; their feverish pa...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  6. Kobe and LeBron confound on Christmas

    Benjamin Polk

    Andrew D. Bernstein/National Basketball Association LeBron and Kobe: sharing the aura. So my name is Benjamin Polk and I'll be your Truehoop for the day. Ordinarily you can find me making snow angels over at A Wolf Among Wolves, where you can get a...

    Blog | December 27, 2010
  7. The Timberwolves vs. conventional wisdom

    Benjamin Polk

    David Sherman/NBAE/Getty Images Is the Timberwolves franchise in dreadful shape? It's far more complicated than that. Benjamin Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves tackles the notion that the Timberwolves have historically bad leadership: The Minnesota T...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  8. Welcome A Wolf Among Wolves

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network has a new member today: A Wolf Among Wolves, run my Myles Brown and Benjamin Polk. We have high hopes for this site, which will detail the ins and outs of a team that -- despite a heck of a lot of losing -- has managed to be o...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  9. Monday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Ben Polk of A Wolves Among Wolves on Don Nelson's Warriors squads: "Those Warriors were the NBA's id, its dark, chaotic dream of freedom." The same post also provides a reminder that Eric Stoltz was one of Sean Penn's hangers-on in "Fast Times." Wi...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves: "It has been nearly two weeks since Japan weathered the largest earthquake in its recorded history, been deluged by a tsunami and terrified by the specter of nuclear disaster. Whole towns have been destroyed. People h...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Troy Murphy is ready to spray tan you and he's certified. Wow, how do I love the Internet. Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves: "The Wolves approach NBA basketball with the anxious energy of a group of people about to do something really difficult that...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Zach Harper

    Remember Gilbert Arenas faking that injury? Watch him talk about the incident on Truth About It. Ben Polk of A Wolf Among Wolves takes a look at the state of the Wolves after improving their preseason record to 3-0. "It's been observed by many that...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  13. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ben Polk of a Wolf Among Wolves: "Kevin Love tends to draw the kind of praise that we've come to understand as racially coded cliches. In the Worlds, Fran Fraschilla (who I should say right out front is a terrific analyst who understands the hell out...

    Blog | September 01, 2010