Passion and Patience: Your 2014-15 Timberwolves Season Preview

    “Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to cheapest personal loans uk suffer.”  -Mark Z. Danielewski, “House of Leaves” More than …read in detail

New Impressions of an Old Offense

In my latest over at A Wolf Among Wolves, I break down the above video and discuss how the Timberwolves will shoot a lot of midrange jumpers in 2014-15. Analytical trends in the NBA show that midrange shots are the least efficient in basketball, yet Flip Saunders’ track record as a coach suggests they’ll still …read in detail

Make or Miss Podcast with Seth Partnow

Last week, I joined fellow Hardwood Paroxysm member Seth Partnow loans for people with ccjs on his ‘Make or Miss’ podcast to talk about the Kevin Love trade from a Minnesota perspective, as well as to break down how Love will do in Cleveland and where the Timberwolves will go from here. Seth is a talented writer whose ‘Wire’-themed blog …read in detail

Freaks and Fried Alligator

  Despite my disdain for consumerism, large crowds, unruly children and price gouging, I made my way to the Minnesota State Fair today because that’s where the Timberwolves were introducing four of their newest acquisitions: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Zach LaVine. I wrote about the experience over at A Wolf Among Wolves: …read in detail

Get to the Point (Guard): LeBron’s Search for a One

  Today at Hardwood Paroxysm I discussed LeBron James’ affinity for point guards, and how playing without an elite one the past few years may have contributed to his decision to head back to Cleveland (where he will team up with Kyrie Irving). An excerpt: “(T)he decision to move to Cleveland wasn’t motivated solely by …read in detail

The Evolving Nature of NBA Ownership

  For Hardwood Paroxysm, I dove headfirst into the world of NBA ownership. Over the past decade, half the league’s teams have changed hands, and many of the new faces in the fraternity of owners have backgrounds in investments, hedge fund management and private equity firms. Do generic priligy these teams have any advantages over franchises whose …read in detail

Long Live the 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers!

    Once a week, the writers at Hardwood Paroxysm collaborate on an article for FanSided, our parent website. This week’s topic was our favorite basketball teams of all-time, and wanting to honor Minnesota basketball history (while simultaneously being cheeky and unique,) I chose to write about the last NBA champion the Land of 10,000 …read in detail

In Defense of Kevin Love (Yuck)

  The other day, news broke that current-but-soon-to-be-former-Timberwolf Kevin Love withdrew from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup unsecured payday loans roster due to uncertainty over his future. Basically, an injury would just about halt any ongoing trade talks, which could affect Love’s ultimate goals of being traded to a winner and signing a lucrative extension with them. Makes …read in detail

Robbie Hummel is Back with the Timberwolves

  Robbie Hummel has returned to the Timberwolves on a 1 year, $880,000 deal. This may not be particularly earth-shattering news, but other than the Draft, it’s the only transaction the team has made in awhile. I broke down Hummel (and evaluated the roster as it stands right now over at A Wolf Among Wolves: …read in detail