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Locked On Wolves - Daily Podcast On The Minnesota Timberwolves

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Ben Beecken brings you an in-depth, daily look at the #Wolves and the NBA. Locked On Wolves is the best way to get quick-hitting, accurate, and year-round Minnesota Timberwolves analysis. The Locked On Wolves Podcast is part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Follow @bbeecken and @lockedontwolves on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest Wolves news and reaction. #NBA #Timberwolves #Twolves

Ben Beecken brings you an in-depth, daily look at the #Wolves and the NBA. Locked On Wolves is the best way to get quick-hitting, accurate, and year-round Minnesota Timberwolves analysis. The Locked On Wolves Podcast is part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Follow @bbeecken and @lockedontwolves on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest Wolves news and reaction. #NBA #Timberwolves #Twolves

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Ben Beecken brings you an in-depth, daily look at the #Wolves and the NBA. Locked On Wolves is the best way to get quick-hitting, accurate, and year-round Minnesota Timberwolves analysis. The Locked On Wolves Podcast is part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Follow @bbeecken and @lockedontwolves on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest Wolves news and reaction. #NBA #Timberwolves #Twolves

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English


Episodes

Considering Rudy Gobert's offensive fit with the Timberwolves and impact on Karl-Anthony Towns

8/17/2022
Rudy Gobert will be a game-changer on the defensive end of the floor for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but what about adding him to an already dynamic Wolves offense? Will Rudy need the ball in his hands too often to stay content? Will his presence in the paint cause Karl-Anthony Towns to have less room to operate? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explores those questions, as well as an early schedule preview. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like...

Duration:00:27:29

Kyle Andersons role + more national debate on the Timberwolves' offseason and Rudy Gobert

8/15/2022
The Rudy Gobert trade is still easily the most compelling NBA offseason move that has actually happened, and that means that the national folks are still talking about it. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) debates the takes from a few SI.com pundits and then explores Kyle Anderson's fit with the Wolves and what roles he'll be asked to fill. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and...

Duration:00:27:18

Timberwolves make a front office addition + a positive national review of the Wolves' offseason!

8/12/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have added a former Denver Nuggets executive to their front office. Plus, Glen Taylor recently appeared on a podcast and talked about the offseason thus far. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) gives commentary on both items, as well as a discussion about David Aldridge's offseason rankings at The Athletic. Finally -- we've found a national analyst who thinks the Wolves had a good offseason! Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that...

Duration:00:25:55

Why ESPN is dead-wrong for thinking the Timberwolves will be back in the play-in

8/10/2022
According to ESPN's early win-loss predictions, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be back in the Western Conference play-in tournament as the No. 7 seed. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down why it's the wrong take, including which teams will finish behind the Wolves. Plus, attempting to figure out why adding Rudy Gobert would only add three wings to the Timberwolves' record... Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to...

Duration:00:27:08

The end of the Timberwolves' roster is much improved + a Wolves what-if

8/8/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves roster is better than it was a year ago. The starting lineup will be better, the first line of reserves will be better, and yes, even the end of the bench will be much improved over last season. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down where the largest improvements will be, and why it doesn't make sense that the Wolves' offseason is being panned in some spots compared to some Western Conference rivals who remained largely quiet. Plus, the Joe Smith, Steph Curry, and...

Duration:00:26:25

Why national media offseason grades for the Timberwolves are wrong + a Wolves trade possibility

8/5/2022
The national media did not love the Minnesota Timberwolves' offseason, despite the acquisition of Rudy Gobert and new pairing of two top-25 players in the frontcourt. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explains why the offseason grades from ESPN and CBS Sports are wrong, even flying in the face of their own methodology to erroneously trash the Wolves' offseason. Plus, a trade rumor involving the Timberwolves and the fringes of the roster. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a...

Duration:00:30:00

Timberwolves sign CJ Elleby + how the Wolves have built flexibility at the end of the roster

8/3/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves added former Portland Trail Blazers wing CJ Elleby to an Exhibit 10 contract in their latest addition to the training camp roster. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the flexibility that the Wolves' front office has given themselves at the end of the roster, including a host of partially-guaranteed deals, plus Exhibit 10 players and two-way contract signees. What might the Timberwolves have in store with this flexibility? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!...

Duration:00:26:07

Timberwolves add important depth by signing Eric Paschall to a two-way contract

8/1/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves added to an already deep roster by signing veteran forward Eric Paschall to a two-way contract. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the versatility that Paschall brings to the roster and the luxury of depth that head coach Chris Finch will enjoy this season. Paschall was a member of the All-Rookie team with the Golden State Warriors back in 2019-20 and a rotation player for much of the season with the Utah Jazz last year -- not your typical two-way contract...

Duration:00:31:42

Antonio Daniels on the Timberwolves, Rudy Gobert, Anthony Edwards, the Pelicans, and the West

7/29/2022
Thirteen-year NBA veteran and current New Orleans Pelicans TV analyst Antonio Daniels joins the show to discuss the Minnesota Timberwolves' eventful offseason and their current outlook in the stacked Western Conference. Antonio talks about the fit between Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns, the Wolves' front office's obvious faith in Anthony Edwards, and if the Wolves are serious top-four-seed contenders in the West. Also, an update on the Pelicans and if the Pels and Wolves could strike out...

