Timberwolves vs. Mavericks: Wolves playoff dash begins

Friday night, the Timberwolves will play a crucial game against the Dallas Mavericks, a team that sits just a half game ahead of them in the Western Conference Standings. The All-Star Break is over, and the race for the eighth seed in the West is nearing the final stretch. The trading deadline has come and gone, […] Timberwolves vs. Mavericks: Wolves playoff dash begins - Dunking...
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7 hours ago

Ricky Rubio opens up about ‘tough’ buildup to trade deadline

Ricky Rubio was at the center of rampant trade speculation in the days leading up to an NBA trade deadline for the second season in a row. This year, however, the sixth-year Minnesota Timberwolves point guard insists “felt a little different.”The trade rumor that generated the most buzz involving Rubio was a straight-up exchange with the New York Knicks for fellow point guard...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

MIAMI (AP) Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota's point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. ''Until it doesn't go down,'' Rubio said, ''you don't believe it.'' In his case, nothing went down Thursday - and...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade to consider at the deadline, but they reportedly backed away.ESPN’s Marc Stein says Minnesota could have traded Rubio for Rose straight up but declined the deal. Minnesota may have declined a trade for Rose for a few reasons.Rose is on an expiring contract and will be a free agent after the season, while Rubio...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Thibodeau: 'I like the guys we have'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau said the team will continue to talk to teams about possible trades ahead of Thursday's deadline, but he didn't see a deal that makes sense for them "at this point." The Timberwolves returned to work on Wednesday evening after the All-Star break in hopes of mounting a push for the playoffs. The Wolves are 13th...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for poor NBA player development

Coaching is so important in today’s NBA, which you can see by young players that fail to develop in poorly-run organizations, only to be moved to another team where they go on to thrive. And sure, sometimes it’s about the player’s mindset, lack of effort, system they play in or weapons around them, but most of the time the most important factor in player development is the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson is on Instagram claiming Michael Jordan quotes as his own

We officially have our Melania Trump of 2017. His name is Lance Stephenson. On Tuesday, Stephenson posted a quote on Instagram with his name attached to it. While the words are nice and inspiring, there’s only one problem: Michael Jordan came up with that quote, not Stephenson. The former Indiana Pacers standout has had a rough go of it recently. He’s been bouncing between a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the most tantalizing young rosters in the entire NBA. Between former Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, along with the rising star of Zach LaVine and movable pieces like Ricky Rubio, it's only a matter of time before the roster clicks.Many thought that time would be this season with the hiring of Tom Thibodeau, a coach...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley joins Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league continues to add big names, with the latest being Charles Oakley.Big 3 announced on Friday that Oakley will be a player/coach on a team with Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson.“I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this league,” said Oakley in an article published on the league’s website. “Everyone seems to realize we are about to make history...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James embarrasses Andrew Wiggins with no-look pass

All hail the King. LeBron James isn’t necessarily too worried about his team being without Kevin Love for the next six months. That’s because LeBron James and the Cavaliers have LeBron James still in the mix.Taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday evening, James made sure Andrew Wiggins knew exactly what it felt like to be embarrassed by the greatest player on the planet...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The problem with inconsistency

The Minnesota Timberwolves, as of today, stand at 21-34.  They are the third worst team in the Western Conference, and they just lost one of their core players for the season, Zach LaVine, with an ACL tear.  Minnesota’s problem all season long has been inconsistency.  This fault could stem from a few possible reasons—young group of players, new coach, general underperforming—but...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins hangs on rim after big dunk

Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins has the perfect mix of power and athleticism.Unfortunately for Jonas Valanciunas, he was on the other end of that during Wednesday night’s game.Wiggins dunked all over him on a two-on-one opportunity, and then to make matters worse, he stayed on his opponent’s shoulders for a quick piggyback ride. That’s literally the worst way to be dunked...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine’s injury and the future of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves were dealt some devastating news on Saturday when an MRI revealed that Zach LaVine had torn his ACL during Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. The third year man drove to the basket and contorted his body to finish at the rim, but fell awkwardly to the ground and stayed there. He then left the game and did not return. This injury could have long...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson reportedly signs 10-day contract with T'Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have found a temporary replacement for Zach LaVine: Lance Stephenson.With LaVine going down with a season-ending ACL injury, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have signed the Stephenson to a 10-day contract. Stephenson’s career has been full of ups-and-downs.The 26-year-old was one of the league’s most polarizing players as a member...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves star Zach LaVine has a torn ACL and his season is over

Zach LaVine tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday.LaVine was hurt in Friday night's loss to Detroit and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. It's another setback for the T-wolves, who have struggled to develop their core of young stars under new coach Tom Thibideau.The reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Timberwolves' Zach LaVine out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will miss the remainder of the NBA season after an MRI revealed he tore his ACL, the team announced Saturday. As the release states, LaVine will undergo surgery to repair the ACL at a to-be-determined date after tearing the ligament Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.This is a huge blow to the third-year player out of UCLA. LaVine, who...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Long Game: Money, politics, sports and power

Between the box scores, the highlights and the official team Twitter accounts joking around on social media, the business side of sports often falls into the background despite sharing a common thread: all sports and politics are local.As fans who want to stay engaged with every part of sports, we want you to be informed about the issues that not only shape your favorite teams, but...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine on skipping dunk contest: ‘No reason to go back’

Zach LaVine broke the disappointing news Thursday that he’s passing on the opportunity to defend his back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest titles at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game next month in New Orleans. To hear it from the gravity-defying Minnesota Timberwolves guard, there’s really no reason for him to even bother.“I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I could in the dunk test...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves mascot and his sled injure Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad

Yep, that's a serious headline.Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press tweeted that he’s seen Minnesota Timberwolves mascot “Crunch” sled down the Target Center stairs for 20 years, and he’s never seen somebody get hurt during the routine… until Thursday night.And the victim? Karl Towns Sr., the father of 21-year-old Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns Sr. left...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls new Clippers consultant KG ‘intense’

Kevin Garnett was officially named a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. And it apparently didn't take long for the fiery Garnett to make an impression on his new crew of pupils. Garnett, who will work primarily with the team's big men in his new role.made an appearance at Clippers practice on Tuesday. And it became clear the recently retired icon wanted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

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