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TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Nothing new in Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, 14-35 and a few losses away from guaranteeing  yet another losing season. It seems like ages ago that the Wolves were churning out playoff berths with future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It hasn’t been ages, but it has been 12 years since their last playoff berth. And yet somehow the Wolves are more exciting to watch now than they...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reigning dunk champ LaVine: 'I've got tricks up my sleeve'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is heading back to All-Star weekend to defend his slam dunk title. And he says he has ''a few tricks up my sleeve'' after dominating the event last year. LaVine will compete against Detroit center Andre Drummond, Denver swingman Will Barton and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon in Toronto next weekend. LaVine was one of the...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: What the Los Angeles Clippers victory says about the future

In what could be considered their best win of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers 108-102 at the Staples Center in L.A on Wednesday night.  In this victory, the Timberwolves did more than just beat the Clippers.  On February 3, 2016, the Timberwolves sent a message to the NBA.  They showed players, coaches, and...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Slam dunk contest participants named as Zach LaVine looks to defend title

The field for the NBA Dunk Contest is reportedly set, and the lineup sounds pretty promising. Of course, the contest wouldn’t be a contest without defending champion Zach LaVine from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who put on one of the best displays we have seen in a dunk contest in a long time last season. Along with LaVine, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, Will Barton of the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You won't believe why Andrew Wiggins won't do the slam dunk contest

At 6-foot-8, long and lean, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is a dyanamite dunker. Yet you won't catch him during All-Star weekend in his hometown of Toronto challenging teammate and reigning dunk champ Zach LeVine in the Verizon Slam Dunk contest.Why not?Wiggins, averaging 20.6 points a game in his second NBA season, provided his reasoning to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins to bail on dunk contest for interesting reason

We all have moments from our high school days that have left some scars. Maybe you were embarrassed by the school bully, stood up on a date at prom, or nowadays, had an embarrassing video posted on Instagram or Snapchat. Andrew Wiggins has one of those memories embedded deep in his memory, and its why you won’t be seeing him challenge teammate Zach LaVine in the Dunk Contest...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Discovers Time Travel, Drops 38 Points on the Minnesota Timberwolves

On the latest stop of his retirement tour, Kobe Bryant inadvertently discovered a time machine. Upon stepping inside, he traveled back to 2008, the year he won the NBA's MVP award. The 2008 version of Bryant stepped onto the court at Staples Center and immediately laid waste to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Vintage Kobe Bryant was in full effect tonight. https://t.co/j3Pm5HXsjC...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 years later, Timberwolves' Mitchell still salty over Kobe's 81-point game

A little over 10 years ago, Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant dropped 81 points in a single game against the Toronto Raptors. At the time, Toronto's coach was Sam Mitchell, who today holds the same position with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before Tuesday night's game in L.A., Mitchell was asked a harmless question about what it means to go against Bryant for one of the very last...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Garnett supports Mitchell, notes Timberwolves' recent improvement

LOS ANGELES -- As the losses keep piling up for the young Minnesota Timberwolves and the scrutiny increases on interim coach Sam Mitchell, franchise star Kevin Garnett is throwing his support behind his longtime friend.Garnett approached reporters at shootaround before the Timberwolves played the Lakers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night and offered his endorsement of Mitchell as the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tension exists between Sam Mitchell, T'Wolves players

With Flip Saunders having lost his battle with cancer back in October, Sam Mitchell has been thrust into the head coaching role with the Minnesota Timberwolves. And it is not going all that well. The T-Wolves have won just six games since beginning the season with a somewhat surprising 8-8 record. They have lost an eye-popping 18 of their last 21, and tension is starting to build...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns hits incredible over-the-shoulder, over-the-backboard shot (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns hit an incredible over-the-shoulder, over-the-backboard shot during the first quarter of Wednesday night's game against Oklahoma City. An official's whistle had blown play dead, so the shot by Towns didn't count, which is really too bad.  A shot like this could live on in highlight reels for decades.Not only that, but Towns...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins gets elbowed in face by Kyrie Irving, yet hit with foul

With his skillset, and the flashes of brilliance he’s already shown, it’s about time Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins starts getting some calls go his way. Or, at the very least, when he gets fouled, the officials should react accordingly, rather than calling it on the wrong player. Kyrie Irving drove the lane late in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game,...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns Abuses Rim With Powerful Jam In Win Over Grizzlies

