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Viking Update Podcast 390 - Dalvin, Flores & Vikings options

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 28:55


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the coach of the year, what to do with Dalvin, the defensive coordinator hire and Stefon Diggs popping off.From Aquarius Home Services StudioSupported by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/) & TSR Injury Law (http://www.TSRTime.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 372 - Wolves flops, Rudy, DLO & KAT

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 38:00


Jon Krawczynski takes on the Wolves' latest flop, KAT's anger, DLo's surge and Rudy's odd play.From Aquarius Home Services Studio (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 371 - Ant, Rudy & evolving Wolves

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 37:30


Jon Krawczynski on Ant's mindset, Gobert's progress, and a Wolves team that remains intriguing when they're not playing Detroit. Plus: An ode to Maya Moore.From Aquarius Home Services Studio (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Ant, Rudy & evolving Wolves

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 37:30


Jon Krawczynski on Ant's mindset, Gobert's progress, and a Wolves team that remains intriguing when they're not playing Detroit. Plus: An ode to Maya Moore.From Aquarius Home Services Studio (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 389 - What now for Vikings?

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 30:18


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the defensive failings, that weird play call, and that fourth-down pass.From Aquarius Home Services StudioSupported by Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/) & TSR Injury Law (http://www.TSRTime.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 388 - Are Vikings ready for Giants II?

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 34:31


Much has changed since the teams last met. Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the Vikings' o line, KT, Thielen, Cook, KO, coach of the year, and the Packers.From Aquarius Home Services StudioSupported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net,) Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/) & TSR Injury Law (http://www.TSRTime.com)

Back To Back
Trade Deadline Prep | LeBron's Response

Back To Back

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 60:34 Very Popular


Tampering Podcast Sam Amick, Fred Katz and Anthony Slater are joined by Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic to discuss Sam's discussion with LeBron, the Timberwolves mess and how they get back on track, Kevin Durant's injury, who the guys like out West and prep for the trade deadline. Sign up today at www.stitchfix.com/nbashow to get $20 off your first purchase Get started with a 1 month free trial to Future at www.tryfuture.com/nbashow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Wolves' wins & what they mean

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 34:54 Very Popular


A 4-game winning streak puts the Wolves in a great position. What's up with DLo, Naz, Garza, Prince & Gobert?From Aquarius Home Services Studio (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 370 - Wolves' wins & what they mean

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 34:54


A 4-game winning streak puts the Wolves in a great position. What's up with DLo, Naz, Garza, Prince & Gobert?From Aquarius Home Services Studio (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 369 - Kyle, Ant & Wolves' Denver win

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 36:49


How can a team lose to Detroit, then beat Denver? How can Kyle Anderson play point guard? Jon Krawczynski explains from the Aquarius Home Services Studio.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com) & Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Kyle, Ant & Wolves' Denver win

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 36:49


How can a team lose to Detroit, then beat Denver? How can Kyle Anderson play point guard? Jon Krawczynski explains from the Aquarius Home Services Studio.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com) & Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/)

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast
Packer blowout reminder of Vikings flaws

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 28:46


From Aquarius Home Services Studio: What happens with the offensive line and the Vikings' ability to win in the playoffs after another big loss?Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net,) Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/) & TSR Injury Law (http://www.TSRTime.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 387 - Packer blowout reminder of Vikings flaws

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Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 28:46


From Aquarius Home Services Studio: What happens with the offensive line and the Vikings' ability to win in the playoffs after another big loss?Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net,) Aquarius Home Services (https://aquariushomeservices.com/) & TSR Injury Law (http://www.TSRTime.com)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Gobert, DLo & sloppy D

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 31:07 Very Popular


Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' problems - Gobert's passiveness, DLo's mistakes, and a frustrating roster.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 368 - Gobert, DLo & sloppy D

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 31:07


Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' problems - Gobert's passiveness, DLo's mistakes, and a frustrating roster.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast
Another big Packers-Vikings game

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 32:30


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Viking Update Podcast 386 - Another big Packers-Vikings game

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 32:30


The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Naz, Ant & the big man conundrum

