TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins plays H-O-R-S-E (Video)

Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins took to the streets of the Twin Cities to play H-O-R-S-E, but there was a significant catch involved. Andrew Wiggins should be able to beat three randomly selected, non-professional athlete humans in three individual games of H-O-R-S-E, right? No doubt. But what if he’s only allowed to use half of his […] Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins plays...
Via Dunking with Wolves
3 hours ago

Comparison of Timberwolves’ Towns to a young Garnett

The St. Paul Pioneer Press took a look at comparing a young Karl-Anthony Towns with a young Kevin Garnett, who was also 19 years old when he started his NBA journey with the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kevin Garnett have already been promoted as the mentor and mentee, the past and the future, and likely […] Comparison of Timberwolves’ Towns to a young Garnett - Dunking...
Via Dunking with Wolves
6 hours ago

Timberwolves Notes: LaVine’s workouts, standings forecast

The Timberwolves young core continues to impress this summer, and ESPN’s summer forecast has the Wolves with a significant improvement in 2016-17. We’ve posted at length here at Dunking With Wolves regarding Karl-Anthony Towns‘ busy summer (summed up nicely here), but he isn’t the only one who’s putting in work. Zach LaVine joined Towns at […] Timberwolves Notes: LaVine’s...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Zach LaVine reportedly wants to be invited to 3-point contest next season

Zach LaVine is best known for winning the slam dunk contest two years in a row, but the Minnesota Timberwolves guard told InsideHoops.com he hopes to earn an invite to the 3-point contest next season. As you can see from the clip below, the 21-year-old has been expanding his perimeter game with skills coach Drew Hanlen. Minnesota @Timberwolves guard @ZachLaVine‘s been expanding...
Via TWolves Blog
1 day ago

Uncovered Footage Shows Kevin Garnett May Have Been the Best One-On-One Basketball Player of All Time

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett is definitely past his prime. Last season, he played only 14 minutes per game and scored 3 points a game. Since the 40-year-old mostly sat on the bench, fans could forget what a dominating player he once was. RELATED: Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Thon Maker Eats 7 Meals a Day to Gain Weight Recently Garnett posted a throwback video...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets. 
Via Razzball Basketball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former employee Casson returns to Timberwolves as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity.One night, a human resources employee for the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the phone and Casson talked his way into a meeting. He flew from the East Coast, met with several Timberwolves executives...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves new CEO knows exactly what he's getting into

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity. One night, a human resources employee for the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the phone and Casson talked his way into a meeting. He flew from the East Coast, met with several Timberwolves executives...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan created new logos for the Timberwolves and they're absolutely gorgeous

NBA fan "TURK3Y" (@TomKYL3) shared a set of brilliant alternative Minnesota Timberwolves logos on Reddit, and the team really needs to drop the wolf head and adopt them right this second. As a reminder, here is the current Timberwolves logo:TURK3Y writes on Imgur that he tried to capture the psychology of a wolf in the design of the logo."Drawing inspiration from the Raptors, Hawks...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine sinks two buzzer-beaters to win Summer League title

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League championship game on Monday night, 84-82, in a matchup that had a playoff feel to it. The thrilling game went into overtime after Denzel Valentine drained a game-tying three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, after hitting just one of eight shots he attempted up to that point. Luckily for the Bulls, who...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denzel Valentine's last-second 3 sends game to OT

The NBA Summer League championship game is headed to overtime, thanks to some heroics from Denzel Valentine. The former Michigan State star and Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick sent the game to an extra session by burying a three-pointer with less than one second remaining. Then #Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine drills a late 3 of his own to tie the #NBASummer championship...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves owner: Ricky Rubio not likely to be traded

It might be time to add Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio to our zombie apocalypse team, because, if the unrelenting trade rumors that continually dog him are any indication, he’s a damn survivor. In an interview with Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that it’s unlikely the team deals away Rubio. “I don’t see that as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones wins NBA Summer League MVP

It has been an exciting year for the NBA Summer League and it will wrap up as the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves meet up on Monday to decide the champion. For the latter team, they have seen a superstar emerge in former Duke guard Tyus Jones. He has been electric for the already-loaded Timberwolves team this year as he has averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns makes guest appearance on a Disney show

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest NBA player to show off his acting skills on a Disney series. Towns, who is a natural, plays a fictional video game called "Karl-Anthony Towns: Nothin' But Net"  and gets destroyed on the show Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.In a separate part of the episode, Towns disguises himself as a much taller version of...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves Make the Playoffs?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to stockpile young talent through the draft. The Timberwolves have tremendous young talent and have a great chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are headlined by two number one overall selections in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. These two stars are complemented by...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins: T’Wolves are 'going to be a nightmare to play’

The Minnesota Timberwolves are without question one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA with the biggest upside. While most experts believe the T’Wolves are a few years away from joining the ranks of elite squads in the Association, Andrew Wiggins believes the team will nevertheless present a formidable challenge on a nightly basis beginning next season. Wiggins acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To Minnesota, Russell Westbrook

This offseason, the unthinkable happened. First, Serge Ibaka was traded away to Orlando for Victor Oladipo, a move many thought would get Kevin Durant to stay. But Durant shocked the world and broke a lot of hearts (including mine) when he decided to sign a two year, $54.3 million dollar deal with the Warriors. And now, Russell Westbrook is all alone.Westbrook already told the Thunder...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wiggins posts ridiculous “Year 3″ workout video

If you want to buy stock in an NBA team, and you want to pick someone other than the Golden State Warriors, pick the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Minnesota was one of the most-impressive non-playoff teams of 2015-16 and has maybe the best young core in the entire league.  A big part of that young core, Andrew Wiggins, appears to be on the verge of a breakout season.  The former...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rush agrees to one-year deal with Timberwolves

Free agent forward-guard Brandon Rush agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The contract is worth $3.5 million. Rush, 30, revived his career with the Golden State Warriors last season. He played in 72 games and connected on 41.4 percent of his 3-pointers. Four other teams were in the mix...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves end their 12-year playoff drought?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award.  This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs.  Coming off a 29-53 season expectations won’t be high for this team, but there are a number of reasons why they could make the playoffs next year. The first reason why...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wiggins won't play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying

Minnesota Timberwolves guard-forward Andrew Wiggins has officially declined to play for Team Canada in a Olympic Qualifying Tournament next July. In a statement released Friday through his agent, Wiggins cites the need to stay with the Timberwolves and prepare for the upcoming season. The 21-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick is entering his third season in the NBA and will...
Via The Sports Daily
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio may be open to trade if Wolves miss postseason

Ricky Rubio admitted that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ long run of futility during his time with the team may become too much to bear should the team again fail to reach the playoffs next season. “When I arrived to Minnesota, my hope was to break the seven years’ streak without [a] presence in [the] playoffs. I still have that hope, but it’s very tough mentally when year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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