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  1. A new leader of the pack in Minnesota?

    Steve McPherson

    At the heart of Ricky Rubio's game is, well, heart. Joy. Generosity. This is a guy who, when he finally arrived in Minnesota in 2011, two years after he was drafted fifth overall, explained his love for passing by quoting Magic Johnson in charmingly ...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Zach LaVine

    Steve McPherson

    On Friday, September 12, the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to Texas to play an exhibition game against the new-look Dallas Mavericks. Sort of. "How is Chandler Parsons on [his new] team and I'm not?" asked...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
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  4. The Timberwolves Introduce Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to ...

    Steve McPherson

    This is how you launch one of the youngest and most athletic teams in Minnesota Timberwolves history: directly into the yawning Technicolor maw of Middle America, festooned in cardboard Oink Booth crowns, coated in cornmeal batter, and deep-fried, a...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. The weight of expectations

    Steve McPherson

    There's an old Kevin Garnett ad that you'll likely remember if you were anywhere around basketball 10 years ago. Garnett and a friend walk out of a dry cleaner, and the friend begins to climb awkwardly and sort of surprisingly onto Garnett's back. As...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Postseason Prescriptions!

    Grantland Staff

    We're midway through the conference semifinals. What do the remaining eight teams need to keep their playoff dreams alive? Dr. Shootaround is here to prescribe just the right thing. (all GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: The great...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. The Silver Lining of a First-Round NBA Playoffs Exit

    Steve McPherson

    In the modern NBA, it seems like the only thing worse than missing the playoffs is getting eliminated in the first round. Making the postseason means missing out on the draft lottery (barring stockpiled picks from trades), and the tangible benefits o...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Up in the Air

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. (GIFs by...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  9. Only Love Can Break Your Heart: On Rick Adelman’s Retiremen...

    Steve McPherson

    The press conference announcing Rick Adelman's retirement from coaching was about as quiet and unassuming as the man himself. Multiple rows of chairs sat ready on the Timberwolves' practice court inside the Target Center, but they...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  10. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Opening Statements

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Steve McPhe...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  11. NBA Regular-Season Shootaround: Good-bye to All That

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing happened during the NBA regular season, and the Shootaround crew was here to help you keep track of it all. With the playoffs on the horizon, we looked back on some of our favorite smaller moments, head-scratching story lines...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  12. Seasoning the Bench: How the Spurs Gear Up for the Playoffs

    Steve McPherson

    Here are a couple things you may already know: The San Antonio Spurs rest their aging core of starters fairly regularly throughout the regular season; last year's Spurs came within seconds of winning the NBA championship; at various times i...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  13. NBA Shootaround: The Western Conference Arms Race

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you'll remember forever. Jason Gallagh...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. Dienghis Khan! Gorgui Dieng on His Late Rookie-Season Flourish

    Steve McPherson

    Calling the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng a dark-horse rookie of the year candidate is a disservice to dark horses the world over. The fewest minutes per game a ROY winner has ever averaged were the 29.1 averaged by Mike Miller in 20...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  15. NBA Shootaround: Worst Behavior

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. netw3...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. NBA Shootaround: Love Connection

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Steve McPhe...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  17. For Timberwolves, 'Bird' is the word

    Steve McPherson

    The zone. That semimythical place that all athletes strive night in and night out to reach. When LeBron James went off for a career-high 61 points against the Charlotte Bobcats recently, he said, "It felt like I had a golf ball, throwing it into the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014