Monday, December 18, 2006

Timberwolves Looking Forward to Lakers

The Minnesota Timeberwolves are in the middle of a much need rest after back-to-back losses to the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks. On Wednesday the Timberwolves will be looking to get back on track when they host the Los Angeles Lakers. This will be a tough test since the Lakers have found their winning ways again and are battling the Phoenix Suns for the Pacific division. I just wish someone besides Kevin Garnett would step up, because one man cannot defeat a team.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Timberwolves Hosting Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to another slow start this season, and of course they're relying on Kevin Garnett for all of their production, offensive and defensive. He leads the team in points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and minutes. He's averaging a double-double each game, and he's the only reason they're only 2 games under .500. So I guess I should say it's Kevin Garnett vs. Denver Nuggets tonight.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Time for something funny

Before we get down to the serious business of the NBA regular season, that is. Check out the Paul Lukas article on "Page 2" of sports.espn.go.com. I don't have much luck reproducing URLs here, but the title is "A new look for the NBA." It is all about how not only is the basketball changing but the uniforms are changing. Way more than you ever thought about the subject, I'm guessing, but very nicely illustrated.

Warning, if you are partial to purple: Mr. Lukas has unkind things to say about that majestic color. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Welcome to Minnesota, Randy Foye!

Our preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers (103-87) really happened in the 4th quarter. When the 4th started, we were already up, but only by 4 points. Foye, who's a rookie from Villanova, had 5 points for the first part of the game, then added 8 in the final quarter, including a sweet 19-foot jumper. With Marko Jaric and Bracey Wright also getting into the action, the Timberwolves doubled the scoring of the Pacers during that last period.

Close games are exciting, but I love it when the T'Wolves go on a tear, even in a preseason game.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Buck Hunting anyone?

Well the game is on right this second and here I am at work unable to even listen to it on XM or the interweb! :( Well, i can tell you one thing, all eyes are on Kevin Garnett to pull some crazy moves. To say that guy is talented would be an insult, that actually goes for a number of players on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Everyuone always wanbts to say things like "it isn't a dynasty" and as such they cant have true talent like the Lakers (or some other such BS), we shall see how this pans out, they look hella strong. I wish i had gotten tickets to this one, i bet it will be good!

Friday, October 06, 2006

True Blue presaeson time is here

We have the Bucks this coming wednesday and it ought to be a good show. Granted presason is always a little sloppy, but I have a feeling based on early reports the team is working well and the starters feel good and rested and ready for a hell of a season. I can't wait doesn't even begine to cover it, this is going to be a great season for the Timberwolves and Coach Casey finally looks like he's in a good mood!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Vegas Summer League

This summer, Minnesota sent a young squad to the Las Vegas Summer League, headed by Rex Kalamian, second year assistant coach for the Wolves. Rookie Randy Foye and Bracey Wright gave notable performances, and Foye led the league in shooting with 24.8 points on .530 in five games. Foye was also named league MVP. These performances bode well for the upcoming season, where improvements to the summer players’ game will hopefully be showcased. Training Camp will be a testing ground for these players, where they will hone skills they improved in the summer season.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Could there be another NBA Finals sweep in the future?

Well, like everyone else I stayed up late last night to watch the Dallas Mavericks beat up on the Miami Heat. It wasn’t a great game by any means because both teams were playing kind of ugly but the Dallas Mavericks managed to dominate the Heat despite not giving a stellar performance. It looked like a battle of sheer intimidation. They put Dirk into the double team on Shaq and it worked like gang busters. Shaq couldn’t get a shot of and eventually sat down for pretty much the entire second half. He walked away with only 5 points. I was impressed that the Dallas Mavericks could take two in a row without playing to their potential once. Wow.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Award Winning Personality and Performance.

Kevin Garnett has been honored with the NBA’s award for community service, the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. KG is the Minnesota Timberwolves best player and he represents himself with dignity and respect for his position and influence. It is nice to see him giving back to the community and setting a good example.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Where did we go wrong?

The Minnesota Timberwolves finished out the 2005-2006 season with a 33-49 record. The Wolves did not have the season we thought we were going to have when they picked up Marko Jaric and Rashad McCants in 2005. In your opinion, what went wrong?

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Am I missing something?

I have been hearing a lot of gossip about the possibility of Kevin Garnett being traded. Personally I don’t think the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to do that, but stranger things have happened. There is a more speculation now than there ever was and I am wondering why. KG has said he will never ask for a trade and Glen Taylor claims he has no intention of trading our star forward.

Why do you think this has become such a hot topic lately?

Friday, March 10, 2006

I believe we can do better.

Kevin Garnett led the assault with 26 points and 16 rebounds, as the Minnesota Timberwolves bested the New Jersey Nets. Garnett got some help from the bench in the form of rookie Rashad McCants who scored 21 points. It would be nice to see Minnesota play like that every night and I still believe they can.

Friday, February 10, 2006

KG Headed to Honolulu

Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been selected for his ninth consecutive trip to the All-Star game. In his 11 years, Kevin Garnett has earned his shining reputation and his stats speak for themselves.

Monday, January 30, 2006

No more spell check madness for this Timberwolves fan!

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been doing some mid-season rebuilding. We just made a big trade with the Boston Celtics that included Wally Szczerbiak. I am glad I won’t have to stress over the spelling of his name in this blog anymore, but I hate to see us lose a leading scorer.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Griffin On The Job

It really started to look like the Minnesota Timberwolves were going to pull off a win in the fourth quarter of their game against the Indiana Pacers. They had struggled throughout the past three quarters but surged with energy in the final minutes. The Pacers fought hard as time ran out but it wasn’t enough. This wasn’t the Wolves best game defensively, but I liked seeing Eddie Griffin working hard under the net for an impressive fourteen rebounds.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Wolves Win over Nuggets and Bulls

The Timberwolves have had a mediocre season but looked great in their games against the Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls. It is hard to believe that we have gone on such large losing streaks this season but the wins still give me hope. Kevin Garnett got a double-double and Wally Sczcerbiak scored 28 points in our win against the Nuggets. It was a game that showed we have the ability and talent to win, yet having the skill and using it are two different things. We have about half the season left and I would like to see this team turn it around.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Marco Lights Fire Under Wolves

The Dallas Mavericks played their worst game of the season against our Minnesota Timberwolves this week. They scored only 78 points and played terrible defense. Marco Jarik was playing aggressively and scored 22 points. He didn’t play very well in the two losses this weekend but he finally broke out of the funk he was in and produced well in the second half of the game against the Mavericks. His energy fed to the other players and they followed their point guard’s lead playing with power and pressure. Sczcerbiak and Garnett both felt Marco was focused and a big part of their win over the Mavs.