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Reining NBA dunk champ shows off what a 44-inch vertical looks like

He's the reigning slam dunk champion and put his amazing leaping ability on display during that dunk contest. But to really put into perspective the leaping ability of Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Zach LaVine, check this out. Many of LaVine's opponents got an up-close look at his hops during his rookie season. And his slam dunk contest performance reinvigorated the NBA's marquee...
Via Fox Sports
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WATCH: Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Zach Lavine With a 44" Vertical Jump

Folks in Minnesota are hoping that with their next lottery pick that the team will finally be able to start putting together a few winning seasons. It's been long enough since they had one, and with the talent that the team has accumulated in recent years you'd think they would be a little better than they are. Zach LaVine is likely hoping the new guy will help put them over the...
Via FatManWriting
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio squashes rumors that he demanded a trade

An interesting and surprising rumor popped out of the blue a few days ago, as one NBA insider said that Ricky Rubio's camp had several times asked for a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. This was the first time anyone had heard even rumblings about Rubio's discontent with the team. The reason for that is because Rubio isn't unhappy at all with his situation, as he told La Prensasa...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jahlil Okafor to Ask Minnesota Timberwolves Not to Draft Him

Duke center Jahlil Okafor had a great season for the Blue Devils and is expected to go either No.. 1 or No. 2 in the NBA draft in a few weeks. You would think that just being drafted and given the chance to play in the NBA would be enough for most guys, but it sounds like the opportunity alone is not enough for Okafor.No, he is supposedly trying to influence where he goes in the...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. The Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, are usually...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the T-Wolves Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA Mock Draft Link:
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Timerwolves go crazy celebrating winning NBA draft lottery (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night and celebrated like a bunch of mad men. This video was uploaded to YouTube by the T-Wolves and it shows coach/GM Flip Saunders and others cheering each time another team’s ping pong ball came up before theirs. Saunders was the most vocal, yelling, “Just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Willing To Consider Trading No. 1 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have openly mentioned the possibility of trading away the first overall pick. Glen Taylor admitted it is unlikely, but not something they're prepared to rule out. Taylor said it is something that will be “part of any conversation.” “You never know what it could mean, if you could get the right one or two guys that could change your team,” Taylor...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks Like Flip Saunders Was Pumped About Winning the NBA Draft Lottery

A bad season of basketball was rewarded in a big way Tuesday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves, owners of the worst record in the NBA, won the Draft Lottery for the first time ever. How pumped was head coach (and president of basketball operations) Flip Saunders? Very. As you can see in the video below, Flip just about lost his **** watching the top three picks be unveiled. At...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Okafor downplays importance of being No. 1 overall pick

For what it’s worth, Jahlil Okafor, presumed to be either the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft or at worst the second selection, indicated it doesn’t really matter to him where he goes, suggesting being the No. 1 overall pick is more about fodder for fans, not the individual player. “I don’t know that I...Read More The post Jahlil Okafor downplays importance of being No....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders really likes Jahlil Okafor, could pass on Karl-Anthony Towns

Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves found out that they will have the number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Most draft experts believe that there is only two players in the running for that pick. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are franchise changing big men that teams cannot afford to pass on. While the consensus is that Towns should be the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the Timberwolves staff freaking out over the draft lottery

The team with the best odds at landing the number one pick in the NBA draft had not actually won the first pick since 2004. By getting the first pick last night (with a 25 percent chance at doing so, the top odds this year), the Minnesota Timberwolves bucked that trend. As you'd expect, the entire staff was pretty darn excited.We'll just let Flip and his staff sum up how excited...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Karl-Anthony Towns refuse to meet with Twolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, giving them the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. It has been widely assumed that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns will be selected in that spot, but it may not be that simple. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports speculates...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves win No. 1 pick in 2015 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft following the league’s annual lottery. Minnesota had an NBA-high 25 percent chance of landing the top pick, based on its last-place finish in the league-wide standings. This is the Timberwolves first time ever winning the No. 1 overall pick. “This is a great day for our franchise and our fans. We’re...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Anticipate Kevin Garnett Returning Next Season

Glen Taylor expects Kevin Garnett to play next season. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Garnett at the trade deadline in February. "I see that he's out working really hard to get his knee into shape," said Garnett. "So I anticipate that he's interested in coming back. I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery, Knicks Fall From Two To Four

We now know the draft order for the NBA Draft on June 25, and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers are quite happy.
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves win NBA Draft Lottery; Full order for all 60 picks

The NBA Draft Lottery has come and gone, and the Minnesota Timberwolves now hold the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. It’s untelling what the T’Wolves will do with the top pick, but their selection will almost certainly come between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor. Here’s a look at how the full lottery […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson: Lakers had ‘handshake agreement’ for Garnett in 2007

The Boston Celtics traded for Kevin Garnett in 2007, and the 15-time NBA All-Star immediately helped turn the franchise around and win a championship. That title was won at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were apparently left wondering what could have been after the NBA Finals. In a fantastic oral history of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Winning the Lottery Really Make or Break a Franchise

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 25, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Tanking. That’s what tonight is all about. Never mind that the Western Conference Finals are set to tip off between Golden State and Houston, tonight is about who was best at being...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins best offense highlights from 2014-15 season

While the Minnesota Timberwolves will look towards the future, they can be pleased that Andrew Wiggins had a pretty successful rookie season. Wiggins ended up winning Rookie Of The Year and during the regular season, Andrew averaged sixteen points per game to lead all rookies. Check out some of his best offense highlights from his amazing first season: *** Wiggins Rookie Offense...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA announces 2014-2015 All-Rookie teams

The NBA announced its all-rookie teams for the 2014-2015 season Monday. 130 writers and broadcasters made up the panel who elected the teams. Rookie of the year and Minnesota Timberwolves forward, Andrew Wiggins, was the only unanimous selection for the first team. Joining Wiggins on the first team is Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The oral history of Kevin Garnett is the most glorious thing you’ll read

Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck has compiled an oral history of Kevin Garnett as told by former teammates and coaches, as well as his agent and some writers. These first-hand accounts have been woven into some of the most spectacular stories you’re ever going to read about KG, and they provide a lot more insight than many of us have ever had into perhaps the most intense athlete...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Who is the power forward of the future?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a question of who will play power forward in the team’s long term plans. The team traded for Kevin Garnett earlier this season, but he is not the long term solution for the team at power forward, as Garnett will probably only have one more season with the team. Now if the Timberwolves end up getting the first overall pick in the Draft Lottery and...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins To Be Named NBA Rookie Of The Year

MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins started his NBA career at the front of his rookie class. He finished his first season there, too. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ forward will be named Rookie of the Year on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the announcement told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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