Timberwolves beat writer Chris Hine joins Michael Rand to turn the marathon of an NBA season into a series of short sprints. The Wolves are worth talking about, and we hope you'll listen.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand break down an almost overwhelming trade deadline for the Wolves, who completely remade their roster and added longtime target D'Angelo Russell in a trade for Andrew Wiggins and draft picks.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and the epic Kings comeback that somehow shared the spotlight on a night of Bryant tributes on Monday. ... The Wolves have another double-digit losing streak. KAT has lost 14 games in a row in which he's played. Maybe the trade deadline will help?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss Karl-Anthony Towns' long absence and "questionable" designation, the Wolves' recent defensive improvement and this question: Would it be better for the Wolves to sneak into the playoffs or be in the lottery again?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand are doing their third consecutive episode since the Wolves last won a game on Nov. 27. They're 0-for-December, and they might be without Karl-Anthony Towns against the Pelicans on Wednesday. How do they stop the bleeding? And are any trades on the horizon?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' sudden change in fortune as they head into Friday's game with six consecutive losses. Did a team meeting in Phoenix accomplish anything? Why has the defense been so bad? Is help on the way? And will Mariah Carey reach No. 1 on the charts?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Timberwolves' strange struggles at home (3-7) and success on the road (7-2) as they embark on a four-game trip out West. They also talk about the emergence of Keita Bates-Diop and answer your burning questions.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand talk fact and fiction regarding Andrew Wiggins, discuss the Wolves' weird home/road splits, dissect how Ryan Saunders divvies up minutes and get to a bunch of your questions (including a big one about Lizzo).
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss Andrew Wiggins' strong start, whether it's sustainable and what it means for his long-term future. And how about this: Are the Wolves a playoff team?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand talk about the Timberwolves' defensive woes against Memphis, the encouraging start by Andrew Wiggins, the lack of makes on wide-open threes and how Golden State's awful start impacts the Timberwolves in multiple ways.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand preview the Timberwolves season, which starts Wednesday in Brooklyn, with an overview of the offseason and a series of educated guesses. The theme of the season seems to having patience while gathering information.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand detail the things they've liked so far during the Timberwolves' 3-0 start, including the dominance of Western Conference player of the week Karl-Anthony Towns and the overall cohesiveness of the overhauled roster.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand recap the Wolves' draft night trade and selection of Jarrett Culver while also looking ahead to free agency -- and a path to get D'Angelo Russell.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand dissect the hiring of Ryan Saunders as permanent head coach of the Timberwolves. Can the Wolves really play the style he and Gersson Rosas favor? How important is it that players are already working out together this offseason?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand dissect the hiring of new Wolves basketball president Gersson Rosas. How will it influence the roster? Was this an Ethan Casson hire or a Glen Taylor hire? And what happens if the Wolves win the lottery Tuesday?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand run down the Wolves roster to figure out how things might look different next season. Bonus: Wolves players as Mariah Carey songs and your Andrew Wiggins questions.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand dissect the end before the end, with the Wolves falling into a virtually hopeless playoff position. What's left to evaluate this year? How has KAT kept ascending? Will we ever see RoCo again?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' recent 0-3 road trip, their lack of activity at the trade deadline, Dario Saric's recent insertion into the starting lineup, the return to health of several point guards at once and the persistent question of how to get more from Andrew Wiggins.
Chris Hine and Michael Rand examine whether the Timberwolves will be buyers (unlikely) or sellers (possibly, but with caveats) with the trade deadline approaching. Also, how has Ryan Saunders fared in his first 10 games as interim head coach?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand dissect Sunday's firing of head coach and president Tom Thibodeau plus the promotion and Tuesday debut of interim coach Ryan Saunders. What does Saunders need to do to keep the job full-time? And which players stand to benefit the most from the change?
Chris Hine and Michael Rand dissect the 0-4 road trip, the 180-degree return to Target Center against Sacramento, the Josh Okogie phenomenon, Andrew Wiggins' season ... and the catalog of singer-songwriter Carole King.