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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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    Wolves Fall To Wizards: Poor 3-point Shooting + Where's The Pick and Roll + Too Many KAT Post-Ups + Nowell's Future

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 28:04

    On today's show, we react to the Timberwolves bruising at the hands of the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. And as the Wolves cool off, we take a look at some of the underlying issues that have been brushed over during the Wolves hot run over the past few weeks. Topics include: — Why are the Wolves again a below-average 3-point shooting team? And why D'Angelo Russell's shot coming around should open up the offense — Karl-Anthony Towns' struggles in post-up situations this season, specifically focusing on how the Wizards dared KAT to post-up on Wednesday — How Washington found a different way to attack the Wolves aggressive defense — Jaylen Nowell finding time in the rotation and what his future in Minnesota might look like — Keeping a .500 pace as the schedule begins to get tougher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Above-.500 Minnesota Timberwolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 70:48

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss the Wolves recent hot streak that has taken them over-.500 through winning seven of their last 8 games. Dane and Britt discuss the factors that have generated a greater belief in this team this season and the room they still have to grow. A lot of discussion about D'Angelo Russell's recent breakout and the role Chris Finch has played in putting the pieces together this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Win 7th In Last 8 Games: Leveraging Defense Into Offense + Okogie's Impact + Not Letting Go Of The Rope

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 27:57

    On today's show, we react to the Timberwolves win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, the seventh win in their last eight games. A Wolves team that just doesn't seem to willingly give away games the Old Wolves might have. How this Wolves team is not letting go of the rope. Topics discussed include: — How the diversity of the Wolves firepower allows them to overcome scenarios in games when KAT hits a wall — The Wolves leveraging defense into offense as a way to let the offense breakthrough — D'Angelo Russell's growing voice as a quarterback of the defense — Playing without Jaden McDaniels, Jarred Vanderbilt and Patrick Beverley, and how Josh Okogie filled the void — The KAT and Naz pairing finally clicking — The value of being able to reach down the bench to find answers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    DLo Goes Off In Philly: KAT + DLo's Games Changing + Guarding Embiid + Bolmaro's First Chance

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 30:25

    On today's show, we get into the show in Philadelphia on Saturday night, that ended up being one of the most memorable Timberwolves victories of the past decade. A well-rounded affair that tapped into so many of the things that have come to define the Wolves this season. Topics discussed: — D'Angelo Russell's 27 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. But how this game by Russell, yet again, wasn't exclusively defined by getting buckets — KAT's dominant first half being the latest example of how teams can't affording to guard this sleeker version of KAT with traditional centers — Joel Embiid living at the free throw line on a night of uneven whistles — Leandro Bolmaro making his debut as a real rotation player for the Wolves, and what we might come to expect from Bolmaro if he is to stay in the rotation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On What Has Been Been Behind The Wolves Winning Ways

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 68:08

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss what has been behind the Timberwolves recent four-game winning streak. From the impact of critical role players like Jarred Vanderbilt and Patrick, to the way Chris Finch has blended lineups and schemes for profit, and to the Wolves top-10 defense and the role that 3-point variance has and has not influenced the team's recent success on that end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Keep Winning: Good Defensive Team or 3-Point Shooting Variance? + KAT Cooks Pelicans + Pat Bev's Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 26:01

    On today's show, we react to the Timberwolves 4th consecutive win, this time a 14-point road victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The focus of this episode is on the Wolves defense that now ranks 7th in the NBA. We look into what has been behind the Wolves defensive surge, specifically looking into the role that 3-point variance has played during a season where the Wolves have completely change their defensive scheme. Topics include: — After never being a top-10 defense any year of Karl-Anthony Towns' career, the Wolves now rank 7th in the league — The role 3-point variance or “luck” is playing in the Wolves defense spiking — KAT dominating Jonas Valanciunas and the Pelicans antiquated tactic for trying to slow him and the Wolves down — Patrick Beverley's impact on the Wolves Big 3 this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Win Third Straight: Vanderbilt Inspires + DLo's Statistical Impact + Winning When KAT Is Off

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 34:27

    On today's show, we discuss the Timberwolves 43-point victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night and what has been behind what is now a three-game winning streak. From Anthony Edwards' explosive first quarter fueling the Wolves on a quiet night from Karl-Anthony Towns, to how Jarred Vanderbilt's inspirational play is beginning to render exponential returns, and to the Wolves massive success in the minutes D'Angelo Russell has been on the floor this season. — Ant delivers a perfect 17-point first quarter as KAT starts the night slow — The consistency of Vanderbilt's effort, and how teammates are beginning to not only expect it but profit off of Vando's work — What is behind DLo leading the Wolves in net-rating by miles — Naz Reid and the Wolves finding consistency in the minutes where KAT is off the floor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Wins Over The Kings And Spurs Signal The Wolves Should Make The Play-In Tournament

