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The Ricky Rubio Files: Revisitado

To start this off-season’s player profiles, I feel it’s essential to review and amend my attempt at this same project from last October. Most of The Ricky Rubio Files largely remains applicable. That article speaks for itself. Unfortunately, what is no longer applicable, isn’t exactly any more positive than before. This year, I’ll toss in some additional comments with reference...
Via TWolves Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng holds his own in NBA's Africa exhibition game

JOHANNESBURG -- The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday -- starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. And Minnesota big man Gorgui Dieng represented the Timberwolves well, scoring 12 points. Dieng also added five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes, 58 seconds of playing time. The crowd was roaring early at Ellis...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett vs the Trade Voltron

Today is the 8th anniversary of the Kevin Garnett trade. Of course, there have now been 3 Kevin Garnett trades, but you know the one I'm talking about. In 2007, the Minnesota Timberwolves changed NBA history by sending KG to Boston in exchange for Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, and the picks that would be come Wayne Ellington and Jonny Flynn...
Via Sports-Reference
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Offseason: Loved It/Liked It/Hated It

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves were bottom feeders last season. However, they have a young core with lots of potential, which they added to this offseason. The moves they made helped the team go in the right direction, and are directed at balancing the young talent with veteran...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett Will Start For Wolves At Power Forward

Kevin Garnett will start at power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves to begin the 15-16 season. "He’s gonna start," said Flip Saunders. "That’s who he is. KG is a starter. He’s the best power forward on our team, actually. No one rebounds better. He’s the best help defender. No one communicates better. He knows the offense, and he can pass it." The Wolves also have Karl...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves sign Andre Miller

Playing 16 years in the NBA is, in a word, sweet, but for Andre Miller, seventeen years would be a more satisfying ending. Apparently, the Minnesota Timberwolves feel the same way. In a message relayed by his agent to the Associated Press, Miller has agreed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum. While the addition of Miller brings...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Andre Miller Signing Grade

  (Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: One season, minimum The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran point guard Andre Miller to a one season contract. It is odd to me for a re-building team to sign a point guard who is 39, as I think they should be trying and get as young as they can, but I like this...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NBAer Vin Baker now works at Starbucks

At one time, Vin Baker was an all-star and averaging a double-double in the NBA. Now, the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 draft earns money in a decidedly different way. Baker made millions while playing in the NBA but, unfortunately, does not have much left of it. A battle with alcoholism during his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves agree to terms with veteran guard Miller

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andre Miller's agent tells The Associated Press his client has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Wolves hosted Miller for a visit to the team's facility on Wednesday. A few hours later, he reached agreement, agent Andy Miller says. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. With Ricky Rubio coming off of ankle surgery and rookie Tyus Jones...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves bring Andre Miller in for a meeting

The Minnesota Timberwolves have Ricky Rubio and Tyus Jones as their two point guards right now. That's not bad, but it doesn't mean they aren't in the market for a third option who can come in and run an offense until Jones is ready, or in the event Rubio gets hurt. Enter Andre Miller?Miller is 39 years old and turns 40 in March—not the ideal age for an NBA free agent. But his...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Offseason Grade

The Minnesota Timberwolves spent the 2015 offseason performing the real life equivalent of my NBA2k team. Essentially, they cut some salary and roster spots to make room for a coveted draft pick, re-signed the greatest Timberwolf of all time, a local kid returned home via draft night trade and snagged some European potential. In: Kevin Garnett – Re-signed Damjan Rudez – Traded...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What type of season is Ricky Rubio about to have?

