Short turnaround for Timberwolves with Pistons coming to town

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves' inability to hold leads has caused a season that began with promise to fade away into another seemingly lost year waiting for further development of the team's young stars. After another lead washed away in a hurry at Toronto on Thursday night, Minnesota has a short turnaround for Friday night's home game against the Detroit Pistons. ...
Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Timberwolves Wrap: Road loss to Raptors

The Timberwolves led big early and hung tight through the third quarter before losing late north of the border to the Toronto Raptors. The Timberwolves played in their second nationally-televised TNT game of the season. After destroying the Philadelphia 76ers at home earlier this year, the Wolves found out that the Toronto Raptors were, well, […] Timberwolves Wrap: Road loss to...
Via Dunking with Wolves
8 hours ago

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...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins?

Timberwolves fans spent the off-season gearing up for the first playoff push in over a decade, but after a 6-15 start from Andrew Wiggins and Co., the playoffs seem like a pipe dream. Minnesota’s professional basketball team continues to flounder after high expectations were placed on the young Timberwolves. Between late game collapses, game-winning shots […] What’s wrong with...
Via Dunking with Wolves
20 hours ago

Area 21: Hanging with KG

I want Kevin Garnett to be my best friend. The Vikings lost again. The Timberwolves are still waiting to go on their upcoming 30 game winning streak. Politics and stuff. Needless to say, I thought we might need a little something lighter on the menu. It’s Kevin Garnett time... I went to school at Madison in the early 2000’s, working in a restaurant near the Kohl Center to pay...
Via Canis Hoopus
21 hours ago

Timberwolves Notes: On Thibodeau, Spurs, Dunn and Rubio

In light of the Timberwolves loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, let’s take a look at the Wolves’ progress (or lack thereof) through 21 games, plus a look at the Kris Dunn/Ricky Rubio situation. Expected to contend for at least a 40-win season and perhaps a playoff spot, everyone wants to talk […] Timberwolves Notes: On Thibodeau, Spurs, Dunn and Rubio - Dunking...
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1 day ago

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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves are the NBA's biggest disappointment

Yes, it's early in the NBA season.And yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves are a young team.And yes, they're playing for a new coach, who has brought in new systems, a new style, and new standards.But it has to be said: Minnesota should be better than this.This season was supposed to be the Timberwolves' breakout year. With the talent on Minnesota's roster -- which includes a possible...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Defense, We Hardly Knew Ye.

Let's talk about NBA defense, what to look for, and how it relates to the Minnesota Timberwolves. I'm going to need your help. Anyone who has read more than two things I've written probably knows that I'm generally more comfortable on the fandom side of NBA writing and tend to leave the hard core Xs and Os to the smarter and more ambitious writers in the blogging community...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Kyle Rudolph 'Goes Pro' with Timberwolves C Karl-Anthony Towns

MINNEAPOLIS – There was a time Kyle Rudolph thought he might go pro in basketball rather than football, and last week he got a shot at the hardwood for a day. Rudolph joined Minnesota Timberwolves...
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3 days ago

Timberwolves end skid with overtime win in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 125-120 in overtime on Saturday night.Zack LaVine added 17 points and Ricky Rubio had nine points and 12 assists for the Timberwolves, who snapped a four-game losing streak and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Towns blames himself for Timberwolves' poor start

MINNEAPOLIS  -- After the latest loss in a season that has been full of them for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns sat at his locker with his face buried in his hands.For at least the third time this season, the 21-year-old NBA sophomore put the entire blame on himself and his perceived inability to lead a young and promising roster out of the abyss."The more losses...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Wiggins takes flight, posterizes JaVale McGee

The Timberwolves came up short against the Warriors on Saturday night, losing 115-102, but Andrew Wiggins still produced a few highlight-reel plays. One of those came in the third quarter, when he drove the lane, took flight and dunked all over poor JaVale McGee. Here’s what it looked like: This embed is invalid" /> Wiggins’ reach is ridiculous...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Even the Suns videoboard replayed Zach LaVine’s absurd posterizing dunk

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine is back to doing Zach LaVine things, which mainly consist of dunking on the world and making a positive impact in the deaf community. LaVine went to town on Phoenix Suns center Alex Len during Friday night’s game, finishing his latest highlight clip with a one-handed slam over the 7’1″ Ukrainian. The dunk was so good that the Phoenix...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine is making the unbelievable believable with 360 slams from the free throw line

