Tom Thibodeau’s Minutes Tendencies

Should we be concerned about Thibodeau’s overuse of Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns? After Saturday’s loss in Portland, the Minnesota Timberwolves are effectively eliminated from playoff contention — if they weren’t already. The Wolves are seven games behind Denver for the eighth seed with only 10 games remaining. A colossal string of events would need to take place...
Via Canis Hoopus
1 day ago

Is This Ricky Rubio's Rickenaissance?

Ricky Rubio is having the best month of his career so far this March. He’s scoring at a rate previously thought not possible for the pass-first guard, while maintaining all of the qualities that make him invaluable to a young Minnesota Timberwolves squad. The recent turn has many wondering if the answer to the Wolves' point guard question has been right in front of them, for things...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Kris Dunn Is Better Than We Think

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Does Zach LaVine have a future with the Timberwolves?

It’s not hard to find some advanced statistics that suggest the Timberwolves could be better without Zach LaVine on the floor, but should a decision on his future be made in that vacuum, or is there simply much more to the story? When Zach LaVine tore his ACL on February 3rd, it was a devastating […] Does Zach LaVine have a future with the Timberwolves? - Dunking with Wolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
3 days ago

Timberwolves Wrap: Late collapse leads to OT loss

The Timberwolves led by 13 points at halftime and eight points with just over two minutes to play on Friday night but ultimately lost in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers used a 17-1 lead over the final minutes of regulation and overtime while the Timberwolves went more than six minutes without making […] Timberwolves Wrap: Late collapse leads to OT loss - Dunking...
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3 days ago

Glen Davis: Ray Allen should be invited to 2008 Celtics reunion

Glen Davis is the latest member of the 2007-08 Celtics to speak out against Ray Allen’s exclusion from reunion festivities.In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Friday, Davis said that he believes Allen should be included in the planned 10-year anniversary celebration for the team’s 2008 championship.“Yes, Ray should be invited to the reunion,” said the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves to unveil new logo before team’s season finale

When the 2017-18 season begins, Karl Anthony-Towns will be in a new uniform. Relax, Timberwolves fans, he’ll still be with the team — just in a different uniform.Minnesota announced on Thursday that on April 11, it will reveal a new team logo for the 2017-18 season.“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the DeMarcus Cousins trade last month.In his eighth season, the Israeli-born small forward...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Bjelica out for season with foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot, a significant loss for a team trying to get back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Bjelica was injured against Boston on Wednesday night and left the arena in a walking boot. The Wolves say Bjelica had an MRI on Thursday and is seeking opinions...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bjelica to miss rest of season with left foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot, a significant loss for a team trying to get back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Bjelica was injured against Boston on Wednesday night and left the arena in a walking boot. The Wolves say Bjelica had an MRI on Thursday and is seeking opinions...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

From boom to bust: Darko Milicic finds peace as farmer after tumultuous NBA career

Darko Milicic has firmly moved on from his decade-plus career in the NBA.Currently, Darko is known for being the lump of coal lodged between multiple diamonds in the NBA 2003 draft. We know how his story played out: Milicic was famously picked before Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and was overshadowed by their success. Despite lasting in the league for more than 10...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum: T’Wolves should have had to forfeit postponed game

The Minnesota Timberwolves-Portland Trail Blazers game that was postponed earlier this week due to unsafe playing conditions at Target Center has been officially rescheduled. And Blazers guard CJ McCollum isn’t happy about it one bit.The Timberwolves, along with the Trail Blazers, made the announcement via Twitter that the game would be made up on April 3, a scheduled off-night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony wants to play 20 seasons

20 seasons has become something of a magic number in the NBA fraternity lately, and now Carmelo Anthony wants in on the fun.Speaking with reporters at shootaround on Wednesday, the New York Knicks forward said that his goal his to play 20 years in the league.“I would love to get 20 in, I could do 20,” Anthony said, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. “I could do 20. I’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn’s No Good, Very Bad Rookie Season

According to Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, when the Timberwolves got the fifth pick in the 2016 NBA draft they immediately targeted Providence point guard Kris Dunn. Minnesota got their wish as Dunn was available and the team drafted him thinking that he would be the floor general of the future for the franchise. Dunn provided plenty of evidence in college that...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers-Timberwolves game postponed; slippery court caused by Disney on Ice

Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been cancelled due to poor court conditions. The court was reportedly slippery, thanks to condensation, which was caused by warm weather and ice under the court. Disney on Ice took place at the venue last night: Multiple Blazers complained about the court conditions while warming...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers, Timberwolves players concerned about court, sitting on ice at Target Center

The Portland Trail Blazers are in Minnesota for a road game against the Timberwolves Monday night, and players from both teams are concerned about playing conditions.The court at Target Center is currently sitting on a sheet of ice, and moisture is a real problem. At this point there is no further information, but this situation bears monitoring. At the time of this writing, the...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad may sue Wolves after being injured by mascot

Karl-Anthony Towns is the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves organization. That apparently doesn’t matter much to his father after a late January incident involving the T-Wolves’ mascot.Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. alleges that an incident involving the mascot at a January 26 Timberwolves game caused a serious leg injury. Apparently serious enough that senior is considering suing...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/28: Fat Tuesday means athletes on floats.

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between chapters of our new Baseball Prospectus Annual.Happy birthday today to Aldo & Mario Andretti, Brian Billick, J. T. Snow, Eric Lindros, Jamaal Tinsley and Tayshaun Prince. On this date in 1960 the U.S. men's hockey...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio opens up about ‘tough’ buildup to trade deadline

Ricky Rubio was at the center of rampant trade speculation in the days leading up to an NBA trade deadline for the second season in a row. This year, however, the sixth-year Minnesota Timberwolves point guard insists “felt a little different.”The trade rumor that generated the most buzz involving Rubio was a straight-up exchange with the New York Knicks for fellow point guard...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade to consider at the deadline, but they reportedly backed away.ESPN’s Marc Stein says Minnesota could have traded Rubio for Rose straight up but declined the deal. Minnesota may have declined a trade for Rose for a few reasons.Rose is on an expiring contract and will be a free agent after the season, while Rubio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for poor NBA player development

Coaching is so important in today’s NBA, which you can see by young players that fail to develop in poorly-run organizations, only to be moved to another team where they go on to thrive. And sure, sometimes it’s about the player’s mindset, lack of effort, system they play in or weapons around them, but most of the time the most important factor in player development is the...
Via The Sports Daily
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the most tantalizing young rosters in the entire NBA. Between former Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, along with the rising star of Zach LaVine and movable pieces like Ricky Rubio, it's only a matter of time before the roster clicks.Many thought that time would be this season with the hiring of Tom Thibodeau, a coach...
Via Yardbarker
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Timberwolves to trade Ricky Rubio

The Ricky Rubio-Timberwolves marriage has gone long past its expiration date, and the team looks like they are finally prepared to move him—soon. Rubio, a former Euroleague star, has been nothing but a bust so far, since the Wolves selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He has averaged only 10 points and eight assists throughout his career, which, given the...
Via The Sports Daily
February 14, 2017  |  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
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

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