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Raised by Wolves
SKOR North | Hubbard Radio
Manny Hill and Dane Moore talk Minnesota Timberwolves every week! Part of the SKOR North network of podcasts.
May 4, 2020
Mackey and Judd discuss SKOR North's changes: What happened and what's next?
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.
Apr 17, 2020
Manny Hill and Matthew Coller react to the Lynx drafting South Carolina Forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the 6th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft
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.
Apr 8, 2020
WNBA Draft Preview
Matthew Coller and Manny Hill get together to talk about the Lynx's plan with the sixth overall pick in the upcoming WNBA draft
Mar 11, 2020
Can D'Lo's defense get better?
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?
Mar 4, 2020
Confident, Concern, Curious with the Wolves
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?
Feb 26, 2020
Off the record: Behind the making of NBA Jam
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?
Feb 26, 2020
Searching for positives in the midst of rough season
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?
Feb 19, 2020
Post All-Star break expectations: What are we looking for these last 29 games?
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?
Feb 13, 2020
What have we learned so far post-trades?
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.
Feb 6, 2020
Instant reaction: Wolves make a massive deal on deadline day
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?
Feb 5, 2020
Wolves trade Covington, so what effect will it have?
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.
Feb 5, 2020
Off the Record: Coller and former WNBA Champion Devereaux Peters
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.
Jan 30, 2020
A big picture look at the Wolves: Can KAT be the alpha?
*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.
Jan 28, 2020
Impromtu Wolves Ventline: What was that against the Kings?
Judd Zulgad & Manny Hill have an impromtu Wolves Ventline in place of Vikings Ventline because of the debacle at Target Center last night. They react and take your calls on the Wolves blowing a 15 point lead in the 4th quarter of last night's loss to the Kings. Does KAT need to be held to a higher standard? Why was Shabazz Napier left to answer questions from the media after the game?
Jan 23, 2020
Same old Wiggins? How impactful has KAT been?
*Manny Hill & Dane Moore dive into the Wolves latest performance against the Chicago Bulls and particularly the tale of two halves from Andrew Wiggins in that game. Why does Wiggins continue to have lapses and inconsistent play? *The numbers show a huge difference in the Wolves defensive numbers when Karl-Anthony Towns is on the floor versus off, but Dane explains why the numbers aren't telling the whole story. *Also, are KAT's offensive numbers having enough of an impact?
Jan 21, 2020
Sam Mitchell talks KAT, Wiggins, Dunn over Murray, & being patient with Culver
Darren "Doogie" Wolfson catches up with former Wolves coach Sam Mitchell on a recent episode of SKOR North Live, and talks about the current state of the Wolves: *What's going wrong with the Wolves right now? *Can KAT be the best player on a contending team? *Is there still hope for Andrew Wiggins to reach another level? *Sam on why he would've drafted Jamal Murray instead of Kris Dunn in 2016 if he was still Wolves coach, and also why Wolves fans should remain patient with Jarrett Culver.
Jan 16, 2020
Wolves make a trade, Wiggins struggles, and is Culver getting better?
*Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore react to the Wolves trade of Jeff Teague & Treveon Graham to Atlanta for Allen Crabbe. - What does Crabbe bring to the table? - With the Wolves freeing up a roster spot, could more moves be on the way? *What to make of Andrew Wiggins recent struggles? -Danny: "I don't think Andrew has been aggressive enough." - Dane: "His play and how he's operating doesn't signal to me that he's applying (his early season success) right now" *Danny & Dane also dive into Jarrett Culver's recent performances: There's been some improvement on offense, but have we seen enough?
Jan 15, 2020
Josh Lewenberg of TSN on the defending champs
*Danny Cunningham is joined by Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports with discussion on the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors as they are coming to play the Wolves at Target Center this coming weekend. - How have the Raptors remained a strong team despite the departure of Kawhi Leonard? - How do the Raptors continue to find and develop unknown players into contributors? - Josh also discusses the expectations for the Raptors once they get to the postseason.
Jan 13, 2020
RoCo trade speculation, Gorgui's help on D, Culver's improved play
With the NBA's trade deadline fast approaching, Manny Hill & Danny Cunningham dive into some reckless speculation on who could be on the move with the Wolves; specifically Robert Covington. What's the likelihood that the 29-year-old could be on the move before the February 6 deadline? What teams could be in the mix? Danny & Manny also take a look at Gorgui Dieng's play in KAT's absence and how he's helped on the defensive end of the floor, while Jarrett Culver is showing improvement over the last handful of games.
Jan 9, 2020
What have we learned from the Wolves in the first half?
Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore took a look at what the Wolves have done throughout the first half of the season and whether or not they would have believed it at the start of the year
Jan 2, 2020
KAT's defense, Culver's shot, and what the Wolves will do when everyone is healthy
*The Wolves have seen improvement on defense in the absence of Karl-Anthony Towns. Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore discuss how the Wolves best player can take what he may have seen from Gorgui Dieng on that end and apply it on his return. *Also, a dive into what Shabazz Napier has brought to the team, and what does that mean for the future of Jeff Teague? *How will the Wolves handle their rotation once everyone is back and healthy? *What ways can the Wolves get even more out of Jarrett Culver if his outside shot isn't falling? *Dane addresses the KAT being unhappy rumors: "They're not entertaining Karl-Anthony Towns trades"
Jan 1, 2020
Are the Bucks primed to win it all?
With the Wolves set to take on the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2nd time this season, Danny Cunningham is joined by Tony Cartagena of 96.7 The Zone in Madison, WI for a deep dive into what so far has been the NBA's best team this season: *Is this the year for the Bucks to win it all? *Debating the re-signing of Bledsoe over Brogdon: Tony on why keeping Bledsoe was the right choice. *Tony also discusses Giannis' improved outside shot *Which team in the East presents the biggest challenge for Milwaukee?
Dec 30, 2019
Doogie with scoops on the latest KAT rumors
Is Karl-Anthony Towns unhappy again? Darren "Doogie" Wolfson of The Scoop Podcast joins Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill to dive into the latest on the Wolves star center. Ethan Strauss of The Athletic is reporting that the Warriors are monitoring the Wolves situation with KAT. Should there be any concern that Towns wants out?
Dec 25, 2019
Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders on the Wolves & Cavs
With the Cleveland Cavaliers coming to town to play the Wolves later this week, Danny Cunningham is joined by Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders to discuss the latest with the Cavs, including whether or not ex-Timberwolf Kevin Love will be traded. Spencer also offers his perspective on the Wolves.
Dec 23, 2019
Culver concerns/When will the streak end?
*Will the Wolves losing streak end tonight in San Francisco? Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill examine what has gone on since the last time Minnesota won a game. - Should there be concerns about Jarrett Culver? Danny & Manny discuss how a stint down with the Iowa Wolves could help the Wolves' rookie. - More on why the Wolves have struggled defensively: Do they need a more traditional big playing next to KAT? - Positives from the season so far: Why Keita Bates-Diop continues to impress.
Dec 22, 2019
John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco talks Warriors
With the Wolves set to visit the Bay Area to take on the Warriors on Monday, Danny Cunningham is joined by John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game in San Francisco with discussion on a struggling Golden State squad. Could the Dubs explore trading Draymond Green? Is a D'Angelo Russell trade still a possibility?
Dec 19, 2019
Wolves defensive woes continue... but can it be fixed?
*Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore react to the continued defensive woes from the Wolves and what can be done to potentially fix the problem: - Danny: "I don't know how much I trust the defensive system they're running to work." - Dane: "You need a defender... the offense is fine!" Also, why trading for D'Angelo Russell wouldn't be the top need at this time for the Wolves. However, what could some other options be now that more players around the league are eligible to be moved?
Dec 18, 2019
Who makes the Wolves All-Decade Team?
Danny Cunningham, Manny Hill & Phil Mackey look back at the last 10 years of Timberwolves basketball and decide who makes the All-Decade team. We know the obvious names (KAT, Kevin Love, Wiggins, etc.), but who comes off the bench? Who is the head coach? Who is the 15th man AKA the towel-waver?
Dec 16, 2019
With the losing streak at 7, is it time to speculate on moves?
*Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill try to make sense of the Wolves current losing streak, which stands at 7 games. The defense has been nonexistent, and now the question is: Is it time to look into moving some pieces? They speculate on what the futures of Jeff Teague & Robert Covington could be.
Dec 12, 2019
What's happened to the Wolves' defense?
*Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore examine the Wolves 6-game losing streak, and try to make sense of why their defense has been so porous during that span. *Teams will be able to trade recently acquired players on December 15, but how active will the trade market really be? Danny & Dane discuss; Will the Wolves make a move for D'Angelo Russell?
Dec 9, 2019
The story of the no-good very bad road trip for the Wolves
*The Timberwolves have lost 4 in a row and are in the midst of a road trip that has not gone in their favor. Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill highlight what has gone wrong, and if the Wolves can get themselves out of this rut. - Andrew Wiggins & Jeff Teague are having their struggles when they share the court together. Is there room for an adjustment? - What changes, if any, will we see once Jake Layman returns to the lineup?
Dec 5, 2019
Quarter-season Awards for the Wolves and the NBA
We're 1/4 the way through the NBA season already, and Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill hand out their awards for the Wolves at this point of the season. Later, they do the same for the entire NBA. Is LeBron the MVP?
Dec 3, 2019
Why have the Wolves struggled at home, yet had so much success on the road?
*Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill dive into the state of the Timberwolves at 10-9. - Why have the Wolves struggled so much at Target Center, and in contrast, what has led to their 7-2 start on the road? - Danny explains why moving Jeff Teague to the bench has worked out well for the starters and for Teague himself. - Should there be a change to the starting lineup once Jake Layman is healthy? - Manny may be ready to rent some property on Wiggins Island
Nov 25, 2019
The landscape of the West/Have teams adjusted to the Wolves playing style?
*Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill revisit the standings in the NBA's Western Conference, with the Wolves sitting firmly at 8-8 in the 8th playoff spot. Which teams behind them could be a threat to surpass them? Is it fair to count out the 6-11 Spurs? Can Portland at 5-12 get hot at the right time to get back in the mix? Or is Sacramento the biggest threat? *Also, have teams figured out the best way to defend the Wolves? Danny and Manny dive into why the Wolves poor 3 point shooting has hurt them in recent games.
Nov 21, 2019
How do the Wolves stay afloat with a tough December around the corner?
Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore dive into Wednesday night's Wolves loss to Utah. How did Andrew Wiggins look in his first game back after missing the previous 3? Also, the Wolves are sitting on the inside of a playoff spot, but with a tough December schedule around the corner, can they stay afloat?
Nov 19, 2019
Gina Mizell of The Athletic talks Suns hot start, and Wiggins improvement
Danny Cunningham chats with Gina Mizell of The Athletic, who covers the Phoenix Suns, on what the biggest key to the strong start for the Suns has been so far. Also, Gina weighs in on the Wolves and the improvement of Andrew Wiggins.
Nov 18, 2019
How long can the Wolves keep themselves in the mix for a playoff spot?
Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill recap the rough weekend for the Wolves - How badly was Andrew Wiggins missed against Washington & Houston? - Are the Wolves struggles against dynamic scorers a huge concern? - Manny & Danny also look at the Western Conference as a whole: Will the Wolves be able to stay in the mix for a playoff spot as the season progresses?
Nov 14, 2019
Have expectations changed for the Wolves after a 7-4 start?
*Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore dive deeper into the recent success of Andrew Wiggins: - Dane: "He is playing basketball in a way that will lead to long-term success" - Danny: "There's only been two games where Andrew hasn't been the best player on the floor for the Wolves, and that's wild to think about because they're 7-4" *Have expectations changed now for what a successful season will be for the Wolves? *What do Danny & Dane think about Jeff Teague coming off the bench, at least temporarily?
Nov 13, 2019
The Realtor of Wiggins Island/Chase Hughes on the Wizards/Matt Thomas on the Rockets
(1:30): The Realtor of Wiggins Island, Phil Mackey, joins Danny to discuss the growth and improvement of Andrew Wiggins. (25:30): Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington joins with the state of the Wizards and also why there should still be patience with Andrew Wiggins. (45:00): Rockets play-by-play and PA Announcer Matt Thomas talks with Danny and Manny on the state of the Rockets.
Nov 11, 2019
Wolves sticking to the system/Danny: "Andrew Wiggins has won them games"
*Danny & Manny discuss the Timberwolves sticking to their system despite an off-shooting night against Denver *Danny on KAT since the Embiid incident: "He's been out of rhythm since then... his shot looks a little bit off" *Is KAT's free throw shooting a bit of a concern? *Andrew Wiggins has played well, and he winning them games. Is there reason to believe it will continue?
Nov 7, 2019
Is Wiggins moving the needle positively?/D'Lo speculation
- Dane on Wiggins recent play: "It's definitely a player moving the needle in a positive direction" - Danny on Culver's game in Memphis: "He looked like he was in control of himself and the game for the first time" - With the Warriors in town, could the Wolves explore a deal for D'Angelo Russell again? Dane: "It's so important to remember what the cost of D'Angelo Russell was!"
Nov 6, 2019
Early season surprises/Who fits the best long-term?
(0:00): Danny and Manny discuss their biggest early season surprises with the Wolves 6 games in. (7:55): Danny's early takeaways from Jeff Teague (9:55): Is Robert Covington being used the right way? (15:17): Who on the Wolves roster fits best with what the Wolves are trying to do offensively?
Nov 4, 2019
Eric Nehm of The Athletic on the Bucks and Wolves
*Danny Cunningham is joined by Eric Nehm of The Athletic with the Milwaukee Bucks in town to play the Wolves. - What has been the biggest difference early on this year with a team that made the Eastern Conference Finals last year? - Speculation on Giannis' future. Eric: "I can't imagine a world where the Bucks trade Giannis..." - Danny: "The Wolves are trying to mix what Milwaukee is doing with what Denver is doing offensively" - Eric weighs in on KAT: Where does he fit in the hierarchy of elite players in the NBA?
Oct 31, 2019
KAT's narrative after the Embiid fight: Is this just the beginning?
Manny Hill and Dane Moore dive deep into the KAT/Embiid fight, and wonder if this is just the beginning of the change in the narrative surrounding the Wolves star center. - Dane also highlights why KAT's defense has improved. - Should Robert Covington continue to play the 4? - How Noah Vonleh and Jake Layman have positively impacted the Wolves so far - Dane on a potential new-look Wiggins: "Patience"
Oct 29, 2019
Is this growth from Wiggins legit? How will KAT play against Philly?
*Is there legit reason to be excited about what we've seen from Andrew Wiggins so far? Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill discuss why this environment and system might be different. *How will the Wolves matchup with the Sixers this week? Danny discusses how Karl-Anthony Towns needs to perform against Joel Embiid.
Oct 28, 2019
ICYMI: Jim Pete talks Wolves and Wiggins on SKOR North Live
FOX Sports North Timberwolves analyst Jim Petersen joined Ramie Makhlouf & Danny Cunningham on Monday's episode of SKOR North Live to discuss the Wolves 3-0 start.
Oct 27, 2019
Andrew Wiggins heats up against Miami
On this episode of Raised by Wolves Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore catch up after the Wolves knocked off the Miami Heat on Sunday night thanks to a big performance by Andrew Wiggins to seal the game. The two also talk about the first couple of wins of the season, what Karl-Anthony Towns has done well so far, and how they match up with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Oct 24, 2019
Takeaways from the Wolves opener: The good and the bad
*Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill break down the Timberwolves season opening win over the Brooklyn Nets, and look at the good, the bad, and the surprising. *Karl-Anthony Towns showcased his full arsenal of offensive skills, but Manny and Danny also discuss the improvements on defense KAT has shown. Andrew Wiggins made some plays down the stretch, but is there concern over his struggles in the first 3 quarters? Also, how Treveon Graham and Josh Okogie shined as role players.
Oct 22, 2019
Finally real basketball: Predictions on the Wolves and the NBA season
*Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill finally have some real basketball to talk about, and make predictions on the Wolves win total for the season. *Who will be the biggest surprise for the Wolves this year, and who will be the biggest disappointment? *How will the stacked Western Conference shape up? Danny makes a bold prediction on who will be the 8th seed. *Also, who will come out of each conference? Manny and Danny also make their predictions for seasonal awards.
Oct 17, 2019
SPECIAL: A powerful conversation with Ryan Saunders about losing a parent and dealing with grief
In this special episode from Mackey & Judd w/ Ramie, Phil Mackey sits down for a powerful conversation with Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders about losing a parent and dealing with grief. Ryan and Phil share a common bond -- they both lost a parent (Flip Saunders, in Ryan's case) to blood cancer and a fairly young age, and they dive into a deep discussion about it on this podcast.
Oct 17, 2019
Examining the Wolves pace of play: How much success will carry over into the regular season?
Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore dive deeper into what the Wolves have done in the preseason so far: *Should we temper our expectations on Jarrett Culver's shooting? *The Wolves have played with a much faster pace in the preseason; Will this carry over into the regular season? *Dane: If they play fast, they're going to play worse on defense..." *What are Dane's expectations for the Wolves in 2019-20?
Oct 15, 2019
Preseason Takeaways: Culver looks like a player
*Danny Cunningham has his early takeaways from the Wolves preseason action. *The Wolves are shooting more threes; the offensive approach has drastically changed *Danny on Jarrett Culver: "He has seemed comfortable at point guard, initiating the offense..." *Has Andrew Wiggins made progress in the preseason?
Oct 10, 2019
Figuring out where the Wolves fit into the Western Conference picture
Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore discuss where the Wolves figure into the Western Conference during the 2019-20 season, handicap their playoff chances, and re-live the infamous Jimmy Butler practice on its one-year anniversary.
Oct 8, 2019
What to look for as the Preseason begins
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill look ahead to NBA Preseason, or as Danny likes to call it "fake basketball". What should we expect to see from Jarrett Culver as he gets his first glimpse of NBA action? Will we see a more aggressive Andrew Wiggins? How will Karl-Anthony Towns look in the new offense as a facilitator?
Oct 3, 2019
What have we learned after three days of training camp?
Now that media day has come and gone and the Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through their first three practices what's been learned by the media? Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore discuss what's been talked about so far, who the most likely award winner is, and how sustainable Karl-Anthony Towns' role will be on offense.
Oct 1, 2019
Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culver, Keita Bates-Diop, Gorgui Dieng, Kelan Martin, and Lindell Wigginton join the show
At Timberwolves media day leading up to the 2019-20 NBA season, Danny Cunningham and Phil Mackey are joined for one-on-one sit downs with Andrew Wiggins, Jarrett Culver, Keita Bates-Diop, Gorgui Dieng, Kelan Martin, and Lindell Wigginton as they get ready for training camp to begin.
Sep 30, 2019
Ryan Saunders and Gersson Rosas join the show
As the 2019-20 NBA season is set to get underway, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders and President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas both sit down to chat with Danny Cunningham individually at the team's media day. They dive into what the outlook for the 2019-20 version of the Timberwolves is, the new-look staff, and what this era of Wolves basketball will represent.
Sep 24, 2019
Bold Predictions for the 2019-20 Wolves
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill give their bold predictions for the Wolves in 2019-20. Could Andrew Wiggins shoot 40% from three? Is there a chance Karl-Anthony Towns gets an MVP vote? Also, how many wins does Manny have the Wolves winning in a loaded Western Conference?
Sep 19, 2019
What roles can the new and younger Wolves players play?
We have a good idea of what to expect from the Wolves core players of KAT, Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Robert Covington, but Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore dive into what other players like Jarrett Culver, Josh Okogie, Shabazz Napier and Jake Layman will bring to the table. *How will the minutes for the wings be distributed? *Does Noah Vonleh figure to start next to KAT against bigger teams?
Sep 17, 2019
Where could KAT fit in among the league's elite?
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill take a look at Sports Illustrated's rankings of the top 100 players in the NBA. - Andrew Wiggins comes in at 100: Is that fair? - Karl-Anthony Towns is ranked 13th, but should he be a little higher? - Could KAT rise into the top 5 as he ascends into his prime over the next couple of years?
Sep 12, 2019
What big name could the Wolves pursue next?
Gersson Rosas has indicated that the Wolves may continue to swing for a big star acquisition in the future, much like they tried with D'Angelo Russell. So, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore talk hypotheticals. Who could be the next D'Lo type player the Wolves could pursue? How could the Wolves get it done?
Sep 10, 2019
Player Previews: Wallace, Reid, Nowell
With training camp fast approaching, Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill preview 3 players on the Wolves' roster: Tyrone Wallace, Naz Reid and Jaylen Nowell. Does Wallace have a chance to make the team? What kind of early contributions can Reid make? Will Nowell's good shooting numbers translate to the NBA?
