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Dane Moore interviews experts from around the league on the state of the Minnesota Timberwolves and latest NBA news.

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    Wendell Moore Jr. Film Review with Will DeBerg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 39:24

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Will DeBerg to review the film of Wendell Moore Jr. at Duke. Dane and Will discuss the elements of Moore's game that we feel confident will translate to the NBA, the elements that might translate and the elements that will likely never come to fruition at the next level. Additionally, some conversation on how Moore's game might fit into the context of the Wolves current roster and stylistically how he might play when surrounded by players like Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Walker Kessler Film Review with Will DeBerg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 39:59

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Will DeBerg to review the film of Walker Kessler at Auburn. Dane and Will discuss the elements of Kessler's game that we feel confident will translate to the NBA, the elements that might translate and the elements that will likely never come to fruition at the next level. Additionally, some conversation on how Kessler's game might be able to fit next to Karl-Anthony Towns if/when the two share the floor — both in terms of how they could play off of each other offensively and how they might be able to play off of each other defensively. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Taurean Prince Re-signing, Jaylen Nowell's Role + The Intro Presser For The Rookies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 89:42

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss Britt's most recent column that reflects on the Timberwolves draft night and considers how Tim Connelly and Chris Finch might be building this roster out. The news of Taurean Prince's new contract extension is discussed, as is Prince's ideal role in the context of this evolving roster. Jaylen Nowell's name has also been primed by Finch in a way that suggests a bigger role for the combo guard. So Dane and Britt also discuss what that role might look like, and how the rest of the roster might need to be adjusted to account for Nowell's presence consistently in the rotation. Also some discussion about how Dejounte Murray might fit on the Wolves if he is traded for. — The Taurean Prince contract news — What a bigger role for Jaylen Nowell might look like — How the rookies might fit next to D'Angelo Russell if Russell is in fact on team next season — What Malik Beasley's value on the trade market might be — Will the Wolves add a power forward in free agency or through a trade? — Dejounte Murray's basketball and financial fit on the Wolves if he is traded for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reactions From The Intro Presser For Walker Kessler, Wendell Moore Jr. and Josh Minnot, Plus Jaylen Nowell Buzz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 33:00

    On today's show, we react to the introductory press conference for Walker Kessler, Wendell Moore Jr. and Josh Minott. In addition to getting into the rookies' first media availability, we dive into Chris Finch's first time speaking with reporters since the draft, which included some dialogue about some Wolves players already on the roster. Most notably Jaylen Nowell's name being included in the “young core” along with Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels seemed noteworthy. So on top of getting into what Finch and Tim Connelly said about the new rookies, this episode will also focus on what we can take from Finch's commentary on Nowell and also on Karl-Anthony Towns' ability to sign a supermax extension in July. — Where will Moore Jr. fit in on the roster in terms of position? — What do the Wolves envision from Kessler on the offensive end? — How might they use Kessler defensively? — What might we be able to expect from Minott in Summer League? — What would a bigger role for Nowell mean for Malik Beasley? — Finch on how they plan to approach free agency and the trade market — KAT's supermax coming up shortly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Wolves Draft Night + D'Angelo Russell Scenarios

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 97:20

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to recap the Timberwolves swirling draft night and the swirl of rumors surrounding D'Angelo Russell. Dane and Britt start by discussing the approach Tim Connelly and the revamped front office took to the draft, and from there get in to the players they ultimately wound up with. The focus begins with Walker Kessler, the Wolves top pick on Thursday. The discussion is not exclusively about Kessler as a player but also about how this seems to signal a new view of how to build out the frontcourt around Karl-Anthony Towns. Wendell Moore Jr. is next up. A high character, high work-ethic player that really seems to fit Tim Connelly's style in Denver. Also some discussion on Josh Minott, who seems to be the upside swing of the draft. Finally, some more D'Angelo Russell discussion. Obviously some discussion on the rumors surround DLo, but also on his fit on this team as they begin to play a different style of game from last season. For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Wolves Offseason (Draft + Free Agency) and Andrew Wiggins Winning A Ring

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 89:22

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the Timberwolves upcoming decision to be made in the draft and offseason, and to reflect on Andrew Wiggins and the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA championship. Topics include: — Andrew Wiggins's performance in the Finals and what his next contract might look like — Which position (big/wing/guard) might the Wolves pursue with the No. 19 pick — Why drafting a “big” would be the conservative move. The difference in drafting EJ Liddell versus Mark Williams or Walker Kessler — Taking a higher upside swing on a wing or guard, and what the risk profile would be there — Taurean Prince and the incumbent power forward options — Some hypothetical D'Angelo Russell trades — Comparing Jayson Tatum's growth before and after playing with Kyrie Irving to Anthony Edwards's growth playing with D'Angelo Russell For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tim Connelly Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 19:41

