Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images With the 2020 Brooklyn pick now secured, let’s recap what assets Gersson Rosas has to play with this fall. We are officially less than one week away from the start of the NBA’s 2020 playoffs, and outside of a few minor inconveniences (like living in a bubble, playing in front of empty arenas, and a potential wine shortage), … [Read more...] about Updating the Wolves Draft Capital
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images Defense, rebounding, defense and more rebounding. For the last decade Lynx basketball has been synonymous with rebounding. Head coach and GM Cheryl Reeve demands that her players crash the glass. It’s a philosophy rooted in winning the possession battle. The Minnesota rebounding tradition has been proudly carried on by Taj … [Read more...] about Lynx 68, Mystics 48: Four Point Quarters
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Tuning into the NBA’s restart, I realized I have a problem: I can’t watch other NBA games without stumbling across thoughts about how players that are not on the Timberwolves might fare if they did play for the Timberwolves. How might Wing X fit into the wing depth chart next to Okogie and Culver? Does it matter? What would the value of … [Read more...] about Dane Moore NBA Podcast: Eight Players The Timberwolves Could Acquire This Offseason
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images A look at the final seeding games What a weekend of basketball that was. Luka Doncic and Damian Lillard stole the show, serving as a reminder of just how good the talent in the NBA is right now. We’re nearing the end of the seeding games in Orlando, with just this week remaining before the playoffs. Needless to say, each team will have very … [Read more...] about Another Week in Orlando: Finishing the Seeding Games
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images LA snaps Minnesota’s four game winning streak. Lynx fall to 5-2. Most teams play worse without their best player, but the Lynx desperately felt the absence of Sylvia Fowles Sunday afternoon as she missed her second game this week. Fowles is dealing with a calf strain that kept her from playing in Wednesday’s win over New York. Not … [Read more...] about Sparks 96, Lynx 81: Searching For Sylvia
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Can teams like Toronto and Portland stay hot? We’re back for another weekend preview of the bubble in Orlando, with a few main story lines emerging. For one, Phoenix and Portland look like the two best teams vying for the 8th spot in the West, and by a large margin. At this point, Memphis may be lucky to get into the play-in tournament as … [Read more...] about Orlando Bubble Weekend Preview
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images Lexie Brown’s game is coming alive as she leads the Lynx past the Fever to move to 5-1. After yet another slow start, the Lynx righted the ship in the second quarter, and led throughout the second half before putting away the Indiana Fever 87-80. The win pushes the Lynx to 5-1 on the season, making them one of the biggest … [Read more...] about Lynx 87, Fever 80: What Can Brown Do for You?
Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images Minnesota crushes New York led by canuck Bridget Carleton. Approximately 30 minutes before tip-off Lynx second year forward Bridget Carleton was informed that she would be getting her first career WNBA start. Sylvia Fowles was a late scratch with a minor calf injury. With Damiris Dantas and Napheesa Collier sliding up a spot, … [Read more...] about Lynx 92, Liberty 66: Oh, Canada!
Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports The NBA’s best put on a clinic on both ends of the floor night-after-night. Here’s a look at what actions and concepts the Wolves should look to implement on the floor next season. While you continue to enjoy live, meaningful basketball between the best teams in the NBA this week, I’m sure you - like me - wonder to yourself, “Why don’t the … [Read more...] about What Can the Timberwolves Learn From the Best in the Bubble?