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Why the future is bright for the Minnesota Timberwolves

Oct. 28, 2015 cannot come soon enough for Minnesota fans. Last year, the Timberwolves ended the season with the worst record in the NBA at 16-66. For the first time in franchise history the Minnesota Timberwolves received the No. 1 draft pick for the 2015 lottery. They used the pick to select Karl-Anthony Towns a center out of Kentucky. Towns is ready to play and will be the starting...
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference Offseason Grades

NORTHWEST Minnesota – Key Additions: Karl-Anthony Towns, Nemanja Bjelica, Tyus Jones, Tayshaun Prince, Damjan Rudez Key Losses: Chase Budinger The Wolves picked the right player at #1 overall, then used their two second-round picks to move up and grab Tyus Jones to back up Ricky Rubio. I like the trade for Damjan Rudez, a pure 3-point shooter. [&hellip The post NBA Western...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Martin Files

Number two on the roster review docket, is the incumbent starting shooting guard, Kevin Martin. He is one of the holdovers from a bygone era: The Adelmanian Years. The Adelmanian Age was a time in Twolves past when PFs shot step back threes, wing players imitated NFL wide outs: when the front court featured flat footed rim-protection and everyone complained far too much about...
Via TWolves Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng is dominating Afrobasket

We pay far more attention to Eurobasket than Afrobasket, but Gorgui Dieng is trying to change that. The Timberwolves center has been wrecking opponents during Afrobasket, and is putting up some of the best numbers in the continent. Playing for Senegal, who is 5-0 and just beat down Algeria 75-57 during a quarterfinal match, he's showing the rest of the world how good he can be....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Anthony Bennett Finds His Game With Team Canada

It's been an interesting summer for the Timberwolves Anthony Bennett. Playing a lot of undersized "center" for Team Canada, the 6'8 Bennett seems to have found his game. At the very least he's been active and effective and those aren't phrases that have been thrown around a lot with his name attached until recently.
Via Pro Bball Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is perfect for today's NBA

It’s not the first time that the Timberwolves have selected a high draft pick that was supposed to turn their fortune around. In 2011 Derrick Williams was supposed to be the real deal as the No. 2 pick; 2008, 2009 and 2010 all included top five picks in Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Wesley Johnson, respectively, with Love being the only successful one, even though the team never...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins humbles former Wolves PG Barea with one-handed slam

Andrew Wiggins played with a purpose on Wednesday night. J.J. Barea was simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Leading his Canada squad in the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup, Wiggins, a Minnesota Timberwolves rookie and Toronto native, posterized former Timberwolf and Puerto Rico guard J.J. Barea with a nasty, one-handed dunk, shown in the video above. Wiggins stands 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A Country for Old Men

The Minnesota Timberwolves are absolutely loaded with high-upside talent and players who could emerge as critical pieces, but the team featured little in the way of veteran leadership and presence. Over the offseason, Flip Saunders and company have complimented their fountain of youth with a trio of elders, most recently signing Tayshaun Prince. August moves at a snail’s pace...
Via The Lottery Mafia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio on playing with Garnett: 'He kills for you'

Kevin Garnett probably isn’t a guy you want to play against on the hardwood. But play with? Now that’s a different story. The future NBA Hall of Famer is regarded as one of the best teammates in the NBA — as long as you’re working just as hard as him (though, frankly, that’s probably pretty difficult to do). It’s a lesson that one of Garnett’s Minnesota Timberwolves...
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Brady Heslip Leads Canada To Third Straight Win

Brady Heslip netted a game-high 14 points by nailing four three-pointers to lead five different Canadians in double-digit scoring en route to a 86-74 win over the Dominican Republic at the Tuto Marchand Cup in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The Timberwolves Anthony Bennett came up with his second big double-double of the tournament scoring 12 points and taking down 10 boards.
Via Pro Bball Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to rebuild in the Western Conference, they have one of the best group of young players in the association. With top talent like Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, and Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves were one of the most interesting teams to watch last season. Check out some of their best plays from last season in the below video: *** Timberwolves...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett play well for Team Canada

Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett aren't just teammates with the Timberwolves. They're also essential members of the Team Canada National Team, and with the Olympics just around the corner (well, if the corner is a year away), they're getting geared up to help their country win a medal.Here's more from familiar name, Luis Scola, led Argentina in scoring with 23 points...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio believes the Timberwolves can make the playoffs

Winning only 16 games in 2014-15 won't deter Ricky Rubio from developing some big dreams for the upcoming season. He told some of those while promoting Adidas on tour in the Philippines, via also mentioned he thinks Andrew Wiggins, the reigning Rookie of the Year, is a future MVP:The Wolves had lots of injuries last year, including ones to Rubio, Chase Budinger...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seems like no one wants to take a chance on Anthony Bennett

There is a lot of excitement in Minnesota these days as the Timberwolves have a lot of young talent full of potential. Many are high on the talent they have drafted over the past few years, but one player still hasn’t shown any signs that he might reach his potential. Forward Anthony Bennett has struggled since he entered the NBA and last season, he only averaged 5.2 points a game...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Add Tayshaun Prince

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to build and tweak their arsenal. With an impressive cast of young players, there appears to be an understanding that this Timberwolve’s team is probably not going to see any real playoff success (or even regular season success for that matter). Subsequently, veteran additions seem to be a must as the team this year will work out the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Talks About His Favorite Post-Workout Protein Shakes

STACK interviewed Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft (by the Minnesota Timberwolves), and the rookie talked about his favorite method of refueling after workouts. Towns
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Flip Saunders avoid being Timberwolves' Kryptonite?

The Timberwolves went from a middling team with an unhappy superstar in Kevin Love to a team with a future as bright as any team in the league in less than a year. At the head of this change is Part Owner/President/Head Coach of the team Flip Saunders, who began his second stint with the T-Wolves in the summer of 2013 after being fired as head coach back in 2005.  Since being...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics target Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng?

The Boston Celtics need a center. With Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic, and Gorgui Dieng, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a surplus of centers. Maybe a deal could be struck here?Towns is their future, he won't be going anywhere. Pekovic is a good player, but he is making $12 million per year for 2 more seasons. That money doesn't mesh with the Celtics seeming intent...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #30 Minnesota Timberwolves

If there is one thing I know that the world of sports needs more of, it’s power rankings. For the next 30 days, I will be ranking the 30 teams in the National Basketball Association from the Bottom of the Barrel to the Heroes of the Hoop. Let’s kick things off with the team who was able to achieve the top tier in one category; the first NBA Draft pick.  That is of course the...
Via Total Sports Live
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

    Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he announced on Tuesday. The team said in an official statement that Saunders “is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for what his doctors call a ‘very treatable and curable form of cancer.'” “I am taking it step by step...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ricky Rubio Files: Revisitado

To start this off-season’s player profiles, I feel it’s essential to review and amend my attempt at this same project from last October. Most of The Ricky Rubio Files largely remains applicable. That article speaks for itself. Unfortunately, what is no longer applicable, isn’t exactly any more positive than before. This year, I’ll toss in some additional comments with reference...
Via TWolves Blog
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Wolves' top pick Karl-Anthony Towns?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have some worries to address. Immediately apparent is the clear distinction and elevated skill level between the two competitive leagues. The NCAA and the NBA are in completely different realms, the latter of which perhaps in an entirely alternate dimension in terms of how talented players are. Even the worst of the worst were the best of the best somewhere...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett will return for 21st NBA season

Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett isn’t ready to retire. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, the 39-year-old Garnett is planning to return for his 21st NBA season, his 14th as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Mere formality, part deux: told the Garnett contract re-signing here is done. Will search for the terms later after radio. #twolves — Darren...
Via Sportsnaut
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Towns already puts in late-night workout for T-Wolves

A little more than 24 hours after the Minnesota Timberwolves made him the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns was already on the grind. Towns posted this sweat-soaked selfie Friday night. It looks like he wasted no time making use of the team’s practice facility.   Playoff basketball starts now. #yearofthewolves A photo...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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