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Tim Connelly, the Timberwolves new president of basketball operations. As Connelly ramps up for the draft and free agency, the conversation touches on an array of topics. — Does Denver having the 21st and the Wolves having the 19th pick make the first round selection process easier? — What will the war room environment look like on draft night? — In what ways will having experience in a lead executive role help avoid mistakes? — What are Connelly's areas of expertise (outside of scouting)? — Perception of Anthony Edwards from afar, and how has that perception evolved now as a part of the organization? — Have you seen Ant and Juancho Hernangomez's new movie Hustle? — How can this team address size and physicality this offseason? External growth versus internal growth? — Can Karl-Anthony Towns play power forward next season, next to another more traditional center? For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Tim Connelly Press Conference + The NBA Finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 79:32

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to react to the Tim Connelly introductory press conference and how Connelly might approach the offseason. Dane and Britt dig into the dynamics between Connelly and ownership, and also how they might approach D'Angelo Russell this offseason. Also some discussion on the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Tim Connelly Hire + KAT's Supermax Eligibility + Playoff Andrew Wiggins

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 85:53

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss Tim Connelly being named president of basketball operations, Karl-Anthony Towns making All-NBA, Malik Beasley's future with the Wolves and what Andrew Wiggins is doing in the playoffs. With Connelly being named POBO on Monday, Dane and Britt reflect on the process that led to the hire. The Sachin Gupta and Chris Finch dynamics with Connelly. They also reflect on how the leadership core has shifted from Tom Thibodeau's dismissal in 2018 to where it is today, just four years later. KAT making All-NBA is a deserving and impressive accomplishment for the 2021-22 season. It also opens up the possibility of signing a 4-year, $211 million supermax contract extension. That is discussed at length, along with other moves that Connelly could potentially make in his first few months on the job. Finally, Dane and Britt discuss Andrew Wiggins's success in Golden State reaching a new peak in the conference finals. A discussion about why this has come together for Wiggins in Golden State and why it seemed unlikely he would ever hit this level had he stayed in Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reacting To The Tim Connely Hire + The Offseason Ahead w/ Kyle Theige

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 63:28

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige to discuss Monday's breaking news of the hiring of Tim Connelly away from the Denver Nuggets and to become the President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dane and Kyle give their instant reactions to the news that has been percolating over the last week. Topics covered in the conversation include: — Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez convert on their big-game hunting quest to land a top-notch executive — Connelly's offseason to-do list — Sachin Gupta's role going forward — The Finch and Connelly relationship — The Wolves set up to have max cap space in the summer of 2023 and what Connelly might be able to do with that — How this addition signals the influence and likely long-term impact of the Lore and Rodriguez as owners For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Is Tim Connelly? -- with Adam Mares of DNVR Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 37:31

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Adam Mares of DNVR Sports, who has covered Tim Connelly for eight years in Denver. Adam helps shed light on not only what Connelly has done from a roster construction standpoint in Denver to who he is as a person and leader. In this episode, you'll be able to glean the Denver perspective of the move (disappointment), while also better understanding what Connelly's strengths and weaknesses as a lead executive have been. Topics include... — The Denver perspective on losing their chief decision-maker in what is likely the most important summer of the Nikola Jokic era — How the rest of the league is viewing the tactics the Wolves are using to pry away Connelly, specifically using ownership stake as a carrot — Is this a bigger loss for Denver than it is a gain for Minnesota? — Connelly's background coming from a basketball family in Baltimore — Connelly's track record of establishing culture and finding gems in the draft, and more question marks about his trading tracking — Will Connelly influence the style of play? — Chris Finch and Tim Connelly's personality similarities — How Connelly might round out his front office For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Tim Connelly News + The Timberwolves Offseason Ahead

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 102:47

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the report of the Timberwolves being in serious talks with Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations, Tim Connelly, to become the Wolves next president of basketball operations above Sachin Gupta. Dane and Britt discuss what might be attracting Connelly to join the organization and where Gupta and Chris Finch mix into this context. Additionally discussed is Britt's most recent column on the offseason steps that can be taken to help sustain the success generated this past season. The focus there is on the D'Angelo Russell question mark that needs to be answered — in terms of a trade or contract extension — and also the lingering question of what the frontcourt will look like next season next to Karl-Anthony Towns. For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Watching The Playoff Through A Timberwolves Lens w/ Jace Frederick

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 57:22

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Wolves beat writer Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to discuss watching the NBA playoffs through a Wolves lens. Dane and Jace discuss continuing to watch these NBA playoffs with an eye on what is proving to work and not work in the later rounds of the playoffs and asking themselves how far the Wolves are from being able to execute those elements of playoff-level basketball. Dane and Jace also discuss the success old friends Tyus Jones and Andrew Wiggins had or are having in a playoff environment. And finally they talk about the Kristaps Porzingis for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans trade — how that's help drive the Mavericks to the conference finals and how a similar style of trade could be a path the Wolves could take should they choose to move off of D'Angelo Russell's max contract. For a 14-day free trial of Aura's digital security, sign up at Aura.com/Dane Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The 4 People Who Made The Wolves Enjoyable This Season + The NBA Playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 92:54

