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Rubio expected to return to Timberwolves lineup vs. Magic

Ricky Rubio has missed the previous two games due to an ankle injury. YardbarkerMINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell says he expects point guard Ricky Rubio to return from a two-game absence on Tuesday night against Orlando.Rubio missed the previous two games with a sore left ankle, the same one that was surgically repaired in the offseason. Rubio practiced fully...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Read Mean Tweets

Inspired by Jimmy Kimmel, the Minnesota Timberwolves created their own version of Mean Tweets starring Karl-Anthony Towns, Shabazz Muhammad, Zach LaVine, and Tyus Jones. It’s equal parts weird and funny. Check it out! The post Minnesota Timberwolves Read Mean Tweets appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins ‘Rising Wolf’ Illustration

Artist Hyperthree Ye from Shenzhen, China captures Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins comic book superhero style. The post Andrew Wiggins ‘Rising Wolf’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple-double burger headlines Wolves' new concessions menu

The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced a few new additions to their roster for the rest of the 2015-16 campaign and beyond. The new additions to the lineup all bring something unique to the table. The Timberwolves on Wednesday announced more than two dozen new food items that will be available at Target Center concession stands, as well as the launch of the Made in Minny campaign...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves players read Mean Tweets (VIDEO)

Kimmel runs Mean Tweets as a segment on his show often. SAUL LOEB Getty ImagesIs your dad looking for a new friend? Shabazz Muhammad is available.The Timberwolves borrowed an idea from Jimmy Kimmel's running segment, "Mean Tweets," and had their players read some insulting tweets of their own for an in-game segment. Here's what they came up with:Unfortunately for all of us, Zach...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves read 'mean tweets' about themselves (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves stars Karl-Anthony Towns, Shabazz Muhammad, Zach LaVine, and Tyus Jones read "mean tweets" about themselves for a video aired at a home game earlier this month. In reality, since these tweets were probably written by the Timberwolves P.R. department, they end up being the nicest "mean tweets" you'll ever hear.Video via Minnesota Timberwolves. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine and other Minnesota Timberwolves read mean tweets

As you probably know by now, social networking has allowed us to connect to the world like never before and sometimes we can say mean things about each other. Recently, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to get some of their notable players such as Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns to read some mean tweets about themselves: Minnesota Timberwolves mean tweets, everybody! *** Timberwolves...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Win First Home Game

Andrew Wiggins scored 32 points in a clutch performance against the visiting Sixers. To give the Minnesota Timberwolves their first home win since March 7th. “Yeah, I hope so,” Wiggins said when asked if he can become the same kind of player whose name Brown ticked off earlier in the day. “Those are some of the greats. I still have a long way to go before being like them....
Via Hooped Up
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fo’ with the Foes: Minnesota Timberwolves

This edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” – Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series, which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews key upcoming 76ers games – features tonight’s opponent, the Minnesota Timberwolves, who have lost 6-of-their-last-7, but feature a rising star in their highly entertaining second year guard Andrew...
Via Philadunkia
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin moves back to starting role for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell is inserting Kevin Martin into the starting lineup in hopes of jumpstarting a struggling offense. Martin will replace Tayshaun Prince and Andrew Wiggins will slide from shooting guard to small forward in a first five that also includes point guard Ricky Rubio, power forward Kevin Garnett and center Karl-Anthony Towns. The new...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Timberwolves Make the Playoffs

At 5-6, the young Timberwolves have exceeded the expectations of most early into this season.  Considering the loss of head coach, Flip Saunders, and some injury setbacks to Ricky Rubio, the Wolves’ early record is all the more impressive.  When the season started did anyone think that this team would be able to go into Atlanta or Chicago and come away victorious?  Yes, the...
Via TWolves Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett compares Steph Curry to Michael Jordan

Kevin Garnett was around when Michael Jordan was still in his heyday, so when he favorably compares Jordan and Stephen Curry, people take note. It’s the takeaway Garnett had after his Minnesota Timberwolves were beaten 129-116 on Thursday night, a night in which Curry put up 46 points. “Like Michael Jordan was a whole other...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