The Minnesota Timberwolves may once again be among the worst teams in basketball, but when you watch some of the young talent on the team play you have to think that there has to be an end in sight to the losing. With Karl-Anthony Towns abusing rims like this they will at least be fun to watch.Saturday night they did manage to pull out a win over the Memphis Grizzlies at home, 106...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shabazz Muhammad on end-of-regulation gaffe: 'I wasn't aware of the clock'

If there is one thing sports fans know, it's that players or coaches on the field or pitch or court should always be aware of the clock. Always.Unfortunately for Shabazz Muhammad, he admittedly wasn't Wednesday night when he dribbled the length of the court during a tie game against the Mavericks and accidentally didn't get a shot off before the buzzer sounded and the fourth quarter...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves' dry run

The Minnesota Timberwolves' unusual combination of talented players both young and old provides a short-term challenge that they can convert into a meaningful long-term opportunity. Unlike most teams towards the bottom of the league, Minnesota has significant depth, albeit unbalanced in terms of positions and roles. They also have a fascinating young core with potential stars Karl...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Timberwolves' Zach LaVine Slam Home a HUGE Alley-Oop Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has massive hops. Fans know this because as a rookie, he won the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest with an outstanding air show. Unlike some past Dunk Contest competitors, LaVine is able to execute incredible dunks in games too. RELATED: Zach LaVine is Not Done Throwing Down Ridiculous Dunks Last Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks, LaVine...
Via Stack
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mystery Of Ricky Rubio

"With the 5th pick in the 2009 NBA draft, The Minnesota Timberwolves select Ricky Rubio of El Masnou, Spain, and Joventut Badalona." Moments earlier, The Minnesota Timberwolves made a deal with Washington Wizards that gave them the fifth pick in the 2009 NBA draft. The Timberwolves also had the pick directly after, giving them two chances at a future star. The T-Wolves took a...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns taunts teammate Gorgui Dieng on Twitter after Kentucky's win

Update: Dieng does have Towns one-upped in one respect: he won a national championship at Louisville in 2013, while the Wildcats fell two wins shy of one in Towns’ one year in Lexington. Dieng reminded the budding star about that when he responded to his tweet. Let me know if you wanna see what champoinship ring look like my son @KarlTowns — Gorgui Dieng (@GorguiDieng) December...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The case for Minnesota Timberwolves keeping Ricky Rubio

Rubio is one of the NBA’s best playmakers. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports When the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Ricky Rubio with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, most praised the pick. Rubio was an eighteen year old phenom drawing comparisons to Steve Nash and Magic Johnson with his ability to handle and find his teammates. Fast forward seven...
Via isportsweb.com
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Why The Timberwolves Should Trade Kevin Martin

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly looking to trade shooting guard Kevin Martin, who is in his third season with the team. Over those three seasons, Martin has averaged 18.2 points and 1.9 assists per game, while shooting 42.1 percent from the field. He has proven to be a valuable player for the team, but the Timberwolves' poor play this season has their coaches looking...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NBA player Jeff Adrien arrested for stealing Mercedes

It sounds like a scene that would only work in the movies, or in a video game. But there's nothing ficticious about Jeff Adrien stealing a Mercedes and taking it for a six-hour spin. According to The New York Daily News, the former NBA forward finagled the keys to someone else's car from a hotel valet: "Jeff Adrien, who spent five seasons in the NBA and last year played with the...
Via Yardbarker
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tyus Jones loses bet, wears Karl Anthony-Towns UK jersey

Last week, Kentucky scored a big early season 74-63 win over Duke. Rookie Minnesota Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones made a bet on the game, and today, Jones had to pay up by wearing a Kentucky jersey to practice. After a 74-63 win by the one and only BBN over them Dukies, @1tyus had to rock that Kentucky which is the RIGHT shade of blue. #BBN #kentuckywildcats...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: Teaching young Wolves like shaking a box of puppies

Kevin Garnett, who is not expected to contribute as much on the floor as in the glory days of his Hall of Fame-worthy career, brought out a rather bizarre analogy to describe the mentoring role he has taken on with his many young teammates on the Minnesota Timberwolves, likening his methods to … shaking up a box full of puppies. “You know, it’s almost like putting a bunch...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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