Keys to the Wolf Den: Timberwolves Howl at Home and The Gator

Timber WolfAnalyst IIJanuary 30, 2010

You got to laugh at that picture.

In all seriousness though, the Wolves are bad, and perhaps will have an even worse record than last season. But the difference between last season was that the Wolves had won more games on the road then they had won at home.

Astonishing, as they were the only team in the NBA that had done that. But this season is different, the Wolves have won 10 games so far, but 7 of those victories have come at home.

Although a 6 home win to 4 visitor win isn't a large differential, the Wolves as of late have played significantly better at home, and horrible on the road.

The Wolves in their last three home losses, have lost by a combined total of 10 points.

As of late, the Timberwolves have been blown out on the road, and have shown drastic improvement at home.

The Wolves have been blown out due to a lack of luster in their starts of the games, showing no effort or energy, which is something that should never exist in a young ballclub.

In the Wolves den, it appears that the Wolves are a different team, win or lose.

The reason why it matters is because the Wolves haven't played well on either circumstance, and it would be nice for Minnesotans to have a sport to watch at home or attend, because of the Vikings destroying themselves.

It's merely something to look forward to when the Wolves come home.


Corey Brewer

Okay, how many times is this guy going to pop up in a bleacher report article?

You have to admit that he's playing extremely well, and unlike some pups, it's been over a large span of games. 

  • Has been the leading Wolves scorer six times out of the last 10 games.
  • Has now had ten 20+ point games.
  • He's the sixth player in Timberwolves history to have a 25+ points, 5+ assists, 5+ rebounds, and 5+ steals game. The last to achieve that feat was Kevin Garnett in 2003.
  • Averaging over 16 points over his last 25 games.

The reason I keep bringing this guy up is because he's slowly but surely looking good for the future of the Wolves. The strides that Brewer has made play him into Most Improved Player standards, but the losing record will probably ruin that.

The ceiling for Corey Brewer is possibly a player that averages 14-17 PPG, who's the team's best defender, a good open court shooter, and high level energy guy who can either start or come off the bench.

But if you add 15 pounds, and more polish on his offensive game...that's a different story.

Just a quick read, congrats to the Wolves on their wire-to-wire win over the Clippers.

Thanks for reading!