Timberwolves Season Series Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

Welcome to Part 24 in our series previewing each of the Timberwolves’ opponents and the respective upcoming season series. Tale of the tape: Minnesota, to the surprise of nobody, was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. What did surprise many, however, is how close the second of the two games was. Despite the entire Cavs starting lineup […] Timberwolves Season Series...
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1 hour ago

More Timberwolves previews and win predictions

T-minus three days until the Timberwolves regular season opener on Wednesday night, and that means that prediction season is winding down. We’ve compiled a ton of pre-season Timberwolves predictions from around the NBA blogosphere here at Dunking With Wolves over past few weeks, but with the opener in Memphis coming up this week, preview and […] More Timberwolves previews and...
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Timberwolves waive Butler, Murry, keep 4 point guards

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Rasual Butler and swingman Toure Murry to get down to the maximum 15 players on the roster. The Wolves announced the moves Saturday, one day after wrapping up their preseason with a win over Charlotte. The moves mean that veteran John Lucas III has made the team to start the season. That gives the Timberwolves four...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wolves reportedly want to deal Tyus Jones; Sixers could be interested

Tyus Jones looks like an expendable piece on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, and an Eastern Conference counterpart could stand to benefit. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Saturday, the Wolves remain engaged in trade talks on Jones. The Philadelphia 76ers are also mentioned as one specific team Minnesota has been talking with. Minnesota still...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Minnesota Timberwolves

Tom Thibodeau is rolling into Minneapolis, in an exhaust-belching Ford Fiesta, McDonald's receipts and Coke Zero cans strewn about the back seat, whistling a tune to himself, though he doesn't know what song it is, he has never really cared for music, and, buddy, he has got notes. He's ready to teach Andrew Wiggins some lessons about aggressive pick-and-roll hedging and weaponizing...
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Timberwolves Notes: NBA GMs love the Wolves

Earlier in the week, NBA.com released their annual preseason general managers survey, and the Minnesota Timberwolves were featured rather prominently in this year’s edition. The hype train is barreling down the tracks, ladies and gentlemen. And steering it this week were the actual general managers of the 29 other teams in the NBA. Indeed, the […] Timberwolves Notes: NBA GMs...
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Wolves Waive Butler, Murry, Roster at 15

The Wolves are keeping John Lucas III for the time being. In advance of Monday’s deadline, the Wolves have reduced their roster to the 15 player limit by waiving camp invitees Rasual Butler and Toure’ Murry. For now, the other player with a non-guaranteed contract, John Lucas III, remains with the team. Rumor had it that they Wolves would keep Lucas III on the roster, though...
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1 day ago

The Timberwolves Look Good, Rout Hornets 109-74

The Timberwolves end the preseason on a high note MINNEAPOLIS - Basketball is fun. At least on nights, and against competition, like this. The Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Charlotte Hornets’ B-Squad in the preseason finale this evening and were generally dominant in every way. The game was essentially over by halftime with the Wolves leading 61-44, however, because of rules...
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1 day ago

Timberwolves finish preseason by crushing Hornets

MINNEAPOLIS -- Brandon Rush scored 14 points and hit all four of his 3-pointers to help the Timberwolves breeze past the Hornets in a 109-74 win.Karl-Anthony Towns had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Wolves despite playing just 15 minutes because of foul trouble.Marco Belinelli was the only Hornet in double figures with 10 points.HORNETS: Frank Kaminsky played just eight minutes...
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Hard-working Thibodeau brings high expectations to Minnesota Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- The alarm rings at 4:30 a.m., but only for a split-second. Tom Thibodeau has been wide awake for the last eight minutes, waiting for the buzzer to go off.He unplugs himself from the matrix, where he has spent the last four hours downloading video of Rick Carlisle's push offense, all 722 of Russell Westbrook's pick-and-rolls last season and diagrams of Gregg Popovich...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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Timberwolves Receive High Praise from NBA GMs