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine is already a renowned slam dunk artist. It’s important to use the term “artist”, as he is redefining the dunk as we know it, and making it special just like Vince Carter did in the early 2000s. LaVine’s latest dunk is a 360 behind-the-back dunk that takes off around roughly the free throw line. It isn’t just unheard of; it’s...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine performs ridiculous 360 dunk from the free-throw line

Zach LaVine is the two-time reigning slam-dunk champion for a reason. The 6-foot-5-inch Minnesota Timberwolves guard can jump out of the gym and pull off the most amazing dunks you’ve ever seen. Take the 2016 NBA Slam Dunk Contest for example. LaVine sealed a close victory over the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon by pulling off a between-the-legs dunk from just inside the free...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves might offer young stars in trades to win now

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau might not have the patience for his young guys to develop. The Timberwolves sit 11th in the Western Conference at 4-7. A young core featuring Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins has yet to prove it can win games and compete in the conference. According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the Timberwolves could...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Minnesota Timberwolves are a work in progress

It hasn’t been the start that Minnesota Timberwolves fans had hoped for this season. In a tough Western Conference the T-wolves can’t afford to give up too much more ground if they wish to be a playoff team. But it’s still too early to hit the EXTREME PANIC MODE button just yet. Coach Tom Thibodeau hasn’t had a whole lot of time to teach this team full of youngsters his system...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns ruthlessly dunks all over the helpless 76ers

Given how miserable things have been for the Philadelphia 76ers over the last several years, it has to be hard to really embarrass them much more at this point; they’re used to it. However, Minnesota Timberwolves second-year superstar Karl-Anthony Towns probably managed to make the Sixers feel a bit worse, thanks to an absolutely ridiculous play he put on Joel Embiid and company...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The problem with relying on Wiggins, Towns, and LaVine offensively

Remember when everyone questioned if Andrew Wiggins had the talent to become an NBA superstar? After an impressive sophomore season last year, where he averaged 20.7 points per game, critics still wondered if he would ever truly live up to his number one draft pick status. Well, Wiggins sure remembers those skeptics, because Year 3 in his NBA journey has been by far his best.  He’s...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio ‘mad’ over Wolves’ struggles: Team is ‘not learning’

The Minnesota Timberwolves were a popular pick to make some noise in the Western Conference, but the young team has not delivered, winning just three of their first ten games. That is extremely frustrating for point guard Ricky Rubio, one of the team’s longest-tenured players. Rubio was blunt in his assessment of things after Minnesota’s 115-108 loss to the Charlotte Hornets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio, Joel Embiid react to Donald Trump news

People everywhere reacted to the news of Donald Trump winning the presidential election on Tuesday. And a few choice NBA players had some reactions worthy of our attention. Here’s a tweet sent by Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, who is from Spain: Really America? — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) November 9, 2016 From the Sixers’ Joel Embiid: We're All From Africa and will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Might Possess Better Handles Than Some NBA Point Guards

Forget for a moment that the Minnesota Timberwolves have started the 2016-2017 NBA campaign a disappointing 1-4. Forget that they've blown leads of 15 points or more three (!!!) times already. If there's one video clip that should give all Wolves fans hope and excitement for what's to come, it's this one from Karl-Anthony Towns last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. ...
Via Stack
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett will serve as guest analyst for Turner Sports, 'Inside The NBA'

TNT staff better have its bleep button ready, because Kevin Garnett is coming to Turner Sports. Turner announced a multi-year contract for the just-retired 15-time all-star Thursday night on Inside the NBA. Garnett will stop by weekly to provide what is sure to honest and passionate commentary. We hear all the time about so-and-so analyst being “bold, unfiltered and raw,...
Via Awful Announcing
October 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Wolves reportedly want to deal Tyus Jones; Sixers could be interested

Tyus Jones looks like an expendable piece on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, and an Eastern Conference counterpart could stand to benefit. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Saturday, the Wolves remain engaged in trade talks on Jones. The Philadelphia 76ers are also mentioned as one specific team Minnesota has been talking with. Minnesota still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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