Sam Mitchell reportedly candidate to join Pelicans’ coaching staff

Former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell could be headed back to the NBA.Mitchell is a candidate to join Alvin Gentry’s coaching staff with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mitchell, 53, coached the Raptors from 2004-2009 before being fired early in his fifth season. The team made the playoffs twice under his watch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau had a mixed bag of results during his first year as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Minnesota Timberwolves had a new coach for the fourth consecutive year. It was Tom Thibodeau who came in with his haunting defense and fiery passion. Thibs looked to change the culture of the Timberwolves. The […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Tom Thibodeau - Dunking...
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8 hours ago

Why I'm a fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Not your normal journey to fandom. Kids growing up in Iowa have an interesting time choosing which professional sports teams to follow. We're a state away from teams in Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Milwaukee, and have no teams of our own to follow. The closest thing my hometown, Cedar Rapids, has to pro sports is our single-A minor league baseball team, which...
Via Canis Hoopus
14 hours ago

Gorgui Dieng should be the starting power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are looking for their next starting Power Forward, however, with a high pick in the upcoming draft, Gorgui Dieng is the perfect bridge starter. On draft night in 2013, the Minnesota Timberwolves traded down with the Utah Jazz. Trading away Trey Burke for Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng. If I told you at […] Gorgui Dieng should be the starting power forward for...
Via Dunking with Wolves
15 hours ago

Ex-NBA player says dating Khloe Kardashian killed his career

Former NBA player Rashad McCants has a few regrets about the way his basketball career shook out, but none bigger than dating one of the Kardashians.McCants became known for helping North Carolina win the national championship while teaming up with fellow prized recruits Sean May, David Noel and Raymond Felton. He then was picked No. 14 overall by the Timberwolves in 2005 and played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ultimate Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Guide 1.0

The ultimate Minnesota Timberwolves draft guide is here. This will be a working document with all of the Timberwolves draft predictions. This is designed to be your one-stop shop for all of your Minnesota Timberwolves draft information. We will outline the most likely prospects the Timberwolves will draft, including strengths, weaknesses, and comparsions, and who […] Ultimate Minnesota...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Report: Timberwolves interested in signing Derrick Rose

The Minnesota Timberwolves saw Ricky Rubio take that next step to start-caliber this past regular season. Rubio put up career highs in points per game (11.1) and assists per game (9.1).Despite this, the Timberwolves were linked to New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose prior to February’s trade deadline. That makes sense considering Rose’s relationship with Timberwolves head...
Via Sportsnaut
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Knicks reportedly could still have interest in Ricky Rubio

The New York Knicks may still have interest in trading for Ricky Rubio.The Knicks reportedly were in trade talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves about Rubio prior to the deadline. The Timberwolves reportedly backed away from a trade that would have swapped Derrick Rose for Rubio.ESPN’s Ian Begley says some with the Knicks wanted the team to revisit a potential trade for Rubio in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Draft Picks Review: 2001-2008

We continue our weekly run through of the Minnesota Timberwolves lottery history. Last week, I covered the picks from 1993-2000. The highlight from that period was obviously Kevin Garnett, the greatest player in Minnesota Timberwolves history, but don’t forget such luminaries as Paul Grant (which might be the most generic name ever). This week, we will go over picks from 2001-2008...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Aldrich: The Forgotten Giant

Looking back at Cole Aldrich’s first season with the Minnesota Timberwolves Cole Aldrich 28 years old. Center Contract Status: First year of a three-year 21.9 million. The last year partially is guaranteed. Per-Game Stats: 1.7 pts, 2.5 rebounds, 0.4 blocks, 0.4 steals, 0.4 assists. 8.6 minutes per game. The contract that Cole Aldrich signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via Canis Hoopus
3 days ago

Why the Minnesota Timberwolves should not trade for a superstar

Around this time last year, rumors swirled about the Minnesota Timberwolves trading their No. 4 pick in the draft, along with other assets, to the Chicago Bulls for All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler. In the end, a deal was not made, and the Timberwolves kept their roster intact and added another young player by selecting Kris Dunn in the draft. On Tuesday, the Wolves landed the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Lottery Picks Through the Years

The NBA Draft Lottery was yesterday, deciding the order of the top picks for this year’s draft. The Timberwolves got the seventh overall pick, a one spot drop from their projected spot of sixth. This continues the team’s rotten luck in the lottery as Minnesota has never moved up in the lottery and has only maintained their original place a little over half the time. However,...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

When the Minnesota Timberwolves last made the playoffs in 2004, Kevin Garnett was 27, Flip Saunders was coaching the Wolves during his initial tenure, and Ndudi Ebi was just starting his short-lived NBA career. Thirteen years later and the Wolves are on their third rebuild of the period, but this one feels decidedly different. Start with the duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/5: For over 100 years, perfection endures

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 while waiting to see if there is enough money in our allowance for for some very expensive sneakers.Happy birthday today to P. J. Tucker, DerMarr Johnson, Tiffany Roberts, Johan Hedberg, Ziggy Palffy and Harold Miner. On this...
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Karl-Anthony Towns: Timberwolves have ‘a lot of things to work on’

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to improve dramatically this season and things have not gone as expected. Karl-Anthony Towns believes while the Wolves made some positive strides in 2016-17, the team nevertheless has “a lot of things to work on” going forward.“I think there’s been progress most definitely, but it’s upsetting that we have to come down the stretch...
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April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

James Harden can make NBA history in regular-season finale

James Harden has had an incredible season up to this point. It’s no wonder the Houston Rockets guard is a front-runner for the MVP award.Harden might be able to further help his MVP case, though. It turns out, he’s only five assists shy of making NBA history: The Rockets host the Minnesota Timberwolves in their regular-season finale Wednesday. Assuming he plays, that should be...
Via The Sports Daily
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves’ new logo looks like an SB Nation decal (Photos)

The Timberwolves’ new logo was just released, and it has a very familiar look, which many sports fans have noticed. It has a circular shape, which is normal, and looks good for logos, but the design seems to resemble a format that a popular media company uses for its blogs. Does this not look exactly like an SB Nation blog logo? For reference, here’s what the logo for Canis Hoopis...
Via The Sports Daily
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Newspaper leaks Minnesota Timberwolves’ new logo hours ahead of big reveal

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to roll out a new logo Tuesday night, but they seemed to accidentally give the world a sneak peak. Tuesday afternoon, Conrad Burry of SportsLogos.net tweeted an image he came across on Reddit, which appeared to be an advertisement on the Star Tribune website featuring Karl-Anthony Towns aside a new T-Wolves logo. (@conradburry) April 11, 2017 Burry...
Via The Comeback
April 11, 2017  |  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
March 23, 2017  |  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
March 19, 2017  |  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
March 16, 2017  |  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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March 15, 2017  |  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
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

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