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.
Tell Me More About Me
Kevin Garnett said many nice things about Minneapolis to The Undefeated’s Kelley L. Carter:
Prince was the Commander-in-Chief of Culture. And Garnett was the Prime Minister of Cool. “I don’t know, in particular, which [parts of] culture I did bring, but I’d definitely say I was part of the wave, and I helped … tried to give it a different taste … with music, sports, a lot of things at the time weren’t being done.” Garnett said he felt a responsibility to the city. “I was coming from a hard background,” he said. “I wasn’t going to be afraid to show emotion. I wasn’t going to be afraid to say, ‘I like this’ or ‘I love this.’ I wasn’t going to be afraid that I didn’t speak correctly, or that my teeth were jacked up, or that my hair needed to be cut. I was coming with a raw-ass edge that I wanted the city to embrace. And they embraced it. And I think I matured.”
I’m a Hustler Baby
15 photos and a 237 word post = on field access to watch your favorite football team win a Super Bowl.— WolvesCast (@wolvescast) February 5, 2018
KAT with the ruse of the year. https://t.co/WVV2B19H4l
Speaking of the Super Bowl ...
Justin should've done this instead pic.twitter.com/2S5QHLyJzW— StreetHistory (@streethistory) February 5, 2018
KAT’s “Favorite Team” Won the Super Bowl!
But Is Karl a Fair-Weather Fan?
“[KAT] wants to be for the Jets and the Giants, and so Philly is there ...” — Jimmy Buckets
It was the night before the Super Bowl would be played across town, and Towns was decked out in his Eagles watch-cap and other Philly fan finery while feeding the gaggle of microphones thrust his way. “What about Tampa Bay?” Teague yelled casually, as he cinched the notch in his belt. “Weren’t you talking up Tampa Bay earlier in the season?” As the media chuckled and Towns sheepishly forged ahead with his postgame comments, Teague slipped on his shoes and stabbed again. “I didn’t hear anything about any Philadelphia Eagles until the playoffs,” he said, before walking over to involve himself in the conversation between Butler, Crawford, and Marcus Georges-Hunt.
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KAT’s shoes! They’re over 9,000!
How Is Our Offense So Good If We Don’t Shoot Three’s?
Canis Hoopus Rising Star Charlie Johnson investigates.
The Wolves’ offense has improved month over month all the while diverging from the game plan that is guiding the rest of the league. Their 110.8 offensive rating is third best in the NBA, ahead of high-octane groups like the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors. They’ve achieved this unlikely feat by combining historic turnover success, an elite free-throw margin, and a roster of confident and capable one-on-one players.
Ricky Still Loves Us <3
Shouts to our Midseason All-NBA G League Stars!
Congratulations to Anthony Brown and Amile Jefferson, who were selected to represent the Iowa Wolves in the G League All-Star equivalent!
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Nobody could’ve realistically expected these ice sculptures to survive the drunk Super Bowl crowds that invaded downtown Minneapolis last week.
At 22 years and 349 days,
Andrew Wiggins is the sixth-youngest player to score 6,000 points. Those quicker than him were LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant and Tracy McGrady.
Your Area 21 of the Week featuring Nutty Boyz Entertainment!
Stop Tweeting Your Trade Ideas to the @Timberwolves. They Have No Input.
Fans, we appreciate your continued dedication to proposing trade after trade in our mentions...this may come as a surprise, but we’re just the Twitter account. We don't have control over these things.— Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 6, 2018
I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Tweet I Saw
Tyus' reminds me a bit of Mike Conley, here's their year 3 per 36 min player comps. Tyus becoming a starter would usher his shooting rates closer to Conley's of course. pic.twitter.com/O56X34gRNP— David Fink (@dsfink) February 4, 2018
My Heart Soars When I See My Zach LaVine Hop
Zach LaVine dunk on JaKarr Sampson pic.twitter.com/VbqZu9K1oL— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD2_) February 6, 2018
Always Remember: No NBA Owner Ever Loses Money
For first time, Forbes' annual NBA franchise valuations place all 30 at $1 billion or more. Wolves are 27th, valued at $1.06B, up 38 percent from last year. Glen Taylor paid $88.5M in 1994. Knicks, Lakers, Warriors all valued at more than $3B. https://t.co/UAPjz2LWOJ for more— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) February 7, 2018
Jimmy Butler Playing Dominos At The Super Bowl Is Your Moment of Zen
A Brand New Jam Session For You
This edition of Jam Session features all the best Timberwolves moments from Super Bowl weekend, including two wire-to-wire wins over playoff teams and photog KAT at THE BIG GAME.— WolvesCast (@wolvescast) February 6, 2018
Beat by @papertigerDTR pic.twitter.com/9H0rC490lS
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