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 32:09

    On today's show, Dane reacts to what is now a two-game winning streak for the Wolves after Thursday night's win over the Spurs. How should Wolves fans feel about wins over the Kings and Spurs relative to what that means for their chances of making the play-in tournament? Topics include: — How the bottom of the Western Conference is making the play-in tournament feel like a reasonable expectation for this Wolves team — The Wolves on another hot defensive streak, and how that makes the hot start to the season feel like less of a blip on the radar — Schematic changes that are putting KAT in better rebounding position — Jaden McDaniels, Malik Beasley and Taurean Prince catching a rhythm off the bench after Finch shortens the rotation — The importance of McDaniels getting back on track Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Timberwolves Surprisingly Effective Defense + The Lack Of Synergy Between KAT + Ant + DLo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 78:29

    On today's show, Britt Robson of MinnPost joins the show to discuss the hidden pleasure of the Timberwolves becoming a competent defense this season under Chris Finch. Dane and Britt discuss the things that have come to epitomize this Wolves team -- from the defense to porous offense and lack of continuity between the squad's three most prolific scorers. Also, the topic of Karl-Anthony Towns of D'Angelo being extension eligible this summer -- and how the nature of their contracts will, in part, define the future of the KAT-Ant-DLo core. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Went Wrong At The End Of The Suns Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 32:28


    On today's show, we run through the final 2 minutes and 18 seconds of the Timberwolves eventual loss to the Phoenix Suns on Monday night. Specifically how Karl-Anthony Towns was going off in the fourth quarter but could not get a single shot off in the final 138 seconds. Topics include: — Play-by-play going through the final 2:18 of the game — How the Wolves offense does not flow through Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards the same way the Suns' offense doesn't flow through Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton — How KAT, DLo and Ant discussing how to handle late game situations — Edwards' worst offensive game and best defensive game of the season happening simultaneously — Finch dropping the rotation down to eight players, and really seven after Josh Okogie got hurt in the second quarter — Looking ahead to the Sacramento Kings matchup, and why that needs to be a game the Wolves get back on track for Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Recapping The LA Back-To-Back: Clippers Shut Down KAT Again + Defensive Fall Off + Finch's Perception

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 28:47

    On today's show, Dane reacts to Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and recaps the weekend's back to back. We start by taking a lay of the land 12 games into the season, noting how the Wolves defense has crashed to the bottom of the league in November while the offense just has not been able to take steps forward. We also discuss how much the broken roster construction is impacting the perception of Chris Finch while the losses pile up. And we discuss how the Clippers again used their blueprint for slowing down Karl-Anthony Towns, and how teams around the league may use this blueprint nightly against the Wolves until the shooting surrounding KAT comes around. Also some stray notes on Jaden McDaniels biggest offensive output of the season in a new role off the bench. And finally we look ahead to Monday's matchup against the Phoenix Suns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ant's 48-Point Game Is Not Enough: Waning Hope For Big 3 + Wiggins Goes Off + Naz Reid, The Latest Adjustment

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 22:28

    On today's show, Dane reacts to Anthony Edwards' 48-point performance against the Warriors that proved to not be enough, given the lack of support he received and Andrew Wiggins going off for 35 on the other side of the floor. Topics today include: — First 6-game losing streak since Ed Davis, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarrett Culver were starting for the Wolves — Why this Wolves roster provides hope given its undeniable talent, but a scary kind of hope because the results are no different — Ant's “absolutely perfect” game, given his shot selection, according to Chris Finch — Wiggins goes off, because of course he does — How Chris Finch continues to search for what aren't really solution around the Big 3, and instead just better problems — What might be able to change in a weekend against the Lakers and Clippers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Wolves Dread Sinking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 75:19

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss Britt's Tuesday column on the Wolves-related dread that is sinking in after the Wolves losing streak extended to five games after Monday's loss. How much are each of the Wolves main contributors responsible and what might they do to inspire change going forward? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Collapse In Memphis: The Flaws of a Flow-Based Offense + DLo's Return + The KAT-Naz Pairing

