Found September 20, 2013 on
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MINNEAPOLIS -- For every source of excitement, a cautionary qualifier.
The Minnesota Timberwolves returners' learned the hard way last year how easily optimism can crumble in a heap of frustration. Injury after injury after injury derailed whatever plans they had of returning the franchise to mid-2000s form and eventually helped run president of basketball operations David Kahn out of town.
Led by the new man in charge, Minnesota mainstay Flip Saunders, the organization addressed many a personnel need this offseason. It got deeper, bigger and more capable of shooting 3-pointers.
But no matter how many bodies are in the fold, they aren't worth much if they don't remain able.
"I really think that this team can be very good," small forward Chase Budinger said Friday following a pre-training camp workout with several of his teammates.
Then comes the caveat: "As long as we stay healthy. That's the biggest question mark that we've always had the las...
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If he wishes to earn another championship with Spain, Ricky Rubio will have to wait until at least next summer's FIBA World Cup.
With another lackluster performance by the Timberwolves point guard, Spain fell 75-72 to France in Friday's EuroBasket semifinals. Rubio scored just two points, snagged two rebounds and dished out one assist in 15 minutes, 19 seconds of court time...
In less than six weeks, former Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will make his NBA debut. Since being drafted in June, Dieng participated in the NBA Summer League with his new team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has been living in Minneapolis for the past month.
The T-Wolves started pre-training camp practice this week and Dieng appears to be fitting in nicely with his new team.
This is the ninth in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp.
There are certainly less enviable scenarios a veteran NBA point guard could find himself in.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing bringing A.J. Price into training camp, according to a source.
Price played for the Washington Wizards last season and received significant minutes in stretches when John Wall was sidelined.
Price is represented by Jeff Schwartz, who has had extensive dialogue with Flip Saunders in the offseason.