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Dane Moore interviews experts from around the league on the state of the Minnesota Timberwolves and latest NBA news.

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Dane Moore interviews experts from around the league on the state of the Minnesota Timberwolves and latest NBA news.

    NBA Draft Big Board 2021 w/ Will DeBerg

    NBA Draft Big Board 2021 w/ Will DeBerg

    On today’s show, Dane is joined by University of St. Thomas assistant men’s basketball coach Will DeBerg to go through each of their top 14 prospects in the 2021 NBA Draft. It’s the second annual lottery Big Board pod Dane and Will have done together. And in this episode they contrast the film watching process between the 2020 class and the 2021 class before getting into their top 14s for this class.
    — Why we feel Cade Cunningham is in a class of his own
    — Where we see the drop offs point to be, from players with star potential to players that will likely only be asked to fill roles
    — Why Dane is bullish on Jonathan Kuminga
    — And the interesting questions that arise with unique prospects like Alperen Sengun, Davion Mitchell and Josh Giddey

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Davion Mitchell, James Bouknight and Moses Moody Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    Davion Mitchell, James Bouknight and Moses Moody Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    Today’s pod is a film review of three prospects likely to go in next week’s NBA Draft lottery: Davion Mitchell, James Bouknight and Moses Moody. Will DeBerg (University of St. Thomas) joins the show to go through what stood out on the film. We discuss:

    Davion Mitchell’s dominance at the college level, what is likely to translate to the NBA game, and a reasonable conversation about his size not necessarily being a death knell

    James Bouknight’s stunning film — for better or worse — and why he would be the player we think an interview process would be most helpful in his assessment as a prospect

    Asking whether or not Moses Moody is just a 3 and D prospect, or perhaps something more


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    • 53 min
    Britt Robson On The Bucks Winning It + Trading For Danilo Gallinari? + Lore and A-Rod Approved As New Owners

    Britt Robson On The Bucks Winning It + Trading For Danilo Gallinari? + Lore and A-Rod Approved As New Owners

    On today’s show, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks being the NBA champion for the 2020-21 season. We also get into the news of the Timberwolves pursuing Danilo Gallinari. What that type of move signals for how Gersson Rosas might be pursuing this offseason. And finally we get into Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez being approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors as limited partners of the Minnesota Timberwolves ownership team. I ask Britt what impact he would like to see the new owners have next season. And I assert my hope that Lore and Rodriguez are able to meet with Rosas in an effort to make a long-term, sustainable plan.
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Scottie Barnes, Franz Wagner and Keon Johnson Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    Scottie Barnes, Franz Wagner and Keon Johnson Film Review w/ Will DeBerg

    On today’s pod, Will DeBerg (University of St. Thomas assistant coach) joins the show to do another film review of another trio of prospects — Scottie Barnes (Florida State), Franz Wagner (Michigan) and Keon Johnson (Tennessee). How we graded theses prospects and whether or not we see any of them having a case for cracking the top-5 of this draft class.

    With Barnes, an elite defensive prospect, what is his best position offensively? And how might his lack of shooting hold down his ceiling?

    Will Wagner’s defensive impact at the college level translate to the NBA game?

    Why Wagner isn’t at all your typical euro prospect who can shoot but can’t defend

    Johnson might be the best athlete of the class, but how will that translate to the NBA. How high can a team justify drafting him given the question marks in his game?


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    • 57 min
    Britt Robson On Game 4 of The Finals + Watching the Playoffs Through a Wolves Lens

    Britt Robson On Game 4 of The Finals + Watching the Playoffs Through a Wolves Lens

    On today’s pod, Britt Robson of The Athletic joins the show to discuss a terrific Game 4 of The NBA Finals and everything that has now transpired with series back tied at 2-2. In the second half of the show (30-ish minute mark), we discuss watching these Finals through a Timberwolves lens — asking ourselves how Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell might be able to duplicate similar things to Khris Middleton and Devin Booker if the Timberwolves were ever were to reach The NBA Finals. And then we look ahead to the offseason and Summer League.

    The dominance of Middleton and Booker

    Phoenix losing the possession game on the boards and with turnovers

    Where we think this series is headed

    Watching The Finals through a Timberwolves

    And then Britt shares a story about drinking with George Karl at Summer League 30 years ago


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Checking In On The Timberwolves Olympics Players -- Bolmaro, Okogie, Rubio and Injuries

    Checking In On The Timberwolves Olympics Players -- Bolmaro, Okogie, Rubio and Injuries

    On today’s episode we check in on the six Timberwolves players who have been playing for their national teams this summer in advance of the Olympics. What I’ve been hearing for injury updates on Anthony Edwards, Naz Reid and Juancho Hernangomez, and then how Leandro Bolmaro, Josh Okogie and Ricky Rubio have been performing in slightly different roles for their national teams.

    What position does Leandro Bolmaro play?

    How has Bolmaro looked defensively and what is he most comfortable doing offensively?

    Josh Okogie playing point guard for Nigeria. How will that benefit him in the NBA next season?

    Why doesn’t international Ricky Rubio translate to the NBA? What can happen this season so more of Rubio’s international dominance shows up for the Wolves?


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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Aman42 ,

Only thing keeping me together

Dane has at least kept me entertained while this last season went by, pod is super high quality and it seems like he always knows what he’s talking about, from a basketball and Timberwolves fan perspective

Traave ,

Awesome show for terrible team

The level of content, news and analysis Dane provides is unmatched.The fact that he can produce such quality programming as this team continues to be among the worst once again. This podcast has kept me engaged in my favorite team even through the constant rough stretches.

ol' broad ,

71 year old female Wolves’ fan

Enjoy your podcast.Sometimes gives me HOPE but always good stuff. Listen to every show while working out. Yours is my second favorite local sports podcast. GATG is my number one🤓!

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