Sep 3, 2019
Laying out the best case scenario for the Wolves in 2019-20
*What are some of the best case scenarios for the Wolves in 2019-20? Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill lay them out. *Can Karl-Anthony Towns take his game to another level? *How can the Wolves make the best of the point guard situation with Jeff Teague? *Can Jarrett Culver create any opportunities for himself to contribute as a rookie? *How much of an improvement can be made if Robert Covington is healthy for a full season? *Where can the Wolves get the most out of Andrew Wiggins?>
Aug 23, 2019
Handling your rookie season with Napheesa Collier and Jarrett Culver
Lynx and Wolves rookie forwards Napheesa Collier and Jarrett Culver join Matthew Coller and Myron Medcalf at the State Fair to discuss how to handle a rookie season in the pro's and playing for their organizations.
Aug 23, 2019
Looking back at the Kevin Love trade five years later
On August 23, 2014 the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins in a move that helped shaped the future of not only the Wolves, but also the future of the NBA landscape in Cleveland and elsewhere as well.
Aug 19, 2019
No rookie love for Jarrett Culver?
Who do this year's NBA rookies believe will be the ROY and best defender among their fellow first year players? Danny and Manny examine the NBA's Rookie Survey. How much love does Jarrett Culver get among his peers? Danny and Manny also take a look at past surveys and how a former top 5 pick by the Wolves got a ton of love from his fellow rookies.
Aug 15, 2019
Could the Wolves use a variety of different starting lineups?
Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore dive more into the Timberwolves 2019-20 schedule, and where they fit into the Western Conference. *How will Karl-Anthony Towns be matched up against some of the bigger teams around the league? *Is Robert Covington's return to the lineup being overlooked? *Danny: "You need to do the very most you can do to get Wiggins' value up for next summer" *Dane on Wiggins: "Stop asking him to get you $28 million a year, and say 'go get me $14'"
Aug 12, 2019
A dive into the Wolves 2019-20 schedule
The NBA has released its 2019-20 schedule, and Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill dive into the what the Wolves schedule looks like as a whole, some of the biggest matchups and when the toughest stretches of the season may come.
Aug 6, 2019
Nowell signs. How will he fit in?
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill discuss the Wolves signing of their 2nd round pick Jaylen Nowell to a 4 year deal. How does the Washington guard fit in to the Wolves future plans? Could Wiggins or Culver play some point guard?
Aug 1, 2019
What will the Wolves starting 5 look like?
*Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore discuss what some of the Wolves lineup combinations could look like *Danny: "I think we're going to see Andrew Wiggins play point guard... in small spurts" *Dane on what wasn't addressed in the offseason: "You basically said KAT's our center who guards the other team's best big" *Of the new players on the team, who will be the most likely to be with the team beyond next season?
Jul 30, 2019
The Wolves over/under: How do they measure up with the rest of the West?
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill take a look at the Wolves over/under win projection for the 2019-20 season, and how they measure up with the rest of the Western Conference. Also, how will the Wolves new offensive system look with Karl-Anthony Towns as the centerpiece?
Jul 25, 2019
Grading the Wolves offseason
*Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill hand out grades for each significant offseason move the Timberwolves made. Including letting Tyus Jones and Derrick Rose go, bringing in Jordan Bell, and Jake Layman, and moving up in the draft to select Jarrett Culver. *The Wolves still haven't signed their 2nd round pick Jaylen Nowell; What do Danny and Manny make of that?
Jul 22, 2019
The Best Wolves games of the past season
As the NBA Offseason has slowed down, Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill decide to look back at five of their favorite Wolves games from the 2018-19 season, including Derrick Rose's 50 point performance and Ryan Saunders' first game as head coach.
Jul 18, 2019
Jonny K on Wolves offseason and Summer League
*Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic joins with thoughts on the Wolves and a recap of NBA Summer League
Jul 18, 2019
Summer League takeaways and Naz Reid signs multi-year deal
Danny and Dane get together to discuss their Summer League takeaways and Naz Reid earning a multi-year deal after an impressive show in Las Vegas.
Jul 16, 2019
Ryan Saunders on the Wolves' new culture
Ryan Saunders called into Mackey & Judd w/ Ramie from NBA Summer League! The boys discuss the Wolves' new culture, what we can learn from the team's performance in Vegas, Ryan's favorite Vegas spots (which leads to an Athlete Challenge) and more!
Jul 15, 2019
Thoughts on Summer League/How good is Naz Reid?
*Danny and Manny give their thoughts on the Wolves' performance in NBA Summer League, why Naz Reid could turn out to be a great find, and how the playing style in Summer League could be a sign of things to come for the NBA Club.
Jul 10, 2019
Wolves let Tyus go/Trade for Westbrook?
*Was letting Tyus Jones go the right move for the Wolves? Ramie, Danny & Manny discuss. *Should the Wolves trade for Russell Westbrook? Ramie makes a case, but Danny and Manny disagree *Trading KAT? Ramie says if the Wolves aren't going anywhere, they might have to think about it.
Jul 8, 2019
Spencer Davies talks Wolves, NBA Offseason and Summer League
*Danny is in Las Vegas for NBA Summer League. He and Manny discuss the Clippers getting Kawhi and Paul George, and if the Wolves should match the Grizzlies offer sheet for Tyus Jones. Also should the Wolves be involved in a trade for Russell Westbrook? *Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders joins Danny from Vegas, and they break down what has transpired in free agency and Summer League.
Jul 4, 2019
Hour 1: Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore's five favorite free agency signings
7/4/19 Hour 1 * Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore are in for a special July 4th edition of Raised By Wolves. The two recap what's gone on in the Free Agent market so far. * Danny and Dane discuss their five favorite Free Agent moves so far.
Jul 4, 2019
Hour 2: Five most interesting teams and least favorite moves
7/4/19 Hour 2 * Five most interesting teams * Dumbest moves in Free Agency
Jul 3, 2019
Our favorite moves so far of Free Agency
7/3/19 * Reviewing our predictions of where Free Agents would go * Ramie & Manny's favorite Free Agency moves * Ramie & Manny's what were you doing moves in Free Agency
Jul 2, 2019
The Wolves have a steep hill to climb in the West
*Danny and Manny with more on the aftermath of missing out on D'Angelo Russell *Player development; how much more of an emphasis will need to be placed on growing from within? *How far behind are the Wolves from many of the teams in the Western Conference? *Doogie joins with what fell through on the Russell deal; What moves can the Wolves make going forward?
Jul 1, 2019
Jace Frederick on what's next after missing out on Russell
*Danny and Manny recap the first day of NBA Free agency *Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press checks in: What's next for the Wolves after missing out on D'Angelo Russell? *What's next in free agency? Where could Kawhi Leonard be headed?
Jun 30, 2019
NBA Free Agency Special
Danny and Manny react to signing period for NBA free agency opening. Who's heading where and what's the latest on the Timberwolves?
Jun 28, 2019
REWIND: KG's Game 7 against Kings in 2004
This is a special episode from a new SKOR North podcast -- Minnesota Sports Rewind (subscribe anywhere you find podcasts)! Would the Timberwolves have won the 2004 NBA title if Sam Cassell hadn't gotten hurt? Phil Mackey, Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill discuss this and everything else surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves' 2004 Western Conference Semifinal Game 7 win over the Sacramento Kings! Please give us a 5-star rating and help spread the word!
Jun 27, 2019
The Path to D'Lo: How the Wolves can get Russell
*Dane Moore lays out a scenario in which the Wolves can get D'Angelo Russell, and it's not as complicated as you might think *Is Russell worth the max? How would it affect the Wolves financially going forward? *How will the rest of Free Agency shape up? Who will be the first to sign?
Jun 26, 2019
Zach Harper on the rumors in Free Agency
*Danny, Ramie and Manny have more reckless speculation on the Wolves and the rest of the NBA in free agency; *Zach Harper of The Athletic with his thoughts on next week's NBA free agency bonanza *Write That Down predictions: Where do the guys think the top free agents are headed?
Jun 25, 2019
What to expect from the Wolves in Free Agency
*What should we expect to see from the Wolves in Free Agency? Will they be as active as we think? Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill discuss that and more. *Where does Kyrie Irving land? Manny says Brooklyn is a better spot for Kevin Durant than the Knicks. *Where could the next tier of free agents go after the top tier guys are signed?
Jun 21, 2019
Doogie joins with reaction to Culver pick
*Danny and Manny react to the Wolves taking Jarett Culver. How shocking was it that they passed on Coby White? *What are the Suns doing?; Danny and Manny on the other moves made on draft night *Doogie joins with thoughts on the Culver pick, and what else could be in store for the Wolves this summer
Jun 20, 2019
Wolves Select Jarrett Culver with the 6th pick
*Ramie Makhlouf and Manny Hill are in studio, with Danny Cunningham at Target Center, and they react to the Timberwolves selection of Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver with the 6th pick after trading Dario Saric and the 11th pick to Phoenix
Jun 20, 2019
Wolves Trying to move up/Is Garland the target?
Danny Cunningham, Dane Moore and Manny Hill speculate more on what the Wolves will try to do in the NBA Draft *If Minnesota moves up, is Vanderbilt's Darius Garland the target? *Dane has thoughts on what the Wolves' needs are heading into the draft and free agency *Does the Anthony Davis trade make the Lakers the front runners for the NBA Title next season?
Jun 19, 2019
Doogie with thoughts on the Draft/Will the Wolves move up?
*Doogie joins Danny and Manny with thoughts on what the Wolves will do in Tomorrow's draft *What players that could realistically be available at 11 intrigue Danny and Manny the most? *The Jazz have traded for Mike Conley; Are they a championship contender now?
Jun 18, 2019
Reid Forgrave talks NBA Draft
*Reid Forgrave of CBS Sports joins Danny and Manny on SKOR North Live to discuss what the Wolves could do with the 11th pick the draft.
Jun 13, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Offseason speculation/What do the Wolves do with 11?
*Danny & Dane talk more about the NBA Finals and also speculate on the NBA Offseason; *Would the Warriors still be the front runners next year without KD? *What would the Lakers odds be if they landed Anthony Davis? *Who does Dane like for the Wolves to draft with the 11th pick next week?
