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TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Timberwolves have made 'cursory contact' with Tom Thibodeau

The Timberwolves were left in a tragic situation when Flip Saunders passed away at the beginning of this NBA season. Off the floor, they lost a mentor, a friend and an idol. On it, they lost a coach, someone who was supposed to develop the young pups like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and more. Sam Mitchell took over with an interim title, but it doesn't seem like...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

T'Wolves getting calls about Rubio ahead of trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves next step to the NBA trade deadline batter’s box and must take a swing at rumblings surrounding star point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been the subject of rampant rumors since the start of training camp, though the organization hasn’t been willing to bite on any sort of offering. With the deadline approaching on Feb. 18, though, it seemed only a matter...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Giving Kurt Rambis 'Chance To Win' Knicks' Job

Kurt Rambis is serving as interim head coach of the New York Knicks after Derek Fisher was fired. Rambis has another shot after failing as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I do think Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis to be successful. I think he wants the Knicks to have a good second half so he can give Rambis the job," said Windhorst. "(Rambis is) going to have to accomplish...
Via RealGM
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Has Morphed Into a Dunking Machine

Lost up there between the Minnesota wilderness and the Timberwolves' 17-37 record has been NBA rookie phenom Karl-Anthony Towns turning himself into a dunking virtuoso. Although the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis has stolen much of the rookie spotlight playing in New York City, Towns is quietly averaging a double-double, putting up 17.1 points to go along with 10 rebounds per game...
Via Stack
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves overcome 18 point deficit, stun Raptors 117-112

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night.Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with under 2 minutes to go that gave Minnesota a 112-109 lead. Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight assists...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with under 2 minutes to go that gave Minnesota a 112-109 lead. Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight assists...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns throws down monster dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is having himself one heck of a rookie season. He entered Wednesday’s action averaging 16.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. One of Towns’ biggest assets is his ability to control the low post on both ends of the court. The Toronto Raptors found this out first-hand Wednesday night: It’s not that DeMar DeRozan got out...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeMar DeRozan soars for incredible slam dunk on Shabazz Muhammad

As the Toronto Raptors look to stay among the elite teams in the East, DeMar DeRozan is proving to be one of the top shooting guards in the association. Today, the Raptors traveled to face the Minnesota Timberwolves and in the first quarter of action, DeRozan was able to get to the basket for a huge dunk on Shabazz Muhammad: DeMar DeRozan, everybody! *** DeRozan Slam Dunk [Real...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns throws down best dunk of career so far

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns continues to make a strong push for rookie of the year with each passing night. He can defend the rim, has a nice mid-range jumper and man, he can dunk. Towns threw down what was arguably the best dunk of his career thus far on Monday night when he posterized Dante Cunningham. The KAT has struck again.
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s got the glue on the Minnesota Timberwolves

Since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in constant rebuild mode, trying to find a way back into the playoffs to no avail. This year however, was supposed to be different. This year, they were supposed to be the dark horse team in the west, the surprise team that everybody knew about, but none saw coming. Instead, it has been more of the same. Inconsistency, poor defense...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Turning the Corner: How Minnesota Can Guide Their Stars to Contention

After taking the right steps in moving on from the Kevin Love era, Minnesota has begun putting together a talented roster. How do they continue their momentum and turn their young team into a championship contender? Imagine you are putting together a puzzle. How hard is that puzzle to put together? How long will it take? Will you ever successfully get every piece into place? Obviously...
Via The Lottery Mafia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Nothing new in Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, 14-35 and a few losses away from guaranteeing  yet another losing season. It seems like ages ago that the Wolves were churning out playoff berths with future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It hasn’t been ages, but it has been 12 years since their last playoff berth. And yet somehow the Wolves are more exciting to watch now than they...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: What the Los Angeles Clippers victory says about the future

In what could be considered their best win of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 at the Staples Center in L.A on Wednesday night.  In this victory, the Timberwolves did more than just beat the Clippers.  On February 3, 2016, the Timberwolves sent a message to the NBA.  They showed players, coaches, and...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Slam dunk contest participants named as Zach LaVine looks to defend title

