We put aside for a moment our basketball fandom to take a moment to report the passing of Timberwolves blogger Tim Allen. Tim wrote at the SB Nation site Canis Hoopus and was one of the site's managers who amazingly turned a site about a team that has tasted precious little success in franchise history into a must-stop-shop for Wolves and NBA fans alike. Tim was as an important part of SB Nation's writing community as anybody, and his passing has caused ripple-effects across the landscape.
Tim's co-writer offers his thoughts up here.
One of Tim's vintage game previews here.
The Twitter reaction here.