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Timberwolves Resign Craig Smith This thoroughly minor signing justifiably barely caused a flutter league-wide in the NBA, but smart Wolves fans have a right to wonder why it happened. The Rhino is an undersized power forward on a ballclub that just drafted an undersized center and traded for a journeyman legit center to pair alongside […]

The Three Pointer: Flat

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #59, Home Game #32: Charlotte 109, Minnesota 89 Season Record: 12-47 1. Getting the Message It is just early March, with more than a fourth of the season’s games still to play, but the Minnesota Timberwolves are counting ping pong balls a lot more […]

The Three Pointer: Squandering Development Capital

Game #32, Home Game #16: Denver118, Minnesota 107 Game #33, Home Game #17: Dallas 101, Minnesota 78 1. Beating A Dead Horse Al Jefferson and Craig Smith took the floor for the opening tap Friday night so you knew the Timberwolves would fall behind early. And, why, yes, Denver scored the first 12 points of […]

The Three Pointer: Matchup Problems

Game #19, Road Game #9: Minnesota 88, Washington 101 Season record: 3-16 1. Live By the Boards, Die By the Boards We’re not in Atlanta or Phoenix anymore, Dorothy. After utterly dominating the rebounding against two teams that don’t play anyone over 6 feet, 10 inches tall, the Timberwolves were mauled tonight, 57-35, by the […]