As the offseason begins to wind down, it’s time to get some final preparation in before training camp begins next month. What better way to start than updating your Twitter follows. Here are some must-follows for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Twitter.
NBA Twitter has evolved into an intriguing animal over the past few years. From the Banana Boat gang to the DeAndre Jordan hostage crisis to the latest WojBomb or ShamsBomb, following the league on Twitter is the modern SportsCenter.
Being a Minnesota Timberwolves’ fan is no different, for there are several fantastic writers, reporters, and analysts who offer insight, news, and commentary on the local basketball club.
Let’s take a look at some of Twitter’s must-follows for Timberwolves’ fans:
Wolfson is a “jack-of-all-trades” for KTSP in the Twin Cities. He fills his Twitter feed with Timberwolves, Vikings, and Golden Gophers news. He seems to have his finger on the pulse of many Timberwolves rumors and moves.
Tuesday, for example, “Doogie” dropped some insight into the ever-changing Andrew Wiggins‘ contract situation. After Adrian Wojnarowski broke the Wiggins news, Wolfson was able to provide a further wrinkle.
Wolfson offers great reporting and insight at the local level to provide valuable information that the national outlets cannot compete with on a day-to-day basis. He also periodically releases a podcast, “The Scoop”, that’s well worth a listen.
The MinnPost writer has covered the Timberwolves since 1990. His tweets are insightful, and his Wolves’ opinion pieces are like no other, beautifully written and often poignant musings on the state of the franchise.
This summer, he penned two gems regarding the bevy of Timberwolves’ offseason moves. Robson does get a little political on his Twitter page, so don’t be surprised if politics show up in the midst of basketball tweets.
But, he’s a great follow for local fans and those in the national media.
Jon Krawczysnski, not to be confused with John Krasinski, is an NBA writer for the Associated Press.
Krawczynski, like Wolfson, often gets the inside scoop national reporters just cannot provide. For instance, he recently discussed the Andrew Wiggins contract situation with Wolves’ owner, Glen Taylor, creating a reaction around the league.
APJon, as he’s sometimes referred to as, hosts the You Betcha’ Basketball podcast that he tweets out from time to time as well.Between his tweets, reporting, podcast, and all-around professional nature; APJon is a must-follow.
In addition to the local pros, there are some fellow blogs and bloggers definitely worth your time. Here are a few to keep track of in the Twitterverse.
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A Wolf Among Wolves blog consists of a number of writers who often provide insightful, humorous, and unique takes on the state of the Timberwolves.
In July, Andy Grimsrud, one of the blog’s contributors, wrote an interesting piece on the lack of shooting the Wolves currently had, and still lack, on their roster.
Canis Hoopus is the Timberwolves’ SB Nation blog. The crew also spends their summers keeping tabs on Minnesota’s most successful basketball team, The Lynx.
Following Canis in tandem with Dunking With Wolves is a great way to stay up to date on all Timberwolves happenings. Both of our sites provide fans with a daily content throughout the year.
So, there you have it. Five must-follow blogs for Timberwolves’ fans. Of course, there are wonderful NBA writers that weren’t on this list.
If you’re not already, make sure you add the StarTribune’s Jerry Zgoda, Pioneer Press’s Jace Frederick, television analyst Jim Petersen and play-by-play man Dave Benz to your growing list of T’Wolves Twitter pages.
Of course, be sure to follow us, Dunking With Wolves, on Twitter for daily updates, weekly roundtables, and exciting podcasts to satisfy all of your NBA and Timberwolves’ needs.