Can the Wolves bounce back from two consecutive horrendous weekend losses, and defeat a pretty good Orlando Magic team? Any squad with Dwight Howard is going to present a formidable challenge, regardless of who his teammates are. I don't think the Wolves have ever had an answer for Dwight Howard in all the years he's been in the NBA. Can Tyrannosaurus Pek hold him down tonight? At least hopefully hold him to less than 20 and 20?
Also, TWolves Blog did a Q&A with our fabulous Bloguin sister site Orlando Magic Daily. They are one of the best Magic sites on the net fo sho. Make sure to check out the pre-game Q&A session over at OMD, which you can find here: Family Time: Checking in on the Timberwolves.
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Hang out and chat tonight as you wish. Game on League Pass and through other means. Hopefully the Wolves can bounce back tonight and turn the ball over fewer than 400 times. Wes4MVP.
Wouldn't it be so much easier to like the Jeremy Lin saga if it didn't involve the Knicks? I think so.
(Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Love in 2004)
Can we sweep the Mavs tonight? Tough contest. Dirk is back with a vengeance, but so is our very own 2-time All-Star and 3-point participant: Kevin Love. Good shooting = good playing. Get off to a good start. Unleash the Pek. Go Wolves.no comments
Due to popular demand from our TWolves Blog Forum members, once again here is the Live Chat Game Thread for Wednesday night's back-to-back game in Memphis, vs the Grizzlies.
Don't look now, but we CURRENTLY HAVE A BETTER RECORD THAN THE GRIZZLIES! And we are actually ABOVE .500. Holy friggen crap, who would have ever imagined that?!?
Can we pull off yet another victory without Kevin Love? Or will perennial T-Wolves killer Rudy Gay be too much for us to handle? Tune in tomorrow night, and come join us in the comments or TWB Forums to find out!no comments
Due to popular demand from our TWolves Blog Forum members, once again here is the Game Thread for Tuesday night's game at Target Center.
Can we defeat the 8-15 Sacramento Kings, without Kevin Love suiting up for the Wolves? I have a scary feeling that DeMarcus Cousins and/or Jason Thompson run wild on us. Hopefully Big Pecker can slow them down... somehow.
Come join us in the comments for game chatting and more!
Oh, and we are without this man, tonight:
Due to popular demand from our TWolves Blog Forum members, we'll try to get Live Chat Game Threads up here on the front page of TWB from now on. Here's the first one, for tomorrow night's game vs the 13-10 Rockets at Target Center.
Can we pull it off? Coming off the epicly clutch thriller win vs the Nyets, I really hope we don't have a "let down" against the Rockets. We can beat them again, I know it.
Onward and upward... playoffs in 2012 baby!no comments
Earlier today I mentioned that if Kahn's recent interview with Strib author Tom Powers was merely meant to temper expectations, and if the T-Wolves do indeed make a move at the deadline to acquire an impact perimeter scorer, then I might have to reevaluate my opinion of his performance as GM. (You can read the article HERE.)
One of the great truths of business, and of life, is to always underpromise and overdeliver. This more than any other factor is what lowers Kahn's perceived performance- the talk about "cap space" and how we were going to use that cap space to "make a singular move" that never happened. If the man had simply shut his mouth, we would have been in the same place as a franchise but would have felt better about his performance. In fact, aside from the ghastly Jonny Flynn pick and the squandering of Big Al Jefferson's trade value, I've often mentioned that Kahn seems like a very average GM. He's performed adequately for the most part, sometimes better, sometimes worse. He suffers the constant retrospective naysayers who advocated Love for Anthony Randolph trades 2 years ago, yet now insist that had Kahn listened to them the Timberwolves would be a playoff team by now. Clearly.
Since all that talk has clearly not endeared him to the fans, it is possible that he has chosen to learn from his mistakes and is simply downplaying the upcoming Deadline of Doom. Surely that has to be the case, right? I mean...
Kevin Love has agreed to a contract extension with the Timberwolves reportedly worth $62 million over 4 years. Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press was the first to report from what I saw. More to come on this excellent day for the Wolves.
UPDATE: NO DEAL yet sccording to ESPN. Wolves unwilling to budge from the 4 year maximum. This will play out in dramatic fashion. No need to jump to conclusions yet.
UPDATES: Deal official. Love agrees to 4-year deal with opt out after year 3. Not sure what to make of this yet, other than Rubio and Love could be free agents at the same time. Yikes.
Anyhow. Very glad this is complete and official. Great day for Wolves fans. Now get that man some help, Kahn!no comments