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 35:01

    On today's show, Dane rattles through what went into the Timberwolves losing a 16-point lead with 7 and a half minutes remaining in the game. A play by play run through of how the Wolves offense ran out of flow and how Ja Morant took over for the Grizzlies. Topics include: — The insane final 7.5 minutes of the game, where the Wolves lead slowly dwindled as chaos ensued in the final minute of the game — Karl-Anthony Towns and the perhaps flawed idea that it is possible to “execute” a flow-based offensive system in late-game situations + why it makes sense that these Wolves haven't yet found flow — What D'Angelo Russell's return to the lineup meant for the Wolves offense — The KAT + Naz Reid pairing in the frontcourt + what Naz provides offensively that Josh Okogie and Jarred Vanderbilt do not Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wolves Lose Their 4th Straight: Needing DLo + Atrocious Offense + Roster Conundrums + Starting Lineup Carousel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 28:49

    On today's show, Dane digs into another Timberwolves loss to the Clippers, the Wolves fourth consecutive loss. We discuss why this team feels like it needs D'Angelo Russell as a means to help their seemingly broken offense. As the Wolves flounder more and more questions arise about the many imbalances in the way this roster is constructed. Topics today include: — Why D'Angelo Russell would help limit Karl-Anthony Towns double teams and open up the offense — The Wolves halfcourt offense completely stalling — Anthony Edwards needing to attack more, and being the only player on the roster who even can attack more — Taurean Prince starts + the Wolves power forward carousel — Should Malik Beasley be in the starting lineup going forward? — A four-game home losing streak before a four-game road trip Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Loss To The Scorching Clippers: 3-4 Despite An Easy Schedule + Shooting Variance + New Starters Without DLo

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 27:53

    On today's show, Dane reacts to Wednesday's loss to the Clippers and reflects on the quality of the Wolves' opponents through the first seven games of the season. We dig into why a 3-4 record is currently underwhelming, and how the Clippers used the same blueprint against the Wolves as the Magic did. Topics include: — What the quality of the Wolves opponents thus far says about the 3-4 record to start the season — Where the Clippers attacked the Wolves defense to go wild from deep + how the Wolves can mend that breakage — A new starting lineup with D'Angelo Russell hurt + the offensive role of Josh Okogie and Jarred Vanderbilt when they're in at power forward — Patrick Beverley's big game against his old team + the costly technical and turnovers committed late Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Reasons For Holding Onto Optimism With The 3-3 Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 83:38

    On today's show, Britt Robson of MinnPost joins the show to discuss where the Timberwolves stand after their loss to the Orlando Magic, dropping their record to 3-3. Dane and Britt dive into why the offense should improve and why the defense has been a point of pride thus far. They also discuss the fallout from D'Angelo Russell's injury, Chris Finch's new power position within the organization and why the double-header against the Clippers represents an inflection point in the season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    A Bad Loss To The Magic: Should KAT Be Shooting More? + The Ripple Effect Of Injuries Going Forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 35:28

    On today's show, we have instant takeaways from the Timberwolves 18-point loss to the Orlando Magic Monday night, dipping the Wolves' record to 3-3 on the season. The loss brought questions about shot selection and the season's first installment of the injury bug. Topics discussed include: — How this loss felt a lot like “The Old Wolves” — Again raising the question: Does KAT need to be shooting more? — Why the Wolves shot selection suggests an offensive burst should be coming — The first bad defensive game in a season where the defense has exceeded expectations — Injury fallout, and what will change if Patrick Beverley, D'Angelo Russell or Naz Reid have to miss time with their injuries — The KAT and Naz pairing resurfacing — How Orlando played good chess, exploiting the Wolves defensive scheme and shooting shortcomings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Big 3 Struggles In Loss To Nuggets + Beasley Finds A Rhythm + Magic Film Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 25:21

    On today's show, Dane brings immediate reactions from the Timberwolves 93-91 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night. We dig into the Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell all struggling, while Malik Beasley appeared to get his rhythm back. And then we look ahead to what could be a trap game against a big Orlando Magic team on Monday. Topics include: — KAT + Ant + DLo combine to score 42 points, and why the Wolves offense needs to call KAT's number more often — Beasley catches a rhythm, making six 3s in the loss — Beasley's growth as a defender, and why he is key to the Wolves finding their ceiling — Looking ahead to Monday's matchup against a young but physically imposing Orlando Magic team, and why that game's result will indicate what direction the Wolves are moving in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Wolves Beat The Bucks + The Ant Show Goes On, DLo Gets Hot, Vando Takes Over At Power Forward

