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.
I shaved my beard this week — the meteorological sign of Spring. For the first time in my adult life (I’m 30), the Wolves are playing meaningful games in March and beyond. This is uncharted territory. Thank you for joining us on this voyage.
Time Catches Up to All of Us
Father time remains undefeated. Look into a mirror. When did you get so old? Take a deep breath. You’re lived this many years for a reason. How many people wish they could have grown old?
Also don’t let teens ever interview you. Nothing good will come of it.
Bill Simmons Has Never Visited Minnesota
There are dozens of local sites that cover the Wolves better than the national media ever will, but there is a certain thrill that comes with being recognized on a national level. In an otherwise rudimentary analysis, there is this gem of a paragraph:
You know when you’re playing pickup basketball and one of your friends is a little better and a little taller than all of your other friends? That person in my friend group is named Bryan. When the game was close, we’d get Bryan the ball and tell him to channel his inner Kobe. On Sunday, the Wolves realized Towns is their Bryan. They were feeding him on the block, targeting him on pick-and-rolls and pick-and-pops, and running out-of-bounds sets for him. Towns is one of the only players in the league who can make Draymond Green look small, and he did that over and over.
That person in our pickup group is named Paul — and sometimes Jared (If Paul isn’t there to contain him).
KAT + Smitch = Still Bros
“Salty” Sam Smitchell asked KAT about playing without our father Jimmy “Gets” Butler.
Shaq attempts to pronounce Nemanja Bjelica pic.twitter.com/6BxWm6qorC— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 9, 2018
You’ve Probably Seen @Phantele_’s KAT/KG Comparison GIF
But True Believers see the Patton/Ticket connection:
This NBA Court Database Is an Invaluable Resource*
It’s very easy to get lost in this album of NBA courts. Seriously, don’t click this if you’re procrastinating something else like writing a weekly digest of Wolves memes.
(I miss Toronto’s 3D baseline font.)
*Tremendous time sink
Fair Warning: This Week’s Jam Sessions is NSFW Because of Jamal’s Handles
The basketball highlights that Neil finds are great — I particularly enjoyed analyzing KAT’s pitching mechanics in this week’s editions. The local hip-hop beats are the best part of each edition tho.
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