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MINNEAPOLIS Two weeks ago, when Ricky Rubio was cleared to practice, the Timberwolves training staff identified this Wednesday, Dec. 12, as a possible debut date. Now, though, things are still up in the air.
It isnt due to anything Rubio has done, it seems, but rather to considerations with the schedule. The game against the Nuggets comes on the heels of four days of rest, but it kicks off a stretch in which the team plays four games in seven nights, including a grueling stretch in which it flies to New Orleans Thursday, plays Friday, flies back to the Twin Cities that night, plays Saturday, flies to Orlando Sunday, plays Monday, flies to Miami and plays Tuesday.
I think whenever you start talking about that, youve got to look at the schedule, bring that into play as to how youre going to approach that, Rick Adelman said. I really dont know.
Adelman expects to have a meeting to clarify the teams plans for Rubio to return to games in the next day or two, and the training staff has b...
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At the end of November Foot Locker released an incredible ad with Kyrie Irving, showing what happens during one of those huge, cinematic dunks. How did the company decide to follow up their recent success? The answer is one part Ricky Rubio, one part backyard wrestling and several parts awful. What a blown opportunity by Foot Locker. Their Irving spot got the advertising and...
MINNEAPOLIS After taking Saturday off, the Timberwolves returned to practice on Sunday, with Rick Adelman absent and Brandon Roy present for the first time since Nov. 18.
Adelman attended the dedication of a basketball court at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon. Adelman was the head coach at Chemeketa from 1977 to 1983, and the dedication, combined with Sunday's snowstorm...
MINNEAPOLIS No one wants to talk about anything but Ricky Rubio. When's he coming back? (Yet to be determined.) What does he do best? What does he bring to the team? How will he change it? How does he look in practice.
And for a week, the Timberwolves have been waxing poetic, with so few new details and so much praise. On Tuesday, Andrei Kirilenko put it perfectly.
Kevin Love seems to be upset with the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office over several different issues, and he may be preparing to leave.
Derrick Williams says he is trying to stay patient through fluctuating playing time with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The former No. 2 overall draft pick has not played in four of Minnesota's previous nine games. Coach Rick Adelman has elected to go with veteran Dante Cunningham as the primary backup to All-Star Kevin Love at power forward, and Williams' playing time has...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is expected to return soon after recovering from his March surgery to repair his torn anterior-cruciate ligament, but he is not scheduled to play Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. Rubio is not likely to make his season debut in Friday's game against New Orleans, either, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, because it is the...
MINNEAPOLIS "What do you mean?" Rick Adelman had to ask, his dry laugh cracking. The reporter who'd asked the question didn't know better. He was with the visiting team, and he'd seen the box scores. He'd seen that Derrick Williams hadn't been playing, never more than 15 minutes since Nov. 21. He'd seen that 2011's No. 2 pick had sat, had become...
Adelman on Brandon Roy’s status after knee surgery:
“He’s doing his work, and he didn’t practice. He’s just going through shooting and doing things like that. It’s good to see him out on the floor, and they’re going to see how he goes this week. I think maybe next week, as long as he’s doing fine, his activity will improve.”
Kevin Love is not happy with the Minnesota Timberwolves and seems to be at least partially regretting signing a four-year extension back in January.
The Timberwolves had the option of giving Love their designated five-year deal, but instead offered him a four-year deal with a player option to opt out after the third year. The T-Wolves were saving their max deal for point guard Ricky...
Ricky Rubio will likely make his return on Saturday.
Kevin Love returned the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Denver Nuggets.
The Timberwolves have not officially ruled out Ricky Rubio for the second meeting of the season between these teams Wednesday night at the Target Center.
Denver (11-11) spoiled Love's surprise return for Minnesota (9-9) with a 101-94 road win Nov. 21. Love came back with 34 points and 14...
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Basketball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- The minutes have come and gone for Derrick Williams this season. Truthfully, they've been mostly gone for almost a month now.
The No. 2 overall draft pick out of Arizona in 2011 doesn't pout or whine behind the scenes. He just keeps working in hopes that his chance will come with the Minnesota Timberwolves sooner rather...
Kevin Love believes in Rick Adelman, but David Kahn's personnel moves continue to be looked at suspiciously.
Tonight after what seemed like six years off, the Wolves take it to Target Center tonight in Ricky Rubio's would-have-been season debut. The Nuggets, long thought to be Western Conference contenders, are quietly right on par with the Wolves at an underwhelming 11-11 despite the team being generally injury-free for most of the season. This game marks a bit of a deja vu game, as...