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 35:01 Very Popular


Jon Krawczynski breaks down Edwards as a ballhandler, Reid as a talent, and what comes next for the evolving Timberwolves.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 367 - Naz, Ant & the big man conundrum

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 35:01


Jon Krawczynski breaks down Edwards as a ballhandler, Reid as a talent, and what comes next for the evolving Timberwolves.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on Cousins, O'Connell, Kwesi, a magical comeback and a magical season.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

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Viking Update Podcast 385 - KO, KC & the comeback

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 33:15


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on Cousins, O'Connell, Kwesi, a magical comeback and a magical season.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
Wolves' D, Gobert & character

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 35:27


Jon Krawczynski questions Wolves' basketball IQ & character after an embarrassing loss in Portland and expounds on Gobert's Twitter faux pas.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 366 - Wolves' D, Gobert & character

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 35:27


Jon Krawczynski questions Wolves' basketball IQ & character after an embarrassing loss in Portland and expounds on Gobert's Twitter faux pas.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 384 - JJ, KOC & the D

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 29:04


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the Vikings' defense, Jefferson's feats and the challenges ahead in pursuing the 2 seed.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the Vikings' defense, Jefferson's feats and the challenges ahead in pursuing the 2 seed.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

The Life Gorgeous
Jon Krawczynski and Fan Questions | The Craig Kilborn Podcast

The Life Gorgeous

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 83:13


Lord Kilby is joined by Mr. Minnesota Nice, sportswriter from The Athletic, Jon Krawczynski. They discuss the greatness of Justin Jefferson, the joy of Ricky Rubio, Jon's forgiveness of Blair Walsh, and at one point they actually mention Bobby ‘The Brain' Heenan. Plus the wildly popular Fan Questions.

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Viking Update Podcast 383 - Cousins & close games

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 27:44


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the close wins, how Cousins has changed, and the defense's strange resilience.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the close wins, how Cousins has changed, and the defense's strange resilience.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Jon Krawczynski on Wolves' leadership, the Western Conference, Pat Bev & the coach's patience.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 365 - KAT, Finch & the lineup

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 31:37


Jon Krawczynski on Wolves' leadership, the Western Conference, Pat Bev & the coach's patience.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

Back To Back
Cavs Ride Again + Timberwolves Roller Coaster

Back To Back

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 59:20


Saturday Slam and Jam Andrew Schlecht and Alex Speers discuss the Cavs offense, the Spurs losing streak, the Mavs place in the West and more.  In part two Jon Krawczynski joins the guys to discuss the Timberwolves and how they move forward with their current group.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast
Are Jets the Vikings' biggest test?

Viking Update - Minnesota Vikings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 31:53


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on an easy schedule, Patrick Peterson's comments, and the Packers' woes.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

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Viking Update Podcast 382 - Are Jets the Vikings' biggest test?

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 31:53


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on an easy schedule, Patrick Peterson's comments, and the Packers' woes.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

The Ringer NBA Show
Minnesota Timberwolves Observations, and Reactions to the Start of the Season | Weekends With Wos

The Ringer NBA Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 39:53


Wos is back to sit down with Athletic writer Jon Krawczynski to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves' performance thus far, featuring highlights, injuries, and the overall status of the team. Host: Wosny Lambre Guest: Jon Krawczynski Producer: Jade Whaley Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 364 - Wolves' injuries & insults

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 32:39


Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' losing streak, Towns' and other injuries and how they get back to winning.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' losing streak, Towns' and other injuries and how they get back to winning.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

Land of Ten Thousand Takes
A sit down with Jon Krawczynski

Land of Ten Thousand Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 47:51


Maggie and Patrick were blessed to have Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic on the pod this week. Jon probably needs no introduction for our listeners. It was extremely fun. Enjoy.  