Jun 12, 2019
Raised By Wolves: More NBA Finals/Offseason Speculation/Danny's Mock
*Who's to blame for the Kevin Durant injury? Danny, Ramie & Manny debate *Will KD's injury impact the NBA offseason? *Will the Raptors close out the Warriors in game 6? *Danny runs a Mock Draft picks 1 thru 10
Jun 10, 2019
Show Of Hands: 4 Draft Night Scenarios for the Wolves
*Danny and Manny discuss 4 potential draft night scenarios for the Wolves - What if Coby White falls to them at 11? - Could they roll the dice on a Kevin Porter Jr.? - Why they could reach for Tyler Herro - Can Sekou Doumbouya be the next Siakam?
Jun 6, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Wolves hire an assistant/Dane on D'Lo rumors
*The Wolves have made yet another hire, as they've added David Vanterpool as Ryan Saunders' lead assistant coach *Dane addresses the D'Angelo Russell rumors: "That's what a diligent front office does..." *More talk on the NBA Finals and the Warriors injuries
Jun 6, 2019
REWIND: Kevin Love's 30 and 30 game
Minnesota Sports Rewind is brand new and available anywhere you find podcasts. Subscribe, please! On this episode: Phil Mackey, Jon Krawczynski (The Athletic), Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss Kevin Love's 30 and 30 game from Nov. 12, 2010. They also dive into the gritty details of the David Kahn era of Wolves history. Please give us a 5-star rating and help spread the word!
Jun 5, 2019
Raised By Wolves: D'Lo rumors/Rose on the Thibs era/NBA Finals talk
*Can the Wolves pull off a deal to get D'Angelo Russell? Ramie, Danny & Manny speculate *Derrick Rose offers his perspective on his time with the Wolves in his new book coming out later this year. Who's to blame for what happened with Jimmy Butler & Thibs? *NBA Finals talk; The Warriors are short-handed going into game 3, but Ramie still isn't doubting them.
Jun 3, 2019
Show of Hands: Mock Draft 1.0
*Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill go through their first mock draft with the NBA Draft just a couple of weeks away *Who does Danny have the Wolves taking at 11? Also, Danny and Manny are both intrigued by the same prospect who could be taken later than the Wolves pick.
May 30, 2019
Raised By Wolves: More front office hirings/Previewing The Finals
*Danny, Manny and Dane discuss the two hirings the Wolves made this week of Sachin Gupta and Gianluca Pascucci to their front office *Later, what's next for the Milwaukee Bucks after being ousted in the conference finals? *Examining the NBA Finals an whether or not the Raptors have a chance against Golden State.
May 29, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Wolves hire a new VP
*Danny, Ramie and Manny discuss the Wolves hiring of Sachin Gupta as Vice President of Basketball Ops *The guys have fun with the Trade Machine and speculate on deals for Andrew Wiggins *NBA Finals talk; Do the Raptors have a chance against Golden State? Ramie says no
May 23, 2019
Raised By Wolves: KAT is left off All-NBA Team
*Danny and Dane discuss Karl-Anthony Towns being left off the All-NBA Team *What does it mean financially for the Wolves? *Is the system broken? Should media be able to decide? *Odds that Tyus Jones is back with the Wolves in 2019-20?
May 21, 2019
Show of Hands: Saunders Introduced/What's the plan?
*Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill recap Ryan Saunders' introductory press conference after being named Timberwolves full-time Head Coach *Can Saunders and Gersson Rosas maximize the roster without major turnover? *What will be the future of the point guard position? *Examining the rest of the league; The Cavs hire Beilein/Dame is offered a super-max extension
May 20, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Saunders hired as Timberwolves Head Coach
*Ramie, Danny and Manny discuss Ryan Saunders hiring as full-time head coach of the Wolves *Is this the right hire? Should KAT's feelings on Ryan influenced the decision? *Drama in Hollywood; The guys get into the circus with the Lakers *Matthew Coller joins for talk on the Lakers and the Wolves hiring of Saunders
May 17, 2019
Myron On Hoops: Options for pick 11/Chip Scoggins talks Wolves offseason
*Zion Williamson back to Duke? Ridiculous *Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune joins for Wolves offseason and future discussion *Can the Wolves become the Bucks in the future?
May 16, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Lottery reaction/Who should the Wolves take at 11? (Ep. 196)
*Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham recap Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery and react to the Wolves falling to 11. *Who should the Wolves take? Would Darius Garland of Vanderbilt be available? *Danny on why winning the Lottery changes nothing for Anthony Davis, but everything for the Pelicans *Conference Finals early takes; East could be an all-timer/West looking like a dud
May 14, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Draft Lottery Special
Phil, Danny, and Ramie broadcast live for the NBA draft lottery...things go badly.
May 14, 2019
Raised by Wolves: How to react if the Wolves win the draft lottery?
Danny and Ramie host a special edition of Raised by Wolves where they speculate what will happen if the Wolves win the NBA Draft lottery tonight; NBA Draft conspiracy theories and who would we like to see win the lottery other than the Wolves?
May 9, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Maximization of everything (Ep. 194)
*Dane Moore on Rosas hire: "The best way to get out of this hole is a maximization of everything" *What went wrong with the Boston Celtics this season? *Danny and Dane discuss more NBA Playoffs; With the KD injury, do they take the Warriors or the field?
May 7, 2019
Raised By Wolves: What's Rosas' first order of business? (Ep. 193)
*Danny, Manny & Judd discuss the Rosas presser; What stood out? What will be different from previous regimes? *The first order of business for Rosas. Is it training and development? *NBA playoff talk; Are the Celtics the biggest disappointment? Can the Rockets actually beat Golden State?
May 6, 2019
BONUS: Jim Petersen on Mackey & Judd with Ramie talking about Gersson Rosas
Gersson Rosas joined Mackey & Judd with Ramie to discuss Gersson Rosas as the Wolves President of Basketball Operations and what the hiring means for the Wolves going forward.
May 6, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Wolves introduce Gersson Rosas (Ep. 192)
*Judd Zulgad and Manny Hill take you through the Rosas presser *Rosas appears to be the opposite of Tom Thibodeau *Danny Cunningham joins from Target Center with takeaways from the presser
May 3, 2019
Myron On Hoops: Questions for Gersson Rosas
*Manny and Myron have questions for the Timberwolves new boss *Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press joins for more discussion on what the plan is for Rosas *Are the Warriors getting the credit they deserve? Are they the best team ever?
May 2, 2019
Raised By Wolves: More on the Rosas hire/What about Wiggins? (Ep. 191)
*Danny, Manny & Ramie talk more on Gersson Rosas' hire and what it means for the Wolves *Can Rosas find a trade partner for Andrew Wiggins or get the most out of him? *What's a fair timeline for the Wolves new boss to be evaluated?
May 1, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Wolves hire Gersson Rosas as new POBO (Ep. 190)
*Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss the Wolves hiring of Gersson Rosas as the new President of Basketball Operations *What could the hire mean going forward for Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Ryan Saunders and Scott Layden? *Hear Danny's appearance on the Mackey & Judd w/Ramie Show after the news broke
Apr 30, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Examining the 2nd round of the playoffs (Ep. 189)
*Danny and Dane dive more into the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs *Will the Bucks make the necessary adjustments to bounce back against the Celtics? *Can the Short-handed Trail Blazers overcome the injuries to their bigs against Denver? *Danny is sick of hearing about the officiating in the Rockets/Warriors series
Apr 29, 2019
Show of Hands: POBO Candidate Power Rankings
*Danny and Manny give their power rankings of the 4 candidates for the Wolves President of Basketball Ops position *Who are some of the prospects in the draft that could be good fits for the Wolves?
Apr 25, 2019
Raised By Wolves: What if the Warriors actually lost? (Ep. 188)
*Manny and Danny discuss; What if the Warriors actually lost their series to the Clippers? *Danny might be leaning towards picking Toronto to win it all *How fun will the East playoffs be now? *Manny has a couple of random Timberwolves of the week
Apr 23, 2019
Raised By Wolves: 2nd round playoff matchups nearly set (Ep. 187)
*Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore examine the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd round matchups are nearly set. *Are the Nuggets good enough to take the next step? *How will the Bucks and Celtics matchup in the 2nd round?
Apr 22, 2019
Show of Hands: Who's the most interesting POBO Candidate?
*Danny and Manny discuss who they think is the most interesting President of Basketball Operations candidate for the Wolves *Why Trajan Langdon could make the most sense; Also, what about Calvin Booth? What questions should Glen Taylor ask each candidate? Also, what should the candidates ask Taylor? *How would Brandon Clarke of Gonzaga look fit with the Wolves?
Apr 19, 2019
Myron on Hoops: Should the Timberwolves hire Chauncey Billups
Myron Medcalf breaks down Kevin Durant's insane numbers in the playoffs. Later in the show, the word gets out that Chauncey Billups will reportedly meet with the Timberwolves for their president of basketball operations position. Is he the right candidate for the job?
Apr 18, 2019
Raised by Wolves: Who should the Wolves target in free agency?
Danny Cunningham and Ramie Makhlouf get together to talk Timberwolves free agency. Which players can Minnesota re-sign and which players should they target free agency?
Apr 16, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Wolves appear to be targeting the right people (Ep. 185)
*Wolves reaching out to Clippers GM Michael Winger for the POBO position; Danny and Dane discuss that Wolves could be targeting the right people *The Warriors blew a 31-point lead; More on the NBA Playoffs
Apr 15, 2019
Show of Hands: The most vital offseason in franchise history (Ep. 6)
*Danny and Manny with more on the Wolves offseason: Why it's the most important in franchise history *How would Ja Morant fit with the Wolves? *The POBO search: Will they get to decide on the coach? *Call Joerger? What would it mean for Ryan Saunders?
Apr 12, 2019
Myron On Hoops: Wolves offseason/Larry McKenzie/Playoff predictions
*Why this offseason is the most important for the Wolves front office *Larry McKenzie talks high school hoops, college hoops and more *What will the Wolves do about the point guard position? *Myron and Manny make their playoff predictions
Apr 11, 2019
Raised By Wolves: POBO Speculation/Who should it be? (Ep. 184)
*Danny, Manny & Ramie discuss the Wolves search for a new President of Basketball Operations *Who is the ideal candidate for the Wolves? *Will the new POBO be able to decide the future of Ryan Saunders and Scott Layden? *Other news around the NBA: Joerger and Bickerstaff dismissed
Apr 9, 2019
Raised By Wolves: A look at the upcoming NBA Playoffs (Ep. 183)
*Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore look ahead to the postseason, discuss the potential matchups, and speculate a little more on the upcoming offseason for the Wolves.
