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Minnesota Timberwolves: Zach LaVine set to fly in NBA Dunk Contest

Gerald Green‘s 2008 Cupcake Dunk Not everybody may yet know how ridiculously athletic Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine is, but they soon will. With a 44 inch vertical, LaVine is sure to make a splash in the NBA Dunk Contest. The Timberwolves haven’t had a player in the Dunk Contest since Gerald Green got second in the 2008 Dunk Contest with his acclaimed ‘Cupcake Dunk’. While...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekovic's return a bright spot in Wolves' one-sided loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- It had been so long, Nikola Pekovic nearly forgot what it was like. Instead of donning dress socks, he was asking the Timberwolves equipment staff for a pair of NBA-issued stockings with Jerry West's silhouette on them. Instead of throwing on a shirt and mafia-style suit jacket, he was instructed to put on a red "NBA Fit" tee over a long-sleeve, dry-fit warmup shirt...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves say Rubio's injury 'far worse' than high ankle sprain

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves say point guard Ricky Rubio's right ankle injury was ''far worse'' than a high ankle sprain. While Rubio is going to need more time to return, Nikola Pekovic is back after a 31-game absence because of an injured right ankle. He was active Wednesday night against Dallas for the first time since Nov. 15. Rubio has not played since he was injured...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders defends Rubio's desire, work ethic amid ongoing injury rehab

MINNEAPOLIS -- Turns out the injury that's kept Ricky Rubio out the past 10 weeks is more severe than the Timberwolves were letting on. Coming to Rubio's defense ahead of Wednesday night's home game against Dallas, Flip Saunders divulged the point guard's ailment is "even worse than a high-ankle sprain" -- the terminology used to characterize the injury Rubio suffered Nov. 7 at Orlando...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Historic Williams Shocks the World

David Jones  via Flickr It’s fair to say not many Minnesota Timberwolves fans expected too much before their team’s clash against the Indiana Pacers. On the back of a 15-game losing streak, it wasn’t just many of the basketball odds that believed the Pacers would make it 16 games without a win. But that was before Mo Williams turned into Michael Jordan for the night to help...
Via TWolves Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves near long-awaited return of ailing starters

MINNEAPOLIS -- Reinforcements are coming. That's been a constant reminder around the Timberwolves locker room since early on this season. It's served as a motivating factor for guys who otherwise wouldn't be playing as much. At times, coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders contends, it's been a cause for passivity -- a waiting game while Minnesota's three missing...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Adrien Reaches Deal With Guangdong Southern Tigers For Rest Of CBA Season

Free agent forward Jeff Adrien has reached agreement on an extremely lucrative contract with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM. Despite NBA interest and 10-day contract possibilities, Adrien decided to accept a guaranteed deal with Guangdong, where he will team with Will Bynum for the remainder of the Chinese season. Adrien played 17 games for the...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: Timberwolves finally win games this week

The week that was: The Minnesota Timberwolves won two games this week, which may not sound very impressive, but for a team with only seven wins almost halfway through the season this was a good week. The Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday 110-101 to snap their 15 game winning streak, and then beat the Denver Nuggets 113-105 on Saturday. The one loss the Timberwolves...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins Is The Half-Season Rookie Of The Year

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… This week I wrote my half-season NBA Awards (which you can read if you click this…. ) and in the biggest umm duh column was Minnesota Timberwolves shooting Andrew Wiggins as the Rookie of the Year. It isn’t close people. To be fair, this should be an excellent three-way battle with Philadelphia...
Via HoopStuff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mo Williams acting as a great role model for young team

Mo Williams had one of the best games for any player in the NBA this season, scoring 52 points in Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Not only was this performance the most points scored in any game this NBA season, but it was also a franchise record for the Timberwolves for single game scoring, breaking the previous record held by both Kevin Love and Corey Brewer at 51...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rookie Rankings: Edition 5

Basketball Bicker 2014-15 NBA Rookie Rankings 10. Dante Exum, Utah Jazz (Previous Position: NA) Dante Exum, Utah Jazz Photo: Copyright NBA Stats: 5.2 PPG, 1.9 AST, 1.5 REB, 0.5 STL, 38.8 FG%, 33.7 3PT%, 63.0 FT% (PER: 8.0) Team record: 12-23 With Alec Burks out for the year now – and Trey Burke missing some time – Exum is starting to play more… The post NBA Rookie...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to the Pacers broadcasters grow increasingly astounded over Mo Williams’ 52 points

Mo Williams scored 52 points in an NBA game last night for the hapless Timberwolves.  Mo Williams!  I know what you’re thinking, and yes, he’s still in the league.  Mo was a one-time All-Star with the Cavs in the early days of his career, but has recently taken on official NBA journeyman status playing for four teams in the last four years.  But somehow, some way, he went...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Muhammad out at least 2 weeks with oblique strain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Just when the Minnesota Timberwolves appeared to be getting some good news on the injury front, they suffered another blow. The Wolves say forward Shabazz Muhammad will miss at least the next two weeks with a strained oblique. Muhammad has been one of the few bright spots for a team that has lost 15 straight games. In his second season, he has emerged as a reliable...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

You are now a temporary Timberwolves fan

Brandan Wright has headed to a warmer climate and we hardly got to know him. The young man was not even around long enough for us collect enough footage for what has become a frequent time-out activity, the moving video highlight reel in honor or one’s service. But these are new days for Boston Celtics fans. Gone are the time-outs filled with gloating while watching dominant athletes...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Painful Reality: Tanking is Probably Best Move For Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been defeated in 19 of their last 20 games. For math wizards, this is pretty close to losing 25% of the season in one fell swoop. Other than a terrific and exciting game on Wednesday vs. the Phoenix Suns, the Wolves have been exceedingly difficult to watch for a myriad of reasons that you are well aware of: Thaddeus Young has been a massive disappointment...
Via TWolves Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves sign Radulijica to 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Serbian center Miroslav Radulijica to a 10-day contract to beef up their front line. The Wolves announced the signing on Thursday. Radulijica spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 48 games. The Timberwolves needed another center because Nikola Pekovic has missed most of the season...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders’ Illness A Blessing In Disguise

It was the same sombre tune for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they lost to the Denver Nuggets but the mournful conductor was missing for the team’s 12th successive defeat. Timberwolves manager Flip Saunders, who was apparently struck down by a fever, was not present and it was instead Minnesota legend Sam Mitchell who stepped in. Sadly, Mitchell’s presence did little to charge...
Via TWolves Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins flies high for alley oop throwdown (GIF)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Andrew Wiggins skied high for the alley oop slam in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's game in Utah which had the crowd buzzing.Wiggins showed his huge hops as he took off from outside the paint and delivered the finish after the perfect setup from Mo Williams.Wiggins scored 21 points, but it wasn't enough to keep pace as the Jazz beat the...
Via Holdout Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ricky Rubio was back at practice taking shots without walking boot or crutches

At 5-21, the season might already be over for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Needless to say, it's been a disappointing year for the Minnesota faithful. One of the most frustrating events so far this year has been the injury to former first-round pick, Ricky Rubio. However, according to the Timberwolves' Public Relations twitter, the Spaniard...
Via NBA Injury News
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

A couple teams in the state of Texas are sure looking to shake up the NBA’s Western Conference. A day after the Dallas Mavericks acquired Rajon Rondo, it appears that the division-rival Houston Rockets have picked up a solid piece. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Rockets have acquired forward Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three...
Via Sportsnaut
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brewer gets away with ridiculously long travel

Those who love to gripe about how they never call traveling in the NBA just found their new prime example. During a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer came up with a steal in the backcourt and turned it into a fast-break dunk at the other end. The steal was nice, the dunk was emphatic, but what came in between…    ...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer gets away with flagrant traveling on fast break dunk (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Corey Brewer got away with what should have been an obvious traveling violation on a fast break dunk in the first quarter of Friday night's game against Oklahoma City. It's hard to see how all three officials missed this one, as it seems obvious to everyone watching that Brewer took at least four steps down the court without dribbling (by our count) before...
Via Holdout Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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