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 30:22

    On today's show, Dane recaps the Timberwolves road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and what Anthony Edwards and Chris Finch had to say about the victory after the game. Topics on today include: — The Wolves responding after Ant's mini blowup following the loss to the Pelicans — D'Angelo Russell taking advantage of a Bucks roster without Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday, who couldn't slow him down from midrange — Jarred Vanderbilt moving into the starting lineup, guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo and putting together a rebounding highlight reel — How the rotation completely changed with Vanderbilt in as a starter, and what this might mean for Josh Okogie going forward — Why the Wolves have a chance to begin the season 4-1 by taking advantage of a Nuggets team who is off to a shaky start Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On KAT, Ant and Where The Timberwolves Stand Three Games Into The Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 69:05

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of MinnPost to discuss his column on the brilliance of Karl-Anthony Towns' game and the return of the annoyance that comes with Towns' fighting with the refs. Dane and Britt hit a variety of topics that cover the first three games, including: — How KAT's early frustration with the refs defined the Wolves third game of the season, a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans — Anthony Edwards' growing role of a leader on the team — The Wolves opportunity in Milwaukee on Wednesday, and how they might matchup with the Bucks — Using numbers and eye test to judge the Wolves defense thus far — The throes and benefits of an 11-man rotation — Things we projected this offseason that have not proven to be accurate thus far this season — D'Angelo Russell's struggles thus far Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Anthony Edwards And The Timberwolves Evolving Leadership Dynamic + Reactions From Loss To Pelicans

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 36:45

    On today's show, Dane reacts to a chaotic Wolves loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and the leadership dynamic taking form in the Timberwolves. We get into how the play of Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell — the team's three best players — is beginning to shape the team's identity. Topics include: — Anthony Edwards placing the blame on himself, KAT and DLo for the lack of rhythm the Wolves are playing with — Ant's growing leadership role on the team — KAT again struggling with the refs — Finch searching for scoring and rebounding simultaneously, and thus far not finding it — Patrick Beverley's role as not only a leader and defender but the importance of his shooting and rebounding on a team that needs it — Previewing Wednesday's matchup against the surprisingly small Milwaukee Bucks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Timberwolves are 2-0 -- What Went Right And Wrong Against The Pelicans in Game 2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 27:34

    On today's show, Dane brings instant reactions from the Timberwolves second victory of the season, detailing what went right against the Pelicans and what still remains a work in progress. Topics include: — Karl-Anthony Towns back playing like the dominant offensive center he was two seasons ago — KAT fouls out, and his history of foul trouble, particularly as it relates to offensive fouls — Patrick Beverley makes his debut, and brings the juice defensively — First signs of the lack of balance on the roster, in terms of both size and players being one-dimensional — Why Jordan McLaughlin was the Forgotten Star of tonight's game — Jaden McDaniels' low-usage role next to KAT, Ant and DLo, and how McDaniels' offensive impact connects to where his 3-point percentage shakes out at — What to look for in the rematch against New Orleans on Monday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reacting To The Timberwolves Opening Night Win

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 31:21

    On today's show, after a preseason of many questions, Dane brings immediate takeaways from the Timberwolves opening night victory over the Houston Rockets. Topics today include: — The Anthony Edwards Show Detailing how Ant seems to be on the brink of something special. And why this seemingly imminent explosion isn't coming from nowhere, but instead just the next step in his progression — Josh Okogie Starts And Sets The Defensive Tone After a summer of questions about who would be the Wolves fifth starter, Okogie got the nod and showed why he is critical to laying a defensive foundation — A Game Of Passing The Offensive Baton From KAT to Ant to DLo How the Timberwolves offense moved through KAT early, to the Ant Show in the second quarter and to D'Angelo Russell in the second half — Why Malik Beasley Was Tonight's Forgotten Star — Looking Ahead To The Next Two Games Against The Pelicans And The Debut Of Patrick Beverley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Bigs: A Timberwolves Season Preview Part 3 w/ Britt Robson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 69:55

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson to preview the Minnesota Timberwolves upcoming season through the lens of the bigs. The five players Dane and Britt focus on in this episode are Karl-Anthony Towns, Jarred Vanderbilt, Josh Okogie, Naz Reid and Nathan Knight. Part 1 and Part 2 of the season preview focused on the guards and wings, and can be found as the two previous episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Wings: A Timberwolves Season Preview Part 2 w/ Britt Robson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 58:27

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson to preview the Minnesota Timberwolves upcoming season through the lens of the wings. The five players Dane and Britt focus on in this episode are Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Malik Beasley, Taurean Prince and Jake Layman. Part 3 of the season preview will focus on the bigs. Part 1 is the previous episode in the feed, focusing on the guards. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Guards: A Timberwolves Season Preview Part 1 w/ Britt Robson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 53:37

