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The "Last Gasp" Open Thread

Okay, folks, just a few more hours left until the Trading Deadline comes, and then goes. Between the lockout, the shoddy draft this year and the loss of 2012's pick, and the Timberwolves' apparent...

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Trading Deadline Open Thread

Less than 24 hours left until the seventh of the Five Windows of Opportunity comes crashing down. Comment below on your Trading Deadline hopes, dreams, fears, and rumors, and perhaps David Kahn...

An Addictive Page During Trade Week

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HoopsHype has a link to the Twitter feeds of all the NBA beat reporters/bloggers. Visit it at your own risk.

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Trading Deadline Chitter Chatter

Since the Trading Deadline is one of the Four Annual Major Scheduled Holidays* for Timberwolves fans, it seems that we should at least pretend that the Wolves and other teams are going to be active...

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Friday Feel Good Facts (2/18)

        I love a good challenge (and when I say that, it means, "I don't like challenges, and I am kind of lazy"), so I look forward to trying to find some positive real news on the Wolves right...

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Friday Feel-Good Facts (2/11)

  The rules, again: This space is for positive news about the Minnesota Timberwolves. We like upbeat statistics, improving metrics, and glowing interviews and reviews of Wolves players, coaches,...

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An Actual Recap of the Wolves-Hornets Game

While others in another thread are rending their garments over "The Decline of the NBA Relative to the NFL That's Only Been Going On Continuously for the Last Twenty Years or So," I thought those...

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Some Thoughts on Kevin Love

Never has the aftermath of a Wolves loss felt quite so good as seeing Kevin Love squeak into the All Star game. So just in the nick of time to serve as a follow-up to today's Friday Feel-Good...

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Friday Feel-Good Facts (2/4)

via stupendoustidbits.files.wordpress.com My how time flies when you're snow-bound and your favorite NBA team is lottery-bound once again. But! Much like the notion that the first day of...

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Awesome: Hoopism's Dunk Contest Archive

Over two decades worth of performances from the NBA All Star game Dunk Contest. Ranked in order of performance and by the "judges" score. In an easy-to-use format, and includes J.R. Rider's East...

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Friday Feel-Good Facts (1/28)

You know the drill--let's hear a real, provable fact or positive article/story about the Timberwolves in general, or a player in particular. A hyperlink is always a nice touch.

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Would you trade Ricky Rubio for Andrew Bynum? (with poll!)

Let's assume for a moment that what we see and what we hear is true, and the Ricky Rubio is going to stall his way away from Minnesota and toward a more glamorous destinacion.

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Friday Feel-Good Facts (1/21)

Okay! The first week seemed to go fairly well, with a surprising amount of real reasons to be positive about some aspect of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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New Feature: Friday Feel-Good Facts

Some valued members of the Canis Hoopus community feel that there is occasionally too much negativity in the posts and comments, while others disdain the pollyanna homerism voiced by some overly...

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Beasley vs. Anthony

As we watch the inevitable end to the Carmelo Anthony saga, it may be dismaying to see an "alpha" player attempt to assemble SuperFriends IV on a team that isn't the Wolves. But while the Nets...

The Dumbest David Kahn Quote Ever (so far)

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From Jason Quick's twitter, before last night's game: "Wolves GM David Kahn says pregame that he thinks PG Flynn will be an All-Star one day" Either Kahn is a complete idiot, or he thinks everyone around him is a complete idiot. Neither scenario bodes well for his skills as a GM.

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Are They Still Tanking? (with poll!)

There is little other explanation for the bewildering player rotations, lack of plays called and run in crucial situations, and  the absence of reasonable comments justifying the moves afterwards....

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The point guards are why the Wolves are losing close games (with poll!)

The Wolves woes can be traced to many obvious isolated factors (injuries to Darko/Pek/Tolliver/Webster, Sleepy Michael Beasely's "defense," unjust foul calls, Rambis's questionable tactics). But I...

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The Next Wolves All Star is . . . Darko?

Via ESPN Insider, Basketball Prospectus'  Kevin Pelton highlights what we already know about Darko's relatively strong past few games, and compares it to his disappointing past few seasons:

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The Per 48 All Star Timberwolves

A hat tip to the esteemed Andy G for the link and idea. See how and which Wolves are dominating the categories on a per-minutes-played basis.

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A great quote from Andrew Bogut

about the Timberwolves, after they beat the Bucks: Bucks center Andrew Bogut said. "You look at their team, they seem to be enjoying each other.

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Why the Hate for Love?

For some reason, there is an underlying current of dislike here for Kevin Love, and I don't understand where it comes from.

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Trade with Cleveland?

The esteemed Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer speculates that "It seems like it might just be a matter of time before the Cavs and the Minnesota Timberwolves make some sort of...

Gomes getting MLE from Raptors?

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ESPN is apparently reporting that Ryan Gomes is signing for the mid-level exception with the Toronto Raptors.
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Trade Al to Charlotte? (with poll!)

Now that we're done thinking about how awesome America is, it's time to put our collective GM hats on our collective heads to contemplate workable trades for the Wolves--specifically, one Al...

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Love-Lee? (with poll!)

I'mma need some more explanation here, because I'm Kahnfounded over the Wolves' love of David Lee. It's not that I think he's a bad player--he's not. It's that what he seems to do seems identical...

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Could you handle this trade? (with poll!)

It's been rumored that Al could be moved for little more than expirings, just so's the Wolves can get out from paying $42 million more to him while they rebuild. But there could be a team with a...

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More nice words about Amir Johnson

Some astounding statistics about Amir Johnson from someone named "Tom Haberstroh" at ESPN Insider:

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"Dos and Don'ts" for David Kahn

Dear Mr. Kahn, David, we want to believe in you as the Wolves POBO, and although some of us are unimpressed with your accomplishments so far, we all agree that we would like to see you succeed...

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Draftexpress: Houston and Detroit lusting for Wolves #4 pick

Draftexpress is a-tweeting that these two teams want the Wolves first pick, presumably to draft Cousins. Are there players on either team who are both available and interesting to the Wolves?

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