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Timberwolves Analysis

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

Where Does the Timberwolves’ 2023-24 Roster Stand?

As the 2023-24 regular season inches closer and closer, the Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to put the finalizing touches on their roster as they gear up for a comeback year. So, where does the team’s makeup currently stand?

One Thing Each Wolves Player Can Bring From the FIBA World Cup to the 2023 NBA Season

The Wolves had a ton of players in the international tournament, so what are some of the best things that they can bring with them to the regular season?

Where Do Timberwolves Rank in Bleacher Report’s Top 100 NBA Players?

Bleacher Report released their annual top 100 list as we get closer and closer to the 2023-24 season. This year, four Minnesota Timberwolves cracked the list.

‘Point Ant Has Been Under-Utilized’: Offseason Talkers, Vol. III

Anthony Edwards was thrust into a primary ballhandling role he thrived in based on need and injuries, and had fans asking for more. But just how much should it be featured, in the interest of showing his full arsenal of basketball artistry?

How Will Team USA Experience Help Edwards, Wolves This Season?

Anthony Edwards may be ascending to superstardom wearing the Stars and Stripes during Team USA’s quest for gold at the FIBA World Cup, but the most important thing is what it will do for him and the Timberwolves for this upcoming NBA season.

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Anthony Edwards Continued His Rise to Superstardom in USA’s Win Over Germany

Edwards scored a team-high 34 points en route to leading a 16-point second half comeback in USA’s final FIBA World Cup warmup exhibition game in Abu Dhabi.

How the Timberwolves Hit the Anthony Edwards Jackpot

Drafting Anthony Edwards will surely be one of the most pivotal moments in Timberwolves history, especially considering everything that took place before the then-18-year-old arrived in the Twin Cities.

Breaking Down the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2023-24 NBA Season Schedule

Today, the Timberwolves released their schedule for the 2023-24 season. The season starts on October 25th against the Toronto Raptors with the first game at Target Center occuring on October 28th against the Miami Heat.

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Let’s Have an Honest Conversation About Walker Kessler

Would the standout rookie have the same career trajectory he currently has if he was still in Minnesota? How do we evaluate opportunity cost retroactively? Let’s discuss.

Dunks After Dusk: A Timberwolves Therapy Session

If you had a therapy session centered on your relationship with the Timberwolves, what are some of the issues that would come up?

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All-Time Minnesota Timberwolves Fantasy Draft

Five writing staff held an All-Time Timberwolves Fantasy Draft to put together their best/favorite teams from Wolves lore. Who’s team will reign supreme?

Deep Diving into the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Starting Lineup

The projected starting lineup for 2023-24 Minnesota Timberwolves have played very few minutes together. Let’s take a deep dive look what their time on the court last year can tell about them as a group moving forward.

Film Room: What Should We Make of Anthony Edwards’ Team USA Debut?

The Timberwolves superstar was back in action on Monday night in Las Vegas, leading Team USA with 15 points in a win over Puerto Rico.

Wolves Forward Jaden McDaniels is Growing Into a Bigger Role Than Ever Before

The defensive stopper has grown in more ways than one during his meteoric rise to become a two-way force for the Wolves.

Matteo Spagnolo Named Trentino Cup MVP

As countries are gearing up for the FIBA World Cup via regional exhibitions, Wolves second round pick Matteo Spagnolo earns top honors after defeating Li Kai’er (Kyle Anderson) in his Chinese team debut.

Austin Rivers: ‘Anthony Edwards Will Lead the League in Scoring.’

During a Summer League segment for NBA Today, former Wolves guard Austin Rivers says his best bet for the upcoming season is that Anthony Edwards will lead the league in scoring. Is is actually possible for that to be accomplished?

Inside D’Angelo Russell’s Tumultuous Year and Subsequent Search for Stability

Russell joined ex-Wolves teammate Patrick Beverley and Adam Ferrone on the Pat Bev Pod to discuss a wide variety of topics, including their time in Minnesota together.

2023 NBA Free Agency: How Will Western Conference Moves Affect the Wolves? Part II

Let’s get into the second set of Western Conference teams that were active in Free Agency to try and make a playoff run next season.

2023 NBA Free Agency: How Will Western Conference Moves Affect the Wolves? Part I

A couple weeks into Free Agency, Western Conference teams have made a lot of moves to improve their team. From the perspective of the Timberwolves, let’s take a look at which teams have changed the most.

Can the Timberwolves Be the NBA’s Best Defensive Team Next Season?

The Timberwolves were 10th in defensive rating last year. Can they make the leap to No. 1?

What Should the Timberwolves Do With Their Final Roster Spot?

The Timberwolves can sign another player or keep their 15th roster spot open, but the questions of if and when are critical to consider.

Is Josh Minott Ready for a Spot in the Wolves’ Rotation Next Season?

Second year forward Josh Minott has shown flashes of being someone that can make positive plays in an NBA uniform, but it is enough to turn the flashes into someone who can be reliable and consistent to help a team that is in a ‘win now’ mode?

Wolves’ Minority Owner Alex Rodriguez is Already Helping Build a Winner in Minnesota

Soon-to-be Timberwolves majority owner and baseball legend Alex Rodriguez is taking the right steps to grow a winning culture in the Twin Cities.

‘Let’s Evaluate Chris Finch’s Coaching Performance’ Offseason Talkers, Vol. II

A tumultuous 2022-23 season led many fans to sour on already one of the best coaches in franchise history. But with Chris Finch set to return, let’s evaluate his performance.

Bruce Brown: ‘Our Toughest Series Was Minnesota’

The ex-Denver Nuggets guard discussed his former team’s path to the 2023 NBA Title and why the Timberwolves gave them problems on the Run Your Race podcast with Theo Pinson.

We Can’t Lose Any More Basketball Joy, Starting with Nicknames

Let’s have fun with nicknames again.

Where Do Wolves Rank in DraftKings’ Opening NBA 2023-24 Season Win Totals?

DraftKings released their regular season win totals for the 2023-24 NBA regular season. Let’s take a look at where the Timberwolves and the rest of the Western Conference came in.

Who is Naz Reid’s Player Comparison?

Given the Wolves’ fan favorite’s unique play style for a center, let’s evaluate who we can compare Naz Reid to — and it is more complex than it may appear.

Timberwolves Round Out Edges With Free Agent Moves

Minnesota’s front office knew what areas they needed to focus on this off-season, along with the stipulations they faced. After a couple of under-the-radar signings, the Timberwolves have formed a well-rounded roster.

What Did We Learn From the Wolves’ First NBA Summer League Game?

The youngest members of the Timberwolves’ core, Leonard Miller and Josh Minott, shined in Minnesota’s opening game at 2023 NBA Summer League.

What Are Realistic Expectations of a 33rd & 53rd Pick in the NBA Draft?

It’s easy to enjoy the pipedream of stardom for rookies who haven’t had a single minute of NBA action yet, but at some point, you wake up to reality. What was the truth for the past five draft picks?

What Will the Top Wolves Players Bring to 2023 NBA Summer League?

The Wolves’ Summer League roster has multiple talented pieces looking to make a name for themselves. What do they add to the roster?