Thursday Therapy: Is 88 great for KAT?

Yes, the 2K player ratings for the latest issue of the basketball video game franchise are coming through. Is Towns’ 88 too high? Too low? The release of 2K’s player ratings for their NBA franchise has become a fun social media time during the doldrums of August. Players regularly chip in as to whether they consider their ratings to be too high or too low (usually the latter...
Via Canis Hoopus
9 hours ago

Timberwolves to win 37 games, says ESPN projection

While the Timberwolves only won 29 games in 2015-16 and a jump to 37 wins almost seems a bit modest, that’s exactly where ESPN’s RPM projections land the Wolves. One of ESPN’s best tools as far as an analytical/predictive tool is their Real Plus-Minus metric. It is meant to take into account a variety of factors, including […] Timberwolves to win 37 games, says ESPN projection...
Via Dunking with Wolves
9 hours ago

What Karl-Anthony Towns Did to the Coach Who Questioned Him

By the time he was in fifth grade, Karl-Anthony Towns already stood 6-foot-3 and was getting noticed for how smoothly he moved on the basketball court. Growing up as the son of a high school basketball coach in Piscataway, New Jersey, Towns took to the game early and spent long hours practicing with the help of his mother and father, who built a court for him in the family's backyard...
Via Stack
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

How good will Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns be in Year Two?

After winning the Rookie of the Year award last season, how good will Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns be in his second NBA campaign? Karl-Anthony Towns was far and away the best rookie in the league a year ago. He didn’t turn 20 years old until after the season started, but he quickly acclimated to […] How good will Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns be in Year Two? ...
Via Dunking with Wolves
21 hours ago

Timberwolves reportedly sign Toure Murry and John Lucas III

The Timberwolves have reportedly signed two point guards in Toure Murry  and John Lucas III, who are both a year removed from last playing in the NBA. The Timberowolves already have veteran starter Ricky Rubio, fifth-overall draft pick Kris Dunn, and second-year man Tyus Jones at the point guard spot, but they apparently feel the need […] Timberwolves reportedly sign Toure Murry...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Wolves' Towns to headline NBA 2K17 companion app

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to the NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns."I've been a dedicated NBA 2K fan since I was young...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Way of Wiggins

Some helpful suggestions for Andrew Wiggins entering year 3. Dearest Andrew, The first day of the NBA season is fast approaching. I hope that you have all of your supplies, you’ve done your summer reading, and you have your freshest outfit all picked out. It should be flashy, it should be eye-catching, and, if at all possible, reflective. Maybe something like... Yep, that...
Via Canis Hoopus
1 day ago

Timberwolves' Towns chosen as face of 2K mobile app

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8. The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns. The NBA 2K franchise has been the No. 1 selling...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio eager to mentor T’Wolves rookie Kris Dunn

Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio insists he’s eager to mentor Kris Dunn, despite how the arrival of the rookie point guard ultimately will marginalize his position with the only NBA organization he’s ever known. Whispers about Rubio being on the block have gone back as far as the NBA trade deadline last season. But when the Timberwolves drafted Dunn with the No. 5 overall...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite trade talk Wolves' Rubio ready to mentor Dunn

RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Wolves Ready to Run With the Wild West?

The Wolves selected Providence senior guard Kris Dunn with the no. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, then brought in two centers and a wing during free agency. Is Minnesota still a year away from jumping into the Western Conference playoff pool, or is new coach Tom Thibodeau ready to lead this pack to the postseason for the first time in over a decade? Minnesota hasn’t made...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings interested in trading for Ricky Rubio

The Ricky Rubio Trade Rumor Pinwheel just never stops turning. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN on The Scoop Podcast, the Sacramento Kings are interested in trading for Rubio and have been for quite some time. While Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has insisted over the summer that the team is likely holding onto the Spanish point guard, the trade chatter surrounding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings interested in Ricky Rubio

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has come up in trade rumors before, so it’s not surprising to hear that the Sacramento Kings are interested. From Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500: As Glen Taylor said on this podcast a couple episodes ago, Ricky Rubio will start the season with the Wolves. But I can tell you, as I’ve said a number of times, the Sacramento Kings are a...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine destroys defender’s ankles at Pro-Am

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is best known for performing awe-inspiring aerials in dunk contests, but he’s not opposed to breaking ankles. Playing in the annual Seattle Pro-Am on Sunday, LaVine put a would-be defender embarrassingly on his behind with a rather simple move. Feigning a drive to the hoop, he pulled up for a jumper instead. The poor guy who was matched...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ricky Rubio does the impossible, dunks against Nigeria

Ricky Rubio is a point guard. He’s a pretty good point guard (depending on who you ask, anyway). Rubio is mostly known for his passing ability, and not much more than that. But he is a good passer. Thursday during the 2016 Rio Olympics against Nigeria, Rubio was able to get up to new heights. Literally. Rubio stole the ball, and took the ball in for a dunk that was truly one...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns aspires to be the best player in the world

Karl-Anthony Towns is a supremely confident basketball player with talent that more than justifies his faith in himself. Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising, then, that the Minnesota Timberwolves star has set extremely high goals for himself and his NBA career: He wants to be hailed as the best basketball player in the world. Towns, a Kentucky Wildcat for one year,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Has Been Working Hard All Off-Season, Almost Threw Down a 720 Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins is one of the youngest stars in the NBA. With a bright future ahead of him, the 21-year-old has been working hard this off-season to improve all aspects of his game. RELATED: How You Can Jump as High as Andrew Wiggins The 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year has been working with Drew Halen, NBA skills coach and CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball...
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins attempts near-impossible 720 dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins recently attempted to go where no man had gone before. Wiggins was working out in a gym somewhere when he decided to try one of the sickest dunks we’ve ever seen. He took flight and attempted a 720-degree dunk, and nearly threw it down. A video posted by Andrew Wiggins (@22wiggins) on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT He was so close...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns posterizes helpless basketball camper

When we last checked in on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, he was euro stepping his way around China for Nike. Now, it Towns is back in the United States, and dunking all over helpless children at basketball camps. Watch KAT drop this vicious posterizing jam on a camper: @KarlTowns #ESPN #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/icPD8n4mar — Bill (@Dolla1519) July 28, 2016 ...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine sinks two buzzer-beaters to win Summer League title

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League championship game on Monday night, 84-82, in a matchup that had a playoff feel to it. The thrilling game went into overtime after Denzel Valentine drained a game-tying three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, after hitting just one of eight shots he attempted up to that point. Luckily for the Bulls, who...
Via The Sports Daily
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denzel Valentine's last-second 3 sends game to OT

The NBA Summer League championship game is headed to overtime, thanks to some heroics from Denzel Valentine. The former Michigan State star and Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick sent the game to an extra session by burying a three-pointer with less than one second remaining. Then #Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine drills a late 3 of his own to tie the #NBASummer championship...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins: T’Wolves are 'going to be a nightmare to play’

The Minnesota Timberwolves are without question one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA with the biggest upside. While most experts believe the T’Wolves are a few years away from joining the ranks of elite squads in the Association, Andrew Wiggins believes the team will nevertheless present a formidable challenge on a nightly basis beginning next season. Wiggins acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves end their 12-year playoff drought?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award.  This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs.  Coming off a 29-53 season expectations won’t be high for this team, but there are a number of reasons why they could make the playoffs next year. The first reason why...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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