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TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pekovic out for Wolves against Clippers,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years. The ankle flared up on him during a game against Memphis on Saturday night and limited him to 12 minutes. He had played at least 34 minutes in four of the previous five games, and the...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: Garnett’s first week back

The week that was: The big story this week for the Minnesota Timberwolves was the return of Kevin Garnett, the best player to ever play on the Timberwolves. Though Garnett was traded on Thursday, he didn’t play his first game for the team until Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, so he missed the Timberwolves loss against the Houston Rockets on Monday. The game was characterized...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett buys 1,000 tickets for Timberwolves fans

  MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota’s next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.   The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The freebies courtesy of the 15-time All-Star power forward will be available on the team’s...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Monster Putback Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins goes ways up for a Kevin Martin miss to slam it home. Rookie of the Year type stuff. The post Andrew Wiggins Monster Putback Dunk appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins slams high-flying putback dunk against Grizzlies

Although the Minnesota Timberwolves came up short of the victory against the Memphis Grizzlies last night, Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins had an impressive performance. Wiggins finished with 25 points and in the final seconds of the game, Wiggins was able to rebound a missed shot by Kevin Martin for the impressive putback slam dunk: Andrew Wiggins, that was impressive! *** Andrew...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine Can Dunk a Basketball

Reigning NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and current Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine is about that high-flying action, boss. Here’s the first-round pick taking out some aggression on the rim in Minnesota’s close loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. Here’s another angle of the slightly maimed rim following LaVine’s throw down. LaVine may be years away...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine soars for high-flying slam dunk against Grizzlies

There are few teams within the association with a brighter future than the Minnesota Timberwolves and rookie Zach LaVine is one of the reasons why. During tonight’s game against the Grizzlies, LaVine was able to show off the aerial ability that made him a slam dunk champion as he soared for an amazing one-handed jam: That was incredible, Mr. LaVine! *** LaVine slam dunk [StreetHistory...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: ‘I didn’t know the city missed me like this’

  Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, reacquired in a trade from Brooklyn last week, was surprised by the reception he received Wednesday night at Target Center. Garnett had five points on 2-for-7 shooting with eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes in his first game for Minnesota since 2007.   “I’ve been back before and I never paid attention to how much...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett welcomed home by Minnesota

He’s back. Kevin Garnett made his triumphant return to Minnesota against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in his first game with the Timberwolves since being dealt at the NBA trade deadline. To say the fans were excited would be an understatement. The crowd went wild for KG as he was re-introduced with a video tribute and some pyrotechnics. But the KG madness didn’t start...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch James Harden murder Ricky Rubio’s ankles

How do you say “breaking ankles” in Spanish? Oh yeah, “tobillos ruptura.” I translated that for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio (who hails from Spain) because Houston’s James Harden just “rompió los tobillos.” Check out Harden dropping Rubio to the court with a sick crossover. http://d4fchlzcgs3jh.cloudfront.net/video/aa977890bbd111e4a20a650ef9f342a6.mp4 See quality...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden drops Ricky Rubio with crossover (Video)

Ricky Rubio has missed a considerable portion of this season due to an ankle injury he suffered in early November. Thankfully, he didn’t sustain another one on this play. James Harden is one of the best offensive players in the NBA on the planet and he showed why against Rubio. Harden utilized a series of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Shabazz Muhammad has surgery on finger

  Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad has undergone season-ending surgery on the middle finger of his left hand. The team says the operation was performed Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Muhammad suffered a ruptured ligament when his finger was caught in Andrew Wiggins' jersey during practice on Wednesday. Muhammad was becoming a key player in his second season...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden breaks Ricky Rubio's ankles (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden broke the ankles of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio during the third quarter of Monday night's game at the Toyota Center.Harden's wicked crossover caused Rubio to slip to the floor, allowing Harden to shoot the wide open three-pointer.Harden finished with a triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) as the Rockets beat...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Wolves warned KG might throw their phones in the toilet

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been warned that life as they know it will change drastically once Kevin Garnett enters the locker room: “As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Saunders...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett throws his teammates' phones in the toilet?

Kevin Garnett has always been one of the most intense players in the NBA. While KG has returned home to a terrible Minnesota Timberwolves team that basically has nothing to play for, that doesn’t mean he will settle for a loose locker room environment. Minnesota’s younger players have apparently been warned of this. Over the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Muhammad frustrated by season-ending 'little injury'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Adding Shabazz Muhammad to the list of Timberwolves' 2014-15 casualties at all was bad enough. But when the second-year forward considers how far he's come in the past year, and the trajectory he was on this season, it makes the ruptured ligament in his left middle finger -- the one on his shooting hand -- all the more agonizing. "This is something that just sucks...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves F Muhammad to undergo surgery, miss rest of season

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad will have season-ending surgery on the middle finger on his left hand, the latest serious injury the team has suffered this season. The Timberwolves announced on Saturday Muhammad will have surgery on a ruptured ligament in his finger. It happened on Wednesday when his finger was caught in Andrew Wiggins' jersey during...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins drives and skies for one-handed jam vs Suns (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Andrew Wiggins showed his impressive athletic ability by driving to the hoop and rising high up for the powerful one-handed jam in the third quarter of Friday night's game against Phoenix.The Suns defense parted like the Red Sea as Wiggins came through and threw down the nasty dunk:Wiggins finished with 20 points as the Timberwolves upset the...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves trade rumors: Will the team make another move?

The trade deadline is tomorrow at 2 p.m, and despite completing a couple trades last week, the Minnesota Timberwolves are still involved in a few trade discussions regarding their veteran players. It is no secret that the Minnesota Timberwolves are forming a team to win in the future and not this year, so it makes sense that the team would consider trading away the veterans on the...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets acquire Mo Williams from the Timberwolves

The Charlotte Hornets made a rather solid move on Tuesday in hopes of propelling them to the playoffs this season. Picking talent from a last-place Minnesota Timberwolves squad, the Hornets acquired guards Mo Williams and Troy Daniels from Minnesota in exchange for Gary Neal and a second-round pick (in 2019). Williams—now in his 12th season—was performing at a pretty high level...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Wiggins traded because he spurned LeBron's agency?

As he always does when joining for a segment with Tony Rizzo and WKNR’s “Really Big Show,” ESPN.com basketball scribe Brian Windhorst provided some excellent insight in to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their current wart-filled winning streak. Windy discussed Kevin Love’s offensive struggles, the team’s lack of “plays”, and LeBron James’ wrist. But what may be the most...
Via Waiting For Next Year
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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