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This...and I'll add to that...I miss this court

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The paint was busy but the trees on the sidelines was so cool

Wait, did the original court have that paint inconsistency with each team's jump ball circle?

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Doesn't look like it:

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What was so wrong with these?

Green-check

Tree collar- check

Font- check

Just fix the collar and get rid of the piping and they're perfect

These were fantastic! How they lasted just three seasons before being replaced with the bland, generic garbage they wear know I'll never know.

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Doesn't look like it:

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That isn't the original court. They originally had a Mavs-esque look.

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Remove the sleeves from their black alternate, then produce matching white and blue home and road versions. Done.

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^ nah, you still need an infusion of green.

i would love a simplified version of the current logos using kelly, royal and white (and maybe grey).

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Shouldn't they wait to see whether Dallas makes a change? They always kinda seem to want to dress like the Mavs.

My favorite Wolves uniforms of all time are definitely the inaugural. Subsequent uniforms have tried way to hard with the number font, have marginalized (and then eliminated) green in favor of black, and have tended to be lacking in any vivid color (save for those shown below).

What I would like them to do is get green back into the mix. Add it to the current secondary logo (and make it the primary) and to trim on the jerseys and number/letter outlines. Dump either black or silver (preferably black) and have a look that seems like a natural progression from the inaugural look. Trees on the collar are not needed (particularly since I want black out).

What was so wrong with these?

Green-check

Tree collar- check

Font- check

Just fix the collar and get rid of the piping and they're perfect

These were fantastic! How they lasted just three seasons before being replaced with the bland, generic garbage they wear know I'll never know.

My only beef with these is that there needed to be green on the wordmark/number outlines. I really don't like the idea of taking a color and making it prominent on the side but not on the front/back elements...kinda like the Canucks' use of green. On the home jersey, green numbers/letters would be great. On the road, replace the silver outlines with green. I could definitely deal with those uniforms.

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Doesn't look like it:

basketball_court.jpg

That isn't the original court. They originally had a Mavs-esque look.

...which wasn't my point. I was comparing to the rendering posted above and answering the question about it.

This...and I'll add to that...I miss this court

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The paint was busy but the trees on the sidelines was so cool

Wait, did the original court have that paint inconsistency with each team's jump ball circle?

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Aside from that being a confirmed concept and not what the TWolves are actually planning to roll out (amongst other things, such as why would you make a Tumblr to announce your new identity?), you can read some of the text and get a feeling that there's a chance that it wasn't written by a professional.

It snows in Minnesota (a lot). Instead of hiding from this fact, we embrace it. Do you see the tree shape in the snowflake too? Now you do. The tree shape can also be seen as arrows indicating a basketball bouncing up-and-down. It also resembles a basketball being passed around the court quickly.

I'm not the best at finding Nikespeak, but I think it's safe to say that this isn't. Also, it says at the bottom that it's not officially affiliated with Nike, the NBA, the Wolves, et al.
As for the concept itself... I'd like a wolf in there somewhere. Not the tree-wolf, like an actual wolf.

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The original jerseys were rec league trash.

Yeah, I don't get what people loved about those. They looked too much like the Mavericks of the time, who also looked bad. Even for 1989, they could have done better (see Orlando).

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...That is all they need to do...Just make this the primary and call it a day. Boom...

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You can call me crazy, but I kind of like this rebrand idea.

I know it's not real, but I really think there is some good potential here, and I could actually see Nike doing a uniform style like this for various teams in the league.

But I do agree that Minnesota does need a rebrand. The "Wolf howling at the moon" logo should be their primary, and lets call it a day.

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I agree... well, except for the lack of green. I don't like the elimination of green from their identity.

That other concept is hot garbage.

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Timberwolves.png

What was so wrong with these?

Green-check

Tree collar- check

Font- check

Just fix the collar and get rid of the piping and they're perfect

These were fantastic! How they lasted just three seasons before being replaced with the bland, generic garbage they wear know I'll never know.

I agree, these were fantastic. If anything, i'd get rid of the double outline. Only real thing I would change.

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I really hope the T-Wolves aren't serious about this design.

fI sure hope they dont go this route, the white and half black with green color words is OK but this is not a good look for the Twolves at all. their kelly green rebrand uni's in the mid 2000's were to much. the uni's right now are ok not too bad they need to make the secondary logo their main logo and update the orginal unis .

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Reminds me of the Microsoft pixel bit map days. Although, cringe, I'd say Microsoft did it better.

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