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Timberwolves Analysis

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

How Has Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns Helped Support Fellow All-Star Anthony Edwards?

Karl-Anthony Towns has had a stellar season in his own right, but his ability to unlock the best of Anthony Edwards has been one of the Wolves’ All-Star’s most admirable traits.

How the Wolves Showing Confidence in Kyle Anderson Will Pay Dividends Down the Stretch

Slow-Mo has not had the best year, but the Timberwolves’ decision to keep him beyond the trade deadline has given Anderson new life as the sprint to the finish line looms.

Reacts Results: Wolves Fans Approve of Monte Morris Trade, Potential Marcus Morris Sr. Addition

Minnesota Timberwolves fans are extremely bullish on their team coming out of the All-Star break atop the Western Conference. Team President Tim Connelly’s moves have certainly added to that.

Let’s Reflect: Top 5 Wolves Trades of the Last 10 Years

The Wolves sit at the All-star Break atop the West after making a move at the deadline. But how did we get here? And what are some moves that have helped re-shape the franchise?

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench Report Card: Quarter 3 Midterm Update

As the All-Star break wraps up, time to check in on how Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Naz Reid, Kyle Anderson and the rest of the Timberwolves bench are grading out.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters Report Card: Quarter 3 Midterm Update

How does the best stretch of offensive basketball of the year effect the grades of Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert and the rest of the starters? Read on to find out!

Timberwolves Provide Highlights on NBA All-Star Saturday Night

For the fun or for the win, Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns made plenty of noise at the All-Star Weekend festivities.

Reacts Survey: Grading the Wolves’ Performance at the NBA Trade Deadline

The Timberwolves acquired Monte Morris for Shake Milton, Troy Brown Jr. and a 2030 second-round pick, and will reportedly add Marcus Morris Sr. via the buyout market.

Ranking 5 Potential Buyout Candidates for Wolves After Trade Deadline

Tim Connelly and the Timberwolves added Monte Morris at the trade deadline, but they likely aren’t done searching for reinforcements.

What to Expect From New Wolves Guard Monte Morris

With less than 24 hours before the trade deadline, Tim Connelly and the Wolves acquired an elite rotational guard to bolster their depth behind Mike Conley and Anthony Edwards.

Let’s Reflect: The First Half of the Season

What just happened, and what’s going on? Let’s reflect and look back, shall we?

Jaden McDaniels and the Challenge of Non-Linear NBA Development

Wolves forward Jaden McDaniels has fought through frustration and moments of immaturity that have been detrimental to the team’s success. But does the 23-year-old deserve as much criticism as he receives?

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench: 2023 First Semester Grades

How does a bench unit of Naz Reid, Kyle Anderson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker stack up against the 2003-04 Timberwolves?

Sharing the Ball is Driving Winning as Much as Anything for the Wolves

How has one simple stat has created a trend for the Timberwolves this season?

Evaluating the Impact of the Mike Conley/Rudy Gobert Pick-and-Roll Game

The Wolves’ veterans have been instrumental to the team’s historic start. Their pick-and-roll dynamic remains excellent, and arguably the most efficient aspect of the Minnesota offense.

How Does Ja Morant’s Season-Ending Shoulder Injury Impact the Wolves?

The Grizzlies star suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will undergo season-ending surgery before making a full recovery ahead of the 2024-25 season.

How Can the Wolves Maximize Karl-Anthony Towns’ Offensive Impact?

The Wolves’ three-time All-Star is one of the most dynamic big men the league has ever seen, but asking him to focus on 3-pointers and post-ups may be the best path forward for Minnesota.

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench Report Card: Quarter 2 Midterm Update

A look at how the Minnesota Timberwolves bench unit, including Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kyle Anderson and Naz Reid, has fared halfway through the second quarter of the season.

The Curious Case of Kyle Anderson

The former UCLA star is an important veteran leader in the Wolves’ locker room but may be the only player Tim Connelly and the front office can move to meaningfully improve the team.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters’ Report Card: Quarter 2 Midterm Update

Through the first eleven games of the second quarter of the season, how have Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the Timberwolves starters fared?

5 Potential Trade Targets for the Timberwolves Ahead of NBA Trade Deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves own a Western Conference-best 24-8 record. Who might be able to help them retain the No. 1 seed?

Looking Back on Leonard Miller and the Iowa Wolves in 2023

With 2023 over and 2024 here, let’s a look at how the Minnesota Timberwolves’ G League affiliate, the Iowa Wolves, have performed so far this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves New Year’s Resolutions Roundtable

The Canis Hoopus crew got together to each give one Wolves-related resolution to accomplish in 2024.

Is Anthony Edwards on a Championship Path Similar To Current NBA Superstars?

Anthony Edwards has given the Timberwolves fanbase something to look forward to with the team’s on-court product for the first time in a while, but does history show us something different might be coming?

Analyzing Karl-Anthony Towns’ Resurgent Season in the Post

The 28-year-old Wolves star is having a fantastic bounce-back season, propelled by exceptionally efficient play in the post.

How is the Wolves’ Towns/Gobert Duo Finding Success Offensively?

Let’s examine how the Wolves dynamic front-court is rewriting their own history with an unexpected chemistry.

Can Jaden McDaniels Unlock Another Level for the Timberwolves’ Offense?

Jaden McDaniels is known primarily for his defense, but his offensive skill set is underutilized and goes unmentioned by most. It’s time for the Wolves to get him more involved.

Is Wolves Forward Kyle Anderson Too Valuable to Move at the Trade Deadline?

The versatile forward has been a trade talk topic amongst Timberwolves fans. While there is an argument to be made about sending him elsewhere, should the Wolves do it?

Minnesota Timberwolves Bench: 2023 First Quarter Grades

Through one quarter of the season, how has the play of Naz Reid, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Kyle Anderson and the rest of the bench held up?

Throughout Anthony Edwards’ Absence, Wolves’ ‘Next Man Up’ Mentality Has Been Key

Wolves’ rotation pieces Naz Reid, Troy Brown Jr., Nickeil Alexander-Waker and Shake Milton. have taken this classic sports cliché to heart and made it a part of their identity while playing without star guard Anthony Edwards.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters: 2023 First Quarter Grades

Twenty-one games into the season, how have Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards and the rest of the Timberwolves starters fared in the roles-based grading system?

The Wolves Aren’t Just Back; They Could Already Be Better Than Ever

The last time the Wolves were atop the Western Conference and near the top of the NBA was in 2003-04. Now 20 years later, they are in a similar spot, but could be even better in 2023-24.