Timberwolves Notes: Windhorst and Wolfson

The off-season podcasts continue to roll in, and there is still plenty of Timberwolves news and speculation to discuss. ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz and Brian Windhorst hosted their TrueHoop Podcast to talk through a number of items, including the ongoing Portland-Golden State second-round playoff series, the sad Chris Bosh saga, and more. The final segment of […] Timberwolves Notes...
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2 hours ago

Talking Defense: Setting the Tone with Rubio and Thibs

It's been hard to shake this feeling that Ricky Rubio and Thibs are going to be a match made in heaven, especially defensively. Ever since the Timberwolves made one of the biggest splashes in franchise history by landing Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden to run the show in Minneapolis, it's been hard to shake this feeling that Ricky Rubio and Thibs — two defensive-minded, detail...
Via Canis Hoopus
16 hours ago

Catching up with Gorgui Dieng

Post from: So how did every University of Louisville fan’s favorite NBA player fare during his third season with Minnesota Timberwolves? That would be Gorgui Dieng, of course. Dieng, who left UofL following the 2013 NCAA championship, continued to improve. He posted his best numbers thus far, playing in all 82 games for Minnesota, in 39 of them as a starter.  He averaged 10...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns Viciously Blocks a Little Kid's Shot

Kids. When will they learn that just because you're cute it doesn't mean that an NBA player will let you score on him. Roy Hibbert wasn't having any part of that nonsense when a young tyke tried to shoot on him. Who knows how many other children have had their shots blocked and dreams crushed? RELATED: Kobe Bryant Did The Most Kobe Thing The Day After He Retired  The latest...
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wolves' most consequential decision

As the recently deposed Sam Hinkie can tell you, rebuilds depend on brainpower and vision, but in the end, luck decides a lot. Hinkie lost his bottoming out gambit in part because he didn't seem to understand the dysfunction he would cultivate by treating players like spreadsheet figures and a basketball team like an asset farm, but he also suffered at the hands of the lottery ping...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will interview Mark Jackson for coaching job

Just when it seemed like the Minnesota Timberwolves were going to decide between Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy for their coaching vacancy, another candidate has entered the mix. Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press is reporting the Timberwolves will interview Van Gundy’s work colleague over at ESPN, Mark Jackson. AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Jackson to meet with Timberwolves

Mark Jackson will become the latest coaching candidate to meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report. The former Golden State Warriors coach will interview the current ESPN analyst for their vacant coaching position. AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors coach and ESPN analyst Mark Jackson for the coaching job — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 NBA season recap and head coaching possibilities: Minnesota Timberwolves

The 2015-16 NBA season for the Minnesota Timberwolves went about as well as everyone thought it would.  Many thought the Wolves would improve from the 16 wins they had from the season before, but they were too young and experienced to contend for a playoff spot.  This turned out to be true, even after the Wolves started the season 8-8, as it was obvious they lacked the consistency...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thibodeau gunning for T-Wolves job, wants full control

Tom Thibodeau is reportedly being “aggressive” in his pursuit of the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves job because they can offer him full control of the franchise. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix of the Vertical, Thibodeau is seeking full control over player personnel, philosophy, and hirings, and is pursuing the Minnesota vacancy because it is the only currently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves to choose between Van Gundy, Thibodeau

It seems the Minnesota Timberwolves have narrowed down their coaching search to two candidates. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach, and Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, have emerged as the top two candidates for the Timberwolves job, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein reported Monday. Van Gundy is scheduled to be interviewed...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Deep Dive: Comprehensive Look as Minnesota’s Coaching Options

Minnesota is in need of a head coach, and there are plenty of candidates out there. Who makes sense to steer a ship destined for greatness? Last Wednesday night the Minnesota Timberwolves announced they were letting go of Head Coach Sam Mitchell and General Manager Milt Newton, kicking off a coaching search for one of the most desirable jobs in the NBA. With three rising stars...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves confident about future success after promising finish

