Wolves Unveil, React To New Alternate Jerseys

Wolves Unveil, React To New Alternate Jerseys

The Timberwolves unveiled their new alternate uniforms on Wednesday night at Target Center, giving them a new look for the first time in team history. Minnesota’s new black alternate uniforms have sleeves, a new look for this franchise but not a new look for the NBA.

The Golden State Warriors were the first to unveil sleeved jerseys last year, and this season there will by 20 teams who will unveil a sleeved jersey by the end of the season. The Wolves will wear them between 12 and 18 times on the road over the course of the rest of the season.

For most of the Wolves, it’s a new phenomenon. Corey Brewer wore sleeves in college but hasn’t since he’s been in the NBA.

But as Brewer said, there shouldn’t be a major change in execution. There’s proof of that on the West Coast.

“Golden State’s been wearing them, and they’ve got the Splash Brothers [Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson],” Brewer said. “It doesn’t affect their shooting, so I think it should be fine.”

The jerseys are black and have a black, white and gray design down the sides. The way they’re put together, they look kind of like the players are wearing sleeves underneath their regular jerseys.

Martin joked pregame he’ll decide at 9:30 tonight if he likes them, but overall he said he liked the style the team went with in selecting the jerseys. The design actually dates back to last spring, when Wolves players actually gave input on what the jerseys could look and feel like.

For Brewer, the jerseys might be coming at just the right time. The Wolves are coming off a tough road trip, and they’re looking to start a winning stretch here as we end November.

“We need to start a streak,” Brewer said. “So this might be what we need—a jersey change.”

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