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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

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

3 specific ways Rudy Gobert helps the Timberwolves' defense + Taurean Prince update

8/29/2022
Rudy Gobert will bring immediate improvement to the Minnesota Timberwolves defense in three specific ways. Ben Beecken expands on an NBA.com film study and adds commentary on why the Wolves will continue the rapid defensive improvement that began last season. Plus, an update on Taurean Prince's arrest from last week and a note on the Wolves' pursuit of Kevin Durant earlier in the summer. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar....

Duration:00:30:39

Timberwolves to blame for no Kevin Durant trade? Plus, Nik Stauskas signs and Taurean Prince news

8/26/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves are being blamed for putting a damper on the Kevin Durant trade market due to the price they paid to land Rudy Gobert. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) explores the claim, as well as the inescapable truth that Tim Connelly and the Wolves front office knew exactly what they were doing. Also, the Iowa Wolves traded for former lottery pick Nik Stauskas. Finally, Taurean Prince was reportedly arrested -- what is his current standing in the Timberwolves' rotation and how might...

Duration:00:26:32

Timberwolves sign Luka Garza + training camp depth chart + Wolves still too low in power rankings

8/24/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed former Iowa Hawkeyes superstar Luka Garza to a training camp deal after he spent his rookie season with the Detroit Pistons. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the Wolves' extremely deep training camp roster and the flexibility that the front office has built with the end of the depth chart. Plus, ESPN (among other outlets) still has the Timberwolves far too low on their pre-camp power rankings. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built...

Duration:00:27:01

The Timberwolves' Rudy Gobert + D'Angelo Russell two-man game will be unstoppable

8/22/2022
This year's Minnesota Timberwolves' offense will feature one of the league's best screen-and-roll bigs in Rudy Gobert and a fantastic pick-and-roll guard in D'Angelo Russell. The two-man game should be virtually unstoppable -- and that's before considering what Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards will bring to the table. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down the Wolves' dynamic offensive pieces, as well as a few more thoughts on the 2022-23 schedule. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors!...

Duration:00:30:07

Breaking down the Timberwolves' schedule + the Wolves are undersold in ESPN's 'All-In Tiers'

8/19/2022
The Minnesota Timberwolves schedule has been released. Ben Beecken (@bbeecken) breaks down what should be an easy start to the season, and why it's important they bank as many wins as they can before the calendar turns to winter. Plus, ESPN released their "All-In Tiers", and it's clear that the Wolves continue to be undersold on a national level. Lastly, the Timberwolves have a new play-by-play voice, hiring Michael Grady away from the Brooklyn Nets' broadcasts. Support Us By Supporting Our...

Duration:00:31:18

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