Apr 8, 2019
Show of Hands: Doogie on the Wolves 2019 offseason and future (Ep. 5)
*Darren "Doogie" Wolfson joins Danny & Manny to discuss the future of the Timberwolves *Doogie convinced Ryan Saunders will remain as head coach *Who will run the front office? Will Layden be out? *Who on the Wolves current roster will be with the team next season?
Apr 4, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Offseason tasks/How do the Wolves get better? (Ep. 182)
*How can the Wolves get better this offseason without winning the lottery? *Does the Wiggins contact make the Wolves a less desirable GM destination spot? *Danny: "This is the most fascinating draft lottery in a long time" *Ramie runs several lottery sims
Apr 2, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Big questions for the Wolves at season's end (Ep. 181)
*What’s the best way to evaluate Ryan? *Karl’s recent shooting slump *What should the process of hiring Ryan be like? *Accountability vs communication? *Trading Jeff Teague/Gorgui/Wiggins?
Apr 1, 2019
Show of Hands: Who should make the call on Saunders' future? (Ep. 4)
*Danny Cunningham & Manny Hill discuss Ryan Saunders' future; Will the Wolves decide Saunders' future before deciding on the front office? Danny questions if that will be the right method. *No Duke in the Final Four in Minneapolis this weekend, and Danny's not happy about it *Manny and Danny run their draft lottery sims.
Mar 29, 2019
Myron On Hoops: How the Tourney can change a narrative/Who's a good fit for the Wolves?
*Myron & Manny discuss how the NCAA can change the narrative of a team's season *Have we seen a player hyped as much as Zion Williamson? *Who could be a good fit for the Wolves in the 2019 draft? *Richard Pitino and the Gophers; how three weeks changed his status as coach
Mar 28, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The biggest stories of the NBA season (Ep. 180)
*Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss the NBA season as a whole *Who are some of the biggest surprises and biggest disappointments of the NBA season? *Danny & Manny discuss the potential playoff matchups
Mar 26, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Changing the past/positives on the future (Ep. 179)
*Manny, Danny and Dane each share the one thing they would change about the Wolves this season *Who could be trade partners with the Wolves in a Wiggins deal? *Aside from KAT, what do the Wolves have going for them going into 2019-2020?
Mar 25, 2019
Show Of Hands: Discussing All-NBA slots/Should team success matter for KAT? (Ep. 3)
*Danny & Manny make their All-NBA picks; How much does the Wolves success matter in KAT's case? *Kemba over Kyrie? Is Brad Stevens overrated? *Manny wants the young Wolves getting a majority of the playing time *Danny & Manny do their lottery sims.
Mar 21, 2019
Myron On Hoops: NCAA Tourney talk/Scouting Zion/Is KAT unstoppable?
*Myron & Manny discuss their brackets *Was the Louisville draw unfair to the Gopher players? *Advance Scout Bryan Oringher talks Zion Williamson's strengths and weaknesses *Is Joel Embiid the most unstoppable player in the NBA? Where does KAT fit in?
Mar 19, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Warriors, the playoffs, and how the Wolves get on track (Ep. 178)
*Danny Cunningham, Manny Hill and Dane Moore discuss the Warriors and how the NBA playoffs could shape out. *What kind of players need to surround Karl-Anthony Towns? *More front office speculation: Would Sam Hinkie be a good fit?
Mar 18, 2019
Show Of Hands: Forgrave on the NCAA tourney, prospects for the Wolves (Ep. 2)
*Manny & Danny run another draft lottery sim, and what the Wolves need in the future *Reid Forgrave of CBS Sports joins to talk NCAA Tournament, the Duke/UNC rivalry, and players to look for in the draft that could fit the Wolves.
Mar 15, 2019
Myron on Hoops: Happy to have KAT/Credit to Gopher hoops
*Appreciating the talent of Karl-Anthony Towns *Towns over Embiid? Myron says it's a conversation to have *The Gophers are going to the dance, and Pitino deserves credit *Grading Ryan Saunders and Richard Pitino
Mar 14, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Why the Wolves are where they are (Ep. 177)
*How the Nuggets surpassed the Wolves so quickly *Do the Wolves need to win the lottery to get back into playoff contention next year? *The reality that LeBron is going to miss the playoffs. *Is it time to think about not playing RoCo for the rest of the season?
Mar 12, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Derrick Rose's value/KAT's case for All-NBA (Ep. 176)
*Manny, Danny and Dane discuss Derrick Rose's value on the court, whether or not he should be back, and at what price. *Making the case for Karl-Anthony Towns to make All-NBA *Where would this team be without Towns? *Wiggins has an elite skill, but isn't using it enough
Mar 11, 2019
Show of Hands (Ep. 1): A sigh of relief with KAT/Keita's contributions
*The Wolves need to walk a fine line with KAT *Keita Bates-Diop continues to be a pleasant surprise *What to do with Wiggins this summer. *Tankathon sims; Where did the Wolves end up with our first sims?
Mar 8, 2019
Myron On Hoops: Cheating in college hoops/LeBron passing MJ/Wiggins is bad
*Myron Medcalf speaks on why Richard Pitino and others are fighting an uphill battle with recruiting *LeBron passed MJ on the scoring list, but how much does it matter? *Andrew Wiggins is bad, and the numbers continue to show it.
Mar 7, 2019
Raised By Wolves: How can the Wolves build around KAT?
*Ramie: "I want to see KAT stand up to the bully" *How can the Wolves build around KAT? *Who should be a part of the Wolves future? *What does LeBron passing MJ mean?
Mar 5, 2019
Raised By Wolves: What to watch for with the Wolves the rest of the season (Ep. 174)
*Danny, Manny and Dane discuss the most interesting things to watch for with the Wolves the rest of the season *Why KAT being All-NBA is becoming more of a realistic possibility, and what it means finanacially. *What could Dario Saric's market value be next year? *How can Ryan Saunders find an identity for this team in the last stretch of the season? *The best way to use Andrew Wiggins
Mar 4, 2019
Raised By Wolves: A different perspective after a winless road trip Ep. 173)
*After a winless road trip for the Wolves, Danny and Manny think it's time to change the perspective for the rest of this season *Is it time for Wiggins to come off the bench with reduced minutes? *Why more minutes are needed for KBD, Tyus, etc. *Will KAT making an All-NBA team make things tougher for the Wolves?
Mar 1, 2019
Myron On Hoops: Myron is quitting... the Wiggins bandwagon
*Myron says "I quit" the Wiggins train *Marcus Fuller on Gopher hoops and their NCAA tourney status *It's time to celebrate KAT's performances
Feb 28, 2019
Raised By Wolves: KAT needs the ball late in games
*Danny Cunningham, Ramie Makhlouf and Manny Hill recap the loss to Atlanta, and why Karl-Anthony Towns needs the ball in his hands late in games *What young star in the NBA would you pair with KAT? *Around the NBA: How can success be measured for LeBron and the Lakers this season?
Feb 26, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Saunders impact, even at a young age (Ep. 171)
*The playoffs are starting to seem a tad bit more realistic for the Wolves *Dane Moore on how Ryan Saunders is connecting with players *Manny, Danny and Dane discuss what the rotation could look like once the roster is fully healthy
Feb 25, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Wolves bench becoming a bright spot (Ep. 170)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss KAT's car accident that caused him to miss the last two games and how the Wolves performed without him. Also, Danny recaps his trip to Milwaukee with the Wolves playing the Bucks over the weekend and Ja Rule's memorable halftime performance.
Feb 24, 2019
Raised By Wolves: How the Bucks have emerged (Ep. 169)
Danny Cunningham sits down with Eric Nehm of The Athletic to talk about the emergence of the Milwaukee Bucks as one of the NBA's best teams, how the Bucks would matchup with the rest of the Eastern Conference in the playoffs, and dive into the NBA MVP discussion.
Feb 22, 2019
Myron on Hoops: What Zion should do/Timberwolves wish list
*Myron Medcalf says Zion should do what he wants *The one-and-done rule in the NBA and NCAA; what needs to change? *Timberwolves post-all-star break wish list *Why Ryan Saunders deserves a serious shot at keeping the HC job
Feb 21, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Anticipation for the stretch run of the NBA season
*Ramie has basketball withdrawals *What can Ryan Saunders do with a fully healthy roster? *Kyrie Irving's bout with the media
Feb 19, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Needed improvements on defense/Luol Deng's continued impact (Ep. 167)
*Luka's impact in Dallas and can the Wolves reach that with KAT? *More post-break expectations, including improvement on defense. *Tyus Jones' underrated value. *What Luol Deng has brought to the table.
Feb 18, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Recapping All-Star weekend/post break expectations (Ep. 166)
*All-Star weekend thoughts on the dunk contest and 3-point shootout *How would MJ and Dominique's dunks hold up in current dunk contests? *What do we expect from the Wolves post break?
Feb 15, 2019
Myron On Hoops: What does Demps firing mean for the Wolves?
*Dell Demps was fired by the Pelicans? Why this means Wolves GM decision is important *Rob Dauster of NBC Sports on the world of college hoops *All-star weekend anticipation: Will Okogie put on a show?
Feb 14, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Are the Wolves better without Wiggins?
*Are the Wolves better without Andrew Wiggins? *How good can Josh Okogie be? *Who's the MVP going into the All-Star break?
Feb 12, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Dario starts/Matt Thomas on Rockets and Wolves (Ep. 164)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore discuss the Wolves win over the Clippers, along with Dario Saric's insertion into the starting lineup and why it's time for them to figure out what they have in the 24-year-old. Later, with the Rockets in town to play the Wolves this week, Danny and Manny talk with their play-by-play man and PA announcer Matt Thomas on the state of the Rockets, and also get his take on the Wolves.
Feb 11, 2019
Raised By Wolves: The Wolves could be out of it/The drama of the NBA continues (Ep. 163)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss how the Wolves are probably out of the playoff race with their current losing streak, and the continued drama around the NBA, including why Anthony Davis should not be playing right now, and Magic Johnson's odd weekend.
Feb 8, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Deadline winners/Has Saunders done enough? (Ep. 162)
Ramie Makhlouf, Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham recap the NBA's Trade deadline. The Wolves had offers on the table, but didn't pull the trigger on any moves. Should they have? Also, has Ryan Saunders done enough to be the permanent Head Coach?