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson to preview the Minnesota Timberwolves upcoming season through the lens of the guards. The five players Dane and Britt focus on in this episode are D'Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley, Jordan McLaughlin, Leandro Bolmaro, Jaylen Nowell and McKinley Wright. Part 2 of the season preview will focus on the wings and Part 3 will focus on the bigs in subsequent episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What Has Stood Out In The Wolves First Three Preseason Games?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 35:01

    On today's show, Dane is recording after the Timberwolves' third preseason game in Los Angeles against the Clippers, and he runs down not only what stood out in the third win but what has really popped in the preseason thus far. Some of things worth monitoring in the lead up to the season opener on October 20th. — D'Angelo Russell functioning as the engine of the Wolves offense, and the involvement of Anthony Edwards next to DLo — Who might be the 5th starter between Josh Okogie, Jarred Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley? What does each player bring to the Wolves from an offensive standpoint? — Jaylen Nowell and Leandro Bolmaro playing like they belong, even if just outside of the regular season rotation — Naz Reid and his role this season, potentially next to Karl-Anthony Towns at times — Dane's guess for what the Timberwolves minutes hierarchy might look like this season Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    The Nuggets Model vs. The Timberwolves Since Game 82 w/ Adam Mares of DNVR Sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 45:12


    On today's show, Dane is joined by Adam Mares, who covers the Denver Nuggets for DNVR Sports. Dane and Adam get into the linear progression of the Nuggets since the 2017-18 season compared to the Timberwolves volatility. The role of front office continuity, the growth of a Big 3, and the coaching schematics that unleashed Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. — The Timberwolves having seven lead executives since the Nuggets hired Tim Connelly, and the impact of front office continuity — The similarities and differences between the trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards compared to the trio of Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. — Chris Finch modeling the Timberwolves defense after what Michael Malone installed in Denver before the Nuggets defense made a leap — How Finch helped create the Nuggets offensive identity when he was in Denver, and Adam's optimism for the impact Finch will have on Towns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Reacting To The Preseason Opener -- Ant's Defense, Okogie Starts + DLo's Bench Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 28:58

    On today's show, Dane is back with a takeaways from the Timberwolves preseason opener against the New Orleans Pelicans. Any ideas that the Wolves are entering the season with bad vibes after firing their President of Basketball Operations were squashed with a pretty inspired effort from Anthony Edwards, D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the Wolves. Topics include: — Ant's defense, of all things, shining in preseason opener, and what impact that could have — Starting Josh Okogie at power forward, and what we can takeaway from Chris Finch's rotations — Being back at Target Center + witnessing Russell grow into the role of being a team leader, on and off the court — A lesser offensive burden for KAT, but a responsibility to be the team's defensive tentpole and best defensive rebounder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Chris Finch's Plan For Fixing The Defense + Training Camp Breadcrumbs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 59:21

    On today's show, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins the show to discuss his story on Chris Finch's plan for fixing the Timberwolves story. Britt and Dane discuss Britt's reporting on the story — including interviews with Finch, Elston Turner, Jaden McDaniels, amongst other — and just what Timberwolves fane should expect in terms of Finch's plan to make the Wolves at least a mediocre defensive team. Additionally, Dane and Britt go into some of the other breadcrumbs that have fallen out of the first three days of Timberwolves training camp. — How Finch has used the Denver Nuggets defensive model with Nikola Jokic as a guideline for what the Wolves will be running — The differences between this scheme and what Tom Thibodeau and Ryan Saunders ran, and what this will ask of Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the roster — The importance of the defensive “low man” role that Jarred Vanderbilt, Jaden McDaniels and Taurean Prince will need to fill — Other audacious Finch plans. Plans that carry a risk, but, if executed, could increase the Wolves ceiling — The Timberwolves being one of the smallest teams in the NBA, and new defensive coordinator Elston Turner's experience coaching a smaller roster in Houston Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reaction From Timberwolves Media Day Part 2 w/ Kyle Theige: KAT Speaks + The Rest of the Roster Moves On From Rosas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 85:03

    Today's show is Part 2 of a Timberwolves Media Day reaction with Kyle Theige from CanisHoopus.com. Dane and Kyle dig into what KAT said, what Gupta didn't, and reflect on how the rest of the roster seems unphased by the firing of Gersson Rosas, ready to just play basketball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Reactions From The Alex Rodrgiuez + Marc Lore Introductory Press Conference, Media Day Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 39:12

    Today's show is Part 1 of our two-part Timberwolves Media Day coverage with Kyle Theige of CanisHoopus.com. This episode is an immediate reaction to the introductory press conference for Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore. Dane and Kyle describe what was said before and after the presser, plus the general atmosphere at the Timberwolves facility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Recapping The Gersson Rosas Era + Waiting For Ben Simmons Leverage w/ Andy Grimsrud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 62:20