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 363 - A win streak & some whining

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 36:55


Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' improvements, NBA parity and Rudy Gobert's dissatisfaction with the fans.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast
A win streak & some whining

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 36:55


Jon Krawczynski on the Wolves' improvements, NBA parity and Rudy Gobert's dissatisfaction with the fans.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 381 - How do Vikings react?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 29:20


Kevin O'Connell faces his first crisis with the Patriots coming to town. On JJ, Cousins, the O line and the challenge.Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan with the latest on the Vikings.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

Back To Back
Wolves and Warriors Woes

Back To Back

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 63:07


Sam Amick, Anthony Slater and Jon Krawczynski discuss the following topics: Diagnosing the Wolves and the Warriors Observations from the struggling Cavs and the surging Kings Early MVP talk, with Joel Embiid making his first big-time statement of the season on that front Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Jon Krawczynski Show - Timberwolves Podcast

Jon Krawczynski talks about the Cleveland win, the DLo conundrum, KAT, Kyle and ``the worst body language in the NBA.''Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 380 - Vikings' special season?

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 28:06


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on beating Buffalo, overcoming adversity, having fun and JJ's ascension.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 362 - DLo, Finch & signs of hope

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 35:32


Jon Krawczynski talks about the Cleveland win, the DLo conundrum, KAT, Kyle and ``the worst body language in the NBA.''Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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The Jon Krawczynski Show 361 - Wolves' woes, DLo & Ant slumps

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 33:40


Jon Krawczynski on the Minnesota Timberwolves' worst nightmare, and how their backcourt is letting them down.Brought to you by All Energy Solar (https://www.allenergysolar.com/coach,) TSR Injury Law (612-TSR-TIME or https://www.TSRTime.com,) HeadFlyer Brewing (https://www.headflyerbrewing.com,) & Manscaped (promo code "ATHLETIC" https://www.manscaped.com)

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Viking Update Podcast 379 - Cousins, TJ & Vikings winning again

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 31:35


Jon Krawczynski and Jim Souhan on the Vikings' winning streak, whether Cousins has changed, and Kwesi's moves.Supported by Star Bank (https://www.starbank.net) & Grain Belt Premium (https://www.grainbelt.com)

