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Timberwolves Player Evaluation: Jeff Teague

When you are the replacement to a fan favorite, you often receive a lot of unfair criticism and endless comparisons to the player you replaced. When Tom Thibodeau, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations,  traded Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz for a 1st round pick, there was uproar by many who follow the Wolves closely and from afar. 425 more words

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Timberwolves Player Evaluation: Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins serves as a perpetual battlefield for Minnesota Timberwolves fans of all intensities. Opinons have become even stronger since Wiggins signed his max contract last summer worth 146 million dollars. 371 more words

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Timberwolves Player Evaluation: Taj Gibson

When Tom Thibodeau gave Taj Gibson a two year deal worth a total of 24 million dollars last summer, fans had a reason to be skeptical about allocating that much cap space into a 32 year old power forward who couldn’t stretch the floor. 214 more words

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Timberwolves Player Evaluation: Karl-Anthony Towns

The centerpiece of the Minnesota Timberwolves franchise is clearly Karl-Anthony Towns. He had one of the greatest shooting seasons for a big man in NBA history this year. 390 more words

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Timberwolves Player Evaluation: Jimmy Butler

22Without Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves do not make the playoffs this year. Both his production and leadership were invaluable resources for the young guys on the roster like Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, and Tyus Jones. 423 more words

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Enes Kanter's Actual Impact

Through 3/31/18, Enes Kanter has 14.1 PPG, 11.0 RPB (7.1 defensive), 1.5 APG (vs. 1.7TOV), .5BPG, and .5SPG. He’s shooting a career high 59.2% from the field and 84.8% from the line. 1,791 more words

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Revisiting Relative Shot Metrics – Part 2

In part 1, I described three “pen and paper” methods for evaluating players based on performance relative to their teammates. As I mentioned, there is some confusion around what differentiates the relative to team (Rel Team) and relative to teammate (Rel TM) methods (it also doesn’t help that we’re dealing with two metrics that have the same name save four letters). 3,370 more words

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