Ricky Rubio is, somehow, the forgotten puzzle piece on a Minnesota Timberwolves team that's rebuilding. He stands in the shadow of the draft's past two No. 1 overall picks: Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns.But Rubio is arguably the most important player on next year's team, the starting point guard who plays like a wizard and makes everyone around him better. Here's a look...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s On-Court Intensity Inspired Artist’s Bold Style (Photos)

The first thing most fans notice when they see Kevin Garnett play basketball is his passion. While most people just watch and admire, for Muideen Ogunmola witnessing KG in action at TD Garden was life-changing. The Boston-based artist known as “Block Nation” was inspired to recreate Garnett’s intensity in an aggressive illustration that would become his signature style....
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine dunk a free-throw

Everyone knows Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine can dunk. He's one of the most creative players in the league when it comes to elevating above the rim. During a recent game at the Seattle Pro Am, LaVine took his skills to the next level, passing off the backboard to himself instead of taking a traditional free throw. Watch below:This was obviously awesome, but unfortunately...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Bennett helps lead Canada to silver medal at Pan Am Games

The Canadian men's basketball team won its first Pan American Games medal, and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett played a big role in that accomplishment. Canada took the silver, losing 86-71 to Brazil in Saturday's final, but it was the country's best finish at the Games, which it hosted this year. Bennett, the 22-year-old Toronto native whom the Wolves acquired from...
Via Fox Sports North
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Looking at Kendall Marshall

With the NBA season looming in the not-so-far distant future the Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking to expand their roster to best compete this upcoming season. Now we all know that The Timberwolves seem to be pretty stacked for the approaching season, especially with players like Andrew Wiggins, and Karls Anthony-Towns but it’s always nice to have some veteran presence. The team...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Youngster Zach LaVine Resorts To Dunking Free Throws At Pro-Am

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine burst into mainstream consciousness by dunking his way into our hearts during last season’s NBA slam dunk contest: His overall game still hasn’t caught up to his dunking skills yet, but LaVine is still an NBA League Pass all-star in our minds. You just never know when he’s going to [&hellip The post Timberwolves Youngster Zach LaVine...
Via No Coast Bias
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Interested in Signing PG Kendall Marshall

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been very active this offseason, and are looking like a team that is poised to begin building something special over the next few years. They still has a long ways to go before becoming a playoff caliber team again, but that is their end goal. According to a report from Darren Wolfson, the Timberwolves are showing interest in signing talented point...
Via Hoops-Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Euro Pipeline: Nemanja Blejica

Blejica will test his skills in the NBA, five years after he was drafted. The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing forward Nemanja Blejica to America. The 2014-15 Euroleague Playoff MVP was a 2010 draft pick that has used his time in Europe to greatly expand his basketball abilities and is ready to join the NBA and make an immediate impact for the young and hungry Wolves. If you’ve...
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What's wrong with Wolves' top pick Karl-Anthony Towns?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have some worries to address. Immediately apparent is the clear distinction and elevated skill level between the two competitive leagues. The NCAA and the NBA are in completely different realms, the latter of which perhaps in an entirely alternate dimension in terms of how talented players are. Even the worst of the worst were the best of the best somewhere...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What We Can Learn from 497 Andrew Wiggins Field Goals

One of my favorite things about the NBA offseason is that YouTube highlight channels like Down to Buck are forced to get really creative. For example: all 84 dunks from Blake Griffin’s season, or all 118 dunks from Nerlens Noel’s season, or all 166 dunks from Andre Drummond’s season.  A video that really got my attention, though, was a compilation of all 497 field...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett will return for 21st NBA season

Veteran power forward Kevin Garnett isn’t ready to retire. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, the 39-year-old Garnett is planning to return for his 21st NBA season, his 14th as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Mere formality, part deux: told the Garnett contract re-signing here is done. Will search for the terms later after radio. #twolves — Darren...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Towns already puts in late-night workout for T-Wolves

A little more than 24 hours after the Minnesota Timberwolves made him the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns was already on the grind. Towns posted this sweat-soaked selfie Friday night. It looks like he wasted no time making use of the team’s practice facility.   Playoff basketball starts now. #yearofthewolves A photo...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves looking to trade Anthony Bennett

Not too often is a former No. 1 overall pick considered a throw-in as a part of a larger deal around the NBA. However, that was the case when the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love last summer. ESPN sources say that, in advance of Thursday's draft, Minnesota has made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett...
Via Sportsnaut
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders prefers Okafor but staff likes Towns

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are the consensus top prospects for the 2015 NBA draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 overall selection. So, which power forward will Minnesota select? According to ESPN’s Chad Ford (subscription required), T-Wolves head coach and President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders prefers Okafor. “...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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