TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Trade Deadline: Rubio, Muhammad Rumors

It’s the day before deadline day. Should be lots to talk about. Yesterday we were bombarded with yet more Ricky Rubio rumors: He’s likely to be traded. To the Knicks for Derrick Rose. Or the Wolves don’t really want Rose. Or in a three way with the Pistons. Expect more of the same today, and who knows, perhaps an actual trade. The general sense seems to be that Thibs is...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 hours ago

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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson is on Instagram claiming Michael Jordan quotes as his own

We officially have our Melania Trump of 2017. His name is Lance Stephenson. On Tuesday, Stephenson posted a quote on Instagram with his name attached to it. While the words are nice and inspiring, there’s only one problem: Michael Jordan came up with that quote, not Stephenson. The former Indiana Pacers standout has had a rough go of it recently. He’s been bouncing between a...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trading Rubio Is Still a Bad Idea

Rubio trade rumors have surfaced once again. Well, here we are again. Ricky Rubio is at the center of the rumor mill as the NBA Trade Deadline approaches. To this point in his career, these rumors have been just that. Rumors! It’s impossible to correctly identify the details of each rumor and each alleged trade negotiation that has included Rubio throughout his career. If I had...
Via Canis Hoopus
19 hours ago

Another take on the Timberwolves and Derrick Rose rumor

According to ESPN, the Timberwolves have reached out to the Knicks regarding a possible trade involving Derrick Rose. What could this mean for the Wolves? We all remember how good Derrick Rose used to be; he won the Most Valuable Player award back in 2011 and is still the youngest player to ever receive this […] Another take on the Timberwolves and Derrick Rose rumor - Dunking...
Via Dunking with Wolves
20 hours ago

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

In memory of Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s dunk contest victory

Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is the back-to-back NBA Slam Dunk Champion, but since he will hand over his title tonight, let’s take a moment to relive his best dunks of the competition. Over the past two years, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has had — quite possibly hands down — the best two Slam Dunk Contest […] In memory of Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine’s dunk contest...
Via Dunking with Wolves
3 days ago

Charles Oakley joins Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league

Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 league continues to add big names, with the latest being Charles Oakley.Big 3 announced on Friday that Oakley will be a player/coach on a team with Chauncey Billups and Stephen Jackson.“I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this league,” said Oakley in an article published on the league’s website. “Everyone seems to realize we are about to make history...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options. They can try to chase down the eighth seed and make the playoffs, with the Denver Nuggets just 3 1/2 games ahead of them. Or they could turn their eyes toward the lottery, either using a higher draft pick to add another talented...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy.After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Rubio leads the team with an 87.2 free throw percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James embarrasses Andrew Wiggins with no-look pass

All hail the King. LeBron James isn’t necessarily too worried about his team being without Kevin Love for the next six months. That’s because LeBron James and the Cavaliers have LeBron James still in the mix.Taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday evening, James made sure Andrew Wiggins knew exactly what it felt like to be embarrassed by the greatest player on the planet...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue does funny Tom Thibodeau impression

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue sure has the art of flattery nailed down to a T.Speaking with the media before the Cavs faced the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, Lue busted out a funny impression of Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau's signature sandpaper voice. The dig is all in good fun though as Lue and Thibodeau used to be fellow assistants on the staff of another gravelly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The problem with inconsistency

The Minnesota Timberwolves, as of today, stand at 21-34.  They are the third worst team in the Western Conference, and they just lost one of their core players for the season, Zach LaVine, with an ACL tear.  Minnesota’s problem all season long has been inconsistency.  This fault could stem from a few possible reasons—young group of players, new coach, general underperforming—but...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine’s injury and the future of the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves were dealt some devastating news on Saturday when an MRI revealed that Zach LaVine had torn his ACL during Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons. The third year man drove to the basket and contorted his body to finish at the rim, but fell awkwardly to the ground and stayed there. He then left the game and did not return. This injury could have long...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Payne sidelined with low platelet count

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves say forward Adreian Payne is out indefinitely with a blood condition. The Timberwolves announced the diagnosis on Tuesday night. They say that Payne has thrombocytopenia, or low platelet count. The condition can cause bleeding, bruising and slow blood clotting after injury. Payne is receiving care from team doctors while recovering at home...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson reportedly signs 10-day contract with T'Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have found a temporary replacement for Zach LaVine: Lance Stephenson.With LaVine going down with a season-ending ACL injury, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have signed the Stephenson to a 10-day contract. Stephenson’s career has been full of ups-and-downs.The 26-year-old was one of the league’s most polarizing players as a member...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' LaVine out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. LaVine had an MRI before the Wolves hosted Memphis on Saturday, when the diagnosis was revealed. LaVine was injured the night before in the team's loss at Detroit. He'll have surgery at a yet-to-be-determined date. The news was a devastating blow to a young Wolves...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves star Zach LaVine has a torn ACL and his season is over

Zach LaVine tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday.LaVine was hurt in Friday night's loss to Detroit and an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. It's another setback for the T-wolves, who have struggled to develop their core of young stars under new coach Tom Thibideau.The reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion...
Via FOX Sports
17 days ago

Timberwolves' Zach LaVine out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will miss the remainder of the NBA season after an MRI revealed he tore his ACL, the team announced Saturday. As the release states, LaVine will undergo surgery to repair the ACL at a to-be-determined date after tearing the ligament Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.This is a huge blow to the third-year player out of UCLA. LaVine, who...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Long Game: Money, politics, sports and power

Between the box scores, the highlights and the official team Twitter accounts joking around on social media, the business side of sports often falls into the background despite sharing a common thread: all sports and politics are local.As fans who want to stay engaged with every part of sports, we want you to be informed about the issues that not only shape your favorite teams, but...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Minnesota Timberwolves tank?

This NBA season started with high expectations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were seen as a team on the rise with three young stars under the age of 21: Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns. That young talent coupled with the hire of former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who has a reputation for developing elite defenses, was thought to put them on the fast...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine on skipping dunk contest: ‘No reason to go back’

Zach LaVine broke the disappointing news Thursday that he’s passing on the opportunity to defend his back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest titles at the 2017 NBA All-Star Game next month in New Orleans. To hear it from the gravity-defying Minnesota Timberwolves guard, there’s really no reason for him to even bother.“I feel like I’ve accomplished everything I could in the dunk test...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves mascot and his sled injure Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad

Yep, that's a serious headline.Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press tweeted that he’s seen Minnesota Timberwolves mascot “Crunch” sled down the Target Center stairs for 20 years, and he’s never seen somebody get hurt during the routine… until Thursday night.And the victim? Karl Towns Sr., the father of 21-year-old Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns Sr. left...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Timberwolves Are Struggling

It seemed so obvious. The Minnesota Timberwolves have back-to-back ROY award winners, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. They have Zach LaVine, a young, freakishly athletic guard who seemed to be developing his game at the NBA level. Pair those with a pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio and a veteran head coach in Tom Thibodeau, and it appeared that the Timberwolves were destined...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls new Clippers consultant KG ‘intense’

Kevin Garnett was officially named a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. And it apparently didn't take long for the fiery Garnett to make an impression on his new crew of pupils. Garnett, who will work primarily with the team's big men in his new role.made an appearance at Clippers practice on Tuesday. And it became clear the recently retired icon wanted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss
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