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
LOCKED ON WOLVES 12/7/16 TIDBITS ON ZACH LAVINE...
Zach touches on Monday's loss to the San Antonio Spurs, looks into how Ricky Rubio has stuggled to produce in transition, tips his hat to Kris Dunn
LOCKED ON WOLVES 12/5/16 RECAPPING THE WEEKEND,...
Zach recaps Friday's loss to the New York Knicks, Saturday's victory over the Charlotte Hornets, and looks into what appears to be an improved bench unit before touching on how the Wolves have performed in transition this season.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 12/2/16 ON CONSISTENCY, COMRAD...
Tom Schreier rants and raves to and with Zach about all types of topics, none of which should come as a surprise to fans of the Timberwolves.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/30/16 TALKING TO JARED DUBI...
Zach and Jared Dubin, who hosts Locked On Knicks, and writes about basketball at a number of places, discuss various plot lines regarding teams that will face off against one another twice over the course of the next three days.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/27/2016 Tim Faklis joins Za...
Zach welcomes Tim Faklis to the studio to recap the weekend that was in Wolves basketball.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/25/2016 RAMBLING ON ABOUT T...
Zach touches on some recently reported trade rumors, which players they could involve; Rubio's On/Off splits, and the regression of Andrew Wiggins
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11-25-2016 GETTING TO KNOW THE...
HoopsHabit's Gerald Bourguet joins Zach and talks all things Phoenix Suns.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/21/2016 QUICK LOOK INTO THE...
Zach quickly delves into some notes from the loss to the Memphis Grizzlies before sharing some audio from Monday's morning shootaround and previewing tonight's matchup vs. Boston.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/18/2016 SAM EKSTROM JOINS T...
Sam and Zach go over basically everything there is to talk about in regards to the Timberwolves 2016-17 campaign.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/17/2016 Zach talks with Kyl...
Zach talks with Kyle Neubeck about the Sixers, his interview with Kevin Harlan and other basketball related topics! Good times!
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/16/16 WOLVES FALL TO HORNET...
Zach reviews the Wolves 115-108 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, looks deeper at the point guard situation, wonders why the defense has performed so poorly under Thibodeau.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/14/2016 TIM FAKLIS JOINS TO...
Tim and Zach review the loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/10/2016 WOLVES WIN!
Tom Schreier joins Zach to talk about the Wolves win over Orlando, look at how well the offense has performed during first halves, and discuss what Tyus Jones brings to the floor when paired w/LaVine, Wiggins, Dieng, and Towns.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/9/16 WOLVES FALL TO BROOKLY...
Zach recaps the 119-110 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, delving into some of the mistakes that ultimately led to the Wolves demise. Why did Thibs play Tyus Jones over Kris Dunn down the stretch? When will Ricky Rubio be back, and what happens then? All of t...
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/8/2016 ARIF HASSAN SITS IN ...
The Timberwolves went out and saw a play during their day off in New York City.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/7/2016 REVIEWING LOSSES TO ...
Zach reviews the Timberwolves most recent losses to Denver and Oklahoma City, and looks at just how bad Thibodeau's club has performed during third quarters.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/3/16 RUBIO'S WEIRD ON/OFF S...
Zach looks at Ricky Rubio's on/off splits (SMALL SAMPLE SIZE ALERT), Karl-Anthony Towns' production in post up situations, and talks with Adam Mares about tonight's opponent, the Denver Nuggets.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11-2-2016 ZACH LAVINE, KRIS DU...
Looking at Zach LaVine's improvement as well as the Wolves 3-point shooting, which is showing signs of life.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 11/1/16 GORGUI DIENG SIGNS EXT...
Tom Schreier joins Zach Bennett as the two dissect the decision to sign Gorgui Dieng to a four-year extension worth $64 million, and look ahead at what's next for Shabazz Muhammad.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10/31/2016
Zachary Bennett welcomes Tom Scheier back to the program as the two review Saturday's loss to the Sacramento Kings, determine what Ricky Rubio's injury might mean for Kris Dunn, address contract extension talks and rumors involving Shabazz Muhammad and...
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10/28/16 KG TO TNT, THIBS TALK...
Cold Omaha co-founder Tom Schreier joins the program to wax nostalgic on Kevin Garnett, discuss all things Thibs, and then some...
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-27-16 WOLVES FALL TO MEMPHI...
Zach reviews highlights from around the league, such as Joel Embiid's performance against OKC and Anthony Davis' career night, before delving into the Wolves loss to Memphis.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-26-16 Previewing Wolves @ G...
Zach previews tonight's matchup between the Timberwolves and Memphis Grizzlies. Can Karl-Anthony Towns dominate Marc Gasol much like he did when these teams met during the preseason? Will Memphis actually start Vince Carter?
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-25-16 Thibs & Players Remem...
One year after his passing, Thibs and players remember Flip Saunders. David Fizdale says Chandler Parsons is out for tomorrow night and Marc Gasol is on a minutes-restriction. And news & notes from around the league after a busy few days as teams trim ...
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-21-16 WNBA Finals Controv...
With 70 seconds left in Game 5, the officials missed a shot-clock violation that helped the Sparks capture the WNBA Title. Kris Dunn is shooting 19.6% over 6 preseason games, but he's confident he'll break out of his slump. And a preview of tonight's c...
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-20-16 Preseason Game #6 -...