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss his most recent column on the four people most responsible for making the 2021-22 Timberwolves season such an enjoyable ride. Then Dane and Britt get into discussing the second round of the NBA playoffs, hitting on the four series currently in the balance. Some topics today inclue: — Why Chris Finch's presence receives the gold star for individual who made this Wolves season so enjoyable — Patrick Beverley changing the culture, and the risks overcome of bringing in a player and personality like Beverley brought — Why the Wolves really are now becoming their own version of “Houston North” — Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards embracing a pecking order that empowered each other — Looking at the four playoff series taking place and pondering how constructing a championship roster has continued to evolve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Craig Kilborn On The Timberwolves Season, Upcoming Free Agency and His Favorite Movies + Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 87:34

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Minnesota-native and Timberwolves superfan Craig Kilborn to reflect on one of the most enjoyable Wolves seasons in franchise history and to look ahead to what this summer and free agency might bring. The show starts as a reflection on the 2021-22 season and turns into quite the offseason deep dive on how and where the Wolves might be able to tweak the roster. Topics of the conversation include: — Craig's background growing up in Minnesota and falling in love with Minnesota hoops — The environment at Target Center for the playoff series — Comparing this season to the Jimmy Butler year — Can KAT get back into the post and avoid foul trouble next season? And can he play power forward? — The type of point guard Craig would like to replace D'Angelo Russell with — Craig's new podcast and YouTube channel — Craig's top-5 movies of shows of all-time Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Dave Benz News, Sinclair's Streaming War and The Growing Influence of the Wolves New Owners with Michael Rand

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:54

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Michael Rand of The Star Tribune to discuss the news that Timberwolves play-by-play voice Dave Benz will not return to Bally Sports North's broadcast team next season and to discuss his article on Bally's new, stand-alone streaming service that will retail for $20 a month next season. The conversation, necessarily, also hits on the role of Wolves new ownership beginning to make significant changes the fan experience, the broadcast crew being but a first breadcrumb. — The role of Sinclair Broadcast Group, who owns Bally Sports, in the dysfunctional relationship between fans who want to watch the Timberwolves but have not had the opportunity with their current television provider — Is $20 a month a fair price point? — The frustration of our friend, Dave, losing his job — The role Timberwolves new ownership played in the Benz decision, as part of a larger plan to change the Timberwolves fan experience — on both television and in-person — How we are seeing the influence of Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez grow, and how their style is different than Glen Taylor's — The role ownership might play in the D'Angelo Russell and other offseason decisions yet to come this summer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Timberwolves Exit Interviews + Previewing The Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 71:47

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the Timberwolves exit interviews on Saturday morning and to do a too-early preview of the offseason. A lot of today's conversation is targeted at the Wolves most meaningful pieces — D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Chris Finch and Sachin Gupta. Topics today include... — Attempting to have a rationale conversation about D'Angelo Russell fit on the Wolves roster and what his future, being extension eligible, might look like going forward — Reading the breadcrumbs of Sachin Gupta's comments about what the Wolves might do to the roster this summer — Chris Finch's reflections on the season and what he might want in terms of roster tweaks going forward — Karl-Anthony Towns's persona vs. on-court performance — The potential tweaks to Anthony Edwards's role for next season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reflecting On The Season + Immediate Reactions From Game 6 w/ Kyle Theige

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 62:14

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige of CanisHoopus to give immediate reactions from Game 6 and to reflect on the season that was. Dane and Kyle get into what we learned this season about this team and discuss what this team still has to learn themselves, here in the first step of their build. — Reflecting on a loss that stings in a season that exceeded expectations — These playoffs establishing who Anthony Edwards is becoming — Excitement about the future of Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels — The role of Chris Finch — D'Angelo Russell's struggles in this series — Karl-Anthony Towns' performance in this series and the supermax contract he could potentially sign this summer — Having a front row seat to watching the Timberwolves fanbase fall back in love with this team Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Game 6 Preview + More Memphis Perspective w/ Keith Parish

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 52:07

    On today's show, we will do both a preview of Game 6 from the Wolves perspective, with audio clips from Chris Finch, Anthony Edwards and Malik Beasley, and then also have Keith Parish, who covers the Grizzlies, join the show to give some more perspective on where Memphis is at entering Game 6. Everything to get us ready for Friday's elimination game. — Malik Beasley on why the Wolves feel like this series should already be over and the confidence of the group entering Game 6 — Chris Finch on Memphis's blueprint to winning Games 2, 3 and 5 — Anthony Edwards on solving the rebounding issues and late-game offensive execution issues — Keith Parish joins to give the Memphis perspective entering Game 6 — What are the Memphis and Minnesota x-factors that will need to come together for either team to win? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Immediate Reactions To Game 5 Loss with Jace Frederick

