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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.

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Have You Heard About the Prince Jerseys Yet?

About time. While not as daring as we would have preferred, it’s hard to argue with the end result. The announcement video pays homage to the 1984 cult classic film, Purple Rain. Not enough people have seen this film! (The DVD is $6 and the Blu-ray is $7 on Amazon people!) I’ve introduced a dozen of my friends to it. We have an amazing drinking that we’ve honed over the years. Hit me up on Twitter if you want to hear the rules.

Zach Lowe’s behind-the-scenes report about the process of designing these Beautiful Ones, has all the goods:

But they decided then to prioritize a Prince jersey for this season. They set aside some of Nike’s other proposed Minnesota-centric motifs: jerseys paying homage to Bob Dylan, the Mississippi River (which runs through Minneapolis), and the original Minneapolis Lakers, Johnson says. (You might see some of those ideas down the road.)

Has Nike been reading Canis Hoopus?

Every Website Should Have a “Make Everything Purple” Button

This is the future that the liberals want.

Enter the Tolliverse

Did you hear? “Tolliver is exactly as he was advertised.”

Fox Sports, stop being lazy about updating team logos smh

The Fox Sports North post game using both the new Wolves logo and the previous Wolves logo on different parts of the screen. It looks sloppy.
So many different Wolves logos on the screen

POETRY BREAK

Song of the Thibs: Double Double Toil and Struggle
Double Double Toil and Cover
Double the post & recover
Fillet of Towns doubling down
On Jimmy still in town
Wiggins bruise and Mayo bubble
Gorgui sits and more trouble
A squawking Glen and teams complaining
A helpless Layden and no explaining
Eye of Josh, toe of Jones
Sacrificed for a perfect Rose

Double Double Toil and Cover
Double the post and recover
Ignore the louder screaming hordes
The Thibs has his own reward

*snap snap snap snap snap*

Rare Sighting of Young Not-Quite-As-Old Papa Glen

Shouts to Glen for saving the Wolves from moving to New Orleans. Good looking out Pops. How different would our relationship to the game of basketball be without the Wolves in Minneapolis? Would we be forced to be Gophers fans? Wouldn’t that have been even more miserably futile?

My Favorite Britt Robson Paragraph of the Week

Anyone raised in a family riven by a theoretically amiable divorce understands the emotional dynamics corroding most of the important relationships, both within the Timberwolves franchise and in the way it has presented itself to its fans and the rest of the outside world, these past few weeks. There is an energy-sapping mix of decorum and disdain unpredictably sloshed together as the parties debate the size of the settlement and the ongoing care and custody of cherished assets. Meanwhile, everyone has their own tote board of internalized grievances lurking just beneath the surface, provoking and absorbing minor vengeances that will take time to dissipate even after the split occurs.

Every week, I find myself rereading paragraphs in Britt Robson’s excellent columns because I like how his choice of words flows in a given sentence. Here’s my favorite paragraph from this week. Somebody should give him a podcast. But until then, he was a delight as a guest on this week’s The Dane Moore NBA Podcast.

If You’re Bidding for Wolves Detritus on eBay, You’re Probably Bidding Against Neil

An ugly orange and blue sweater listed for sale on eBay. The listing calls it a Timberwolves NBA sweater but the sweater has a blue wolf head, just says “WOLVES” and also says established in 1923.

Look, your guess is as good as mine. Failed city edition design? Merch from an alternate reality? Vintage! (Shouts to @SnowflakeDrizzy)

Derrick Rose Put an Orange Basketball in the Hoop

A stylized illustration of Derrick Rose with the number 50 on his jersey u/shiftrefresh

Reddit user u/shiftrefresh commemorated Derrick’s career night with this neat illustration.

Here are some other things you can read about Derrick Rose. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear my take on everything.

Respond in the Comments: What should Josh Okogie’s nickname be?

Josh Okogie’s face photoshopped onto the energizer bunny. He’s taken a screenshot of this photo and captioned it “Who Did This?” followed by two crying/laughing face emojis

Obi-Wan Okogie? Okogie-Wan Kenobi? Josh O Kobe? Non-Stop? We need to figure out this pressing matter. Leave your suggestions in the comments.