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast
First Weekend Wrap-Up

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 93:18


We continue familiarizing ourselves with all these teams at the start of the season, with a focus on TOR/MIA, GSW/DEN, HOU/MEM, ATL/ORL, plus some smaller notes on the Spurs, Pacers, Thunder, and Pistons.Plus, Friday Daily Duncs.Friday Daily DuncsRob MurphyThe Pistons are investigating assistant general manager Rob Murphy over an allegation of workplace misconduct involving a former female employee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Hopefully, the investigation will produce a just outcome.James Edwards III of The Athletic profiled Murphy in August.LeBron JamesLeBron James drew attention to the Lakers' lack of quality 3-point shooting after they shot 10-for-40 (25%) from beyond the arc in their season-opener.Well, they shot even worse – 9-for-45 (20%) – in a loss to the Clippers last night.LeBron:"Our ballclub is our ballclub, and I'm definitely not going to sit here and harp on what we can't do every single game. That's not a leader. What I know we can do: We can defend our ass off. And we did that tonight, which gave us an opportunity to win, and we just couldn't make it happen. But, I'm OK with that."LeBron both tries to be a good leader and sometimes makes passive-aggressive comments. In this case, he has already made his point. The Lakers' roster has a crucial flaw, particularly for a LeBron team. The front office heard that. Not much else to be done at this moment.At some point, LeBron might try to accelerate the Lakers' trade timeline or reiterate what he wants a trade to accomplish.But for now, LeBron is seemingly settling into trying to win games with the teammates he has.Darvin HamRussell Westbrook said coming off the bench in the Lakers' preseason finale "absolutely" could have contributed to his hamstring injury.Lakers coach Darvin Ham:"First and foremost, let me be clear with this. The Lakers, myself, my staff – we in no way, shape or form would ever put anybody – a player, an employee – in harm's way, be it physically, mentally, spiritually. We don't stand for that. We're not about that. That's not who we are."Ham said he and Westbrook had a "brief discussion."Ham:"We moved on. We've got an understanding. And again, as the coach of this team, my staff and I, we're going to do what's best for our team to be as successful as it can be. And I'll just leave it at that.”Ham was hired in part for his ability to hold players accountable. Westbrook is a different challenge. But Ham sounds resolute.Ham, via Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register:"You have to be prepared to do whatever your team needs you to do,” he added. “And that's called being a professional. So, however we choose to use him, there has to be a willingness there to sacrifice for your teammates and the overall good of the team if that course of action is going to lead to success.”The true test will come if Ham decides bringing Westbrook off the bench would be better for the Lakers. And, really, we might not know if that happens. We'll know only if Ham follows through. Assuming the coach does, we'll see how Westbrook buys in – and how Ham responds if Westbrook makes more waves.But for now, Ham can call this latest issue quashed.Christian WoodWhich of Luka Doncic's Mavericks teammates has been the best player? Kristaps Porzingis set the bar while fizzling, which says something about the bar. I'd say Jalen Brunson last year.Tim Cato of The Athletic analyzes whether it might be Christian Wood.Wood isn't even starting for Dallas. But he's darned talented and, as Cato details, has already shown nice chemistry with Doncic. That seems sustainable given the multiple ways Wood can attack the pick-and-roll. If Wood defends a little better – I believe he's capable – this pairing could really work.Santi AldamaDanny's pick for biggest surprise player – Grizzlies forward Santi Aldama – looks pretty good. Starting at power forward with Jaren Jackson Jr. out, Aldama scored 18 points on 3-of-8 3-point shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds in Memphis' season-opening win over the Knicks on Wednesday. The Grizzlies outscored New York by 18 in his 39 minutes (and got outscored by 15 in the other nine minutes).Damichael Cole of the Memphis Commercial Appeal looked deeper into Aldama's performance, including how the slender Aldama held up defensively against the burlier Julius Randle.Victor WembanyamaWant more Victor Wembanyama hype? David Aldridge of The Athletic talked to six NBA personnel people about the presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2023 draft and delivers plenty.My favorite quote:It's not just his skill. It's the flexibility he moves with. It's incredible. It's like seeing a giraffe, but a giraffe that's moving like a completely different animal. And you're going: ‘Wait a minute; that's a giraffe, it's supposed to move slowly.' And, meanwhile, it's like this giraffe that's a predator. The giraffe is hunting you. And you're going wait, what? It's something we've never seen before.It's also interesting how Aldridge's sources seem divided on how to best deploy the 7-foot-4 Wembanyama defensively.One: "He's not a switch defender; he's a drop guy."Another: "He slides and moves so well, if they put him in pick-and-roll, he can switch. There's not a lot of fives in our league that can do that."A third: "He's a four. He's not going to be able to guard threes out on the perimeter all the time."A fourth: "No one that big is going to stay in front of prime-time NBA guards consistently out on the perimeter. But he has enough lateral movement — it's probably the best I've ever seen in anybody that big – that he'll surprise you from time to time on some stuff out there. But the great equalizer, if you blow by him, you talk about some guys that'll be looking over their shoulder as they're going to the basket. You could beat him, and he could be at the free-throw line, and he takes one step and he's pinning the thing."A fifth: "If whoever he gets drafted by ever had some type of conception of utilizing a zone? Can you imagine having a backline (with him) – or maybe even putting him in the top of defenses, trying to see over this albatross of a player?"Pick swapsPick swaps have become the rage as teams look to circumvent the Stepien Rule, which prohibits trading future first-round picks in consecutive drafts. Pick swaps allow teams to convey value in consecutive future drafts by retaining a first-rounder every other year, albeit a lower first-rounder.Think of pick swaps, and the first one that comes to mind is probably Celtics-Nets in 2017. As a condition of the Kevin Garnett-Paul Pierce trade four years earlier, Boston swapped its first-round pick (No. 27) for Brooklyn's (No. 1). The Celtics traded down to No. 3 and picked Jayson Tatum, who has developed into a star and left the Nets (and 76ers, who moved up to get Markelle Fultz No. 1) looking foolish.But pick swaps don't usually work like that.Zach Kram of The Ringer dug into the history of pick swaps and found most don't even get exercised. He determined the average value of a first-round pick swap is the No. 36 pick.Kram's research and presentation are certainly useful. Read his article, and you will be more informed.But I think he underplays the upside of pick swaps. The draft – and therefore, draft picks – are about upside. For many teams, the draft is the best – maybe only – way to get a franchise-changing star. That's more likely to happen high in the draft.A high second-rounder might have the average value of a pick swap. But only an unprotected pick swap has that limitless upside. That carries significant value.At some point, successful teams have all hit big on a player. Moderately positive moves aren't enough. You can keep hitting singles. But in a league with 29 other teams, some of them will hit home runs and surpass you. If you want to get to the top, you sometimes have to swing for the fences – even if you're more likely to strike out.Scoring recordYou probably know LeBron James will soon pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's all-time scoring record. Do you know how many points Abdul-Jabbar scored? I sure didn't.Finding an excellent angle on such a well-covered storyline, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times looked into how few people know the number and why that is. This is a really cool article.After reading it, I can tell you Abdul-Jabbar's career scoring mark is 38,387 – a number I'm sure to forget by tomorrow.Rudy Gobert/Karl-Anthony TownsNikola Jokic has become an All-NBA mainstay at center. Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis are likely All-NBA players when healthy, which isn't always. Often, it feels like one spot is left for Rudy Gobert or Karl-Anthony Towns. In fact, Gobert or Towns – but never both – have made All-NBA each of the last six years.Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic explored how Gobert and Towns viewed each other while foes and now teammates with the Timberwolves.Thanasis AntetokounmpoThanasis Antetokounmpo actually played a small role on the Bucks last season as a defensive specialist on the wing, helping to shed the image he's in the NBA only because he's Giannis Antetokounmpo's brother.But good luck convincing anyone now.Video caught Thanasis picking Giannis' nose before Milwaukee's win over the 76ers last night.In defense of Thanasis, it wasn't a deep pick. He did the ol' thumb-out move. Though technically a pick, that's barely more than a scratch.In prosecution of Thanasis, it was someone else's nose!-Dan FeldmanMore episodes are available exclusively on Dunc'd On Prime! 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The Dane Moore NBA Podcast
Jon Krawczynski Joins For A Wolves Season Preview, Live At Forgotten Star Brewing