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 53:33

    On today's show, Dane is joined in Memphis by Wolves beat writer Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to rattle off immediate reactions from the Wolves Game 5 loss to the Grizzlies. With the Wolves giving up an 11-point lead in the 4th quarter, a lot of this episode's focus is on what went into another late-game collapse after having led for the majority of the game. — Memphis thrives by going small with Brandon Clarke at the 5 — Why weren't the Wolves able to punish Memphis' lack of size in the 4th quarter? — The late-game offense dynamics between Anthony Edwards, D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns — How can the Wolves account for all three of Ja Morant, Desmond Bane and Brandon Clarke? — Can the Wolves, the seemingly better team, rattle off two wins in Games 6 and 7? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    From The Grizzlies Perspective with Chris Herrington (Daily Memphian)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 36:18

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Chris Herrington, a Memphis Grizzlies columnist for The Daily Memphian. Chris and Dane dig into what has gone into Ja Morant's performance through the first four games of the series. Also a lot of attention is paid to the Karl-Anthony Towns versus the Grizzlies frontcourt matchup. Officiating in the series, Jackson Jr.s' disappointing start, x-factor, series predictions and more. — What is up with Ja Morant in this series? Is he hurt? — Should Morant be guarding D'Angelo Russell? — Why the Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke frontcourt is the Grizzlies best matchup for KAT — Chaotic officiating in the series, both ways — DLo from the Memphis perspective — Is there a Wolves counter for Brandon Clarke's style of play and impact — Our final series predictions for Wolves-Grizzlies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Winning Game 4 + Looking Forward To Game 5 Adjustments

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 84:31

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to breakdown Game 4 of the Wolves-Grizzlies series and to look ahead at what sort of adjustments might come to define the rest of the series. A lot of today's show focuses on what Memphis has find to work and what questions they may not have answers for. Also lots on Karl-Anthony Towns bouncing back and Jordan McLaughlin, almost out of nowhere, delivering in a big way. — Why the reaction to Game 3 was over the top and not a fair example of “Minnesota sports all over again” — The Wolves needing to pick their poison between Ja Morant and Desmond Bane — Patrick Beverley making Morant work on both ends — Why aren't Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke sharing the floor more — The role of the refs in a foul-heavy series — JMAC! — Jarred Vanderbilt delivering in Games 3 + 4 and Karl-Anthony Towns facilitating that delivery — Rest of series predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves (bounce) Back In Game 4 w/ Kyle Theige

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 67:49

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige of CanisHoopus.com to reflect on and enjoy the Timberwolves bounce back performance in Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Karl-Anthony Towns puts Game 3 behind him, Ja Morant is stifled, Jordan McLaughlin goes off, the environment at Target Center, another protester — we cover it all before heading off to Memphis for Game 5. — Karl-Anthony Towns bounces back with a 33-point, 14-rebound performance — The Wolves effectively forces the Memphis offense away from Ja Morant — Jordan McLaughlin, after not playing at all in Game 3, delivers as the most valuable piece in Game 4 — Gotta talk about another protester — Another mysterious Anthony Edwards injury that again wasn't actually an injury — Also a bounce back game from Chris Finch 48 hours after timeout-gate in Game 3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Crumble In Game 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 28:06

    On today's show, we get into Game 3 of the Wolves-Grizzlies first round matchup, highlighting what went into the Wolves building two separate 20-point leads only to watch both leads crumble away. An obvious key area to focus on in this game was Karl-Anthony Towns, who not only got in foul trouble again in this matchup but also took a career-low of four shots in the loss. Topics today include: — Why did KAT only shoot four shots? — Jaren Jackson Jr. and Karl-Anthony Towns showing off chronic foul problems that have plagued both players for their entire career — Chris Finch opting to save timeouts rather than using them during Memphis' run — Should Finch be anticipating foul trouble from KAT? — Patrick Beverley effectively attacking Ja Morant, and why that could be valuable if it sustains throughout the series — Anthony Edwards hurts his knee, fades away — What needs to be different in Game 4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Tied 1-1 Going Back To Minnesota

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 25:58

    On today's show, we react to the Wolves Game 2 loss in Memphis on Tuesday evening. In a 28-point loss, obviously a lot went wrong for the Wolves. But we try to distinguish if what worked for the Grizzlies in this game are temporary or permanent solutions. Those topics include: — Karl-Anthony Towns' foul trouble and how that empowered Memphis to effectively go small (taking Steven Adams out of the rotation) — Anthony Edwards' lack of offensive rhythm and poor shot selection — D'Angelo Russell's in ability to get his offense going again — After surviving on the glass in Game 1, struggling to defensively rebound in Game 2 — Naz Reid and the minutes KAT is off the floor in this series — The value of being able to go home and play in front of the Target Center crowd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Winning Game 1 In Memphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 77:30

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the Wolves Game 1 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Dane and Britt breakdown Anthony Edwards' 36-point night, Karl-Anthony Towns major bounce back performance and how the Wolves other pieces also came to play. They also look at how Ja Morant countered the Wolves' defensive attack to the tune of 20 free throw attempts and discuss what adjustments might be coming before Game 2. — Anthony Edwards, again, showing up with the lights on as the best player on the floor — Karl-Anthony Towns playing a disciplined and effective game, rebounding from a disappointing play-in loss — The Wolves defensive coverage on Ja Morant and how Morant countered the Wolves' high wall look — The production from Malik Beasley and Jaden McDaniels — Comparing the Wolves to the 17-18 Pelicans' success — The Naz Reid minutes — What we're expecting in Game 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Wolves Are Headed To The Playoffs w/ Kyle Theige

