Found August 28, 2012 on TWolves Blog:
Nearly everyone is looking at the Wolves to make a climb in rankings this season.  With an offseason that brought Brandon Roy, Alexey Shved, Greg Stiemsma, Chase Budinger, Andrei Kirilenko and Dante Cunnigham, the expectations for this team will be higher than ever.  While nearly every new player signed is a strong improvement from those who've departed, the team is still deficient in several areas, most notably defense. Last year, the Wolves ranked 25th out of the NBA's 30 teams in Defensive Rating according to  Even with a rebounding monster in Kevin Love and the goliath of a man that is Nikolai Pekovic, the Wolves were barely able to hold their own against competition on the defensive end.  With a revamped roster and a full training camp, it's worth asking if the Wolves will figure out how to better limit opponent's possesions and make the necessary improvements to propel them to league averages. Before examining how the new roster addi...

Pekovic: from question mark to building block

MINNEAPOLIS It was April 12, and the Timberwolves were set to face the Clippers for their final matchup of the season. Reporters gathered around Vinny Del Negro in the bowels of the Target Center before the game as he explained his plan to defeat a losing team that had beaten his playoff-bound squad three times already. It was all talk of Kevin Love, Kevin Love, Kevin Love, the...

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It was around 9PM last Thursday as I was sitting on the couch with my laptop on my lap, feeling somewhat empty with no DC sports on. I was getting ready to write up a piece on the crop of free agents that the Wizards were working out; Martell Webster, Michael Redd, Terrence Williams and Shawne Williams. Needless to say, I wasn’t very high on the crop of talent the team was exploring...
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