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had just walked off the court to a standing ovation in the season finale of his remarkable rookie season.The Minnesota Timberwolves center, the overwhelming favorite to win rookie of the year, contemplated where this team is headed. He looked around the locker room at his young teammates that include Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng, Ricky...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy to meet with Timberwolves

Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy will reportedly meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves to discuss their vacant head coaching position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the two high-profile coaches are slated to meet with the team, including owner Glen Taylor, in the days to come. Taylor is using executive firm Korn Ferry to help with the search, the same firm that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell let go by Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Twitter this morning that interim head coach Sam Mitchell was being relieved of his duties, effective immediately. The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced Sam Mitchell has been relieved of his interim head coaching duties effective immediately — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) April 14, 2016 Mitchell, who used to play for the Timberwolves...
Via Campus Sports Net
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves look to end season strong

The Minnesota Timberwolves just completed their second three game winning streak of the season after beating the Portland Trail Blazers 106-105 on Saturday.  Karl-Anthony Towns hit the game winner with 1.8 seconds left, but more importantly the last time the Wolves won three straight was all the way back in November when they sat at 8-8 and many thought they could make the playoffs...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Isn't Retiring, Plans to Play Next Season

  Kevin Garnett has been in the NBA for 21 years. The dark-horse-style work ethic and competitive intensity of the legendary center seems to be pushing him to continue his career into the 2016-2017 season. Garnett has one year left on his two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he hasn't played a game since he went down with a knee injury on Jan. 23. Since...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Marv Albert: Andrew Wiggins’ post-win interview ‘delusional’ (vid)

The Minnesota Timberwolves notched the upset of the NBA season on Tuesday night when the team shockingly outlasted the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat the Association’s best team 124-117 in overtime. Andrew Wiggins, who scored 27 of his 32 points after halftime — including the Wolves’ first six points in the overtime — and contributed...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

How good can the Minnesota Timberwolves be next season?

The young Minnesota Timberwolves made a statement Tuesday, besting the Golden State Warriors in overtime and perhaps ruining Stephen Curry’s shot at the coveted 73-win mark. Call it the upset of the season, one more important than most realize for one reason—it broadcasted loud and clear just how good these Timberwolves can be next season. Tuesday, Minnesota rallied from a...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday night in Oracle Arena, the Minnesota Timberwolves reminded the NBA that although they didn’t come close to earning a playoff berth this season, they’re going to be heard from in the future. The question is: “How much?” The Timberwolves are definitely going to win more in the coming years, as long as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins stay healthy. Minnesota will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio, LaVine And The Wolves' Newfound Space

Through the first month of the season, Ricky Rubio led the Timberwolves to a 7-4 record. When he missed six games during November, the T-Wolves struggled with a 1-5 record. Much of these struggles have to do with Rubio's replacement, the uber-athletic wing (yes, wing) Zach LaVine. LaVine is a lengthy defender, a good shooter, a solid ball handler, and can fly up and down the court...
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April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Future Shines Bright In Minnesota

As the 2016 playoffs creep closer and closer, not every team is gearing up for a championship run. For some, it's time to look towards the draft board and assess where they stand. In today's NBA, teams are blowing it up and rebuilding faster than ever. With the prevalence of super teams ever since the 2008 Boston Celtics, teams have quickly discovered that the fastest way to a championship...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns blows by defender, dunks with authority

Look at the moves by Karl-Anthony Towns as he takes the Phoenix Suns to school…..  
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Minnesota Timberwolves head coach

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had 11 different head coaches in franchise history. How many can you name? NOTE: Two people have coached the team on two separate occasions.
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Sager reveals doctors have given him 3-6 months to live

We learned yesterday that Craig Sager’s cancer is no longer remission, but the news is even worse than that for the NBA on TNT sideline reporter. Speaking to Bernard Goldberg as part of a Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel segment that will air Tuesday night on HBO, Sager revealed doctors have given him three-to-six months to live. Goldberg: What’s the diagnosis? Sager: That’s...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine does in-game 360 degree dunk

Check out this dunk by Zach Lavine….Oh My!  
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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