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 64:56

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige to record an instant reaction episode after the Timberwolves play-in win over the Clippers. A reflection on not only what happened in the game but why this matters for this fanbase, organization, roster, front office and coaching staff. We celebrate the performances of Anthony Edwards, D'Angelo Russell and Chris Finch, and acknowledge that this was Karl-Anthony Towns' worst game of his career. Topics today include: — Wolves back? — Attempting to articulate the wild environment at Target Center — The explosion of Anthony Edwards onto the scene — D'Angelo Russell stepping in exactly when the Wolves needed him — Acknowledging Karl-Anthony Towns' disastrous performance while noting that he has the opportunity to make up for it in Memphis — Patrick Beverley getting his vengeance — Chris Finch doing what it took to make it work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chris Hine On The Joy Of Anthony Edwards + Finch's Extension + The Clippers Matchup

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 54:10

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Timberwolves beat writer Chris Hine of The Star Tribune to discuss Chris's feature story on what made Anthony Edwards. Dane and Chris also discuss Chris Finch's newly minted contract extension with the Wolves and they also get into what lies ahead in the play-in tournament. Topics today include: — Chris's feature story reported from Atlanta on the joy within Anthony Edwards that fuels who Ant has become as a basketball player and person — Chris Finch signing a contract extension in advance of the play-in tournament — The importance of the alignment between Finch and Sachin Gupta — Looking ahead to the play-in matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers, and the different paths that will materialize based on Tuesday's result Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    On To The Play-In: Comparing These Wolves To Finch's Rockets + Monroe's Return + Knight's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 26:54

    On today's show, we recap our final regular season game of the year for the Wolves and look for nuggets from this game that are relevant as we look forward to the play-in and playoffs. We also reflect on a 46-36 season now in the books and compare this first the Wolves have taken the first steps that the Houston Rockets took a decade ago, when Chris Finch was an assistant on Kevin McHale's staff. We also talk about what we saw in Greg Monroe's return and discuss what Nate Knight's future with the Wolves might be. — Comparing the 2021-22 Wolves to the 2012-13 Rockets — Finch hints at how the Wolves might pursue the Clippers matchup — What Greg Monroe showed in his return on Sunday that leads us to believe he might be able to contribute in the postseason — Nate Knight's future with the Timberwolves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mega Preview Of Wolves-Clippers with Lucas Hann and Robert Flom

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 112:00

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Los Angeles Clippers writers Lucas Hann and Robert Flom of 213Hoops to preview the Wolves-Clippers matchup from the perspective of the opponent. We dig into the four matchups these two teams have had this season — and acknowledge that this matchups are only so relevant, given how much the Clippers have evolved since the beginning of the season. Topics include: — The Chris Finch vs. Ty Lue chess match — The role Patrick Beverley will play, given his familiarity with the Clippers — How the Wolves will handle the Batum-Zubac double look on KAT, and how the Clippers can throw different personnel into that coverage — Paul George's shot selection and the way he might pursue the Wolves aggressive defensive coverage schemes — The role the benches will play — Our predictions for the matchup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson Previewing The Clippers Matchup + Ant's Big Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 96:58

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss Britt's most-recent column previewing the Wolves play-in matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. But prior to previewing the Clippers, Dane and Britt reflect on Anthony Edwards's historic if not a bit overzealous 49-point performance on Thursday night. Topics today include: — Ant's 49-point performance against the Spurs — How much should we care about Ant gunning for 50 points? — How many teams in the West are a worse matchup for the Wolves than the Clippers? — An extensive preview of the matchup against the Clippers — The importance of KAT's offensive volume being high — Will Finch go with the same starting 5 against the Clippers? Who will be in the rotation? — The role physicality, experience, poise and Pat Bev will play against the Clippers — Play-in score predictions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ant Goes Off For 49: Ant's Next Level + Pat Bev's Case For All-Defense + Greg Monroe Signing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 32:03

    On today's show, we dig into Anthony Edwards's career-high scoring night against the San Antonio Spurs and discuss the role a conversation with an assistant coach and the ability to get to the free throw line played in Edwards's ability to dominate to the tune of 49 points. We also make the case for Patrick Beverley to make one of the All-Defense teams and discuss the impact the Greg Monroe signing could have on the Wolves play-in and potential playoff run. — Ant finding a way to dominate all four quarters — The Wolves coaching staff challenging Ant to dominate — How getting to the free throw line more could put Ant on a different level — Pat Bev's case for making an All-Defense team — The Greg Monroe signing and the role he could play for the Wolves in the playoffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    There Goes The 6 Seed: Worst Loss of the Season? + Bruised By Washington's Size + The Return of McDaniels