Feb 7, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Wolves quiet on a busy deadline/KD vs the media (Ep. 161)
Danny Cunningham, Ramie Makhlouf and Manny Hill take you through the busy trade deadline in the NBA, despite the Wolves not making a move. Also, what the guys make of Kevin Durant's latest spat with the media?
Feb 6, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Why trading Tolliver makes sense/Should Dario Saric start? (Ep. 160)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham are joined by SKOR North's social media guy Seth Auger (@sethauger), and they speculate more on the upcoming trade deadline and whether or not the Wolves will be active. Will Anthony Tolliver be moved? Also, is it time for Dario Saric to start over Taj Gibson?
Feb 5, 2019
Raised By Wolves: How the Anthony Davis situation impacts the Wolves (Ep. 159)
Manny Hill, Dane Moore and Danny Cunningham speculate more on where Anthony Davis could be headed, and also how AD's situation could impact the Timberwolves' team payroll for the 2019-20 season. Also, who could be on the move for the Wolves before this Thursday's NBA trade deadline, and why could that also be vital for the team's future?
Feb 4, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Are the Wolves stuck? (Ep. 158)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Ramie Makhlouf talk a little about how bad the Super Bowl was, and Danny presents Ramie with a "Nuggets Challenge" for the next time the Wolves play Denver. Also, should the Wolves be busy at the deadline? Are their playoff hopes dwindling?
Feb 1, 2019
Myron on Hoops: Should KAT decide who the next Wolves coach is?
Should Karl-Anthony Towns decide who the Timberwolves head coach should be? Myron Medcalf and Manny Hill discuss that, and also all the crazy trade talk surrounding the NBA as the deadline approaches. Also, an impromptu call in from Patrick Reusse sparks more Wolves talk and college hoops discussion.
Jan 31, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Is KAT good enough to be a number 1?
Ramie Makhlouf, Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill recap the Wolves win over Memphis after Karl-Anthony Towns' game winner, and wonder if KAT can turn be the best player on a championship team. Also, will Andrew Wiggins ever turn it around? Later, it's more speculation on where Anthony Davis could go.
Jan 29, 2019
Raised By Wolves: More AD trade speculation/3 directions for the Wolves at the deadline (Ep. 156)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore have some fun speculation on where Anthony Davis could be traded to. Should a team like Toronto make a push for AD? Also, Dane has three potential routes the Wolves could take as they approach the trade deadline. Just how critical is this upcoming stretch for Minnesota?
Jan 28, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Shorthanded Wolves struggle against Jazz/Where's AD going? (Ep. 155)
Danny Cunningham and Manny Hill discuss the shorthanded Wolves after their back-to-back losses to Utah over the weekend. Also, Anthony Davis has reportedly requested a trade from the Pelicans. Manny and Danny speculate on where he could be headed.
Jan 25, 2019
Myron on Hoops: The identity of the Wolves/Gophers playing catch-up
Myron Medcalf and Manny Hill talk Timberwolves and their identity. Is Andrew Wiggins ever going to figure it out? How many players in the NBA would Manny take over Karl-Anthony Towns? Also, are the Gophers facing an uphill battle with the rest of college basketball?
Jan 24, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Critical stretch of games ahead for the Wolves.
As the Timberwolves approach a critical stretch of the season, Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss where the team is at, the future of the point guard position, and Andrew Wiggins continued struggles. Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press and TwinCities.com joins with more perspective on all of that. Also, ratings are down around the league. Is LeBron being in LA a big part of that?
Jan 22, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Big decisions await the Wolves as deadline approaches (Ep. 153)
The NBA trade deadline is just a couple of weeks away. Manny Hill, Dane Moore, and Danny Cunningham discuss some of the decisions the Wolves may have to make. Will they be buyers or sellers? Is Derrick Rose going to be in the future plans? The guys discuss how the next couple of weeks could be critical for the team's future.
Jan 21, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Did Derrick Rose save the Wolves season? (Ep. 152)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss how Derrick Rose may have saved the Wolves season with his game winner against Phoenix on Sunday, and Andrew Wiggins' continued struggles. Later, what moves can the Wolves make between now and the February 7 trade deadline? Also, who has some of the best and worst uniforms in the NBA?
Jan 18, 2019
Myron on Hoops: Do the Wolves and Gophers have enough?
Myron Medcalf of ESPN brings you Myron on Hoops! He and Manny Hill discuss whether or not Ryan Saunders should be the Wolves permanent head coach, and if the Wolves have enough to compete in the NBA long-term. Also, what's going on with the Gopher Men's basketball team. Myron tells you why Richard Pitino's team has struggled to take the next step. Later, Michael Beasley had a little uniform snafu.
Jan 17, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Did the Wolves prove Jimmy Butler right?
Danny Cunningham, Ramie Makhlouf and Manny Hill discuss the Wolves blowout loss in Philadelphia and pose the question: Did they prove Jimmy Butler right? Also Ramie explains why Derrick Rose has such a strong following. Manny has some reckless speculation on a trade. The guys then get into more around the NBA, including Kyrie Irvings comments on calling LeBron James.
Jan 15, 2019
Introducing the all new SKOR North
Phil Mackey announces some exciting, major changes at 1500, beginning right now! For starters, we’ve got a new name now – SKOR North (and SKORNorth.com)… And an expanded menu of Minnesota sports content across multiple platforms. You’ll be able to find SKOR North LIVE & LOCAL on AM 1500 (between noon & 7 weekdays), starting with a daily Vikings show at NOON on weekdays called Purple Daily. Then you can hear SKOR North Live with Matthew Coller from 2-4p, Mackey and Judd w/ Ramie from 4-6p, and assorted specialty shows in the 6:00 hour. We’re also expanding our digital content in a BIG way over at SKORNorth.com, where, in addition to great written content, you’ll find some of the most entertaining Minnesota sports podcasts -- such as Purple Podcast, Raised by Wolves, Touch em All, The Scoop with Doogie, Reusse Unchained, The Crafty Rogues and plenty more. As for social media — expect a lot of fun and creative stuff on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube — all @SKO…
Jan 15, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Thibs and Saunders differences/Playoff Odds for the Wolves (Ep. 151)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham talk with Dane Moore, who's in Philly for the Wolves/Sixers matchup. Dane discusses his "Moore On Monday" piece about the differences in adjustments between Tom Thibodeau and Ryan Saunders. Dane also points out how the defense from the Wolves has maybe taken a step back since Saunders has become interim head coach. Also, after Luka Doncic wowed everyone at Target Center on Friday, just how good is the 19-year-old going to be? Then, what are the Wolves' odds for the playoffs at this point?
Jan 14, 2019
Raised By Wolves: Zulgad on Wolves and LukaMania/Bodner on Sixers (Ep. 150)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham are joined by Judd Zulgad of the Mackey & Judd Show to discuss the Wolves post-Thibs and his impressions of Luka Doncic after the Mavericks visit to Target Center last week. Also, with the Wolves set to take on the Sixers for the first time since the Butler trade, Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) of The Athletic in Philadelphia checks in for an update on how things are going with Jimmy Butler in Philly.
Jan 10, 2019
Jim Pete on Thibs and what's next for the Wolves (Ep. 149)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham are joined by long-time Wolves TV Analyst Jim Petersen, as he discusses the Tom Thibodeau era and what went wrong. Jim Pete doesn't hold back. Also, what's next for the Wolves and interim Head Coach Ryan Saunders?
Jan 9, 2019
Saunders wins his debut, and it was fun (Ep. 148)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore, discuss the Wolves win over Oklahoma City in Ryan Saunders' NBA coaching debut. What were some of the early differences in the playing style under Saunders? And has the interim coach found a way to unlock Andrew Wiggins?
Jan 7, 2019
Takeaways from Saunders presser (Ep. 147)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham give their immediate thoughts after Ryan Saunders' first press conference as interim Wolves head coach. Also they talk more on Derrick Rose's and Karl-Anthony Towns' reactions.
Jan 6, 2019
The Wolves have fired Tom Thibodeau (Ep. 146)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham & Dane Moore discuss the news that Tom Thibodeau has been fired by the Wolves and discuss what this means for the team going forward. Is this an opportunity for Ryan Saunders as he takes over as interim head coach? Also, what does this mean for Scott Layden's future? The guys also take calls from listeners.
Jan 3, 2019
Is Tyus Jones the right point guard for KAT? (Ep. 145)
Manny Hill and Dane Moore discuss the latest from the Wolves, and wonder what has gone wrong with defending the 3 point shot. Also, what do they make of Tyus Jones' recent play with Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose out of the lineup? Is there concern over Robert Covington's injury, and is it time for Thibs to scale back on Rose's minutes when he returns to the lineup?
Dec 27, 2018
Should the Wolves explore 'Point Wiggins' again? (Ep. 144)
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore recap the Wolves win over the Bulls, Derrick Rose's MVP chants in his hometown, and the overall dysfunction that seems to be brewing with the Bulls. Also, should the Wolves explore 'Point Wiggins' again?
Dec 26, 2018
Unlocking Wiggins, What if the Cavs drafted Embiid? (Ep. 143)
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham recap the Wolves win over Oklahoma City on Sunday - their first road win against a West team - and Andrew Wiggins performance that night. What is it going to take to get that more consistently from Wiggins? Also, Manny and Danny go down a rabbit hole of what if's; What if the Cavs drafted Joel Embiid instead of Wiggins in 2014?
Dec 20, 2018
Ep. 142: The Wolves continue to have a math problem
The Timberwolves are still not making enough threes, nor are they defending against them well enough. Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham dive into what has become a bit of a math problem for the Wolves over the last couple of weeks. What can they do to keep up? Manny and Danny also discuss the next portion of games coming up and how vital they could be for the Wolves if they want to make the postseason.
Dec 18, 2018
Ep. 141: Should there be a tweak to the Wolves rotation?
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore react to the Wolves blowout win over Sacramento, and also wonder if it's time for Josh Okogie to be put into the rotation. Does Tom Thibodeau need to find a way to get the rookie more playing time without pulling any of the other regulars out of the mix? Also, what's with the home/away splits with the Wolves?
Dec 17, 2018
Ep. 140: That West Coast trip didn't go so well
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham discuss the Wolves' 2nd winless road trip of the season and wonder what can be done going forward.
