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Timberwolves Analysis

The Canis crew's analysis of our favorite NBA team.

Looking Back At The Greatest Regular Season Month In Timberwolves History

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the best record in the NBA, propelled by a franchise-best 13-2 record in November.

The Game Is Slowing Down For Anthony Edwards, The Playmaker

The Wolves star is averaging a career-high in assists, but isn’t making headlines with flashy plays. He is making simple reads consistently, which goes a long way.

Anthony Edwards’ Mid-Range Game Holds the Key to Unlocking Another Level

Anthony Edwards has taken a lot more midrange shots this season. It begs the question, is it a good shot, and what does it open up for his game by taking them?

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Super Smash Wolves

This season’s roster is chalk full of unique characters and personalities. Just like your favorite Super Smash Bros. icons, you have your heroes and anti-heroes. Who embodies who?

Karl-Anthony Towns and His Chase for a 50-40-90 Season

Karl-Anthony Towns is off to one of the most efficient starts to a season in his career, as he is on pace for a 50-40-90 season and NBA statistical immortality.

Turkey Day Retrospective: 4 Things To Be Thankful For

There’s a lot to be optimistic about so far this season. But in light of a day where we stuffed ourselves and crashed on the couch, I wanted to take a look at a few of those things thus far.

Without Jaden McDaniels, Who Can Step Up For The Wolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be without defensive stalwart Jaden McDaniels for 2-3 weeks, the team announced.

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench Report Card: Quarter 1 Midterm Update

How have Kyle Anderson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Naz Reid fared through 12 games?

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters’ Report Card: Quarter 1 Midterm Update

Through eleven games of the season, how are Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the Timberwolves starters grading out?

Film Room: The Best of the Wolves Through 10 Games

An 8-2 start is as good as any of us could hope for. How did Minnesota do it?

Karl-Anthony Towns Can Still Drive Winning Until His Scoring Picks Up

Karl-Anthony Towns has not played well offensively to start the season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he has still been able to provide value in other areas.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker and the Impact Reaching Beyond the Box Score

Nickeil Alexander-Walker has struggled on the offensive end so far, but his defensive impact can be felt outside of a traditional box score.

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How Does The NBA In-Season Tournament Work?

Here’s what you need to know before Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves open their in-season tournament pool play on Friday against Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs.

The Impact Of Anthony Edwards, The Captain

How the Boston Celtics Overtime thriller not only showcased Anthony Edwards superb play, but also his top tier leadership

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Anthony Edwards’ Heroics Against Celtics Stamped His Superstar Status

The Timberwolves’ young star delivered 38 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and a steal to lift Minnesota over Boston and cement his place in the league.

The Big Three: Analyzing the Wolves’ Best Pairings Thus Far

The Wolves have bounced back from an embarrassing road loss in Atlanta, and it’s largely due to the play of a few different lineup combinations Chris Finch likes to find in games. We’ll look at the root of a couple of them.

4 Positives, 4 Negatives From the Timberwolves’ First 4 Games of the Season

From Kyle Anderson’s brilliance to poor transition defense, and everything in between, there’s plenty to analyze from the Wolves’ 2-2 start.

Analyzing Rudy Gobert’s Pick-and-Roll Dominance

Minnesota hasn’t had many consistent bright spots on offense this season. A healthy Rudy Gobert is in that rare company.

Jaden McDaniels Illustrated His Value to the Wolves in Win Over Nuggets

He may not be the most eye-catching player on the floor, but Jaden McDaniels is essential to what the Minnesota Timberwolves are building, and he has further proven that so far this season.

How Does Vegas See The Wolves? Team Odds for the 2023-24 Season

Vegas knows all - and yo-yos our feelings in the process. I try and cut through the clutter of where the odds see the Wolves, and the rest of the NBA’s Western Conference.

Do the Timberwolves Have Enough Playoff Experience To Win a Series?

Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley bring plenty of postseason experience, but how battle-tested is the whole roster?

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How the Timberwolves Can Find Balance Between Structured and Free Flowing Offense

Despite Minnesota’s opening night loss to the Toronto Raptors, Chris Finch’s offense can look at their preseason film to get back on track.

The 8th Annual 100% Accurate, Never Wrong Canis Hoopus Opening Night Predictions

More under-the-radar than last season, the Wolves head into 2023-24 with continuity, and as always, hope. But how does it end up working out? The Canis Hoopus staff weighs in.

2023-2024 Canis Hoopus Starting Lineup

The Minnesota Timberwolves are back in action tonight, and so is the Canis Hoopus squad, ready to roll for another season in 2023-24.

A Franchise Starving for Continuity Hopes to Keep it Moving Forward

Tim Connelly, Chris Finch, and Anthony Edwards are the best trio of general manager, coach, and franchise player the Minnesota Timberwolves have ever had as they look to bring the organization to heights it has never reached before.

2023-24 NBA GM Survey: Timberwolves Receive Mixed Results Ahead of Big Season

Individual Wolves players got some national recognition in the most recent NBA GM survey, but some important names were left off and the team overall is not being taken seriously.

How Will Naz Reid Find Consistent Minutes?

The Timberwolves big is a starting-caliber talent playing behind Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. How will his minutes and role shake out this season?

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench: 2023-24 Season Grading Preview

What are roles and key statistics to focus in on for Naz Reid, Shake Milton, and the rest of the Timberwolves bench?

Anthony Edwards’ Top 5 Dunks of All Time

After Edwards’ huge slam against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, let’s revisit his five best dunks of his young NBA career.

2023-24 NBA GM Survey: Anthony Edwards Among the League’s Top Shooting Guards

This year’s NBA General Manager survey revealed that executives are taking notice of Anthony Edwards’ top-level talent.

2023-24 NBA GM Survey: Would Mike Conley Make a Great Future Head Coach?

Uncle Mike may be the least talked about Timberwolves starter, but he does still get some deserved love from NBA General Managers.

What Would a No. 1 Seed Wolves Team Look Like?

The Timberwolves are as deep as any team in the NBA, have two 25 points per game caliber scorers, and a generational defensive big. What would putting it all together look like?