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Jake Paynting
Creative and consistent Timberwolves coverage by Jake Paynting. Aiming to earn every dollar with unique perspectives and quality content.
Created 02 Jul 2021
  • Straight Sets: Killing The Wolves
    08 Dec 20211 day ago • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Chuck Cook (USA TODAY Sports) Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch can draw up a play. Even when his team is mired in a season-long offensive slump, there has never been a doubt that he can d...
  • Player Ratings: Game 24 | Atlanta Hawks
    07 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    AP Photo?Craig Lassis It’s hard to find a foothold in an avalanche. No matter what the Minnesota Timberwolves tried, there was no firm ground to be found. They kept scraping themselves off the floor, ...
  • Deep Dive: Do The Timberwolves Have A Malik Beasley Problem?
    05 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 4 1
    Nick Wosika (USA TODAY Sports) The basketball shows no sympathy. The defenders show no sympathy. The hardwood, the rim, the flow of the game, they show no sympathy. Malik Beasley, stuck in prison and ...
  • Player Ratings: Game 23 | Brooklyn Nets
    04 Dec 2021 • 6 min read • 4 1
    BRAD PENNER/USA TODAY SPORTS/REUTERS It felt like a scheduled loss. Even before Karl-Anthony Towns was ruled out with the tailbone injury he picked up late in the loss to the Washington Wizards, it fe...
  • Player Ratings: Game 22 | Washington Wizards
    02 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Geoff Burke/ USA Today Sports There was a sickness going around the Minnesota Timberwolves locker room. There was a lethargy going around the Minnesota Timberwolves’ play. Those two things probably ha...
  • Straight Sets: Bursting Out Of Breaks
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    AP Photo Author’s Note: The GIF files in Straight Sets pieces will always look clearer and bigger in email form. Minnesota looked stumped when the Indiana Pacers came out of the gates playing zone def...
  • Player Ratings: Game 21 | Indiana Pacers
    30 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    David Berding / USA Today Sports Good teams just win games. They win feisty outings, they win double-overtime thrillers, and they win games like this. This Minnesota Timberwolves team feels good. This...
  • Deep Dive: Leandro Bolmaro's Connector Archetype Can Help Minnesota
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    USA Today Sports There was an audible gasp around the Minnesota Timberwolves fan base when Leandro Bolmaro walked to the scorer’s table in the first quarter of the double-overtime thriller against the...
  • Player Ratings: Game 20 | Philadelphia 76ers
    28 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports The Timberwolves could have wilted. Like thirsty flowers in the hot sun, they could have wilted. They could have wilted when the offensive well dried up in the second half. ...
  • Player Ratings: Game 19 | Charlotte Hornets
    27 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 3
    AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Rome wasn’t built in a day. All of those dumb cliché type things. Those long-distance runners had slow miles and the builders in ancient Rome sc...
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