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Timberwolves Analysis

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

Friday Cup of Canis

This rollercoaster is on the way back up, and a standings check-in

Takeaways From Karl-Anthony Towns’ Return to the Wolves’ Lineup

The Timberwolves got their star big man back, and he was crucial in a big-time win. What did the game tell us about how the stretch run could go now that KAT is back?

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench Fourth Quarter Check-In

How are Taurean Prince, Nickiel Alexander-Walker, and the rest of the Wolves bench faring as the regular season comes to a close?

Amidst Adversity-Filled Season, Do the Timberwolves Have One Last Push in Them?

As Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns near returns to action, Minnesota takes aim at one final push

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Film Room: Inside Jaden McDaniels’ Offensive Evolution

The third-year rising star is emerging not only as the league’s top perimeter defender, but also as a scorer with sleeping giant potential.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters Fourth Quarter Check-In

As we head into the final stretch of games, how have Anthony Edwards, Kyle Anderson, and the rest of the Timberwolves’ starters fared?

Is Taurean Prince Being Spread Too Thin?

The Wolves forward has been a crucial veteran presence in the locker room, but also a highly volatile player with too much shooting responsibility on his shoulders.

What to Expect If and When Karl-Anthony Towns Returns This Season

Karl-Anthony Towns appears to be close to a return. When he’s back on the floor, where can the Wolves immediately profit?

Prospects Timberwolves Fans Should Watch During March Madness - Part 2

Minnesota lacking a first-round pick is no reason not to keep an eye out for future Wolves in the Big Dance.

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Prospects Timberwolves Fans Should Watch During March Madness - Part 1

The Wolves sent their 2023 first-round pick to the Jazz in the Rudy Gobert trade, but figure to be active in the second round of June’s NBA Draft.

Making Sense of the Timberwolves Playoff Chances

In a truly wild Western Conference, where will the Timberwolves finish?

The Wolves’ Rotation is About to Get Weird

With Karl-Anthony Towns return inching closer and closer, it raises questions about the Timberwolves’ rotation down the home stretch of the season.

Clutch Offense Will Make or Break Timberwolves Season

Clutch offense has been a struggle for Minnesota, and that threatens to be their downfall

Film Room: Nickeil Alexander-Walker Emerging as Key Cog in Wolves’ Machine

The 24-year-old perimeter pest has flashed enticing two-way ability the team needs off the bench since his arrival at the NBA Trade Deadline.

Three Ways Karl-Anthony Towns’ Return Can Fix the Wolves’ Offense

Minnesota has lacked their most versatile offensive hub for the last 40-plus games. His hopefully looming return could swing a stagnant and lethargic post-break Wolves team.

What Has Contributed to a Wolves Team in a Free Fall?

Britt Robson of MinnPost joins the Dane Moore NBA Podcast to discuss Chris Finch’s role in the slide, a fatigued Anthony Edwards, crunch time offense, and more.

One Year After Wolves’ Franchise-Altering Run, Seismic Opportunity Remains

Minnesota’s post-All-Star Game run last season transformed the trajectory of the franchise. Can they do it again this year?

Canis Pulsus - Vol. 24 - Quarterly Report & Trade Grades Results

You, as the judge & jury, have determined the Timberwolves worthy of a 3.03 grade point average! It appears the Wolves are, in fact, back!

Around the Northwest Division: Taking Stock at the All-Star Break

Denver may be running away with the division, but things are plenty interesting among the other four teams.

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench Third Quarter Report Card

How did Naz Reid, Jaylen Nowell and the rest of the bench fare during the third quarter of the season?

Headlined by Anthony Edwards, Wolves Make Waves on All-Star Weekend

A year removed from Karl-Anthony Towns’ all-star appearance and three-point crown, Anthony Edwards carried the torch on the NBA side, and Luka Garza did his job at the G League level for the Wolves.

This is Jaylen Nowell’s Opportunity

Jaylen Nowell came into the season with high expectations. While largely underachieving, he’s embarking on a D-Lo-less journey in which he could play his way into greener pastures this summer.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters’ 3rd Quarter Grades

How did Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels and the rest of the starters grade out for the third quarter?

Analyzing Wolves Guard Mike Conley’s Best Possessions Against the Mavericks

The newly-acquired point guard showed his playmaking and shooting chops in a huge Western Conference win Monday night.

Wednesday Cup of Canis: Confidence, Humility Will Take Wolves Where They Want to Go

A few thoughts as the Wolves approach the All-Star break.

What Timberwolves Fans Can Expect From Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker

James Hansen of SLC Dunk offers his thoughts on how the two newest Wolves can help the team and why the Jazz traded them.

Playoff Implications Acquiring Mike Conley and Moving D’Angelo Russell

Losing a scoring threat like Russell hurts, but with the emergence of Anthony Edwards and eventual return of Karl-Anthony Towns theoretically make up for the loss.

What Are the Wolves Getting in Nickeil Alexander-Walker?

The young guard with two-way potential and experience working with Wolves Coach Chris Finch wasn’t just a salary filler throw-in.

What Are the Wolves Getting in Mike Conley?

Conley is a very different point guard from D’Angelo Russell. In some ways that’s a good thing for the Timberwolves; in others, it raises questions.

The D’Angelo Russell Megadeal: Winners and Losers

The Wolves dealt D’Angelo Russell to the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday in a three-team deal that got multiple assets back for Minnesota. Who in the deal won and lost on Minnesota’s end?

With Trade Back to Lakers, the D’Angelo Russell Era is Over in Minnesota

Russell’s time in Minnesota was a rollercoaster. Let’s re-live all of it.

Reaching Ridiculous Records: Timberwolves Edition

With LeBron James now the all-time points leader in NBA history, let’s take a look at some all-time Wolves records and who could potentially usurp many of Kevin Garnett’s feats.