1. Everything You Need to Know About the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2015-16 NBA Season

    How do you know what you're building if you're not sure which blocks actually fit? The Minnesota Timberwolves have plenty to choose from, but their 2015-16 season will be that critical moment between full-blown renovation and "coming soon...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 4 months ago 10,170 reads 16 comments

  2. Kevin Garnett's Return to Minnesota Timberwolves Is More Than Just a Good Story

    Kevin Garnett , The Big Ticket, is back in Minnesota. Never in a million years would any Timberwolves fan have been able to peg such a reunion as more than just a pipe dream...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 12 months ago 34,023 reads 66 comments

  3. Phil Jackson Pressures Carmelo Anthony, Hopes He's 'Good for What His Word Is'

    Phil Jackson sure has a way with words. A notable quotable for decades now, the Zen Master often nestles a stronger, albeit subtle message in what he leaves unsaid versus what he actually utters...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about over 1 year ago 28,237 reads 41 comments

  4. 2014 NBA Playoffs: Recapping Saturday's First Round Action

    The 2014 NBA playoffs tip off with a first round full of intrigue. Acting as both the culmination of and beginning to career- and season-long storylines, the opening slate of hardwood contests has a little something for everyone...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 35,859 reads 6 comments

  5. Shaqtin' a Fool: Swaggy P's Premature Celebration

    Nick Young is no stranger to Shaqtin' a Fool , but as the latest episode proves, "Swaggy P" is quickly moving into JaValian and Perkinsian territory with his exploits. Patience is a virtue, Swaggy...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 41,930 reads 16 comments

  6. Shaqtin' a Fool: The Worst Inbounds Pass of All Time

    This week's episode of Shaqtin' a Fool prompts some pretty poignant and life-altering questions. First, what is Devin Harris doing? Is he passing to himself? Did he forget ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 134,607 reads 66 comments

  7. Dunk of the Night: Paul George Flies Over Philadelphia 76ers

    Paul George went up high and threw down hard on the woeful Philadelphia 76ers Monday night. The Sixers have now lost 21 straight games, and they'll likely remember this portion of their 99-90 defeat to Indiana...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 678 reads 1 comments

  8. Utah Jazz Start Fight by Playing to the Buzzer Versus Houston Rockets

    The old cliche goes: "Good teams play until the final buzzer." But what about those, like the Utah Jazz, who are down by 38 points with seven seconds left and choose to steal the ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 166,571 reads 218 comments

  9. Shaqtin' a Fool: Lob City Has Been Evacuated

    The "Lob City" Los Angeles Clippers run a high-wire act with an unfathomable degree of difficulty. We can appreciate that...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 70,197 reads 22 comments

  10. Plan B If LA Lakers Can't Lure Superstar Free Agents During Next 2 Offseasons

    With both Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant officially done for the year , LA Lakers fans can finally turn their full gaze toward the future...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 51,692 reads 97 comments

  11. Shaqtin' a Fool: Joakim Noah Is Left Hanging

    Isn't Joakim Noah already frustrated enough this season? Why would teammate Tony Snell go and make him more upset? Between dropping triple-doubles like crazy and somehow carrying ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 73,520 reads 51 comments

  12. Shaqtin' a Fool: LeBron James Throws a Strike

    Though he's currently playing forward for the Miami Heat while wearing what appears to be a catcher's mask, LeBron James can play any position in any sport he darn well pleases, thank you very much...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 69,981 reads 24 comments

  13. Shaqtin' a Fool: New York Knicks Unveil 'Slob City'

    The Los Angeles Clippers are famous for "Lob City." As the latest edition of Shaqtin' a Fool points out, the New York Knicks are becoming just as infamous for their new "Slob City" routine this year...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 77,196 reads 49 comments

  14. Shaqtin' a Fool: The Worst Pass in NBA History?

    Comedy is no passing fad, but passing can be high comedy. Just ask Andrei Kirilenko, whose distribution skills were just one of the lowlights in this latest episode of Shaqtin' a Fool...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about almost 2 years ago 92,656 reads 25 comments

  15. Shaqtin' a Fool: Cleveland Cavs Couldn't Beat Team with Only 5 Players

    The Cleveland Cavaliers came up short against an L.A. Lakers team that was comically sans players on Feb. 5. But have no fear: Both sides still contributed to the ample supply of ineptitude for the latest edition of Shaqtin ' a Fool...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 77,114 reads 53 comments

  16. Shaqtin' a Fool: Even Blake Griffin Has His Limits

    Blake Griffin ? Meet the front of the rim. Perhaps you two have never been introduced before. As the latest edition of Shaqtin' a Fool shows us, Griffin indeed has a ceiling to his ridiculously high leaping ability...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 53,470 reads 26 comments

  17. Shaqtin' a Fool: Kendrick Perkins Thinks He's a Point Guard (Again)

    Point guards are the stars of today's NBA . Every team wants an elite one, and apparently everyone wants to be one. That includes Kendrick Perkins, no stranger to Shaqtin' a Fool , trying to display his on-court generalship...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 80,296 reads 60 comments

  18. Shaqtin' A Fool: Blake Griffin Showcases Bad Passing at Its Finest

    Everything just seems so out of proportion this week on the latest edition of Shaqtin ' A Fool . No, Chuck wasn't standing in front of a funhouse mirror; rather, it's that all ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 24,885 reads 17 comments

  19. Shaqtin' a Fool: J.R. Smith Gets Embarrassing

    Oh, J.R. Smith. What would the NBA news cycle be without you? Where once you were simply the muse of New York beat writers, you've since branched out to confounding just about everyone nationwide ...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 37,258 reads 30 comments

  20. Shaqtin' a Fool: Swaggy P's Epic Layup Fail

    Nick Young is bold. Nick Young is flashy. Nick Young is entertainment. When Nick Young does a 360-degree layup, he doesn't just stop there; he adds a few extra hundred degrees. Heck, he even comps a little something when shooting free throws too..

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 49,697 reads 19 comments

  21. Shaqtin' a Fool: LeBron James Stops Himself Cold

    This might be my favorite episode of Shaqtin' a Fool ever. Seriously, did we ever think we'd see LeBron James make the blooper reel? And he didn't just botch one of those trademark dunks—he did it twice! If anything, it makes him more human...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 55,397 reads 23 comments

  22. NBA Fantasy Basketball: Sleepers and Surprises After Season's 1st Quarter

    Now that we have enough real games in the books, we can survey the NBA fantasy basketball landscape in concrete terms...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 9,838 reads 1 comments

  23. Shaqtin' a Fool: Bradley Beal or Shaq, Who Wiped Out Worse?

    Bradley Beal and Shaquille O'Neal don't have a lot in common. One is playing in the NBA today; the other is watching it. Beal is one of the league's deadliest snipers; Shaq was a Hall of Famer in the post and decidedly not a shooter...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 57,580 reads 24 comments

  24. NBA Podcast: Early-Season NBA Trades That Have to Happen

    It's never too early to make a deal. Even as NBA teams are just beginning to see how their rosters fit, the writing is already on the wall for plenty of players. Or at least, it should be...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 12,163 reads 27 comments

  25. NBA Podcast: Biggest Surprises and Disappointments of the NBA Season so Far

    Expectations were made to be broken. Whether by exceeding them or falling far short, NBA players and teams are already taking what we thought we knew in preseason and turning it on its head...

    Joel C.  Cordes Written by Joel C. Cordes about 2 years ago 11,374 reads 12 comments