The NBA will release the full 2018-19 schedule this Friday and, as always, it’s going to be really hard to find any losses for the Wolves (82-0!) as they have assembled one of the greatest joint ventures in league history under Tom Thibodeau, known simply as the TimberBulls.
Just wait until Joakim Noah signs for the veterans minimum next month after the Knicks waive him and stretch the remaining two years and $37.8 million left on his deal.
ESPN story with @IanBegley: Knicks remain unlikely to reincorporate exiled center Joakim Noah into team under David Fizdale, still eyeing September waive-and-stretch. https://t.co/WCYWLXy7mP— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 8, 2018
Now that we’ve started on a positive note, here’s what we currently know about the schedule:
The NBA today announced its national television schedule for the opening week of the 2018-19 regular season as well as its lineup of five Christmas Day games on ESPN networks and three Martin Luther King Jr. Day games on TNT. pic.twitter.com/wanEnPXzFm— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 8, 2018
No nationally televised Wolves’ games during opening week or Christmas/MLK Day? Good. 44.5 wins as the over/under in Vegas? Also good. Maybe they can go under the radar a bit to start next season. Less hype will help them, I think.
In other league news, the Blazers feel disrespected yet again. How many years is that in a row? Maybe don’t get swept in the first round by the Pelicans. I‘m spitballing here.
@Dame_Lillard https://t.co/7d1uNB2Jtq— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 6, 2018
A few quick hitters...
I love the signing of sharpshooting journeyman James Nunnally. Low-risk move for a potential 3-and-D guy who can play backup wing minutes behind Butler and Wiggins. Our dear friend Kyle covered that move. Nunnally’s contract should look like this, with gaurentee triggers along the way:
Year 1: $1,349,383
Year 2: $1,588,231
Anybody have a good nickname for him? So. Much. Puntential.
Jerry Zgoda is leaving the Wolves beat. Best wishes to him moving forward.
A little Strib news from me re: Wolves coverage pic.twitter.com/lpzCC3m8G2— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) August 8, 2018
Wolves announced their preseason schedule yesterday and will play five games against strong competition.
First thought: there can’t be any excuses about a China trip this season!
Second thought: We get to see our Bucks twice!
What else is on your mind today?