Welcome to Wolvescast Digest, a weekly roundup of NBA odds and ends related to your favorite hometown team. With so much fun NBA content on the web, it can be easy to miss things. We’re here to draw attention to the things that may have sifted through the cracks in your overtaxed attention spans. Feel free to leave a comment with anything that you feel deserves inclusion.
One of the things that always bugged me about the Harry Potter books was that whenever a character would eat a Bott’s Every Flavor Jelly Bean, they would immediately be able to place the taste. Just once I wanted a …
“Wait. Hm.” Ron muttered, “It’s kinda– no, nevermind. I don’t got it.”
Better Know a New School Wolf
Want to get to know your new favorite Wolves? Allow them to introduce themselves.
In a just world, I would find high-res photos of this moment.
(Spotted by u/WhirledWorld)
Better than the Jordan Jumpman logo pic.twitter.com/MDLtr9L847— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 15, 2018
“Scouts’ take: Jimmy Butler will help Philadelphia most at end of games”
I’m saving all of my schadenfreude for when Philly fans realize this is their new closer.
You either quit Twitter or tweet long enough to see yourself screw up. (Spotted by u/Kabiis)
We also traded for Predrag and Veselinka
Dario “The Homie” Šarić will be the star of the upcoming documentary Always the Same. Judging by the trailer, his parents, Predrag and Veselinka, seem poised to steal the show.
More reason to bring back Tayshaun
Im at the Wolves team store and you can buy a Prince themed purple city edition custom Wolves jersey but you can’t ask for the name “Prince” unless it’s your real last name and you can produce an ID. On brand?— Steve Marsh (@stephenhero) November 9, 2018
If your last name is legally Prince, you could make a lot of money buying and reselling personalized jerseys this winter.
Trust the ... That’s Part of the League?
Robert Covington can’t say the word “process” anymore. pic.twitter.com/m4bJOIo5t4— MyNBAUpdate (@MyNBAUpdate) November 14, 2018
Jimmy Copying Wiggins’ Father smh
a time honored philly tradition: andrew wiggins's father wearing #23. pic.twitter.com/dTt7DaG74z— trey (@treyzingis) November 13, 2018
Nelson Muntz for the Millennial Generation
The Pelicans just turned the ball over and the Wolves audio crew played the Kawhi laugh over the loud speaker.— Tim Faklis (@timfaklis) November 15, 2018
This is savage.
Advice from One Fake Tough Guy to Another
(Spotted by u/Goldenugget9)
Goldennugget9 also provided these Kirk Goldsberry shot charts for Jimmy, Roco, and the Homie:
KAT is already acting like a leader by making sure new wolf Roco has a warm coat.
“Welcome to the 612! It’s cold as HELL here. So thought you may need this. LET’S GET IT!!! — KAT”
“I like to define my style as different.”
.@CallMe_NonStop's love for kicks has turned into an expansive collection...and he's looking for what's next.— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 11, 2018
The rook took to @TheHolyGrail searching for City Edition kicks, sharing his favorite pairs, his style preferences, and a whole lot more pic.twitter.com/EQrIbqDKrh
Join NonStop as he goes shopping for a pair of city edition shoes in L.A. Learn how shoes motivated him to join Chris Paul’s AAU team.
Speaking of Style ...
Neil and I can’t afford to sit court side, but we can afford to make better apparel than this “I believe in Tom Thibs” fella.
“If you’re easily offended, stop reading now. This isn’t the book for you.”
Let me do my best to set the Jimmy Butler scene for you...— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 14, 2018
When I walked into the Sixers locker room this evening, Jimmy was sitting on the floor beneath his locker, legs spread in a V, with an infrared heat/healing lamp radiating onto his right leg, while reading this book. pic.twitter.com/dT4EjiJOJk
The book’s description on Amazon:
Are you tired of feeling fu*ked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unfu*ked version of yourself. ‘’Wake up to the miracle you are,’’ he directs. ‘’Here’s what you’ve forgotten: You’re a fu*king miracle of being.’’ It isn’t other people that are standing in your way, it isn’t even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive, it’s yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.
In Unfu*k Yourself, Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:
I am willing.
I am wired to win.
I got this.
I embrace the uncertainty.
I am not my thoughts; I am what I do.
I am relentless.
I expect nothing and accept everything.
The Free Encyclopedia
Eamon Whalen spotted some fishy info on Roco’s Wiki. (Spotted by Jennifer Universe)
Money Well Spent
Gorgui Dieng is constantly thinking about how he can help, both on and off the basketball court.— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) November 10, 2018
A must-watch on the @Timberwolves center ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/2dp98It7fB
Go ahead and call Gorgui “overpaid.” At least he’s doing the most with that money.
Is anyone else excited for the new pokemon movie starring karl anthony towns?
(Shouts to u/JLingzzzz for this amazing Detective Pikachu insight.)
Straight Cheese, Homey
Our pal Jon Krawczynski has some opinions about pizza. This is what Reddit’s AMAs are all about.
A Diop in the Bucket
With the addition of Roco and the Homie, Keita Bates-Diop is going to have a hard time finding NBA minutes this season. So let’s enjoy this highlight reel from his game with the Iowa Wolves.
Wanna buy Ricky Rubio’s ballin’ North Loop penthouse?
I do. Learn more at City Pages.
Lindsay Whalen: Head Coch is My Favorite Thing This Week
Whalen entered this role without any coaching experience of her own. But while other programs are often criticized for hiring an inexperienced former player or a program alumnus just for the name value, Minnesota’s hiring of Whalen is different. None of Whalen’s former coaches view the hire as a risk for the program—most of them actually believe the opposite. “She’s ingrained in that community,” Staley said. “She has been a favorite for all of her life. And for her to give back in the way of championships and to give back in the way of community service, and now giving back by coaching the University of Minnesota, you know, she’s a part of the fabric of that entire state.” Auriemma said that Whalen’s hiring “moves the needle” for the program, and Borton emphasized Whalen’s past with the program. “She helped build a winning culture, so she knows what it feels like, what it takes.”
(The Ringer: The Ever-Expanding Legacy of Lindsay Whalen)