The Wolves (6-8) take on the Milwaukee Bucks (7-6) tonight at 7:00 PM CST at Target Center.
Milwaukee started 6-2, and leads the Central Division. But the Bucks are fading, having lost four of its last five game. Having gone 1-6 in their last 7, the Wolves are a half game out of the cellar.
(In case you didn’t know, the West is way better than the East.)
Injuries are again the key story.
Don’t think defense is fun to watch? Maybe you haven’t seen Taj Gibson play it.
Patrick J and I are doing a series on players you’ll be watching for one reason or another this season on League Pass.
Timberwolves fans are naturally less familiar with Eastern Conference teams and players. This is one reason of many why League Pass is a worthwhile purchase and use of time. The following is my ALL-LEAGUE PASS TEAM, Eastern Conference style. Oh, and remember the discussion surrounding Rookie Blake Griffin’s eligibility for both the Rookie Game and the regular All-Star Game? At Punch-Drunk Wolves, rookies only get one team — so the rookies Pat described here and here are INELIGIBLE.
G – John Wall, Washington Wizards: For the same reason you enjoy 100 meters of Usain Bolt, you should also enjoy 48 minutes of John Wall. The dude is just stupid fast. His shooting is a problem — a big one — but that hasn’t prevented Rajon Rondo and other point guards from doing good things. The ‘Zards have expunged some of the cancer that plagued recent seasons and the development of Wall; they traded Nick Young and let Andray Blatche take his talents elsewhere. Now that Wall can team with legit NBA talent (Nene, Okafor, Bradley Beal) the hope for League Pass aficionados is that Wall’s game will develop accordingly. His athleticism is breathtaking and we’d all benefit from getting to watch more of this guy in big games. Continue reading