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Timberwolves Analysis

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

Wolves Need to Trust Rudy Gobert to Defend Nuggets’ Nikola Jokić

After using Gobert as a helper in Game One, it’s time to move him onto the two-time MVP to start.

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Grades: NBA Playoffs Game 1 vs Nuggets

Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker highlight as the few bright spots in the Timberwolves thoroughly disappointing start to the postseason.

Game 1 Film Review: What Worked & What Didn’t Against the Nuggets

Minnesota doesn’t have much to show for highlights in the blowout loss, but let’s parse through the good and bad to see what might stick.

Canis Hoopus Roundtable: Staff Predictions for Wolves vs Nuggets

Our Canis Hoopus staff gives their predictions for a 1 vs 8 Wolves/Nuggets series that figures to be a test of back-end depth and top-tier talent.

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How the Timberwolves Can Try to Contain Nikola Jokić

Limiting the damage that the Nuggets’ two-time MVP inflicts will be the biggest key for the Wolves in their first-round playoff series.

NBA Playoffs: Matchups to Watch in Wolves vs. Nuggets

With theoretical "even" matchups all over the floor, who can gain the edge or outclass their defender in the Wolves/Nuggets first round series?

NBA Playoffs Preview Guide: #8 Timberwolves vs #1 Nuggets

Headlined by a trio of All-NBA bigs, the Wolves and Nuggets will battle it out in a series that will play much closer than its seedings suggest.

Regular Season Review of the Wolves vs Thunder Series

After winning three of four regular season matchups, the Wolves cling to a glimmer of hope for a first round matchup with the Denver Nuggets.

Reacts: Jaden McDaniels’ Wall Punch Was the Worst Part of Sunday’s Win Over Pelicans

Timberwolves were definitive in their voting on the most frustrating part of the team’s costly win on the last day of the NBA Regular Season.

Minnesota Timberwolves Starters: Second Semester Grades

Over the second half of the season, how did Kyle Anderson, Rudy Gobert and the rest of the Timberwolves starters grade out?

Regular Season Review of the Wolves vs Lakers Series

The Timberwolves beat the Lakers in two of three regular season games, but with stars from both teams missing action during those games, what can we expect in their battle on Tuesday?

How Spotting Up Made Anthony Edwards a Top 10 Scorer This Season

Ant finished sixth in the NBA in total points scored in 2022-23. His improved shooting and newfound patience teamed up to make him so lethal.

Answering Three Questions About the Lakers Ahead of Tonight’s Play-In Game

Our friend Jacob Rude of Silver Screen and Roll offers his thoughts on the Purple and Gold before they battle the Timberwolves tonight in Los Angeles.

Play-In Game Preview: Wolves at Lakers

Minnesota heads into Los Angeles short-handed, but with a chance to earn a playoff spot anyways

How Has Karl-Anthony Towns’ Return Affected Wolves Player Props?

The return of Towns has moved some things around in the Wolves’ statistical hierarchy. How does that impact your bet slips?

Rasheed Wallace Offers a Technical Approach for the Timberwolves

The NBA legend shares his related perspective on how the Wolves should approach their two-big system with Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert.

Film Room: Breaking Down Wolves’ Late-Game Execution in Win Over Kings

Timberwolves Head Coach Chris Finch laid out a clear plan for his team’s fourth quarter offense in taking down the an elite clutch-time team.

What Does The Future Hold for Nickeil Alexander-Walker?

NAW is a free agent this upcoming offseason, and his roller coaster ride on the Wolves thus far have many wondering what could be in store.

Mike Conley is the Key to the Timberwolves’ Postseason Viability

Acquiring the 35-year-old floor general at the trade deadline is proving to be a season-saving move.

Which Playoff Matchup Favors the Timberwolves Most?

They still have work to do to be playing past mid-April, but who would you rather face in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs?

Haynes: “Strong Optimism” Anthony Edwards Will Return Sunday Against Golden State

After missing the last 3+ games, the Timberwolves All-Star appears set to return to action.

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?