April Autopsy: Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday night in Oracle Arena, the Minnesota Timberwolves reminded the NBA that although they didn’t come close to earning a playoff berth this season, they’re going to be heard from in the future. The question is: “How much?” The Timberwolves are definitely going to win more in the coming years, as long as Karl-Anthony Towns […]

Denver takes a ragged fourth… and Minnesota fans want to drink a fifth

It was — and will likely remain — the worst fourth quarter of NBA basketball this season. In 12 minutes of professional hoops, two teams combined to produce 21 points. It’s one thing when such a retina-searing sequence emerges in the first quarter of a game, in a half-empty arena, between two teams playing the […]

NBA Moments: The Future Appears In Orlando

Wednesday night in Orlando, the NBA did not stage the Rising Stars Challenge, the annual part of All-Star Weekend which is more informally known as the rookie game or the futures game. However, the clash between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Orlando Magic easily could have been mistaken for it. Youthfulness will produce inconsistency and […]

NBA Rookie Countdown — No. 1 Karl-Anthony Towns

Heading into the 2014-15 College Basketball season, Karl-Anthony Towns was somewhere in between Myles Turner and Trey Lyles as far as NBA big men prospects were concerned. Not quite on the level of Jahlil Okafor yet, Towns’ inside-outside game made him one of the most important first year players out of the gate, as he increasingly stepped […]

Crossover Chronicles’ NBA Rookies Superlatives Poll

With today being NBA Media Day, and essentially the tip-off for the 2015-16 NBA season, this was the first time we officially heard from/saw the new class of NBA rookies with their respective teams since the Summer League! As we begin to gear up for the new season, the Crossover Chronicles staff came together to […]

2015 NBA Draft Grades: Western Conference

Now that the 2015 NBA Draft has come and gone, it’s time to pretend we have any idea how these picks will pan out, and grade all 60 picks from Thursday night! Since the Western Conference had the first pick – which Minnesota nailed with Karl Anthony Towns – let’s grade them first. Stay tuned […]

What the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery Meant for Each Team

Here is a look at how the lottery played out in the 2015 NBA Draft team by team. 1. Minnesota Timberwolves: Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns What does it mean? The T’Wolves have one of the more interesting young cores in the NBA. Towns brings some necessary spacing from one of the big positions because of […]

The Top 5 Questions Entering the 2015 NBA Draft

“The ball is tipped, and there you are…” Wait, no, that’s not the right song… “It’s the final countdown!” Ah, there it is. Forgive me as I do my best to double dip into the worlds of professional, international (which I must add, is also professional) and college basketball, but nothing brings the three together […]

Mock Draft 3.0 – Merry 2015 NBA Draft Day Eve

We are just over 24 hours away from the 2015 NBA draft. I’m tired. Rumors are swirling, trade winds are … windy? Blowing? I don’t know. A lot of stuff is happening. Most of it is agent posturing, some of it isn’t, but this is shaping up to be one of the more exciting drafts […]