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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

The Minnesota Timberwolves make their presence known in annual NBA GM Survey

10/6/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves were mentioned frequently in the annual NBA GM Survey at NBA.com. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down where they ranked in a variety of categories, including where they were too low, too high, or shouldn't have appeared at all. Plus, all of the Anthony Edwards and Rudy Gobert mentions and a complete absence of Karl-Anthony Towns on the survey... Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to...

Timberwolves beat Heat in preseason opener + what not to worry about with Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns

10/5/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat in the preseason opener as Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, and Nate Knight showed out for the Wolves. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) goes through a few key takeaways from the game, plus a look at some Bleacher Report and NBA.com season preview thoughts on the Wolves, including what not to worry about when it comes to the Rudy Gobert/Karl-Anthony Towns pairing. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes...

Rudy Gobert's perfect fit with the Timberwolves offense + a Karl-Anthony Towns update

10/4/2022
Rudy Gobert will almost certainly be an immediate and seamless fit into the Minnesota Timberwolves' offense. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explains the myriad options that head coach Chris Finch now has at his disposal as the league's premier screen-setter and lob threat joins the dynamic offensive trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards. Plus, an update on Towns' health scare and a look at the preseason opener agains the Miami Heat. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!...

Duration:00:25:40

Karl-Anthony Towns Season Preview: Where the Timberwolves' superstar has improved the most

10/3/2022
Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns improved his overall offensive efficiency last season, and it all came as a response to how opposing defenses began trying to defend him. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down which facets of Towns' game improved the most, and why the Wolves' offense should be nearly impossible to stop this 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 and use promo code...

Duration:00:28:59

Rudy Gobert Season Preview + Timberwolves' win total projection at ESPN

9/30/2022
Let's dive into the numbers that prove just how impactful of an addition Rudy Gobert will be to the Minnesota Timberwolves rotation this season, including his pick-and-roll impact, rebounding, rim protection, and more, including a couple of surprising metrics. Also, how will head coach Chris Finch stagger Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns within his rotation? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) also reviews the Wolves' place in Kevin Pelton's win total projections at ESPN. Which teams in the West are ranked...

Duration:00:32:07

Anthony Edwards Season Preview: How Ant can become an All-NBA player for the Timberwolves

9/29/2022
Anthony Edwards took a huge step forward in his second season, but what does he need to do to become an All-Star, and, eventually, an All-NBA player for the Minnesota Timberwolves? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) lays out three specific areas in which Ant can easily continue to improve in his third season, and why an All-NBA nomination may be closer than you think for the Wolves' budding star. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar....

Duration:00:30:53

D'Angelo Russell Season Preview: Why the Timberwolves star guard is suddenly underrated

9/28/2022
Last season, D'Angelo Russell had his best season since his All-Star campaign with the Brooklyn Nets, and somehow he's being overlooked as a key member of this year's Minnesota Timberwolves squad. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explains why D'Lo's season was so impressive in 2021-22 and why he could be tracking to have an even better year this time around. Plus, what lineups will head coach Chris Finch choose to deploy Russell within? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a...

Duration:00:31:26

Karl-Anthony Towns' offensive evolution, Timberwolves Media Day, and Jaden McDaniels preview

9/27/2022
Karl-Anthony Towns' offensive game evolved a great deal last season in response to how opposing defenses attempted to defend the Minnesota Timberwolves All-NBA big man. Exactly where did his game change the most, and what might it look like this season? Plus, notes from Wolves Media Day and a preview of Jaden McDaniels. What will McDaniels role be, and where are his opportunities for greatest improvement? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes...

Duration:00:37:07

Previewing Kyle Anderson + Timberwolves most and least likely long-term D'Angelo Russell solutions

9/26/2022
Kyle Anderson will be the Minnesota Timberwolves' most important bench player this season. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) previews his most likely role, and what Wolves fans can expect from the veteran forward. Plus, D'Angelo Russell's max contract expires at the end of the season. Are the Wolves most likely to trade him, extend him, or let him walk in free agency next summer? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to...

Duration:00:26:31

Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert all rise in ESPN NBArank

9/23/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves were the only team to have three players land in the top 25 of ESPN's NBArank. Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, and Rudy Gobert all saw large jumps from where they were ranked last year. Just how high did they rank, and were they ranked properly? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down all three players' ranks, as well as D'Angelo Russell's No. 93 ranking. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go...

Previewing Jaylen Nowell and Taurean Prince + Timberwolves in ESPN NBArank

9/21/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves roster preview continues with Jaylen Nowell and Taurean Prince. What role will Nowell play this season, and which players is he most likely to steal minutes from if he plays well? What can we expect from Prince, and will he primarily be Jaden McDaniels' backup at the 3 or will he get the chance to play at the 4, where he excelled for the Wolves' bench last season? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) also breaks down the early returns from the newly-released ESPN NBArank,...

