As August ends and September begins, we find ourselves inching closer and closer to the start of yet another NBA season. With Wolves training camp scheduled for a few weeks from now, and the team still looking to fill out the back end of their roster, there hasn't been much to talk about. Nevertheless, let’s recap some of the bigger Wolves-related stories from the week.
Everything Must Go!
In case you missed it, the Wolves are in the midst of a massive two-day garage sale at Mayo Clinic Square:
TODAY at Mayo Clinic Square!— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) September 7, 2017
Come by the Timberwolves Garage Sale to uncover one-of-a-kind items and vintage Wolves merchandise! pic.twitter.com/dvpmdaynZU
The two-day event started yesterday and concludes today, and my #sources tell me that there are still plenty of desirable items remaining (including autographed basketballs, game-worn shoes, and retro Wolves Starter jackets). If you’re in the area on Friday and have some free time, I would highly recommend going to check out the Wolves garage sale.
Ball is (Your) Life?
Are you at least 18 years old, possess a high school degree, and did not attend a college or university in the last year? Can you also dribble, pass, and or shoot a basketball? If you said yes to all of the previous questions, you could be the newest member of the Iowa Wolves for their inaugural season in the G-League:
There are two dates for the tryouts: Saturday, September 9th in Des Moines, Iowa, and Saturday, September 16th in Minneapolis, MN. For more information and all the appropriate application paperwork, follow this link.
Free Agent “Frenzy”
BREAKING NEWS: the Wolves still have not filled the back end of their roster. As my guy Dane Moore pointed out in his Thursday post, the Wolves brought in a batch of free agents for workouts this week, and on Thursday another familiar face was spotted at Mayo Clinic Square getting some work in:
As Doogie points out, Hinrich did not play last season, so to say my excitement level is “meh” would be a great understatement. Under no situation whatsoever is 36-year old Kirk Hinrich an upgrade over Tyus Jones for the backup PG duties, but Hinrich does have a history with Thibs and would provide a (somewhat) active body to (occasionally) bring off the bench.
Watch Them Work
While the Lynx continue to rest at home during their Round 1 and Round 2 bye, their future opponents continue to square off this weekend in Round 2 of the WNBA playoffs. The Lynx are back in action next Tuesday, September 12th at 7:00pm CT on ESPN2.
Because of the continuing Target Center renovations, the Lynx playoff games this year will be held at Williams Arena (located on University of Minnesota’s campus). Don’t worry Lynx fans, it shouldn’t be that hot in The Barn:
This is the temporary air conditioning unit the Lynx will use to cool Williams Arena during the WNBA playoffs.. pic.twitter.com/hU5b0KqkkY— jace frederick (@JaceFrederick) September 7, 2017
Other than that, it’s a pretty slow news cycle right now not only for the Wolves but for the NBA as a whole. As training camp nears, the Wolves will continue to flirt with free agents as they continue to offer minimum-salary contracts and/or sign live bodies for training camp. Be sure to check back to Canis Hoopus over the next couple of weeks for any breaking news, free agent signings, and maybe some news on the last two unreleased Wolves jerseys.
Have a great weekend everyone!