Stuttering start: How worried should neutrals about the Timberwolves’ growing pains?

Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves look on during the game against the Phoenix Suns on November 9, 2022 at Target Center...

After recording an encouraging 4-2 start to the season, the newlook Minnesota Timberwolves have lost five of their last six games and face a tricky road schedule – starting in Memphis against Ja Morant and co on Friday night. So, are critics overreacting to their worrying tendencies, or will things worsen for a side in transition after a blockbuster offseason trade?
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Gobert, Paschall and more: Offseason acquisitions galore as Timberwolves target big season ahead

Eric Paschall and Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz react against the Miami Heat at FTX Arena on November 06, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User...

As the dust has settled since the blockbuster Rudy Gobert trade to Minnesota, the Timberwolves have added a familar face for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year to feature alongside next season as their offseason moves continue after a preventable R1 playoff exit in late April. Continue reading

NBA news digest: Head coach movement, injury updates and more as playoffs inbound

Head Coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 21, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage...

Mere moments after the Lakers’ season-ending overtime win vs. the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, news leaked surrounding Frank Vogel’s impending sacking – just 18 months after leading LA to a title following another injury-hit campaign. Alvin Gentry won’t remain Sacramento’s head coach, while there are updates on Luka Doncic (calf) and Gregg Popovich among others. Continue reading

Best of the best: Karl-Anthony Towns believes Anthony Edwards is Rookie of the Year

Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves look on during the game against the New York Knicks on March 31, 2021 at Target...

Minnesota Timberwolves’ two-time All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns publicly campaigned for teammate Anthony Edwards to win this year’s Rookie of the Year accolade after their 116-106 win over the Sacramento Kings. Charlotte Hornets’ guard LaMelo Ball, who fractured his wrist last month, remains a frontrunner for the award, with a timetable on his return undisclosed.
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All-Star break over, what now? NBA Q+A: Rookie watch, trade targets and surging Suns

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns smiles prior to a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 4, 2021 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix,...

Midway through an unprecedented season hampered by COVID-19 protocols, troublesome injuries and more too, I spoke to LA Clippers fan and NBA expert Jack Brown shortly after the All-Star game – discussing multiple topics including: standout rookies, possible moves between now and the March 25 trade deadline while assessing true contenders from the pretenders. Continue reading