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It’s Happening! It’s Happening! Ok, nothing has really happened yet, but it seems like the Ben Simmons trade situation is moving closer to a resolution. With recent developments and the Wolves front office seemingly lusting after the Sixers’ star I want to break it all down to analyze how this could work.

Here at Ball Eyes North we (me) love to write about hypotheticals. At this point in the offseason, what else is there to write about? It is fun to think about the ways your favorite team can improve and plot out the methods to make that happen. The…


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While it has not been the offseason that many Wolves fans had envisioned for their favorite team, Gersson Rosas and his front office have managed to pull off a couple of deals to tighten up the margins of the roster. Ricky Rubio, Juancho Hernangomez, and Jarrett Culver have been sent away while Taurean Prince and Patrick Beverley are headed to the Twin Cities. Skeptics can certainly question the moves individually wondering if it was smart to sell low on a trusted team veteran and 2 young players, but further examination shows a plan to change the surroundings of the team’s…


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With the 2021 NBA Offseason quieting down over the next few weeks in the lead up to training camp we can start to form opinions about how certain teams have fared. Some have made legitimate improvements around the margins to strengthen their teams while others have repositioned themselves to gain assets now and better compete several years down the line. For our purposes we want to know how the teams directly in front of the Timberwolves in the 20–21 Western Conference standings have fared this offseason and which way they are trending heading into the 21–22 NBA season. …


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“Mr. 94 Feet” is coming to Minneapolis! Patrick Beverley, the boisterously tenacious veteran guard is destined for the Wolves in a trade that sees Minnesota send out forwards Juancho Hernangomez and Jarrett Culver. While I assumed the Wolves would find a way to bring in a veteran guard as their backup to D’Angelo Russell, I have to say I did not see a scenario that brought them the former Clipper and Rocket. Let’s look at the trade, and figure out why each team would have made this deal.

The Trade

The Memphis Grizzlies traded recently acquired guard Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota…


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After a dizzying first few days of NBA free agency, the rumor mill has slowed down as most of the prominent players have found a home. Some lesser known players vying for smaller contracts may wait weeks to sign as teams fill out their rosters. Unfortunately for Timberwolves fans who have already been waiting to see any semblance of player acquisitions, the waiting game will continue. That does not mean that the Wolves are done and will automatically go into the 21–22 season as-is. They will continue to look for options for signings and trades, but it does not appear…


The Timberwolves Summer League officially tips off on August 9th against the San Antonio Spurs. After a few months off we finally get to watch some sort of high level basketball played by some of the guys who will be on the Wolves roster next season. For the hardcore degenerate Wolves fans like myself, August 9th will basically be Christmas. Even though the games count for very little, there are still some things I would like to see during these games from some of the guys under contract with the Wolves. Let’s check it out!

Who Is On The Roster?

The Timberwolves finally released the…


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A trade! A real life Timberwolves offseason move finally happened for us diehard fans and bloggers to have something to write about. It certainly was not the deal that many fans hoped for as the Wolves moved off of Ricky Rubio’s bloated contract with 1 year remaining for a player who is not as good as Ricky but is slightly less expensive and plays a position of need. Let’s try to make some sense of the draft night swap!

The Trade

Timberwolves long-time fan favorite Ricky Rubio was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Taurean Prince, Washington’s 2022 2nd round pick…


The NBA is the most exhilarating sport to watch because it takes the largest, longest, and some of the most athletic people in the world and stuffs them on to a small 94' by 50' court and asks them to run and jump back and forth 100 times per game. The players continually stretch the limits of what the human body is capable of. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see these amazing athletes playing a sport other than basketball? What could they do when allowed to compete on a giant field in a much more physical sport like football. To…


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Jaden McDaniels has been thrown into trade rumors surrounding Ben Simmons and other NBA stars this offseason. The 6'9" wing/forward is coming off of a stellar rookie campaign where he rose through the ranks to become a full time starter after beginning the season firmly planted at the end of the bench. His value as a defender and floor-spacing shooter mixed with his size and length became too much to ignore as he blossomed into a 2-way force at just 20 years old. We do not yet know what he could be, but he has the outline of one of…


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When was the last time a Timberwolves rookie made you jump out of your seat at least once a game? When was the last time a Timberwolves rookie was a feared defender instead of shark bait for opposing stars? When was the last time you felt this strongly about a pair of Timberwolves rookies reaching stardom together? Ricky Rubio’s rookie year was a blast, but ultimately cut short with injury. Prior to Rubio, Kevin Garnett’s 2nd season coinciding with Stephon Marbury’s rookie year comes to mind. What an electric time to be a Wolves fan. Ready to feel old (or…

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