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 28:32

    On today's show, we react to the Wolves 18-point loss at home against the Wizards and ask if this was the most demoralizing loss of the season thus far. With a real opportunity to make hay in the pursuit of the six seed, the Wolves got beat up by the size of Kristaps Porzingis and Daniel Gafford, continuing a year-long struggle for the Wolves against big frontcourts. In addition to discussing the loss, we run through where the Wolves currently sit in the standings and also reflect on what the return of Jaden McDaniels might mean. — The value lost in being the seven seed versus the six seed — Comparing this loss to the other worst losses of the season — The Wolves chronic problem of underestimating lesser opponents — More size problems: Porzingis and Gafford dominate the interior — Why the Wolves shouldn't bank on generating turnovers in the playoffs — The return of Jaden McDaniels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Big 3 Keeps Rolling In Houston: Finch and The Big 3 + Beasley With The Starters + JMac Shooting!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 23:32

    On today's show, we discuss the Wolves eventually taking care of business in Houston against the Rockets, in a game fueled by elite offense and often non-existent defense. While it wasn't a well-rounded performance, it was the second consecutive game that all three of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards have produced in tandem. So we look back at the production of the Big 3 this season and wonder out loud about what level they can get to in the playoffs. — The KAT + Ant + DLo trio's effectiveness this season compared to other Big 3s — The role of Chris Finch's ability to relate to the KAT + Ant + DLo as people — The impact of Malik Beasley's presence around the Big 3 — Jordan McLaughlin now providing shooting in addition to his usual under the radar impact Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On KAT and the Wolves Taking Down Jokic and the Nuggets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2022 91:22

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss just an excellent basketball game in Denver on Friday night, featuring perhaps the best center duel we've seen in the NBA this season. In addition to discussing the Towns and Jokic matchup, we discuss the role the surrounding pieces enhanced the game — or in the case of the Nuggets, hurt their changes of coming out with the win. We bounce around quite a bit, but here are a few of the topics we hit on: — KAT's internal belief that he can take Jokic — The surrounding contributions of not only Edwards and Russell, but also the critical role Jordan McLaughlin and Taurean Prince played in the win — The difference between the play-in and getting the six seed — Britt's most recent column on three concerns that linger as the season comes to a close Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Previewing The Nuggets-Wolves Matchup + 6 Seed Watch w/ DNVR Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 68:26

    On today's show, Dane is joined by the DNVR Nuggets crew in Denver to preview the Nuggets-Wolves matchup and discuss how the Western Conference standings are shaking out. Lots of KAT-Jokic talk, along with our takes on which player might be an X-factor in this matchup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wheels Come Off In Toronto: Can KAT's Usage Go Up? + DLo's Extended Cold Stretch + Will Nowell Play In The Playoffs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:37

    On today's show, we discuss the Toronto Raptors beating the Wolves on Wednesday night at their own game — forcing turnovers, getting offensive rebounds and making 3s. It was also another game where Karl-Anthony Towns got removed by Toronto's aggressive coverage on him. So we also ask the question of how the Wolves can raise KAT's usage through the aggressive coverage. We also talk D'Angelo Russell's extended stretch of cold shooting and get into how the bench is taking form after losing Jaden McDaniels and Malik Beasley to injuries. — Can the Wolves get more from KAT when he's aggressively being doubled? — DLo's down, then up, then down production chart this season, and how it has been the opposite of the Wolves defense's production arc — The role defense will play in Jaylen Nowell being in the playoff rotation — The Wolves have been outscored by 76 points in the three games Malik Beasley has missed this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Five Things We Were Wrong About This Season w/ Jace Frederick

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 71:10

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Timberwolves beat writer Jace Frederick of The St. Paul Pioneer Press to discuss the five things this season that they were most wrong about. Dane and Jace each run through their five things that have most caught them by surprise. Topics include: — Before we get to our lists, some talk on battling Denver for the six seed in the West — The Wolves finding offensive success without KAT having a massive usage rate — How many wins strong coaching can add — Jordan McLaughlin's emergence as a consistent rotation player — The Wolves' shot selection this year — Managing to have a competent defense without having substantial size or frontcourt depth — The importance of Jarred Vanderbilt — How important is getting the six seed? — Much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning The Rematch Against Dallas: Showing Luka Different Coverages + JMac's Consistent Positive Impact + Beasley Injury Fallout

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2022 24:44

    On today's show, we breakdown the Wolves win in their rematch against the Mavericks on Friday night. After struggling to find a coverage to get the ball out of Luka Doncic's hands on Monday, on Friday the Wolves effectively switched up coverages and tried to make someone else beat them. In the process, Jordan McLaughlin was a hidden gem and, unfortunately, Malik Beasley caught an injury that appeared to be serious. — A different defensive coverage plan designed to get the ball out of Luka's hands, and the role Karl-Anthony Towns played in making that happen — Jordan McLaughlin, Chris Finch muse and plus-minus maestro — How will the Wolves go about replacing Malik Beasley's minutes if he has to miss time? — D'Angelo Russell caught in another offensive lull, and why the Wolves need him to breakthrough prior to the playoffs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Ant's Knee + KAT's All NBA Case + The Future of the PF Position