Duration:00:26:51

Timberwolves rotation options and predicting roles for Taurean Prince and Kyle Anderson

7/28/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a pair of long, versatile veteran forwards in Kyle Anderson and Taurean Prince. What will their respective roles be for the Wolves this season, and in which lineups might they be most effective? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) dives into Prince's lineup data from last year, as well as what head coach Chris Finch's options will be with an extremely flexible roster. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar....

Duration:00:24:47

Jaylen Nowell's fantastic season and his upcoming increased role with the Timberwolves

7/27/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be relying heavily on Jaylen Nowell this season -- and that's a good thing. In the wake of the Wolves sending out three rotation players in exchange for Rudy Gobert, Nowell is now the top bench scorer. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down just how efficient Nowell was last season, and why he'll thrive this year in a key bench scoring role for the Timberwolves. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a...

Duration:00:27:44

Breaking down the newest contracts and the Timberwolves' current roster and cap space situation

7/26/2022
Contract details have emerged from the Minnesota Timberwolves latest signings of Nate Knight, Josh Minott, and Austin Rivers. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down how Tim Connelly and the front office have situated the Wolves for the upcoming season, including potential cap and roster spot flexibility down the road. Plus, what the cap sheet looks like for next season as of right now. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go...

Duration:00:26:07

What AJ Lawson will bring to the Minnesota Timberwolves with Sean Woodley

7/25/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves still only have one two-way player under contract: Canadian wing and Dallas Mavericks Summer League standout AJ Lawson. Sean Woodley (@woodleysean) of Locked On Raptors called play-by-play for several of Lawson's games in the Candian Elite Basketball League and joins Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) to give insight on Lawson's game, including what he can bring to the table for the Wolves immediately, what his NBA role will be, and if there's any upside moving forward with...

Duration:00:25:57

Anthony Edwards improved dramatically on both sides of the ball for the Timberwolves in Year Two

7/22/2022
Anthony Edwards showed significant improvement on both sides of the ball from Year One to Year Two with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) dives into the numbers to analyze where the improvement was greatest, including all facets of his offensive game, as well as why his defensive improvement is so vital to the Wolves' success in the upcoming season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com...

Duration:00:28:57

Timberwolves in Bill Simmons' trade value rankings + Wolves' catch-and-shoot prowess

7/21/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have three players (plus an honorable mention) in Bill Simmons' annual trade value rankings over at The Ringer. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down where they're all ranked, including an on-the-move Rudy Gobert and an incredibly high slot for Anthony Edwards. Plus, the Wolves have a strong group of catch-and-shoot 3-point threats, including a pair of new additions that will provide significant help on the perimeter. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar...

Duration:00:32:14

Timberwolves sign A.J. Lawson to two-way deal + Rudy Gobert's ranking in The Athletic tiers

7/20/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed wing A.J. Lawson to one of their two-way contract slots after Lawson starred in the Las Vegas Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down Lawson's time at the University of South Carolina and last year in the G League, exploring what he could bring to the Wolves this season as a depth piece. Also, a look at where Rudy Gobert lands in Seth Partnow's player tiers at The Athletic. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!...

Duration:00:27:03

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns ranked too low, Anthony Edwards too high, and D'Angelo Russell just right?

7/19/2022
The Athletic's Seth Partnow has released his annual player tiers, and there are a total of four Minnesota Timberwolves players in the top 125. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) discusses the methodology behind the ranking, and then argues that Karl-Anthony Towns is ranked a bit too low while Anthony Edwards might be a shade high. D'Angelo Russell, however, may have landed in the perfect spot despite being one of the more difficult players to rank. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built...

Duration:00:26:16

Rudy Gobert sour grapes, Josh Minott's signing, and wrapping up Timberwolves Summer League

7/18/2022
Apparently, the entire NBA is mad at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz for the Rudy Gobert trade. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) talks about why it's just sour grapes, and the rest of the league needs to get over it. Also, Josh Minott signed a deal with the Wolves after a strong showing at Las Vegas Summer League. How might the Timberwolves fill their final roster spot and their two-way slots? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a...

Duration:00:29:37

Austin Rivers signs with the Timberwolves, what does the rotation look like now? Plus, more Summer League

7/15/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves continue to fill out their roster with veteran contributors, signing well-rounded and well-traveled guard Austin Rivers to a minimum contract. As the backcourt starts to become crowded, what will head coach Chris Finch's rotation look like when the season begins? Does this signing make sense? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the Rivers addition, as well as some thoughts on Wendell Moore Jr., Josh Minott, Kevon Harris, and Terrell Brown Jr. in Las Vegas Summer...

Duration:00:23:17

Josh Minott and Kevon Harris continue to impress in Timberwolves summer league + roster balancing

7/14/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves may have lost again in Las Vegas Summer League, but second-round pick Josh Minott and Exhibit 10 contract-signee Kevon Harris continued to impress. Minott was active off the bench and showed impressive feel, while Harris did a little bit of everything. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the key takeaways from the Wolves' latest summer game, as well as some potential roster-balancing moves that could come down the pike in the following weeks. Support Us By...

Duration:00:24:38