The field for the NBA Dunk Contest is reportedly set, and the lineup sounds pretty promising. Of course, the contest wouldn’t be a contest without defending champion Zach LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who put on one of the best displays we have seen in a dunk contest in a long time last season. Along with LaVine, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Will Barton of the...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins to bail on dunk contest for interesting reason

We all have moments from our high school days that have left some scars. Maybe you were embarrassed by the school bully, stood up on a date at prom, or nowadays, had an embarrassing video posted on Instagram or Snapchat. Andrew Wiggins has one of those memories embedded deep in his memory, and its why you won’t be seeing him challenge teammate Zach LaVine in the Dunk Contest...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Discovers Time Travel, Drops 38 Points on the Minnesota Timberwolves

On the latest stop of his retirement tour, Kobe Bryant inadvertently discovered a time machine. Upon stepping inside, he traveled back to 2008, the year he won the NBA's MVP award. The 2008 version of Bryant stepped onto the court at Staples Center and immediately laid waste to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Vintage Kobe Bryant was in full effect tonight. https://t.co/j3Pm5HXsjC...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

10 years later, Timberwolves' Mitchell still salty over Kobe's 81-point game

A little over 10 years ago, Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points in a single game against the Toronto Raptors. At the time, Toronto's coach was Sam Mitchell, who today holds the same position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before Tuesday night's game in L.A., Mitchell was asked a harmless question about what it means to go against Bryant for one of the very last...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett supports Mitchell, notes Timberwolves' recent improvement

LOS ANGELES -- As the losses keep piling up for the young Minnesota Timberwolves and the scrutiny increases on interim coach Sam Mitchell, franchise star Kevin Garnett is throwing his support behind his longtime friend.Garnett approached reporters at shootaround before the Timberwolves played the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and offered his endorsement of Mitchell as the...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tension exists between Sam Mitchell, T'Wolves players

With Flip Saunders having lost his battle with cancer back in October, Sam Mitchell has been thrust into the head coaching role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. And it is not going all that well. The T-Wolves have won just six games since beginning the season with a somewhat surprising 8-8 record. They have lost an eye-popping 18 of their last 21, and tension is starting to build...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns hits incredible over-the-shoulder, over-the-backboard shot (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns hit an incredible over-the-shoulder, over-the-backboard shot during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against Oklahoma City. An official's whistle had blown play dead, so the shot by Towns didn't count, which is really too bad.  A shot like this could live on in highlight reels for decades.Not only that, but Towns...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins gets elbowed in face by Kyrie Irving, yet hit with foul

With his skillset, and the flashes of brilliance he’s already shown, it’s about time Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins starts getting some calls go his way. Or, at the very least, when he gets fouled, the officials should react accordingly, rather than calling it on the wrong player. Kyrie Irving drove the lane late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game,...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves' dry run

The Minnesota Timberwolves' unusual combination of talented players both young and old provides a short-term challenge that they can convert into a meaningful long-term opportunity. Unlike most teams towards the bottom of the league, Minnesota has significant depth, albeit unbalanced in terms of positions and roles. They also have a fascinating young core with potential stars Karl...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns taunts teammate Gorgui Dieng on Twitter after Kentucky's win

Update: Dieng does have Towns one-upped in one respect: he won a national championship at Louisville in 2013, while the Wildcats fell two wins shy of one in Towns’ one year in Lexington. Dieng reminded the budding star about that when he responded to his tweet. Let me know if you wanna see what champoinship ring look like my son @KarlTowns — Gorgui Dieng (@GorguiDieng) December...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Jeff Adrien arrested for stealing Mercedes

It sounds like a scene that would only work in the movies, or in a video game. But there's nothing ficticious about Jeff Adrien stealing a Mercedes and taking it for a six-hour spin. According to The New York Daily News, the former NBA forward finagled the keys to someone else's car from a hotel valet: "Jeff Adrien, who spent five seasons in the NBA and last year played with the...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: Teaching young Wolves like shaking a box of puppies

Kevin Garnett, who is not expected to contribute as much on the floor as in the glory days of his Hall of Fame-worthy career, brought out a rather bizarre analogy to describe the mentoring role he has taken on with his many young teammates on the Minnesota Timberwolves, likening his methods to … shaking up a box full of puppies. “You know, it’s almost like putting a bunch...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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