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 81:18

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss his most recent column on Anthony Edwards' significant drop in production since returning from his knee injury. Beyond that, we get into the case Karl-Anthony Towns for making an All NBA team and the significant impact that could have on building the roster going forward. And we also get into Jarred Vanderbilt's recent play and wonder if he might be the Wolves power forward of the future. — Where we've seen Edwards play drop off since his return from injury — Towns case for All NBA, why he'll likely get it and why that could significantly benefit the Wolves from a roster construction standpoint — DLo's recent play and how he might fit into the big picture — Vanderbilt, Prince, McDaniels and the future of the power forward position Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Flaming Out Against The Suns: Expecting More From Ant + Is Vando the PF of the Future? + Defensive Frustrations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 30:45

    On today's show, we get into the Wolves home loss to Phoenix on Wednesday, their second loss in a row. As the level of competition has improved and the stakes keep getting higher, the Wolves have struggled to find consistency on both sides of the ball. So we get into the road blocks the Wolves have been hitting defensively and also look for ways than can get a little more offensively, specifically from Anthony Edwards. — Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton's 4th quarter take over — Is adding defense still the Wolves biggest need? — Holding Anthony Edwards accountable for his play, even through the knee injury — What is the cost of Karl-Anthony Towns' consistent trouble with fouls? — Is Jarred Vanderbilt has a bounce back game, and asking the question: Is Vando the power forward of the future? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mavs Takedown The Wolves: A New Defense On KAT + Luka Picks Apart Wolves Defense + Missing McDaniels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 27:14

    On today's show, we get into the Wolves 2-point loss on the road in Dallas on Monday night. A game where the Mavs effectively slowed down Karl-Anthony Towns, while the Wolves struggle to contain Luka Doncic's playmaking. With a rematch against Dallas coming on Friday, we focus this episode on the tactics the Wolves and Mavs used against eachother, so as to be able to estimate what the rematch might look like. Topics include: — A new defensive scheme utilized by Dallas to take KAT's driving game away — The Wolves losing the non-KAT minutes and the Mavs dominating in the non-Luka minutes — Wolves switch coverages against Luka in the second half and find some defensive success — Taurean Prince continues to step up, but they missed Jaden McDaniels in this one — Jarred Vanderbilt's role and effectiveness continuing to shrink Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Wolves Beat The Bucks Again: No McDaniels, No Problem + Naz Reid, Volume Roll Man + Catching Dallas and Denver

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 24:54

    On today's show, we break down the Wolves win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night — their 11th win in 13 games since the All Star break. Even though the Bucks were without Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Wolves continued their recent trend of taking care of whoever the schedule presents. Topics on today's show include: — Effectively turning focus from Giannis to Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — The Wolves are showing layers of perimeter defense, even with Jaden McDaniels currently removed from the mix — Leaning in to the Patrick Beverley identity, not shying away from opponents — Reflecting on the Wolves having a top-10 defense 72 games into the season and what that has unlocked — Naz Reid as a high volume roll man — Controlling their destiny to the 5 or 6 seed now that Dallas and Denver are within range Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Enjoying The Confident, Winning Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 78:50

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss his column on why this is a confident Timberwolves team worth enjoying the rest of the season — whatever the final outcome may be. We get into how the Wolves have gotten here and what that final outcome might end up looking like. Topics in our conversation today include but are not limited to: — Karl-Anthony Towns' ratification tour and acknowledging that individual accolades matter to him — The Wolves officially having exceeded everyone's preseason win total expectations — The Jaden McDaniels injury and the path(s) the Wolves have to replacing his minutes and production — Looking at the final 11 games of the season — The Wolves developing a Memphis Grizzlies-like confidence — Malik Beasley's unexpected and unprecedented resurgence over the past three months Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Do The Wolves Have Swag?: The KAT and Pat Bev Leadership Duo + Prince As McDaniels' Injury Replacement

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 29:24

    On today's show, we discuss the Wolves ninth win in their past 10 games — a 20-point victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. And as the Wolves keep winning their confidence keeps growing, which reminded me of the progression of confidence the Memphis Grizzlies caught early in the season and have parlayed into currently being the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. So we also look into similarities there. Topics include: — Do the Wolves have swag? — KAT's growing ability to draw fouls (and lingering propensity to get called for them) — The Pat Bev and KAT leadership duo — Reflecting on a weird stretch in the schedule, and looking forward to the final 11 games — The importance of Taurean Prince during Jaden McDaniels' injury absence — An announcement on a Wolves watch party for the Boston game on March 27th Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    KAT Drops 60 On The Spurs: KAT's Push For All NBA and A Supermax + Needing To Lose In Orlando? + The No. 1 Offense in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 28:26

