Timberwolves Notes: Jimmy Jam and Milt Newton

While training camp continued on Wednesday, we’ve compiled some notes on a former Timberwolves super-fan and a former Wolves general manager. Folks who have been Timberwolves fans for more than a decade no doubt remember the incredible bond that Kevin Garnett and Grammy Award-winning music producer Jimmy Jam had during KG’s heyday. Jam hasn’t been around […] Timberwolves...
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Breaking (Down) Bjelica

Nemanja Bjelica will turn heads in his sophomore season. In Season 3 of AMC’s critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman — who serves as the lawyer and adviser to meth kingpins Walter White and Jesse Pinkman — has more of the sly advice you come to expect from his wisecracking character. “If you’re committed enough, you can make any story work,” Goodman...
Via Canis Hoopus
4 hours ago

Timberwolves Notes: Wrapping media day, start of camp

There are quite a few things to takeaway from Monday’s Timberwolves media day, plus, training camp began on Tuesday. We spent a bit of time Monday night recapping Timberwolves media day, but the reactions from around the internet keep rolling in. Also, training camp itself started on Tuesday, and the Wolves had some special guests […] Timberwolves Notes: Wrapping media day, start...
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22 hours ago

Timberwolves Player Preview: Shabazz Muhammad

This is the ninth part in our series previewing the entire Minnesota Timberwolves roster, player-by-player from the least to the most minutes played last season. Shabazz Muhammad is heading into his fourth season with the Timberwolves. Muhammad only played one season at UCLA before being drafted 14th overall in 2013. Over his last two seasons he has […] Timberwolves Player Preview...
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Timberwolves open season of promise without Garnett

MINNEAPOLIS -- The most poignant moment in Kevin Garnett's retirement video comes when he looks toward the Target Center rafters, uttering "Man," almost in disbelief that a 21-year career was finally coming to an end."We going to be all right, man," he says. "I don't expect this to be easy. But so far so good."Garnett may have been talking to the Minnesota pups he spent the last...
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Timberwolves say goodbye to KG and strike out on their own

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The most poignant moment in Kevin Garnett's retirement video comes when he looks toward the Target Center rafters, uttering ''Man,'' almost in disbelief that a 21-year career was finally coming to an end. ''We going to be all right, man,'' he says. ''I don't expect this to be easy. But so far so good.'' Garnett may have been talking to the Minnesota pups he spent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Make Staff Additions

The Wolves announced some basketball staff additions, including a shooting coach. Yesterday the Wolves announced the new members of their coaching and basketball operations staffs, a couple of which we knew about, and a couple that were news, at least to me. Andy Greer and Rick Brunson were formally announced as assistant coaches; both of them coached under Thibodeau in Chicago...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Minnesota Timberwolves X-Factor: Andrew Wiggins

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be one of the most exciting stories in the NBA, but with a dozen stories to choose from, the defense of Andrew Wiggins will be the most important factor for the Wolves when looking to take the next step as a franchise. This is the part where I quickly address the elephant in the blog – Karl-Anthony Towns is the man in Minnesota...
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Timberwolves announce coaching, front office hires

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced a number of additions to their front office and coaching staffs, including assistant general manager Noah Croom and director of player personnel Brian Pauga. The Wolves made the announcement on Sunday night, two days before they open their first training camp under new president and coach Tom Thibodeau and new GM Scott...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers wanted to bring Kevin Garnett to Clippers

Kevin Garnett would have had options had he elected to play another season in the NBA. Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who coached Garnett in Boston and has called him one of his favorite players, said there would have been a place for Garnett in Los Angeles had the veteran big man wanted to keep playing. “I would have absolutely been interested in bringing him here,” Rivers said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett announces retirement from NBA in Instagram video

Earlier today, it was reported that Kevin Garnett would not return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that a retirement announcement was likely. Well, just a few hours later, KG has indeed announced his retirement from the NBA, and did so in an emotional video posted on his Instagram account. The video finishes with the words “Farewell”, followed by “Thank you for the journey”...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves working on buyout

Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout to end the veteran’s second stint with the team, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein shared the news via Twitter on Wednesday and says the sides are in “advanced discussions” on the buyout. Minnesota and Kevin Garnett are in advanced discussions on a buyout expected to end KG's second stint with...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns on Wolves: ‘We've got to make the playoffs’

The Minnesota Timberwovles are unquestionably one of the up and coming teams in the NBA. Karl-Anthony Towns — the league’s reigning Rookie of the Year and one of the centerpieces of the Wolves’ march back to respectability — believes next season must be a successful one. And for the Timberwovles, Towns believes anything short of a trip to the postseason for the first time...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins on poor NBA 2K17 rating: ‘Why I play Call Of Duty’

Andrew Wiggins is big-time player on the NBA court and a devoted video gamer off of it. But not even he can get over his woeful overall rating in the upcoming “NBA 2K17.” According to NBA video game, the Minnesota Timberwolves budding superstar rates out at an 82, which elicited this nonplussed response from Wiggins on Twitter. Lol That's why I play Call Of Duty https:...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings almost traded for Ricky Rubio before signing Ty Lawson?

The Sacramento Kings chose to sign Ty Lawson recently as a way to continue life without Rajon Rondo, who left to join the Chicago Bulls in free agency. It was a rather shrug-worthy move for the team, especially because some figured the Kings would want to make a much bigger splash if it was a way to keep DeMarcus Cousins happy. Apparently the team tried, and perhaps with Ricky...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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