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Andy Grimsrud (@PDWolves) from PunchDrunkWolves.com to recap the Gersson Rosas Era and discuss the Philadelphia 76ers potentially losing leverage once training camp begins next week. Andy, a notable Thibs Stan and Rosas Questioner, wrote an article on Friday recapping the Rosas regime and the questions he's had about Rosas dating back to Rosas' hiring in 2019. We go back and forth and break it down. — Rosas' endorsement of Ryan Saunders as the best head coaching candidate available in 2019 — Cleaning out the roster Rosas inherited + why many of Rosas' moves amounted to only being half measures — A very successful 2020 Draft — How a Ben Simmons move would impact the Timberwolves timeline, and how Sachin Gupta, now in charge, might pursue that venture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Firing Of Gersson Rosas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 55:12

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of The Athletic to discuss the firing of Gersson Rosas and what this signals for the Minnesota Timberwolves. In which Dane and Britt discuss: — The rumblings of discontentment between Rosas and the rest of the Wolves organization and front office — Why the timing signals something egregious or serious procrastination — Karl-Anthony Towns being blind-sided by the move — Why this should have little impact on Chris Finch and what he is able to make of this talented Timberwolves roster — Going through the history of Rosas' bigger moves made over his two-year tenure as President of Basketball Operations — How new President of Basketball Operations Sachin Gupta may approach roster construction differently than Rosas did — A collective exhale that this team is very weird Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Ben Simmons Would Impact The Timberwolves Defense + Elston Turner's Thoughts On Defensive Scheme + Vanderbilt and McLaughlin Re-Sign

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 41:21

    On today's show, Dane talks about the Timberwolves defense this upcoming season. Specifically the impact Ben Simmons would have on the defensive end if the Wolves were to pull off a trade to acquire him. Additionally, clips included from Timberwolves new defensive coordinator Elston Turner on his vision for the Wolves' defense this year, and Turner's view on how drop coverage can effectively be played in today's NBA. And lastly, we get to the team-friendly contracts that Jarred Vanderbilt and Jordan McLaughlin recently signed. — Comparing Ben Simmons' defensive impact next to Karl-Anthony Towns vs. Jimmy Butler's defensive impact next to KAT — What sort of price in a trade would be justifiable given Simmons' expected impact? — New Defensive Coordinator Elston Turner on his vision for the Timberwolves defense, and how that vision might be different than David Vanterpool and Jospeh Blair's — The impact of Vanderbilt and McLaughlin signing long-term, team-friendly deals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Who Is New Timberwolves Owner Marc Lore? w/ Chris Hine of The Star Tribune

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 54:19

    On today's show, Chris Hine of The Star Tribune joins the show to discuss his extensive feature story on new Timberwolves owner Marc Lore. Dane and Chris discuss their interactions with Lore in Las Vegas at the NBA Summer League, and Chris gives his take on what Marc Lore might bring to the Timberwolves organization and the Minnesota community. Topics include: Lore's love for magic tricks — and the two acts Lore pulled on Dane and Chris in Vegas The vision of using three core values to change the culture of the Timberwolves organization Chris's read on Lore's personality from his sit down with the new owner Lore's on-the-record commentary about the team staying in Minnesota, and how a new stadium likely factors into that equation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On His Q+A with Chris Finch + The Patrick Beverley Trade

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 98:06

    On today's show, Dane is joined by Britt Robson of The Athletic to discuss some of the details uncovered in Britt's two-part, 75-minute one-on-one interview with Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch. The topics covered in the Britt-Finch Q+A are abundant, and we tried to hit on as many of those as possible. -- Finch's style of specific play calls vs. a free-flowing offensive emphasis — and how that differentiate's from the previous style under Ryan Saunders (and Gersson Rosas) -- Finch's relationship with personnel vs. scheme — and how Finch freely admits the defensive plan will be different this season -- A Scottie Pippen comparison for Jaden McDaniels from Finch -- Finch's acknowledgement of separate timelines and his job as a coach for navigating those two paths effectively -- The Timberwolves “Core Four” of KAT, DLo, Ant and McDaniels -- Britt's heaping of praise on the Patrick Beverley trade: “Rosas best trade to date” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Michael Rand On The Patrick Beverley Trade + The Timberwolves Vegas Over/Under of 34.5 wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 44:10