    On today's show, we get into Karl-Anthony Towns' 60-point performance in San Antonio on Monday and discuss how KAT is aggressively making his case to be on one of the All NBA teams. With making an All NBA team comes the ability for KAT to sign a 4-year, $200 million contract extension this summer. So we also dig into what that contract would look like if he qualifies — and why that should be what Wolves fans are cheering for, even if it comes with a higher annual price tag. — KAT goes off for 60, highlighted by a 32-point third quarter — Why KAT making All NBA this season and signing a supermax contract is the best-case scenario for the Wolves in the long-term clarity it would provide — The correlation between KAT good games and Anthony Edwards having quiet games — Why D'Angelo Russell thinks the Wolves needed to lose that game in Orlando that broke up the winning streak — Relishing in how big of a deal it is that the Wolves have the No. 1 offense in the NBA since January 1st Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Take Down The Heat: KAT Foul Trouble Again Gets Bench Going + Nowell Earning A Role + Beasley's Impact With The Starters

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 23:06

    On today's show, we discuss the Wolves getting back on track with a win over the Heat in Miami on Saturday. A game that had a weird arc, due to Karl-Anthony Towns again picking up three fouls in the first quarter. But this time a game where the Wolves bench picked him up, fueled by a double-double from Naz Reid and by Jaylen Nowell leading the team in scoring. — Eight Wolves score in double figures in perhaps the most balanced performance of the season — Finding ways to get Jaylen Nowell on the floor on why he could be a critical piece come a playoff series — The value of playing Malik Beasley and Taurean Prince around the Big 3 compared to playing two of Jaden McDaniels, Patrick Beverley and Jarred Vanderbilt around KAT, DLo and Ant — A roster that's beginning to make a lot of sense Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Orlando Snaps The Winning Streak: What Will KAT Foul Trouble Look Like In The Playoffs? + Missing Final 17 3s + The Miami Matchup

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 25:18

    On today's show, we discuss the Wolves six-game winning coming to a halt on Friday night in Orlando against the Magic. We get into a game full of foul trouble and the Wolves going ice cold from deep in the second half. The conversation also turns to looking ahead to Miami on Saturday night in a game, like most of the games for the rest of the season if the Wolves want to avoid the play-in, that will be a must-win. — The Wolves missing 17 3s in the final 17 minutes of the game — If KAT gets in foul trouble in the playoffs, how will they deal with it? — Ant leads the team in scoring, looks like his old, explosive self — Changes in KAT's shot selection and free throw mechanics — Looking ahead to the Miami matchup Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Minnesota Timberwolves, Who Just Keep Winning

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 81:58

    On today's show, Britt Robson of MinnPost joins to discuss the now 38-29 Minnesota Timberwolves, who have won 22 of their last 31 games and are currently on a six-game winning streak. The focus of today's show is on the Wolves hot run over the past two months, but we also get into comparing this season's Wolves to the 2017-18 Wolves. It's a wide-ranging conversation including but not limited to the following topics: — Rolling, winning 22 games since the calendar turned to 2022 — Is this the best Wolves team since 2004? — What role a generally easier schedule has played in recent success — How KAT has evolved as a player from his time under Tom Thibodeau to what he has become under Chris Finch — The underrated role Malik Beasley has played in the Wolves being the No. 1 offense in the league since January 1st — Patrick Beverley mania Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Is This The Best Wolves Team Since 2004?: Six Wins In A Row + Beasley Makes 11 3s + Edwards Makes His Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 25:12

    On today's show, we get into the Wolves winning their sixth in a row. The first time they have done that since 2004. And that leads to asking the question of Is this the best Timberwolves team since 2004? I run through the other seasons that the Wolves have won more than the 38 wins they currently have since 2004 and ultimately come down to deciphering between this year's Wolves team and the 2017-18 team led by Tom Thibodeau and Jimmy Butler. We also get into Malik Beasley setting the franchise record for made 3s in a game, and take a look at the run Beasley has been on shooting the ball since Christmas. And along those lines, dig into the Wolves 3-point shooting as a team since the turn of the new year. Also discussed is Anthony Edwards returning from his knee injury — using audio from Edwards' postgame press conference on what the symptoms are that he's been dealing with in that knee. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Fire Up The T-Shirt Cannon, That's 5 In A Row: A Real Homecourt Advantage? + The Tanking Blazers + Keeping KAT Aggressive

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 29:27

    On today's show, we dig into the Wolves' 5th straight win, a 43-point victory over the debris left in Portland. The story of the game felt more like the environment at Target Center tonight, and the new-found idea that the Wolves might actually have something that represents a home court advantage for the first time in decades. We also get into KAT's continued dominance, and wonder if KAT's 3-point volume increasing might bring him to another level. — How the Minnesota fanbase is latching on to this Wolves team, and asking what the real value of a home court advantage is — KAT's ability to get his whenever he wants this year after adding the drive game to his bag — Should we be concerned about KAT's 3-point volume significantly dipping? — Continuing this run into an upcoming road trip against Orlando, Miami and San Antonio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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