The Wolves’ hype train isn’t just carrying fans and media — NBA GMs are on board as well. Ready or not, the Minnesota Timberwolves hype train is surging full speed ahead and it isn’t slowing down any time soon. Throughout the summer and into the preseason, the hype had been provided mainly by NBA fans and media. Whether it was the Vegas line for Wolves wins set at 41.5 or...
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4 days ago

Election Year – The Karl-Anthony Towns Campaign

Every presidential election year Americans are faced with tough decisions. This is a year where many think that it is about who a person dislikes less. How about instead we take a moment to look at a campaign involving someone who is so special, and so likable, that no matter who you are, or what you believe, you are hoping he wins. He is not running for president (although some...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett likes mentorship role with Minnesota Timberwolves

Doc Rivers is still in touch with the players he led to an NBA championship as head coach of the Boston Celtics in 2008. This week at the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden in Boston, Rivers gave his thoughts on the likelihood of Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett returning to basketball this year. “I think Kevin… loves the young guys on this team...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 11th Best Move of Offseason: Thibs? Thibs! Yes, THIBS!!!!!! It’s rare that a great coach actually finds a great job. There are too many other variables in play. It’s rare that a job like Minnesota’s even opens up. But hot damn are we gonna...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Timberwolves' coming attraction

Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ best and greatest player in franchise history, retired this offseason. This past season, he was a mentor figure to the young Wolves. He particularly took interest in then-rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, looking to harness the enormous potential star power the 2015 No. 1 overall pick possesses. On the day off Garnett’s retirement announcement...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Things To Look Out For

With the start of the NBA regular season only weeks away, it’s to time to analyze three aspects of the Minnesota Timberwolves that are essential to their success.  The Timberwolves are a team on the rise, and people know this.  Obviously, in order for them to succeed this upcoming season, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins will need to play well.  That much is just common...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau's Restraint And Foresight In His First Minnesota Offseason

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are like Martin Scorsese in 1973, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 1992, once-in-a-generation talents who are perched on the edge of sustainable greatness. Twenty-year-old Karl-Anthony Towns is a category 11 tidal wave, while 21-year-old Andrew Wiggins is the prodigious wing whose lower body resembles a pirouetting hoverboard crossed with 1000 pogo sticks...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is Looking Mighty Swole

We're just weeks away from the start of the 2016-2017 NBA season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the most exciting teams looking to take a major leap into playoff contention. With a new head coach, a talented core of Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and recent No. 1 pick Kris Dunn—and a Western Conference with more parity than ever—the Baby Wolves are...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett offered coaching position with the Cavaliers

This was bound to happen. Most didn’t think it would be a week into his retirement, but former NBA player Kevin Garnett already has a standing offer to become an assistant coach in the Association. That offer comes from none other than Tyronn Lue and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “I talked to him (Garnett) about it,” Lue said on Thursday, via ESPN. “I know...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves X-Factor: Andrew Wiggins

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be one of the most exciting stories in the NBA, but with a dozen stories to choose from, the defense of Andrew Wiggins will be the most important factor for the Wolves when looking to take the next step as a franchise. This is the part where I quickly address the elephant in the blog – Karl-Anthony Towns is the man in Minnesota...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Adams told Kevin Garnett he didn’t speak English to avoid trash talk

Kevin Garnett recently retired, and as a result, the NBA has one less major trash-talker on the floor. One player, however, figured out a great way to avoid Garnett’s trash talk. Steven Adams was born in New Zealand, where pretty much everyone speaks English. Adams, 23, played part of his high school career in Massachusetts before playing at the University of Pittsburgh for a...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett announces retirement from NBA in Instagram video

Earlier today, it was reported that Kevin Garnett would not return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that a retirement announcement was likely. Well, just a few hours later, KG has indeed announced his retirement from the NBA, and did so in an emotional video posted on his Instagram account. The video finishes with the words “Farewell”, followed by “Thank you for the journey”...
Via The Comeback
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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