Dec 13, 2018
Ep. 139: Wolves might want to start shooting a few more threes
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Derek James discuss the Wolves West Coast road trip after their loss in Sacramento Wednesday night. The lack of 3-point shooting during the road trip is astonishing as the Wolves just aren't keeping up with their opponents. The guys then get into more NBA storylines; Are the Raptors a threat to Golden State? Who should be the league MVP?
Dec 11, 2018
Ep. 138: West Coast trip off to a rocky start
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore examine the Wolves start to their 2nd west coast road trip of the season, as they've started 0-2 with losses to Portland and Golden State. Also, is Jeff Teague being fairly analyzed? Is there a way Thibs can get Josh Okogie into games regularly despite him not being part of the regular rotation?
Dec 6, 2018
Ep. 137: The Wolves are fun again
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham talk more on the resurgent Timberwolves, and speculate on if they can keep this up. How much credit should Tom Thibodeau get for this improved stretch? Would the team making the playoffs be enough to retain Thibs?
Dec 4, 2018
Ep. 136: How RoCo has changed the defensive culture
Manny Hill, Dane Moore and Danny Cunningham talk more on the Wolves improvements defensively after their comeback win over the Rockets on Monday night. What impact has Robert Covington had on the defensive mindset of the rest of the team? The guys also venture into the rest of the NBA, particularly the Western Conference. Is Kevin Durant leaving Golden State next summer?
Nov 29, 2018
Ep. 135: When does the recent Wolves success become more than a "small sample size"?
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham continue to examine the Wolves recent play, and ask the question: When does this become more than just a small sample size? Also, should Josh Okogie get back into the rotation? If so, how can the Wolves fit him back in? Can Andrew Wiggins get out of this shooting funk?
Nov 27, 2018
Ep. 134: Wolves have shown significant improvement since trade
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore discuss the Wolves improvement since the Butler trade. Karl-Anthony Towns has played better, but what is the solution to Andrew Wiggins' continued struggles? Also, Danny is ready to say it; Derrick Rose is good again.
Nov 20, 2018
Ep. 133: Are there more roster moves to be made?
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore talk more on the Wolves since the big trade, who has fallen out of the rotation, and speculate on what other roster moves could be made down the line. They also get into some of the other storylines around the NBA, including the dysfunction in Washington with the Wizards.
Nov 15, 2018
Ep. 132: The 'Do things' lineup
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham give their thoughts on the Wolves debuts of Robert Covington and Dario Saric against the Pelicans. And it's more talk on the continued strong play of Josh Okogie. He just "does things" according to Danny. Later, is Andrew Wiggins finally going turn a corner?
Nov 13, 2018
Ep. 131: How will the new guys fit in?
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham dive more into the Wolves acquisitions of Robert Covington, Dario Saric and Jerryd Bayless. What would a frontcourt of KAT and Saric look like offensively and defensively? Who is going to get their minutes scaled back with the new players coming in? Also, the guys are still having a hard time making sense of Derrick Rose's continued hot streak from deep, but what if he keeps it up?
Nov 12, 2018
Ep. 130: More reaction from Butler trade/Bodner talks Sixers effect
Manny Hill, Danny Cunningham and Dane Moore have more reaction and thoughts on the fallout from the Jimmy Butler trade to the Sixers. Derek Bodner of The Athletic in Philly joins to share what Wolves fans can expect from Robert Covington and Dario Saric.
Nov 10, 2018
Ep. 129: And so ends the Jimmy Butler era
Manny Hill and Danny Cunningham break down the Timberwolves trade of Jimmy Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers. What are the Wolves getting back in Robert Covington and Dario Saric? Also Manny and Danny take questions via social media in regards to what this move now means for the rest of the roster, and Tom Thibodeau.
Nov 8, 2018
Ep. 128: Is it safe to call Derrick Rose a good player again?
Manny Hill introduces the newest member of the Raised By Wolves team; Danny Cunningham. They spend this episode discussing more on the Wolves and what they can improve on despite the dysfunction. Derrick Rose continues to play well, is it safe to call him a good player again? Manny and Danny discuss why a coaching change may be necessary to get Karl-Anthony Towns back on track.
Nov 6, 2018
Ep. 127: Would a different role help Andrew Wiggins?
Manny Hill and Dane Moore talk more on the Wolves current status and dive into Dane’s latest piece on 1500ESPN.com; Taj Gibson and Gorgui Dieng are taking more 3’s, and Dane explains why it’s been helpful for the Wolves’ offense. Also, would a new role for Andrew Wiggins be beneficial for him? The Wolves will also have to make a decision on Tyus Jones’ future soon. What will the market be like for him?
Oct 30, 2018
Ep. 126: How the Butler saga has overshadowed everything
Manny Hill introduces an added voice to the podcast; Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) of Zone Coverage and contributor to 1500ESPN.com. Dane and Manny discuss the Wolves season thus far, and how the Jimmy Butler situation continues to overshadow everything that is going on with the team. Is Tom Thibodeau's system and coaching style the right fit for everyone? The guys also speculate on where this could be headed, and also give their thoughts on rookie Josh Okogie's early performance..
Oct 30, 2018
Ep. 126: How the Butler saga has overshadowed everything
Manny Hill introduces an added voice to the podcast; Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) of Zone Coverage and contributor to 1500ESPN.com. Dane and Manny discuss the Wolves season thus far, and how the Jimmy Butler situation continues to overshadow everything that is going on with the team. Is Tom Thibodeau's system and coaching style the right fit for everyone? The guys also speculate on where this could be headed, and also give their thoughts on rookie Josh Okogie's early performance.
Oct 18, 2018
Ep. 125: Wolves 30th season begins with a look similar to the 29th
Derek James and Manny Hill give their thoughts on the Timberwolves' season opening loss in San Antonio, and both have decided that not much has changed from last year. Karl-Anthony Towns struggled to stay out of foul trouble, and there were more defensive breakdowns. Will these same deficiencies continue?
Oct 12, 2018
Ep 124: Jimmy's interview with Rachel Nichols/Where do the Wolves go from here?
Derek James and Manny Hill discuss Jimmy Butler's interview with Rachel Nichols after Wednesday's practice, and why things just haven't worked out with Butler since he arrived to Minnesota. Is Jimmy's personality just not a great fit? How much of this falls on Tom Thibodeau or Glen Taylor?
Oct 10, 2018
10/10: Doogie joins Manny and Judd to discuss Jimmy's blow up at practice.
Darren "Doogie" Wolfson joins Manny Hill and Judd Zulgad on the Mackey & Judd show to discuss Jimmy Butler's blow up at Timberwolves practice on Wednesday.
Oct 5, 2018
Ep. 123: What would the Wolves look like if they hadn't traded for Butler?
Manny Hill and Derek James talk more about the Jimmy Butler saga and ask the question; What would the Wolves look like today if they hadn't traded for Jimmy on draft night in 2017? Later, Kyle Ratke joins to quiz the guys.
Sep 24, 2018
Ep. 122: Media Day takeaways. Where could Jimmy Butler end up?
Manny Hill and Derek James talk Timberwolves Media Day, as Derek was in attendance at Target Center. What did Tom Thibodeau have to say about Jimmy Butler's trade request? Manny and Derek also speculate on the timeline for a potential trade. Should it be sooner rather than later? Also, Sean Highkin (@highkin), who covered Butler and Thibs in Chicago joins for his perspective, and shares why he thinks a deal with the Miami Heat might make the most sense for Butler and the Wolves.
Sep 19, 2018
Ep. 121: Jimmy wants out
Jimmy Butler has reportedly requested a trade from the Timberwolves, and Manny Hill and Derek James are here to discuss that and what it means for the Wolves going forward. Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press joins to weigh in on the news.
Sep 8, 2018
Ep. 120: No deal for KAT yet
Manny Hill and Derek James discuss Karl-Anthony Towns' contract situation. Could KAT potentially sign a shorter deal instead of the max? Also they discuss the reports that Luol Deng could be signed by the Wolves.
Aug 24, 2018
Ep. 119: Jonny K talks Wolves offseason
Manny talks with Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) of The Athletic on the Timberwolves offseason, the draft picks Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop, free agency and all the rumors and Jimmy Butler's and Karl-Anthony Towns' contract situations.
Aug 14, 2018
Ep. 118: Homage to Whay
Manny Hill and Derek James are joined in studio by Kyle Ratke of Timberwolves.com to chat about Lindsay Whalen's retirement announcement from the Lynx. They also talk about Lindsay's cultural impact on basketball in Minnesota and a little on the Lynx on the court this season.
Jul 30, 2018
Ep. 117: Recapping WNBA All-Star Weekend.
With things quiet surrounding the Timberwolves this week, Derek and Manny catch up with Meredith Minkow (@murrminks) of Bleacher Report to chat about WNBA All-Star Weekend in the Twin Cities. Later, Manny and Derek go around the League with news and notes around the NBA, including Kyle Lowry having zero interest in discussing the Derozan/Kawhi trade.
Jul 18, 2018
Ep 116: Wolves have some cap issues/Kawhi to Toronto
Manny Hill and Derek James discuss Nemanja Bjelica's decision to perhaps leave the NBA and return to Europe, the WNBA announced their All-Stars, and the Lynx have 3. Then Jared Dubin (@JADubin5) of various media outlets joins to discuss the Wolves' salary cap situation, and what their options might be going forward now that they're up against the cap. Manny and Derek also breakdown the Kawhi Leonard trade to the Raptors.
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 115: Summer League thoughts and Heat Checks
Derek James and Manny Hill take a look at the Wolves' two rookies Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop and how they've looked so far in Summer League. They then introduce a new segment with your best Wolves-related Hot Takes, and look at some other news and notes from around the NBA.
Jul 7, 2018
Manny talks Wolves with Judd & Coller
Manny Hill sits down with Judd Zulgad and Matthew Coller on Saturday SportsTalk on 1500 ESPN to talk about the current state of the Wolves. The guys take a look at the Jimmy Butler trade in hindsight and evaluate if this core group can coexist.
Jul 5, 2018
Ep 114: What to make of the Wolves drama
Derek James and Manny Hill discuss the latest news and rumors surrounding the Timberwolves, including the piece in the Chicago Sun Times earlier this week reporting that Jimmy Butler is "Fed-up" with Karl-Anthony Towns. The question is, how much of this is true, and if it is, can Tom Thibodeau be the one who can fix the issues? Also, they discuss the signing of Anthony Tolliver, the departure of Nemanja Bjelica, and the rest of NBA free agency.
