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TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher. Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who’s got the glue on the Minnesota Timberwolves

Since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in constant rebuild mode, trying to find a way back into the playoffs to no avail. This year however, was supposed to be different. This year, they were supposed to be the dark horse team in the west, the surprise team that everybody knew about, but none saw coming. Instead, it has been more of the same. Inconsistency, poor defense...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Turning the Corner: How Minnesota Can Guide Their Stars to Contention

After taking the right steps in moving on from the Kevin Love era, Minnesota has begun putting together a talented roster. How do they continue their momentum and turn their young team into a championship contender? Imagine you are putting together a puzzle. How hard is that puzzle to put together? How long will it take? Will you ever successfully get every piece into place? Obviously...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night. Trailing by five with 2:30 to play, the Wolves closed the game with a 12-0 surge to win it. Wiggins scored the final six of the run, including a pullup jumper with 20 seconds to go that gave...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s role as mentor in Minnesota signals end of an era

As the final buzzer brought an end to Tuesday’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and L.A, Lakers, it was obvious that Kobe Bryant’s somewhat surprising 38-point performance was going to overshadow anything else that happened at the Staples Center that night. A 37-year old, living legend heroically saving his beloved franchise from record-setting disappointment with...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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 days 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
10 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
11 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
13 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
15 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
16 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
18 days ago  |  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

Andrew Wiggins elevates, throws down sick dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Andrew Wiggins continues to make exciting plays night after night. Wednesday’s game against the Jazz was no exception, as Wiggins elevated and threw down a powerful one-handed slam in the first quarter of the Western Conference matchup. Trey Lyles made it look like he was going to attempt to block Wiggins’ dunk but thought better of it and...
Via The Sports Daily
December 31, 2015  |  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

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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