They Grow Up So Fast: The Timberwolves’ surprising start to the season

The Minnesota Timberwolves are defying our expectations as their young stars grow up before our eyes Low Expectations Last year, the Minnesota Timberwolves kicked off a multi-year rebuilding project when they shipped out disgruntled star Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In return, they received the last two #1 overall picks in Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, as well as...
Via The Lottery Mafia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns interviewing Kevin Durant in HS

Being the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and leading the Timberwolves in rebounds and blocks in his first season, it’s easy to forget that Karl-Anthony Towns is still a youngster.But fans and viewers were treated to a nice reminder on Thursday night. TNT reportedly showed a clip during Minnesota’s contest against the Golden State Warriors of Towns as a bright-eyed high...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch a young Karl-Anthony Towns interview Kevin Durant

Karl-Anthony Towns is making a name for himself as a Minnesota Timberwolves rookie. But you probably didn’t know that when he was a New Jersey high school student, he was known as Karl Towns. Someone on Reddit posted a video of Towns interviewing his idol Kevin Durant for MSG Varsity in Philadelphia. It’s pretty mind-blowing to see a young Towns who was quite mature for a high...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Glen Taylor Prepared to Sell “Significant” Minority Stake in Timberwolves

First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Glen Taylor appears to be ready to sell a portion of the Minnesota Timberwolves, and is currently in negotiations with Memphis Grizzlies minority owner Steve Kaplan. The amount of the Timberwolves that is up for sale is reported to be about 20%. Kaplan would have to sell all interests in the Grizzlies to be eligible to purchase any portion of...
Via Hoops-Nation
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Makes Ludicrous Analogy About Putting Puppies In A Box (Video)

Kevin Garnett might have outdone himself this time. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward, one of the most “colorful” players in the league, has said some pretty absurd things throughout his NBA career. But when Garnett was asked what it’s like playing with so many young players in Minnesota, he gave one of the most bizarre responses we’ve ever seen. “You know, it’s almost...
18 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew Wiggins throws down monster jam in traffic

Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins is becoming quite the highlight aficionado…. Andrew Wiggins throws down the highlight � SLAM! #NBAvine — NBA (@NBA) November 10, 2015   The post Watch: Andrew Wiggins throws down monster jam in traffic appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns already justifies No. 1 overall selection

We’re about a week into the NBA careers of the 2015 rookie class—or about a couple years before we can begin making responsible claims about the skill level (or lack thereof) about this group of players. The timing, though, hasn’t prevented all sorts of voices around basketball to declare the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns not just the best player in this draft...
Via The Sports Post
26 days ago  |  Discuss

KG and Kobe: The last hurrah

By Danny Miron 41 seasons. 32 All-Star appearances. 29 playoff appearances, 18 All-Defensive 1st teams. 15 All-NBA first teams. Six rings.  Two born leaders.   Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant.  You may hate them. You may love them. But you have to respect them.  Yes, more likely than not the Timberwolves and Lakers will both miss the playoffs. In a loaded western conference...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves embark on a new era in sadness

When The Sports Post asked me to write a season-opening feature on the Minnesota Timberwolves for our NBA section, I was excited to do it. I had spent six years working for the Wolves in the mid-to-late-90s, and the team now appeared on the verge of turning around a decade of futility. The Wolves had gotten the No. 1 overall draft choice in the 2015 draft for the first time in...
Via The Sports Post
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA coaches to honor Flip Saunders with lapel pins

With the news of Flip Saunders’ death on Sunday, many involved in the NBA have reached out to offer their condolences. And now, the NBA Coaches Association plans to honor the late Minnesota Timberwolves coach for the entire season. “To honor Coach Saunders, the NBA Coaches Association will dedicate the coming NBA season to his memory and during games all Coaches will wear...
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett shares powerful tribute to Flip Saunders

The basketball world was hit with shocking news Sunday when the Minnesota Timberwolves announced head coach Flip Saunders died at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer. As expected, Saunders’ passing hit the Timberwolves hard, especially veteran forward Kevin Garnett, who played the first ten seasons of his NBA career (1995-2005) under Saunders during the head coach’s first...
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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