    Michael Rand of the Star Tribune joins Dane on the show for another reaction to the Patrick Beverley trade, plus we dig into the Timberwolves Vegas over/under of 34.5 wins. Rand brings the history of the Timberwolves "over" versus Vegas. (Hint: History does not indicate that the Wolves over has been a good bet) We also dig a little further into Beverley's specific fit within the Wolves rotation, asking whether or not Beverley might be able to be a better option at the position than Rubio was. And, naturally, a little conversation on whether Ben Simmons lurks as a possibility -- and what his price tag might be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Instant Reaction To The Patrick Beverley Trade w/ Kyle Theige

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 39:47

    On today's pod, Dane is joined by Kyle Theige to instantly react to today's news that the Timberwolves have traded Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez for Patrick Beverley from the Memphis Grizzlies. Kyle and I put this trade together with the Rubio for Prince swap and assess the Wolves offseason thus far. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jon Krawczynski and Britt Robson On The Future of the Timberwolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 48:07

    On today's show, Jon Krawczynski and Britt Robson of The Athletic join Dane is Las Vegas to take stock of the future of the Timberwolves. Topics discussed include: How Jaden McDaniels might be a perfect fit — even if he doesn't reach his ultimate ceiling Why this is a pivotal year for Karl-Anthony Towns's future with the team Reasons for real optimism over the next three seasons. How the Wolves are in a stunningly good place for future team building Will the Wolves again be terrible on defense, or will they be able to find a way to be mediocre? What are the odds the Wolves still make a big move before the season starts? Once the Ben Simmons shoe drops, how will the Wolves be positioned to involved themselves in the move — whether that be for Simmons or as a third team in a deal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Chris Finch and Gersson Rosas Join The Show in Las Vegas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 38:52

    On today's show, Chris Finch and Gersson Rosas join Dane in Las Vegas to have a conversation about where the Minnesota Timberwolves stand and where they might be going. Topics with head coach and POBO include: After a whirlwind first two years as chief decision-maker, what is next for Rosas — and how does Finch fit into that? Rosas big bet on Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards — and what Finch envisions from those three. Balancing personnel versus scheme in the process of improving the defense What Rosas and Finch think KAT needs from his frontcourt partner. Why the power forward position remains a swing spot for this team Can Jaden McDaniels be the answer as a high-impact, low-usage player? Skinny KAT What are the expectations for this season? Playoffs? Do Rosas and Finch feel pressure? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Where The Timberwolves Stand

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 77:40

    On today's show, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins to the show to discuss the thing that have actually came to fruition this offseason for the Timberwolves — from the Ricky Rubio for Taurean Prince swap to the two-way signings — and for what might yet transpire in regards to Jarred Vanderbilt and on the trade market. Along with some thoughts on the squad entering Summer League. — Britt gives his thoughts on the Rubio trade — How teams might be assessing Vanderbilt's price tag in restricted free agency — The difference between the free agency part of the offseason (where the Wolves were silent) and the trade market portion of the offseason (where the Wolves could still make a move) — Trusting Rosas on two-way signings — Dane suggests a specific type of player the Wolves might be able to target on the trade market — Why it sounds like the Wolves may be changing their defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Joseph Blair — What we'll be looking for from Jaden McDaniels and Jaylen Nowell in Summer League Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Darren Wolfson On The Timberwolves Quiet Offseason Thus Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 51:36

    On today's show, Darren Wolfson of KSTP and SKOR North joins to discuss the latest rumblings in the Timberwolves offseason pursuits. Doogie and Dane run through what and why the Wolves have thus far been quiet in the free agent market place and what could potentially come. Specific topics include: The latest names Doogie has heard the Wolves have been in contact with and shares some names the Wolves have not touch based on this offseason (including Larry Nance Jr.) A conversation about Lauri Markkanen and how real the buzz is surrounding Chicago's restricted free agent The pattern of Gersson Rosas making one move that suggests there might be a subsequent move — and whether or not that will happen this time with the Taurean Prince trade The negotiation process between the Wolves and Jarred Vanderbilt/Jordan McLaughlin McKinley Wright and Nathan Knight signing as two-way contracts What Dane and Doogie think the impact of Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore might be Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Ricky Rubio Traded For Taurean Prince + What This Might Mean For The Timberwolves Offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 22:21

    On today's show, we get into the Minnesota Timberwolves draft night. A night that included no draft picks, but a rather meaningful trade of Ricky Rubio in exchange for Taurean Prince and a 2022 2nd round pick. Mixed into the pod are audio snippets from Gersson Rosas' late-night press conference that help clarify what the Wolves were doing on draft night and what they may have planned for the offseason. — Myles Turner Fodder: Rosas' suggests they will be pursuing a big man in the offseason to play next to Karl-Anthony Towns, potentially even a center — What Prince would bring if he is in fact the starting power forward — The financial flexibility created by swapping Rubio for Prince — Why Prince presents the same problems Robert Covington and Jaden McDaniels presented as small-ball partners for KAT in the front court Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    NBA Draft Big Board 2021 w/ Will DeBerg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 87:07