How impressive was Karl-Anthony Towns last night? 31 points in 24 minutes, 17/17 FT, 9rbs, +36. Hear what he had to say postgame. Also postgame sound from Thibs & Ricky PLUS a preview of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals with Lynx radio voice John Focke.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-19-16 Military Open Practic...
The Wolves hosted 250 military members and their families for an open practice. Hear what Thibs, KAT, Ricky & Zach has to say about their 5-game, 10-day road trip. And with an aging core and the addition of Chandler Parsons, are they still the Grit & ...
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-18-16 Busy Week of Basketba...
Tonight's Fan Fest tips of a busy week at Target Center. Zach LaVine's elite-level eFG% when paired with Ricky Rubio. And Kris Dunn's amazing journey to the NBA.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-17-16 Preseason Games #4 & ...
Facing elimination, how big was Maya Moore's performance vs. Sparks? Recapping the Wolves 3-2 road trip. And MIN's defense continues to be strong but the offense has room for improvement.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-14-16 "Closing the Gap" on ...
A look at how the Wolves defense has fared & how the Wolves are winning the 3-point battle. What players are hot? Who's not? The referees points of education this season. Plus a couple of highlights you don't want to miss.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-13-16 Preseason Game #3 - M...
Wolves starters imposed their will in the 3rd quarter. Another game with an advantage in 3-pointers? And MIN already has a Top-10 defense? What would that mean for their playoff chances?
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-12-16 Talking Wolves with E...
ESPN's Tom Haberstroh discusses the impact of Tom Thibodeau & how good the Wolves defense can be. MIN's preseason road trip continues tonight vs. Nuggets in Lincoln, NE. And the Lynx restore order in the WNBA Finals.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-11-16 Preseason Game #2 - C...
Thibs talks about the Wolves struggles to guard the 3-point line. Zach goes for 30 and discusses shot selection. And more shooting woes for the Wolves offense.
LOCKED ON WOLVES 10-10-16 Preseason Game #1 - M...
The Wolves and their 3-point shooting. A tale of two halves. Tue shooting percentage tells the story. And a look at tonight's matchup vs. Hornets.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-7-16 Training Camp - Day ...
What will the Wolves do with their open roster spot? The forgotten man: Gorgui Dieng. And can MIN be a good corner 3-point shooting team?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-6-16 Training Camp - Day ...
Rubio says he and Dunn have not yet played together, but Dunn has gotten some run at SG on the 2nd unit. And SB Nation's Paul Flannery gives his take on Thibs, KAT, Wiggins & what might be in store for the Wolves this season.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-5-16 Training Camp - Off ...
Answering your tweets on lineups, preseason schedule, divisions & the D-League. And how did Tom Thibodeau first meet Bill Musselman and begin his journey to the NBA?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-5-16 Training Camp - Off ...
Answering your tweets about lineups, preseason schedules, divisions & the D-League. And how did Tom Thibodeau first meet Bill Musselman and begin his journey to the NBA?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-4-16 Training Camp - Day ...
Does Wiggins have the personality to be a more vocal leader? Thibs talks about the benefits of a 10-day 6-game preseason road trip. Did you know Bazz's sister Asia is a professional tennis player? And Thibs talks about adding Ed Pinckney.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 10-3-16 Training Camp - Week...
Is a 10-day, 6-game road trip that covers over 4,000 miles too much for the preseason? How does Thibs see the 2nd unit shaping up? Hear from John Lucas III and Ed Pinckney rounds out the Wolves coaching staff.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-30-16 Training Camp - Day ...
KAT stepping into the leadership void. The Wolves free throw advantage, is it a good thing? And Brandon Rush on his journey back from two ACL injuries.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-29-16 Training Camp - Day ...
Thibs on his depth at power forward and using Bazz and Wiggins at the 4. How fast will the Wolves play this season? And the NW Division leads John Schuhmann's continuity rankings.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-28-16 Training Camp - Day ...
KAT says he's prepared to play any position. Belly thinks his new diet is already paying off. And Wiggins talked about not falling into bad habits with his shot.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-27-16 Media Day: Hear what...
Thibs & the players talk about the impact of KG. Are big things in store for Belly? And hear what Wiggins said about Thibs wanting the team to play fast.
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-26-16 KG Retires, Pek Out ...
A look back at Kevin Garnett and his Hall of Fame career. How good was Pek during the '13/'14 season? And is a 4th Wolves assistant still to be named?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-23-16 Roster Breakdown: Po...
Has Kevin Garnett played his last game in a Timberwolves uniform? Can G & KAT continue their positive play together? Are Belly & Cole the first bigs off the bench?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-21-16 Roster Breakdown: Sm...
What's the ceiling for Wiggins scoring if he's able to develop a consistent outside shot? Can Muhammad adapt to Thibodeau's defensive philosophy?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-20-16 Roster Breakdown: Sh...
After a strong second half of last season, is Zach LaVine poised for a breakout year in '16/'17? What kind of impact can Brandon Rush make?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9-19-16 Roster Breakdown: Po...
With Rubio, Dunn & Jones, do the Wolves have one of their deepest PG rotations in franchise history? Can Rubio & Dunn play together? How does the Summer League MVP Tyus Jones find minutes?
LOCKED ON WOLVES - 9/9/16 - Offseason Recap: Th...
Offseason Recap. Thibodeau & Layden hires, Dunn in the draft, free agency and addressing team needs.