Duration:00:36:47

Timberwolves sign PJ Dozier + previewing Naz Reid and Jordan McLaughlin

9/19/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed former Denver Nuggets defensive stopper PJ Dozier to a training-camp contract. A whopping 17 of the 20 players in camp now have NBA experience as the Wolves roster just keeps getting deeper. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the signing, as well as provides a roster preview for a pair of rotation players. What should expectations be for Naz Reid and Jordan McLaughlin this season? Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar...

Duration:00:26:46

Anthony Edwards ranked where among top players to start a team?? Plus, more Timberwolves roster previews

9/16/2022
Anthony Edwards is one of the best young players in the league. But a recent survey conducted by Hoops Hype found that there are several front offices that would rank Edwards far lower among players to start a franchise with than one might expect. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) shares his disbelief with the survey, including where the Minnesota Timberwolves star should be ranked. Plus, a dive into two veteran players likely to be on the fringes of head coach Chris Finch's rotation. Support Us By...

Duration:00:23:36

Timberwolves Roster Preview: Wendell Moore Jr., Josh Minott, Nate Knight

9/14/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the deepest rosters in franchise history, and that means that their rookies may not see the floor very often. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down rookies Josh Minott and Wendell Moore Jr. and what they can bring to the table, as well as whether or not they'll get the chance to see any run this season. Plus, a look at Nate Knight and whether or not he can crack head coach Chris Finch's rotation, potentially stealing minutes away from Naz Reid. Support Us...

Duration:00:25:43

Timberwolves Roster Preview: Examining two-way signees and Exhibit 10 players

9/12/2022
Part One of the Timberwolves Roster Preview series examines the Wolves' two-way contract signees and Exhibit 10 players. Will any of them make an impact for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season? Who is most likely to see rotation minutes at any point this season? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) previews Eric Paschall, A.J. Lawson, C.J. Elleby, and Luka Garza. Plus, a look at where Kevin Garnett is in ESPN's ranking of the NBA 75. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a...

Duration:00:24:45

Where will the Timberwolves rank over the next three years among NBA franchises?

9/9/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves are set up to be one of the NBA's best teams over the next three years, but where, exactly, do they fall in the "future power rankings" hierarchy? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) debates the answer, as well as which teams definitely shouldn't be ranked ahead of the Wolves, given the young star power of Anthony Edwards, the win-now impact of Rudy Gobert, and a bit of both in Karl-Anthony Towns. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that...

Duration:00:27:07

Why Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell will get votes for the Sixth Man of the Year Award

9/7/2022
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell will garner votes for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award this year. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explains that Nowell's increase in opportunity, steady production, and impact on winning will allow him to showcase his scoring talents. Plus, Nowell's numbers alongside Karl-Anthony Towns last year are an encouraging sign pointing toward what he should be able to do this season, both with Towns and Rudy Gobert. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built...

Duration:00:28:29

Why is the Donovan Mitchell trade praised while the Timberwolves' Rudy Gobert trade is panned?

9/5/2022
In case you hadn't noticed, the Cleveland Cavaliers are being universally praised for landing Donovan Mitchell in a massive trade, while the Minnesota Timberwolves' acquisition of Rudy Gobert was largely panned. Why is that? Gobert is the better player, and the Wolves gave up only slightly more than the Cavs. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) attempts to break down the lazy analysis by many analysts while explaining that the Timberwolves' roster is actually deeper than the Cavaliers'. Support Us By...

Duration:00:24:43

How does the Timberwolves' trade for Rudy Gobert look in light of Donovan Mitchell to the Cavaliers?

9/2/2022
Now that the Utah Jazz have traded Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers, how does the Minnesota Timberwolves' acquisition of Rudy Gobert look in comparison? Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explains why the Cavs didn't have to give up all that much more than the Wolves did in the Gobert trade, and why the Jazz won't be the worst team in the Western Conference this year. Also, the league still isn't giving the Wolves enough credit for their offseason. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!...

Exploring Kyle Anderson's effect on the Timberwolves' bench rotation + Alex Rodriguez ownership news

8/31/2022
Kyle Anderson was a fantastic free agent signing by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explores Anderson's time with the Memphis Grizzlies to discern how he may be deployed with the Wolves, and what effect will his presence have on the Wolves' bench rotation, and specifically, Taurean Prince's role? What current Wolves players will Anderson mesh with best? Also, Alex Rodriguez is reportedly having issues coming up with the cash to hold up his end of the Wolves ownership...

Duration:00:26:43