The Three Pointer: Ongoing Progress

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) Game # 47, Home Game #23: Houston 92, Minnesota 86 Season record: 10-37 1. Telfair and Jaric Stake Their Claims It may be a long time before Randy Foye earns the starting point guard position. The blueprint has it that Foye will be at […]

The Three Pointer: Cruise Control

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #46, Home Game #22: LA Clippers 83, Minnesota 104 Season record: 10-36 1. Two Matchup Switches Sebastian Telfair was in the torture chamber that is Sam Cassell’s offensive bag of tricks. The first two times Cassell called his own number in Friday night’s game, […]

The Three Pointer: Two Straight

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) Game #41, Home Game #19: Phoenix 107, Minnesota 117 Season record: 7-34 1. About That Small Lineup… I can argue that three players are operating away from their natural position, that the defense is terrible, that opponents who play fundamentally sound "playoff style" basketball will […]

The Three Pointer: A Golden Breakthrough

Copyright 2008 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images) Game # 38, Road Game #19: Minnesota 95, Phoenix 115 Game #39, Road Game #20: Minnesota 108, Denver 111 Game #40, Road Game #21: Minnesota 109, Golden State 108 Season record: 6-34 First of all, apologies for the near-weeklong absence. I wrote a fairly detailed […]

The Three Pointer: Heartbreak

Game #17, Road Game #8: Minnesota 89, Atlanta 90 Season record: 2-15 1. Brewer and Smith Lead the Paint Mob After 10 pathetic quarters of play–from 1:25 to go in the 3rd against San Antonio until 1:34 to go in the 1st tonight–the Timberwolves found a pulse and fought to retain their diminishing fan base, […]

The Three Pointer: A Big Easy

Road Game #5: Minnesota 103, New Orleans 94 Season record: 2-10 1. Revolt of the Back-Up Point Guards While would-be Wolves cornerstones Al Jefferson, Rashad McCants and Ryan Gomes had performances ranging from disappointing to dreadful, the squad bagged its first road win primarily on the strength of the inexplicably calm, capable, and confident duo […]