    On today's show, Dane is joined by University of St. Thomas assistant men's basketball coach Will DeBerg to go through each of their top 14 prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft. It's the second annual lottery Big Board pod Dane and Will have done together. And in this episode they contrast the film watching process between the 2020 class and the 2021 class before getting into their top 14s for this class. — Why we feel Cade Cunningham is in a class of his own — Where we see the drop offs point to be, from players with star potential to players that will likely only be asked to fill roles — Why Dane is bullish on Jonathan Kuminga — And the interesting questions that arise with unique prospects like Alperen Sengun, Davion Mitchell and Josh Giddey Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here: http://bwhustle.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Davion Mitchell, James Bouknight and Moses Moody Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 53:23

    Today's pod is a film review of three prospects likely to go in next week's NBA Draft lottery: Davion Mitchell, James Bouknight and Moses Moody. Will DeBerg (University of St. Thomas) joins the show to go through what stood out on the film. We discuss: Davion Mitchell's dominance at the college level, what is likely to translate to the NBA game, and a reasonable conversation about his size not necessarily being a death knell James Bouknight's stunning film — for better or worse — and why he would be the player we think an interview process would be most helpful in his assessment as a prospect Asking whether or not Moses Moody is just a 3 and D prospect, or perhaps something more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On The Bucks Winning It + Trading For Danilo Gallinari? + Lore and A-Rod Approved As New Owners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 94:34

    On today's show, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks being the NBA champion for the 2020-21 season. We also get into the news of the Timberwolves pursuing Danilo Gallinari. What that type of move signals for how Gersson Rosas might be pursuing this offseason. And finally we get into Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez being approved by the NBA's Board of Governors as limited partners of the Minnesota Timberwolves ownership team. I ask Britt what impact he would like to see the new owners have next season. And I assert my hope that Lore and Rodriguez are able to meet with Rosas in an effort to make a long-term, sustainable plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Scottie Barnes, Franz Wagner and Keon Johnson Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 57:23

    On today's pod, Will DeBerg (University of St. Thomas assistant coach) joins the show to do another film review of another trio of prospects — Scottie Barnes (Florida State), Franz Wagner (Michigan) and Keon Johnson (Tennessee). How we graded theses prospects and whether or not we see any of them having a case for cracking the top-5 of this draft class. With Barnes, an elite defensive prospect, what is his best position offensively? And how might his lack of shooting hold down his ceiling? Will Wagner's defensive impact at the college level translate to the NBA game? Why Wagner isn't at all your typical euro prospect who can shoot but can't defend Johnson might be the best athlete of the class, but how will that translate to the NBA. How high can a team justify drafting him given the question marks in his game? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Britt Robson On Game 4 of The Finals + Watching the Playoffs Through a Wolves Lens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 76:30


    On today's pod, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins the show to discuss a terrific Game 4 of The NBA Finals and everything that has now transpired with series back tied at 2-2. In the second half of the show (30-ish minute mark), we discuss watching these Finals through a Timberwolves lens — asking ourselves how Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell might be able to duplicate similar things to Khris Middleton and Devin Booker if the Timberwolves were ever were to reach The NBA Finals. And then we look ahead to the offseason and Summer League. The dominance of Middleton and Booker Phoenix losing the possession game on the boards and with turnovers Where we think this series is headed Watching The Finals through a Timberwolves And then Britt shares a story about drinking with George Karl at Summer League 30 years ago Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


    Checking In On The Timberwolves Olympics Players -- Bolmaro, Okogie, Rubio and Injuries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 27:09

    On today's episode we check in on the six Timberwolves players who have been playing for their national teams this summer in advance of the Olympics. What I've been hearing for injury updates on Anthony Edwards, Naz Reid and Juancho Hernangomez, and then how Leandro Bolmaro, Josh Okogie and Ricky Rubio have been performing in slightly different roles for their national teams. What position does Leandro Bolmaro play? How has Bolmaro looked defensively and what is he most comfortable doing offensively? Josh Okogie playing point guard for Nigeria. How will that benefit him in the NBA next season? Why doesn't international Ricky Rubio translate to the NBA? What can happen this season so more of Rubio's international dominance shows up for the Wolves? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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