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In memory of Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s dunk contest victory

Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is the back-to-back NBA Slam Dunk Champion, but since he will hand over his title tonight, let’s take a moment to relive his best dunks of the competition. Over the past two years, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has had — quite possibly hands down — the best two Slam Dunk Contest […] In memory of Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s dunk contest...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Timberwolves’ Towns notches double-double in Rising Stars loss

Second-year Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Team U.S.A.’s loss to Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. In what is the only event with a Timberwolves player participating throughout NBA All-Star Weekend — a stark contrast to the past few years — […] Timberwolves’ Towns notches double-double...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Charles Oakley joins Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league continues to add big names, with the latest being Charles Oakley.Big 3 announced on Friday that Oakley will be a player/coach on a team with Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson.“I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this league,” said Oakley in an article published on the league’s website. “Everyone seems to realize we are about to make history...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options. They can try to chase down the eighth seed and make the playoffs, with the Denver Nuggets just 3 1/2 games ahead of them. Or they could turn their eyes toward the lottery, either using a higher draft pick to add another talented...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy.After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Rubio leads the team with an 87.2 free throw percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns high-fived Ricky Rubio so hard it hurt him (VIDEO)

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns doesn’t realize his own strength sometimes. KAT was pumped up at the end of a play in Tuesday night’s game against the Cavs, and he high-fived Ricky Rubio to celebrate. The problem was that he slapped his teammate’s hand so hard that it stung. Rubio actually grimaced. The Wolves need Rubio healthy, as they’re currently shopping him,...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James embarrasses Andrew Wiggins with no-look pass

All hail the King. LeBron James isn’t necessarily too worried about his team being without Kevin Love for the next six months. That’s because LeBron James and the Cavaliers have LeBron James still in the mix.Taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday evening, James made sure Andrew Wiggins knew exactly what it felt like to be embarrassed by the greatest player on the planet...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue does funny Tom Thibodeau impression

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue sure has the art of flattery nailed down to a T.Speaking with the media before the Cavs faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Lue busted out a funny impression of Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau's signature sandpaper voice. The dig is all in good fun though as Lue and Thibodeau used to be fellow assistants on the staff of another gravelly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins hangs on rim after big dunk

Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins has the perfect mix of power and athleticism.Unfortunately for Jonas Valanciunas, he was on the other end of that during Wednesday night’s game.Wiggins dunked all over him on a two-on-one opportunity, and then to make matters worse, he stayed on his opponent’s shoulders for a quick piggyback ride. That’s literally the worst way to be dunked...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine’s injury and the future of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves were dealt some devastating news on Saturday when an MRI revealed that Zach LaVine had torn his ACL during Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. The third year man drove to the basket and contorted his body to finish at the rim, but fell awkwardly to the ground and stayed there. He then left the game and did not return. This injury could have long...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Payne sidelined with low platelet count

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves say forward Adreian Payne is out indefinitely with a blood condition. The Timberwolves announced the diagnosis on Tuesday night. They say that Payne has thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count. The condition can cause bleeding, bruising and slow blood clotting after injury. Payne is receiving care from team doctors while recovering at home...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson reportedly signs 10-day contract with T'Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have found a temporary replacement for Zach LaVine: Lance Stephenson.With LaVine going down with a season-ending ACL injury, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have signed the Stephenson to a 10-day contract. Stephenson’s career has been full of ups-and-downs.The 26-year-old was one of the league’s most polarizing players as a member...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' LaVine out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. LaVine had an MRI before the Wolves hosted Memphis on Saturday, when the diagnosis was revealed. LaVine was injured the night before in the team's loss at Detroit. He'll have surgery at a yet-to-be-determined date. The news was a devastating blow to a young Wolves...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves star Zach LaVine has a torn ACL and his season is over

Zach LaVine tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday.LaVine was hurt in Friday night's loss to Detroit and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. It's another setback for the T-wolves, who have struggled to develop their core of young stars under new coach Tom Thibideau.The reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

Timberwolves' Zach LaVine out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will miss the remainder of the NBA season after an MRI revealed he tore his ACL, the team announced Saturday. As the release states, LaVine will undergo surgery to repair the ACL at a to-be-determined date after tearing the ligament Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.This is a huge blow to the third-year player out of UCLA. LaVine, who...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves trade rumors: who could be on the move?

The NBA trade deadline is rapidly approaching with just three weeks until February 23rd. The Minnesota Timberwolves have some big decisions to make about the future of their franchise before then. Here are several players who the Timberwolves could target and a couple who could be shipped out of town. Ricky Rubio There have been rumors swirling around the Spanish point guard for...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Long Game: Money, politics, sports and power

Between the box scores, the highlights and the official team Twitter accounts joking around on social media, the business side of sports often falls into the background despite sharing a common thread: all sports and politics are local.As fans who want to stay engaged with every part of sports, we want you to be informed about the issues that not only shape your favorite teams, but...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Minnesota Timberwolves tank?

This NBA season started with high expectations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were seen as a team on the rise with three young stars under the age of 21: Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns. That young talent coupled with the hire of former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who has a reputation for developing elite defenses, was thought to put them on the fast...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine on skipping dunk contest: ‘No reason to go back’

Zach LaVine broke the disappointing news Thursday that he’s passing on the opportunity to defend his back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest titles at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game next month in New Orleans. To hear it from the gravity-defying Minnesota Timberwolves guard, there’s really no reason for him to even bother.“I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I could in the dunk test...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves mascot and his sled injure Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad

Yep, that's a serious headline.Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press tweeted that he’s seen Minnesota Timberwolves mascot “Crunch” sled down the Target Center stairs for 20 years, and he’s never seen somebody get hurt during the routine… until Thursday night.And the victim? Karl Towns Sr., the father of 21-year-old Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns Sr. left...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Without Zach LaVine, who will make dunk contest worth watching?

Zach LaVine will not defend his dunk title in 2017.The Associated Press reports LaVine is passing on the chance to participate in All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, admitting he’s got nothing left to prove and wants to focus on the Timberwolves’ playoff chances.With LaVine, the reigning two-time dunk contest champion opting out, it means we won’t be getting a much-craved rematch...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Timberwolves Are Struggling

It seemed so obvious. The Minnesota Timberwolves have back-to-back ROY award winners, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. They have Zach LaVine, a young, freakishly athletic guard who seemed to be developing his game at the NBA level. Pair those with a pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio and a veteran head coach in Tom Thibodeau, and it appeared that the Timberwolves were destined...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls new Clippers consultant KG ‘intense’

Kevin Garnett was officially named a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. And it apparently didn't take long for the fiery Garnett to make an impression on his new crew of pupils. Garnett, who will work primarily with the team's big men in his new role.made an appearance at Clippers practice on Tuesday. And it became clear the recently retired icon wanted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

President Obama to young T'Wolves: ‘Play better defense’

The Minnesota Timberwolves recently had the privilege of visiting the White House and President Barack Obama, who had a simple tip for the young squad. Point guard Ricky Rubio passed along this top-secret information. “Yeah,” Rubio said with a grin (h/t Jerry Zgota of the Star Tribune). “He said we’ve got to play better defense.” The Timberwolves were in town on...
Via Sportsnaut
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

KG burns Barkley over calling him ‘borderline Hall of Famer’

Kevin Garnett is carving out a nice little NBA niche for himself post-retirement thanks to “Area 21,” his no-holds-barred show frequently featured on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” For Thursday’s edition, KG welcomed the iconic Gary Payton into his basketball-themed man cave, during which a fantastic interaction occurred with the “Inside the NBA” studio crew, primarily...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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