Wolf Tracks 1/25

Well now that the Minnesota Vikings are out of the way, I can solely focus on our Timberwolves without my anxious stomach turning into knots, hoping for wins and being crushed down, slamming my high hopes along with it. Anyways, let’s get back to a team in whom I haven’t expected much from this season and can enjoy watching a game without my nerves getting in a cluster (I can thank you for that, T-Wolves!). It’s jam-packed, so sip some coffee and enjoy today’s Wolf Tracks:

Timberwolf Tracks:

  • Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports always keeps the rumors churnin’, but I like it. “The Wolves are mostly eyeing small forwards, including the Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay, the Bulls’ Luol Deng and the Washington Wizards’ Caron Butler. No one is untouchable on the Wolves roster, sources say.”
  • Canis Hoopus discusses the reasons why we should love be Corey Brewer, warts and all. Brewer isn’t my favorite and warts are pretty disgusting but maybe I’ll come around.
  • Ricky Rubio is progressing in Europe. The Knicks are still eyeing to lure Rubio away from the Wolves.
  • The Wolves have lost their fair share of games this season and many are by very,very wide margins. Phil Miller of the Star Tribune goes over the losses. I really don’t know what to make of the fact because they have played well the few games prior to losing to Milwaukee, Saturday night.
  • Take a peek at how the Minnesota offense has looked like this season thus far. Read the intro first otherwise you might not make much of the Timberwolves’ graph.

Truehoop Tracks:

  • This seems a little flukey to me, but here’s a list showing some of the NBA’s most valuable players based on wins produced per $1 million. It also has a list of the NBA’s least valuable players to their team. Shout out to Dan Feldman at Piston Powered for compiling this.
  • It’s not a secret that the San Antonio Spurs play “small ball”. It’s hard to do with our prominent frontcourt, but I think the Wolves need to copycat this strategy on the court sometimes because the Spurs do win; every year too. “[The Spurs] complaint is not that small-ball doesn’t produce points, or at least that’s not what I hear them saying. Their complaint is that small-ball gives the Spurs a different defensive identity.” Smaller lineups lead to quicker and more athletic defensive looks.

Other Tracks:

  • Maybe the Wolves should just give Rubio to the Knicks. Not a chance but still to lose by 50 to the Mavs? Ouch, they need someone in New York.
  • Mark Cuban the party animal? Who would’ve known! Dallas News: “The Super Bowl, from a television perspective, is the biggest event of the year. But for attendance and partying, All-Star Weekend will make the Super Bowl look like a bar mitzvah”
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