The Dane Moore NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 78:53 Very Popular


On today's show, Dane is joined by Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic live at Forgotten Star Brew Company to preview the Timberwolves season by looking at how the Wolves season might break right and how it could break wrong. And then they take listener questions. — How the season breaks right: Towns defends, DLo is Brooklyn DLo, Ant makes the leap, Gobert proves to be underutilized in Utah — How the season breaks wrong: Loaded Western Conference, Ant has too much on his shoulders, KAT and Gobert missing training camp proves costly, Gobert ruffles feathers, McDaniels continues to struggle with foul trouble — A potential DLo extension — The national media perception of the Wolves — Much more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast
Camp News Galore; Minnesota Timberwolves 2022-23 Season Outlook with Jon Krawczynski

Dunc'd On Basketball NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 103:05


We catch up on two smaller cap-focused trades as the Thunder maneuver about.  Then, the latest reporting on the Udoka suspension, a look at the NBA's points of education, and of course all the latest camp news.The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski is our guest to break down the most anticipated Wolves season since the Garnett era. Would we have done the Gobert trade? What does success look like for this team now that the trade is made? Can Anthony Edwards take the next step? What lineup combinations can work for this talented but unique roster? And of course our predictions for the season.More Episodes are available exclusively on Dunc'd On Prime! Dunc'd On Prime will be the only place to get every Hollinger & Duncan with John Hollinger starting October 11! Take advantage of our one-time-only presale before then. DuncdOn.SupportingCast.FMSubscribe to our weekly mailing list for free bonus content and all the info you need to keep up with the latest from Nate and Danny!With @NateDuncanNBA and @DannyLeroux.

The Lowe Post
Pelton and Krawczynski

The Lowe Post

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 91:01 Very Popular


Zach previews the Western Conference landscape with ESPN's Kevin Pelton on where the Kings fit, and then Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic on the new-look Wolves (43:13). Plus: Important discussions on team nicknames, game-worn jerseys, and most impactful championships.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices