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Report: Flip Saunders' Hodgkin's lymphoma now ‘life threatening’

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach/president of basketball operations Flip Saunders’ battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma reportedly has taken a serious turn for the worse. So much so that reports indicate his condition and prognosis has turned into a “life threatening” situation. Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Timberwolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda took part in a live chat Thursday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Bjelica's fantastic nickname: ‘Professor Big Shots’

New Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica’s name may be difficult one to pronounce for Americans, but his nickname certainly isn’t: Professor Big Shots. The Timberwolves selected the Bjelica, 27, in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft, and he is expected to be on the team’s roster for the upcoming season after signing a three-year deal in July. According to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Running With Wolves: Minnesota Timberwolves 2015-16 Season Preview

Boasting the No. 1 overall picks from the 2014 and 2015 NBA Drafts in Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns, the future has arguably never been brighter in Minnesota. Key additions Karl Anthony-Towns, Tyus Jones, Nemanja Bjelica, Tayshaun Prince, Andre Miller, Lorenzo Brown, Nick Wiggins Key departures Chase Budinger, Anthony Bennett, Robbie Hummel, Gary Neal 2015-16 Season...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Class is in session for Wolves' top pick Towns

MINNEAPOLIS -- On one side of Karl-Anthony Towns is Kevin Garnett, the 39-year-old Alpha Wolf who ushered in a new era of teenagers in the NBA when he jumped straight to the pros in 1995. On the other side is Andrew Wiggins, the 20-year-old reigning rookie of the year who knows all too well about the spotlight that comes with being the No. 1 overall pick. No matter which way Towns...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic isn't sure when he'll be back on the floor

Nikola Pekovic has had to deal with his fair share of injuries since entering the NBA. Because of that, he's become the ultimate health pessimist. Pekovic underwent surgery on his right ankle six months ago, but still, he finds himself on the sidelines watching his Timberwolves practice. And unfortunately for him, the return date isn't anticipated to be anytime in the near future...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins best highlights from 2014-15 season

As the Minnesota Timberwolves look to rebuild in the Western Conference, Andrew Wiggins will be a huge part of that rebuilding effort. Last season, Wiggins averaged over sixteen points, grabbed over four rebounds, and dished out over two assists per game. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video clip: *** Wiggins Best Highlights [NBA] Wiggins image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s Awesome Media Day Quotes Include ‘Heart And Balls’ Note

Don’t be mistaken: Kevin Garnett didn’t re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves just to babysit the young kids on the team. The 39-year-old made as much clear in his media day press conference Monday, as well as sprinkling in his typical top-notch quotes in the process. “I’m definitely not the coach on the floor,” Garnett told the Minnesota press. “I’ll leave that to...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Garnett doesn't want to hear Sam Mitchell's stories

Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell has played for and coached multiple NBA teams during the course of his stint in the league. Mitchell played small forward for the Wolves and joined the team back in 1989 during its inaugural season, and he has plenty of stories, apparently. Kevin Garnett doesn’t want to hear them, though. Garnett took the podium during...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Martin disses the Knicks, and it's hilarious

Kevin Martin missed almost two months last season with a broken wrist, injuring himself during a November game against the Knicks. But that contest against New York was actually one of Martin's finest individual games of the regular season. He finished with 37 points on just 20 shots, including seven made three-pointers. Not bad for a guy who just broke a bone in his shooting wrist...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves' veterans are already taking over the locker room

The Timberwolves have loads and loads of young players. They also have their fair share of old ones.The thing about the Minnesota roster is that there's no middle class. There isn't really anyone in his prime. It's mostly old guys or young ones. Andrew Wiggins is 20. Zach LaVine is 20. Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones are 20. Nemanja Bjelica is 27, but he's a rookie. Then, there...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anthony Bennett clears waivers, will sign with Raptors

    In 2012, Anthony Bennett became the first Canadian to be selected first overall in the NBA Draft. Now, three years later, it looks like he will be heading up north to play in his native land. ESPN Basketball insider Jeff Goodman reported on Friday that Bennett, who was officially bought out by the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, has cleared waivers and is expected...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

