Playoff Game Preview #1: Wolves vs. Suns
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by Leo Sun
12h ago
Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images No national media outlets have picked the Timberwolves to defeat the Suns in the first round of the postseason. Do the perennial underdogs stand a chance? Absolutely. Remember when Wolves Nation was pumped after we earned win number 50? It was the first time we hit the 50-win mark since 2004. 20 years ago. Some of you might not have been Minnesota Timberwolves fans yet. Some of you might not have even been born yet. For those that weren’t along for the ride, here’s a quick refresher: Armed with a MVP and one of the faces of the league, the No. 1 see ..read more
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Minnesota Timberwolves 2023-24 Regular Season Superlatives
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by Thilo Latrell Widder
22h ago
Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images Before the Wolves kick off their playoff series against the Suns on Saturday, let’s enjoy all the best moments of a historic 2023-24 season from Anthony Edwards, Naz Reid and Co. The Minnesota Timberwolves smashed just about every single expectation of them entering the 2023-24 season, registering a 56-26 regular season record, good for second-best in franchise history. Over and over again, the 18 players making up the Wolves made fans fall in love with a team that brought a contagious joy to every arena they stepped into. For the first time in ..read more
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Minnesota Timberwolves Bench: 2023-24 Regular Season Report Card
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by PatrickFlavin
22h ago
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images Led by Sixth Man of the Year frontrunner Naz Reid and defensive stopper Nickeil Alexander-Walker, how did Timberwolves’ bench fare in their final report card of the regular season? Earlier in the week, the Minnesota Timberwolves starters received their regular season grades. Today, it’s the bench’s turn. As always, with the bench article, it starts with looking at estimated plus/minus trends, which now includes the finishing numbers for the season. Estimated Wins Added Anthony Edwards: 13.6 (97th percentile) Rudy Gobert: 9.9 Karl-Anthony Towns: 7.6 Mike Conley ..read more
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Canis Pulsus - Vol. 33: Final Grades & Postseason Predictions
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by Leo Sun
1d ago
How did Timberwolves fans grade players for the 2023-24 regular season? Are they confident about the first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Suns? Find out! 78 voters participated for the final regular season edition of Canis Pulsus. Did your Minnesota Timberwolves graduate summa cum laude? Are they going to sweep the Phoenix Suns? It’s time to reveal the results of Canis Pulsus Vol. 33 - Final Grades & Postseason Predictions. (Note: Canis Pulsus Vol. 33 data was collected through 4/17) Photo by David Berding/Getty Images Rudy Gobert A (69.7%) Quarter 1: A+ Semester 1: A Quarter 3 ..read more
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Series Preview Guide: #3 Timberwolves vs. #6 Suns
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by Jack Borman
2d ago
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert and the Wolves will look to advance out of the first round as they face Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, Bradley Beal and a Suns team they are 0-3 against this season. Well, here we are again, friends. The Minnesota Timberwolves are back in the NBA Playoffs for the third straight season as an underdog, this time facing the No. 6 seed Phoenix Suns, the only Western Conference opponent they did not defeat in the regular season (0-3). Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, Rudy Gobert and the Timberwolves are hopin ..read more
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Looking Through the Prism of Timberwolves Past Reveals How the 2023-24 Team Came to Be
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by Leo Sun
2d ago
Who are the 2023-24 Timberwolves? If you look deeper at each player from different angles, you’ll some names and faces that made it all possible. Our Minnesota Timberwolves have finished the regular season with the second-best record (56-26) in franchise history. Would any long-time Wolves fan would have ever guessed that they would see another near-60-win season in their lifetime? I sure didn’t. You look up and down at the roster that achieved this feat and see a team full of All-Star killers, star role players, and important chemistry guys. What if I told you there was more to the story of ..read more
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Minnesota Timberwolves Starters: 2023-24 Regular Season Report Card
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by PatrickFlavin
3d ago
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Before the playoffs begin, it’s time to look back on the regular season report card for Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony towns, Rudy Gobert and the rest of the Timberwolves starters. It took 81 games, but alas, my thesis for the 2023-24 Minnesota Timberwolves is confirmed: this is a sequel team. THE SEQUEL pic.twitter.com/Ayy9KfqTZO — Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) April 13, 2024 The Timberwolves finish the regular season with their second-best record (56-26) in franchise history, and even though I was just a young pup watching the ‘03-04 season, this seas ..read more
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An Opposing Fan’s Perspective on the Timberwolves/Suns Playoff Series
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by Jack Borman
3d ago
Photo by Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via Getty Images John Voita of SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun offers his view of Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves/Suns first round series in the Western Conference Playoffs. Before the No. 3 seed Minnesota Timberwolves and No. 6 seed Phoenix Suns kick off their first-round series on Saturday, Canis Hoopus reached out to our SB Nation brother site — Bright Side of the Sun — to get a different perspective on what should be one of, if not the most compelling opening round matchups in the Western Conference Playoffs. Thanks to Bright Side’s ..read more
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Report: Anthony Edwards to Represent United States at 2024 Paris Olympics
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by Will Tzavaras
4d ago
Anthony Edwards of Team USA drives to the basket during the game against Lithuania in the third round as part of the 2023 FIBA World Cup on September 3, 2023 at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.  | Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images Wolves star Anthony Edwards has been selected to make the final 12-man roster to represent the United States at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Anthony Edwards will represent the United States of America at 2024 Paris Olympic games, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The report name ..read more
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How Might the Lynx Fill Out Their 2024 Opening Night Roster?
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by Leo Sun
4d ago
Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images The Lynx have nine players on full-time contracts heading into training camp. With up to three more spots left on the rotation, we dive into who the contenders may be. Now that the 2024 WNBA Draft is behind us after the Minnesota Lynx selected Utah star Alissa Pili at No. 8 overall and Louisville guard Kiki Jefferson No. 31 overall, and the dust is settling, training camp is already around the corner. Set to begin on Sunday, April 28th, training camp comes with the battle for the few remaining roster spots. The Minnesota Lynx roster currently sits a ..read more
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