Wolves Wired

Wolves Wired is a weekly dive into the world of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA with Tim Faklis, David Naylor and a rotating cast of characters that cover the Wolves for various outlets.
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Feb 17, 2018

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier discuss All-Star Weekend before Kickstradomis joins the show (15:00) to talk about the Flip-inspired shoes he created and what he's doing for the All-Star Game.

Then the guys finish the show by reminiscing about Flip Saunders (27:40) and what he meant to them as a younger fan in his first stint and a budding media member during his second.

Feb 13, 2018

Tim Faklis and Dane Moore return from the Cleveland-Chicago road trip to join David Naylor and Tom Schreier in studio for the first time in, well, a while.

The guys talk about the Cavaliers and Bulls road games, as well as the squeaker against Sacramento before diving into player contracts, Butler's last-second shots and other NBA topics.

Feb 9, 2018

Tim and Dane are in Chicago, and they're unhappy.

(Not really, they're quite thrilled with this trip)

The bad weather forced the Wolves and Bulls to cancel morning shootaround, the reported future Derrick Rose signing, and the long trip has the pair of them fired up on their most recent episode. 

Feb 6, 2018

Tim and Dane are in Cleveland to cover the Timberwolves Wednesday matchup with the NBA's hottest trade deadline subject of discussion: the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

They break down trade possibilities for the Cavs, discuss their favorite trade targets for the Wolves, and predict what might happen for the Wolves leading into Thursday's deadline. 


Feb 1, 2018

Tim and Zach discuss the Timberwolves upcoming matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, discuss the woes of Jeff Teague and the low shot count of Karl-Anthony Towns. 

They also, naturally, discuss the upcoming halftime show Lil Jon will put on at the Target Center on Thursday night. 

Jan 28, 2018

Riccardo Pratesi joins Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier to discuss why he left a job covering Juventus to come to the United States and cover the Timberwolves. 

Jan 24, 2018

Dave Benz calls in from Portland to discuss Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns being selected as All-Stars and why Andrew Wiggins and Marcus-Georges Hunt have taken off in Butler's absence.  

Jan 22, 2018

Tim, Dane, David and Tom talk about the Wolves' big win over Toronto without Jimmy Butler, the major improvements of Tyus Jones, and what lies ahead in a tough upcoming slate of games. 

Jan 18, 2018

Tim, Dane and David discuss the Wolves' most recent loss to the Orlando Magic and what this set of bad losses might mean in the grand scheme of things. They also discuss upcoming matchups with Houston and Toronto, the NBA G League, and Marvel movies. 

Jan 14, 2018

Tim Faklis, Zach Bennett (1), Dane Moore and David Naylor are joined by FanRag NBA and A Wolf Among Wolves writer Zach Harper (2) to talk about Zach LaVine's return (3), Karl-Anthony Towns' defensive improvement, and the Timberwolves season as a whole. 

Jan 11, 2018

Tim Faklis and Zach Bennett talk about the Wolves' big home wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, dive into some written content on Zone Coverage by the absent Dane Moore and David Naylor, and some upcoming jottings from Tim. 

Jan 8, 2018

Tim Faklis and Dane Moore chat with Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer to discuss his article on Jimmy Butler, the development of Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, and the long-term ceiling of the Timberwolves.

Jan 7, 2018

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier open with a little trivia: The Minnesota Timberwolves have two of the league's 50/40/80 players. Who are they?

Then they dive into KAT's big game against Boston, what Marcus Georges-Hunt's role is and moves the Wolves could make to round out the point guard position.

Jan 5, 2018

Tim Faklis, Zach Bennett, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier return to the studio following a festive holiday break, and things get a bit... spicy! After a lively opening dialogue, the guys are joined by Dave Benz (15:00), who is trapped in New York once ESPN took the Timberwolves-Celtics game. 

Jan 1, 2018

Tim, Dane and Zach are joined by Britt Robson (The Athletic) and Andy Grimsrud (A Wolf Among Wolves) to talk about the first half of the season as a whole. 

Dec 21, 2017

Tim and Zach meet up at Tim's apartment to talk about the win over the Denver Nuggets. They also dive into the fan reaction to the start of the season, and eventually discuss the Zone Coverage Timberwolves Holiday Roundtable. 

Dec 18, 2017

The guys are joined by Lucas Seehafer (Zone Coverage, A Wolf Among Wolves), and discuss Saturday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. They also dive into the upcoming schedule, discuss Andrew Wiggins' shooting struggles, and Jimmy Butler's apparent back injury. 

Dec 14, 2017

Tim, Zach, Dane, and David discuss the Timberwolves overtime loss to the 76ers, discuss Dane's feature on Zone Coverage, and get into what positions really mean in the modern NBA. 

Dec 11, 2017

Zach Bennett, Tim Faklis, David Naylor and Tom Schreier break down the Dallas game, discuss Tom Thibodeau's coaching tactics and minute distribution and announce a winner of the iTunes rating contest (44:00).

Dec 7, 2017

Tim, Zach, and Dane discuss the loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the win against the Los Angeles Clippers, and what consequences might come from Tom Thibodeau's rotations. 


Dec 4, 2017

Zach Bennett makes his triumphant return to Wolves Wired, joining Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier to dish on the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers games and DeAndre Jordan trade scenarios.

Nov 30, 2017

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier break down the Timberwolves meltdown against Washington.

Then Dave Benz joins (21:00) to talk about Anthony Davis being ejected in Minnesota's win over the New Orleans Pelicans and Tyus Jones' ascent in Jeff Teague's absence. 

Finally, Dane discusses his article on Tom Thibodeau's offensive and defensive strategies (49:00), and why they appear to be outdated. 

Nov 27, 2017

With Tim Faklis taking the day off to prepare for his band's show today, David Naylor, Dane Moore and Tom Schreier examine the Timberwolves 12-8 record game by game. 

Nov 20, 2017

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier discuss the Timberwolves collapse against the Detroit Pistons before evaluating each player on the roster.

Programming note: Wolves Wired will not record on Thanksgiving, so the next show will be next Monday. 

Nov 16, 2017

Tim Faklis, Dane Moore, David Naylor and Tom Schreier discuss Nemanja Bjelica's efforts in the Timberwolves win over the Spurs, Dane's article on Taj Gibson and how minutes will be distributed going forward.

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