T'Wolves GM: We’re not talking about trading Ricky Rubio

Heading into his fifth NBA season, Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio is caught in a bit of a basketball limbo for the Timberwolves. He’s too old to be considered a true member of the Wolves raw, young core (though with Rubio being just 24, that’s more a testament to the absurd pool of fresh talent on the team than anything). But he’s not old enough to be considered a veteran...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves add assistant coach, promote Booth

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have promoted Calvin Booth to director of player personnel and added assistant coach Bryan Gates to the coaching staff. The Timberwolves announced the moves Wednesday. Booth joined the Timberwolves two years ago as director of player programs. Gates spent the previous five seasons in New Orleans. He comes aboard to bolster the staff after...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sixers could claim Anthony Bennett off waivers

The 2015-16 NBA season is approaching with training camp set to begin in the next couple of weeks. One player who will be looking for a new home is former 2013 number one overall pick Anthony Bennett. According to Yahoo Sports, Bennett and the Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement on a contract buyout. Bennett is scheduled to make $5.8 this season. For him to become an...
Via Total Sports Live
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves working on buyout of former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett

Nothing says “bust” like getting your contract bought out, which is reportedly what’s happening right now with Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett. Adrian Wojnorowski of Yahoo! Sports has the scoop on this breaking story. Yahoo Sources: Minnesota progressing on contract buyout with former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett. He would be free agent if clears waivers. —...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves working on buyout for Anthony Bennett

Former No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett may soon be looking for a new team. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Timberwolves and Bennett are working on a buyout. Bennett would become a free agent if he clears waivers after being bought out. There were trade rumors involving Bennett over the summer, so this news is not too surprising. After drafting Karl...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Time is Now for Minnesota’s Zach Lavine

Zach Lavine Zach Lavine was the No. 13 overall pick in 2014 NBA Draft. He showed flashes of high potential during the season when he was asked to step in at starting point guard for injury prone guard Ricky Rubio. He posted several twenty point outings and showed the ability to dish the rock as well. Everyone knows Lavine can score. However, Ricky Rubio’s name has been in recent...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves sign brother of Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves have become a family affair, now that the franchise has added the older brother of rising star Andrew Wiggins. According to a team release, the franchise signed Nick Wiggins to a training camp deal. But who is he? Nick played for Wichita State in 2012-13 and 2013-14, tallying 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game while serving as a rotational piece...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

No Need To Flip Out: How the Timberwolves will fare without Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders is taking a leave of absence for cancer treatment, but Sam Mitchell’s past relationships with Garnett and others makes him the right choice for interim head coach. Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations and head coach Flip Saunders has taken a leave of absence from the team for health reasons. While Saunders takes time off and hopefully makes a full recovery...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wiggins Files: Andrew’s Game

When the Twolves received Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young in the Kevin Love trade, they got quite the deal. While Young is now in Brooklyn, and Bennett may be on his way out of town as well, Wiggins was the real catch there.  Now after his rookie season, he only appears more ready to prove that conclusion valid. He projects to be a player every bit the caliber...
Via TWolves Blog
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Timberwolves scrap Ricky Rubio?

Ricky Rubio For Ricky Rubio, this season with the Minnesota Timberwolves seemed like a wrapped gift under the Christmas tree. Finally, there seemed to be a steady and powerful arsenal assembled who could fully use Ricky’s court vision and prowess as a point guard to its full advantage. And for fans and followers alike this season seemed like it was going to be an exciting spectacle...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is perfect for today's NBA

It’s not the first time that the Timberwolves have selected a high draft pick that was supposed to turn their fortune around. In 2011 Derrick Williams was supposed to be the real deal as the No. 2 pick; 2008, 2009 and 2010 all included top five picks in Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Wesley Johnson, respectively, with Love being the only successful one, even though the team never...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Flip Saunders avoid being Timberwolves' Kryptonite?

The Timberwolves went from a middling team with an unhappy superstar in Kevin Love to a team with a future as bright as any team in the league in less than a year. At the head of this change is Part Owner/President/Head Coach of the team Flip Saunders, who began his second stint with the T-Wolves in the summer of 2013 after being fired as head coach back in 2005.  Since being...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Wolves' top pick Karl-Anthony Towns?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have some worries to address. Immediately apparent is the clear distinction and elevated skill level between the two competitive leagues. The NCAA and the NBA are in completely different realms, the latter of which perhaps in an entirely alternate dimension in terms of how talented players are. Even the worst of the worst were the best of the best somewhere...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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