TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Timberwolves are turning the corner

Following Thursday night’s win over the Clippers, the Timberwolves are sitting in the twelfth spot in the West, but the playoffs still aren’t out of the question. Let’s talk about the Timberwolves’ playoff hopes. No, really. We all know that the Western Conference is home to powerhouses like the Warriors, Spurs, Rockets, and Clippers. Moving […] The Timberwolves are turning...
Via Dunking with Wolves
19 hours ago

Towns impressive down the stretch in Wolves' win

LOS ANGELES -- Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Thursday night.Andrew Wiggins added 27 points, including two free throws with five seconds left that helped Minnesota snap its six-game road losing streak.DeAndre Jordan had 29 points and 16 rebounds to lead...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves at Clippers: Another tough road challenge

The Timberwolves are suddenly on yet another losing streak after their first three-game winning streak of the season, and now must face the Clippers in Los Angeles on national television. Just five days ago, the Timberwolves seemed to be on the upswing. Three consecutive wins, including home victories over near-lock playoff teams Houston and Oklahoma […] Timberwolves at Clippers...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Ricky Rubio seems to support trade out of Minnesota

The Minnesota Timberwolves and point guard Ricky Rubio appear to be headed for an inevitable divorce.Spanish reporter Antonio Martin Guirado caught up with Rubio Thursday on the campus of UCLA, where the Wolves were practicing ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers that night. In their chat, Rubio didn’t shy away from the recent trade rumors surrounding him and seemed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

My experience at the Timberwolves game in Dallas

 On Sunday, I visited the American Airlines Center to watch the Timberwolves play the Mavericks. Although it was a terrible loss for the Wolves, I had a great experience. This wasn’t my first time at the American Airlines Center, but it was my most memorable. I have been a Timberwolves fan for a long time, […] My experience at the Timberwolves game in Dallas - Dunking with Wolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
2 days ago

Wolves owner commits extra funds for Target Center renovations

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project.The Timberwolves announced the additional funds on Tuesday. The team says the new money will be used to get new seats, railings for the lower bowl, a new skyway off of the backside of the arena and a more improved Wi-Fi platform.Taylor says the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves shopping Ricky Rubio in trade talks

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are shopping Ricky Rubio in trade talks. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Minnesota has been shopping Rubio along with Shabazz Muhammad in multiple proposals. They reportedly are looking for a guard who can bridge the time between first-round pick Kris Dunn being ready to take over as the full-time starter. There have been rumors that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Shows Off Incredible Handles With Nasty Crossover

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns can do it all. The 21-year-old can rebound, protect the paint and stretch the floor. But the most impressive skill displayed by the big man might be his incredible handles. RELATED: Karl-Anthony Towns Might Possess Better Handles Than Some NBA Point Guards During Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, Towns got the ball...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn pulled off one of the most ridiculous dribbling moves you will ever see

During Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, former Providence star Kris Dunn showed off the skills that led the Minnesota Timberwolves to take him with the fifth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. Dunn scored 11 points (5-of-7 from the field), with four assists, three rebounds, and three blocks in 21 minutes of play. And he really opened up eyes with this filthy...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic admits his playing career may be over

At just 30 years of age, it may be the end of the line for Big Pek. Speaking at a press conference in Serbia this week, Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic admitted that his playing days could be over. “Two years ago I struggled with my injury, I was mentally exhausted,” Pekovic said, per EuroHoops.net. “This year I was there for two months, I tried to do everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wolves' Startlingly Bad Defense

The 10-21 Minnesota Timberwolves are the most disappointing team in the NBA. They turn it over a bunch, fail to utilize the three-point line, fall over themselves in tight situations, and really (seriously very badly) can't play defense. That last point is notable considering Tom Thibodeau is their new head coach, but maybe we should've seen this coming. Despite visible raw talent...
Via RealGM - NBA
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Disappoint on Christmas Day

In their first Christmas Day game in franchise history, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 100-112 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Playing on the road, the Wolves played exceptionally well in the first quarter, leading 27-23 at the end of it.  Unfortunately, the game’s next two quarters proved to be fatal for the T-Wolves, even with a relatively strong fourth quarter from them....
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine is developing into a polished scoring threat for Minnesota

Throughout his short NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine has been known for one thing: his high-flying dunks. Ever since his days at UCLA, all people could talk about was his athleticism and high-flying acrobatics. However, its only for so long you can hold that moniker until people wonder if that is all you can do? This season, LaVine has answered that question...
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA's first training facility in Africa to be based in Senegal

As part of the NBA’s efforts to grow its international footprint, the league has announced it will expand its international training centers to Africa. Early next year, a location will open 40 miles from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. The center is designed for 16 to 18-year-old boys and girls to work on expanding their basketball skills. This center will allow the league...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal to get his own statue at Staples Center

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is going to be honored with a statue at Staples Center next spring, and it looks awesome. Lakers announce that a statue of Shaq will be unveiled at Star Plaza outside Staples Center prior to the Lakers game on March 24, 2017. pic.twitter.com/4tZxNOp1Py — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) December 20, 2016 O’Neal helped the...
Via Sportsnaut
December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett And The Deconstruction Of The Severe Basketball Self On Area 21

If one NBA fan asked another NBA fan whether Kevin Garnett is a mean guy, the immediate agreement between the two would probably be that he is. This future Hall of Famer is known as perhaps the most prolific trash talker in the history of the game, capable of hacking souls and brains with the sharpness of his tongue on the court, with the Occam-like cuts it makes toward whatever...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

KG considered attending college at 37 for reality show?

It unfortunately never came to fruition but Kevin Garnett apparently considered hanging up his sneakers a few years ago — a couple of seasons before he ultimately retired — to participate in what would have been a fantastic pro-athlete reality show. When KG’s time with the Boston Celtics came to an end — and before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets and later joined the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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