I just wanted to take a quick moment to say a sincere THANK YOU to all of you who continue to frequent Canis Hoopus, provide thoughts/opinions in the comment section, and just overall support the work of everyone on this staff. I’ve been “in charge” for a little over three months now, and during that time we haven’t had one second of real basketball, but I can honestly say I’ve never been prouder of some of the things we’ve produced lately, including the following:
- Joe Hulbert’s “film room” series breaking down dribble hand-offs
- Jack Borman’s feature on everything Devin Booker (possible deals, fit, etc.)
- Derek James’ in-depth analysis of how the Wolves can maximize D’Angelo Russell
- Josh Clement’s beautifully worded article on the tragic death of George Floyd
- Jake Paynting’s look at the comparisons between Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Edwards
- Mike O’Hagan’s breakdown of what Wolves fans can take away from the Houston experiment
- All of Dane Moore’s podcasts, including this banger on all things LaMelo Ball
And that’s before you include all of the draft analysis, offseason outlooks, and additional podcasting that the team here at CH has been working on this summer. I greatly appreciate ALL of their time and effort, because none of this would be possible without THEM (also, quick shoutout to our own John Meyer who is using the hiatus to develop his cooking skills and recharge his writing batteries, but will be back in due time).
But again, I just really appreciate all of YOU who keep coming back and reading our stuff. It’s been an extremely challenging year for everyone in the community (and in the world at large), but I do sincerely hope that your visits to the site have provided you somewhat of an escape — whether that be to get your mind off of real world events, vent about recent happenings, or just to kick the shit with online friends.
However you’re currently using the site, I hope that you continue to keep coming back, as we will continue to keep pushing out new articles and ideas until the Wolves eventually return to the court (whether that be in December 2020 or March 2035).
Alright enough, enough... back to basketball.
Lynx Preparing for Season Opener
The WNBA schedule was released last week, and our beloved Minnesota Lynx will officially tip off their 2020 season on July 26 at 11:00 a.m. CST against the Connecticut Sun. The season opener will be telecast on ESPN as part of the WNBA’s opening weekend coverage. A full list of the Lynx 2020 schedule can be found below:
Mark your calendars, set your DVRs— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) July 13, 2020
THE 2020 SCHEDULE IS HERE pic.twitter.com/G24JMS0jQU
If you need a quick refresher on everything the Lynx have been doing leading up to the start of the 2020 season, the WNBA has put together some awesome team previews for all of the teams, including this one here on the Lynx.
Our very own Neil Olstad will be back covering the team this summer and providing coverage here at Canis. In the meantime, be sure to follow all of Neil’s fantastic analysis over at Lynx Dynasty on Twitter.
Wolves Summer Camp
If you’re looking for ANY updates whatsoever about the Minnesota Timberwolves, you’re unfortunately out of luck. The team has essentially gone dark since their season officially ended back in late May, and since then, it’s been nearly impossible to get any newsworthy bits from the team (which is understandable given everything they’ve endured over the last few months).
With that said, the extended hiatus hasn’t prevented some of the players from putting in that work, including guys like Naz Reid, Josh Okogie, Jarrett Culver, Jordan McLaughlin, and Jake Layman:
Work hard every day. pic.twitter.com/JHaNB2mUIZ— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) July 14, 2020
The Jake your feed needs. pic.twitter.com/IbPiFmAcPE— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) July 15, 2020
Also, it appears D’Angelo Russell may have finally traded the warm waters of South Beach for the (less warm) waters of Lake Minnetonka:
Have a great Sunday, ya’ll!