Flagrant Howls - a Minnesota Timberwolves podcast
Summary: Phil Mackey and Kyle Theige made it through the David Kahn era of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball and lived to tell about it! Be a part of their Timberwolves community. Flagrant Howls, part of the SKOR North network of podcasts, is your destination for Timberwolves therapy, celebration and speculation!
Kyle is back from his Mexico trip with plenty of takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves trading for Rudy Gobert! Was it a good trade? What do the next 4-5 years look like for the Timberwolves? How does this trade impact Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards? This is Flagrant Howls, a Minnesota Timberwolves podcast!
Welcome to the debut episode of Flagrant Howls with Phil Mackey and Kyle Theige! Before diving into Chris Finch's raving review of Jaylen Nowell and his potential impact on the Timberwolves' future, Phil and Kyle kick around some "get to know 'em" questions about their Timberwolves fandom. Plus, what would you give up in a trade for Dejounte Murray? And what if the Timberwolves make no impact roster moves?
Phil Mackey, Judd Zulgad and Declan Goff go over the events of what happened to SKOR North on May 1st and what the future holds for the brand.
Matthew Coller hosted the SKOR North WNBA Draft coverage and was joined by Raised By Wolves Host Manny Hill to discuss the Lynx selecting South Carolina Forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the 6th overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
Matthew Coller and Manny Hill get together to talk about the Lynx's plan with the sixth overall pick in the upcoming WNBA draft
Manny Hill and Dane Moore open things up with talk on the change in media access by the NBA due to the Coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Later, they get back into more basketball matters, and discuss the Timberwolves' continued defensive struggles. Is it possible for D'Angelo Russell to get better on that end? Also, can the Rockets' small-ball game translate to postseason success?
Manny Hill & Dane Moore play a game of Confident, Concern, Curious in regards to the Wolves, and also discuss how good the Wolves offense has been despite the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns. How much better can they be on that end with a healthy KAT? Also, how can the Wolves improve on the defensive end?
In this episode, Matthew Coller talks with author Reyan Ali about his new book NBA Jam, which dives deep into the history of one of the great video games in history. How did it become so popular? How did some of the memorable features almost not come to fruition? What was Shaq's role in its growth?
In the middle of a season in which the Wolves continue to lose games, and there's no telling when Karl-Anthony Towns will play again, Manny Hill and Dane Moore dive into a few of the positives - including the production from Malik Beasley, and role players like Jordan McLaughlin and Kelan Martin showing promise. Also, where does James Johnson fit into the Wolves plans? Later, how have the Oklahoma City Thunder been able to make things work despite trading two superstars last summer?
Manny Hill & Dane Moore give their thoughts on how All-Star Weekend turned out, then dive into post All-Star break expectations for the Wolves. - What role can Malik Beasley play within the offense? How will he fit with KAT & D'Lo? - Why Jarrett Culver and Josh Okogie need to improve even more defensively to help. - Could Naz Reid and KAT play together on the same front court? - Dane & Manny weigh in on the KG number retirement discussion. - How will KAT's current injury affect how we evaluate the rest of the roster?
Manny Hill & Dane Moore take a look at the new look Wolves in the three games since the busy trade deadline last week. The biggest question now is what have we learned about the KAT/D'Lo combo despite having only seen them for one game together? How good does this team need to be offensively to overcome the shortcomings on defense? Later, Dane & Manny discuss their concerns with Jarrett Culver's fit.
Manny Hill, Dane Moore & Darren "Doogie" Wolfson break down the Wolves massive trade with the Golden State Warriors that sends Andrew Wiggins to the Bay Area and brings D'Angelo Russell to Minnesota. - Dane: "I don't think you can undersell the element of the trade that Andrew Wiggins is not on the books for the next 3 years... that's massive" - Also, what impact does D'Angelo Russell bring to the table, both on and off the court? - Doogie weighs in on the Robert Covington trade and how Malik Beasley and Juan Hernangomez fit into the Wolves plans. - With Gorgui Dieng heading to Memphis for James Johnson, how will that fit better with the Wolves style of play?
Manny Hill & Dane Moore examine the trade the Timberwolves made involving the Rockets, Hawks & Nuggets, and 12 players. - Will this lead to more moves before Thursday's trade deadline? - What do Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt bring to the Wolves? - How will Robert Covington's departure affect Karl-Anthony Towns? Manny & Dane also dive deeper into what Karl-Anthony Towns needs to do to improve on the defensive end and as a leader of the team.
Matthew Coller and former WNBA Champion for the Minnesota Lynx Devereaux Peters talk about the new game-changing Collective Bargaining Agreement in the WNBA. They also discuss how the league can reach the next level and Maya Moore's decision to sit out another season.
*Manny Hill & Dane Moore look back at the Timberwolves historic loss to Sacramento on Monday night, which has in part raised a number of questions about where the franchise is headed. *Can Karl-Anthony Towns be a number one on a team that has postseason success? *Why are the Grizzlies having more success than the Wolves? Dane: "The Wolves are trying to put together a systematic blueprint, and create an identity. The Grizzlies are just trying to create an identity" *Is the plan of the Wolves front office going to align with where Karl-Anthony Towns wants to be? *Manny & Dane then share their thoughts on the passing of Kobe Bryant and his legacy.