Jul 3, 2018
Breaking down a report about Butler's frustration
Manny Hill joined Mackey and Judd to discuss a report that Jimmy Butler is unhappy with Karl-Anthony Towns.
Jun 26, 2018
Ep. 113: Recapping the draft, a look at free agency
Derek James and Manny Hill give their thoughts on the Wolves drafting of Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop, and look ahead to free agency, while taking questions from listeners. Who should the Wolves target? Could a big trade be in the works?
Jun 15, 2018
Ep. 112: Wolves/Kings Parallels
The Wolves and Kings are more like each other than we may realize. Manny Hill and Derek James talk with Brad Geiser (@therealbradg) from sactownroyalty.com on the similar dynamics between the two franchises. Brad talks about why he’s still a huge fan of DeMarcus Cousins despite Boogie being elsewhere now, and even asks Manny and Derek why the vibe with the Wolves is so negative even though the playoff drought is over.
Jun 8, 2018
Ep. 111: Venting on the Finals, where's LeBron headed?
Manny Hill and Derek James discuss all the latest surrounding the NBA, including Bryan Colangelo parting ways in Philadelphia, and the NBA Finals. Also they speculate on where LeBron James could be headed this summer.
May 24, 2018
Ep. 110: KAT rumors all over the place
Derek James and Manny Hill address the rumors and tweets surrounding Tom Thibodeau and Karl-Anthony Towns. Are the Wolves really considering moving their 22-year-old star? Also, Manny and Derek take questions from listeners on the offseason, and talk a little Lynx as well.
May 16, 2018
Ep. 109: Breaking down the conference finals
Derek James and Manny Hill are joined by James Holas (@SnottieDrippen) of BBallbreakdown.com to talk about the NBA Conference Finals matchups. James is excited about his Celtics jumping out to a 2-0 series lead over the Cavs. What exactly is wrong with the Cavs? Can the Rockets make it a long series against Golden State?
May 10, 2018
Ep. 108: Minkow talks Wolves, Lynx and much more
Derek James and Manny Hill discuss the latest news surrounding the Timberwolves with the resignation of assistant coach Rick Brunson. Also, is the NBA too predictable? Later the guys chat with Meredith Minkow (@murrminks) about her transition to Bleacher Report, interning with the Wolves and Lynx, and why Becky Hammon absolutely deserves a shot to coach in the NBA.
May 3, 2018
Ep. 107: Kyle Ratke reflects on the season
Manny and Derek are joined by Timberwolves.com Web Editor Kyle Ratke. Kyle tells a few stories from the season, shares his experience working playoff games, and previews the upcoming Lynx season!
Apr 28, 2018
Ep. 106: Season over, what to do this summer?
Derek James and Manny Hill recap the Wolves elimination from the playoffs and look ahead to what needs to be done this summer. Who's coming back? Does Thibs need to adjust?
Apr 20, 2018
Ep. 105: Yeah, the Rockets are pretty good
Manny Hill and Derek James discuss the Wolves playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Why is Karl-Anthony Towns struggling? Also, despite the series still going, the guys can't help but to look ahead to the offseason and what changes and adjustments need to be made.
Apr 12, 2018
Ep. 104: Finally!
For the first time in 14 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves clinched a playoff spot! Manny Hill and Derek James discuss the Wolves' OT win over the Denver Nuggets -- and what to expect going forward. Also, the boys chat with Matt Moore (@HPBasketball on Twitter, formerly of CBS Sports) about the Wolves and other NBA stuff.
Apr 5, 2018
Ep. 103: No more wiggle room for the Wolves
The Wolves are in a dog fight for a playoff spot, and Derek & Manny vent their frustrations with the play of the team as of late. They answer questions from listeners as the regular season is winding down, including their grades for Thibs the GM and Thibs the coach.
Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 102: Meaningful games in March
With the Wolves getting a much needed win against the Clippers this week, they're inching closer and closer to getting a playoff spot. Derek and Manny take a look at who an ideal First Round playoff matchup would be. Is it OKC? What about Portland or New Orleans? Also, is it time to give Jeff Teague some credit?
Mar 13, 2018
Ep. 101: Feed the KAT. Why D-Rose?
It's probably fair to say that Karl-Anthony Towns needs the ball more in the 4th quarter, as shown in the Wolves win over Golden State. This week on Raised By Wolves, Derek and Manny discuss a much needed win for Minnesota, the signing of Derrick Rose, and answer questions from listeners.
Mar 2, 2018
Ep. 100: United
Manny and Derek celebrate 100 episodes by bringing in their old buddy Steve McPherson to talk hoops and soccer. Steve updates on his gig with MN United FC, and the guys break down the Wolves and the rest of the NBA.
Feb 23, 2018
Ep. 99: 2nd half Wolves expectations, what's going on in Dallas?
Manny and Derek recap the All-Star weekend, talk Jimmy Butler sitting out the All-Star Game, and answer questions from listeners. What should be expected from the Wolves the last quarter of the regular season? Also the guys address the Sports Illustrated story surrounding the Dallas Mavericks.
Feb 14, 2018
Ep. 98: Wolves road woes, and Lakers with Anthony Irwin
What's with the Wolves struggles on the road against Eastern Conference cellar dwellers? Derek and Manny try to make sense of that, and they are also joined by Anthony Irwin (@AnthonyIrvinLA) of the Locked On Lakers podcast with the Lakers coming to Minneapolis this week. Are PG and LeBron headed to LA?
1 hr 10 min
Feb 8, 2018
Ep. 97: Wolves quiet at the deadline, Cavs make a splash
Manny and Derek recap the NBA's trade deadline deals and discuss the Wolves' inactivity at the deadline. Is Derrick Rose headed to Minnesota? Also, Justin Rowan (@Cavsanada) of The Chase Down Podcast and FearTheSword joins to talk about the Cavs big deadline deals. Just how bad was it with Isaiah Thomas in Cleveland?
Jan 26, 2018
Ep. 96: Doc Coyle talks Wolves, Knicks, and new music
Derek and Manny are joined by their guy Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle), guitarist for the band Bad Wolves. Doc talks about his new music out, and what's going on with his Knicks. He also weighs in on his observations on the Wolves from afar.
Jan 20, 2018
Ep. 95: The offense is good, but it needs to get better
After a couple losses in a row for the Wolves, Manny and Derek examine the offense and where it needs to get better. Should Tyus Jones start, or is it a matter of him playing more minutes? Also, the guys discuss the Hornets openness to trading Kemba Walker.
Jan 12, 2018
Ep. 94: Wolves playing their best ball of the year
Derek and Manny discuss the Wolves terrific play of late, with blowout wins over Cleveland and Oklahoma City. Now that Jeff Teague is back, should Tyus Jones' minutes be reduced again? Also, the guys answer questions from listeners.
Jan 5, 2018
Ep. 93: The Parallels of the Wolves and Pels
Manny and Derek discuss Jeff Teague's knee injury, and how Tyus Jones has been filling the void, and Jimmy Butler's continued brilliance being overlooked by early all-star voting. With the New Orleans Pelicans coming to town soon, the guys talk with Mason Ginsberg (@MasonGinsberg) of Bourbon Street Shots about how the Boogie/Brow combo is performing in the Big Easy.
Dec 28, 2017
Ep. 92: Matthew Coller talks old school hoops, Wolves, and Lynx
1500ESPN.com's Matthew Coller joins Derek and Manny this week. Coller talks about growing up in upstate New York as a Knicks fan in the 1990's and the differences between the league then vs. today. The guys of course talk Wolves, and Coller's frustrations with Andrew Wiggins, and praise for the Lynx's Maya Moore.
1 hr 11 min
Dec 21, 2017
Ep. 91: Will Wiggins shake this slump? More minutes for the bench?
Joining Manny and Derek this week is John Meyer (@thedailywolf) of Canis Hoopus. They discuss Andrew Wiggins' shooting woes, the impact of Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson, and the elephant in the room, the minutes!
Dec 14, 2017
Ep. 90: Are the Wolves and Sixers the future?
Derek and Manny are joined by Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) of Philly Voice and PhillyVoice.com after the Wolves/Sixers game this week. Kyle talks about how far the Sixers have come since the start of "The Process" and what Ben Simmons has brought to the NBA. Manny and Derek of course talk Wolves and try to make sense of the minutes the starters are playing. Is an 8-man rotation sustainable?
Dec 7, 2017
Ep. 89: Jace Frederick talks Towns' defense and more
Manny and Derek talk are joined by Jace Frederick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The Wolves are still having a tough time defensively, and the guys try to make sense of why Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins are still struggling on that end of the floor. Jace also gives his thoughts on whether or not Tom Thibodeau needs to make an adjustment to his rotations.
Nov 30, 2017
Ep. 88: The Wolves are quite the enigma
Derek and Manny recap the Wolves recent games, and discuss Karl-Anthony Towns continued development. Manny has a thought on what the Wolves need for their bench. The guys also discuss Tyus Jones' recent play with increased minutes as Jeff Teague has been out with an injury. Is Taj Gibson playing too many minutes?
Nov 16, 2017
Ep. 87: Robby Kalland talks Jeff Teague and more
Manny and Derek are joined by Robby Kalland (@RKalland) of Uproxx Sports. Robby once covered the Atlanta Hawks and gives a more in depth look at Wolves point guard Jeff Teague from his days in Atlanta. The guys also talk more Wolves and NBA topics, and Robby tells his story of how, and why, he ate 82 chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A.
Nov 9, 2017
Ep. 86: Wolves struggle with their biggest test
Manny and Derek recap the Wolves biggest test of the season against the Golden State Warriors. How can the Wolves fix their transition issues? Why is Nemanja Bjelica still not getting more minutes? Also, the guys take a look at the trade that sent Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix to Milwaukee.
Nov 4, 2017
Ep. 85: More minutes for Belly? Where's the defense, Towns?
Have the Wolves gotten back on track? Derek and Manny discuss the Wolves winning streak, and take questions from listeners. Is is time for Nemanja Bjelica to see more minutes? Where are KAT's defensive struggles coming from?
Oct 27, 2017
Ep. 84: What gives, Wolves? How good are the Thunder?
Derek and Manny try to make sense of what's wrong with the Wolves. They're joined in studio by Fred Katz (@FredKatz), who covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Norman Transcript. Fred talks about covering Russell Westbrook, what Taj Gibson was like in OKC, and what the Wolves can do to get better. Are the Thunder the best suited team to challenge Golden State?