Posted December 21, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Timberwolves had more than 15,000 fans at Target Center for their home preseason game. The home opener will be sold out. There's a buzz surrounding one of the worst teams in the league for the first time in years. New coach Rick Adelman says he senses it, and he wants to live up to the expectations. Only seven coaches in NBA history have won more games than Adelman. But his latest job figures to be more focused on teaching than winning in the early going. The Timberwolves once again have one of the league's youngest rosters. But new faces Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams are giving their downtrodden fans hope that better days lie ahead. The Timberwolves open the season at home on Monday against Oklahoma City.

Porter brings experience to Adelman's staff

MINNEAPOLIS Terry Porter spent just three years of his 17-year NBA career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he experienced both the highs and the lows during that time.In 1995-96, Porter's first season with the Wolves, the team finished 26-56. Two years later, Porter's last in Minnesota, they were 45-37 under coach Flip Saunders. Now, the 48-year-old Porter returns to...

Wolves Have Until Jan. 25 To Extend Love's Deal

Wolves Have Until Jan. 25 To Extend Love's Deal; Love, Agent Still Determining Market Value Dec 22, 2011 10:34 AM EST Timberwolves general manager David Kahn said he will not discuss any contract negotiations with Kevin Love's agent publicly, other than to call the matter "very important" and say he expects Love will play for the Wolves for "many, many...

Love puts up another big game

Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 85-84 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Kevin Love, who had 22 points and 16 rebounds, hit a 3-pointer to cut Milwaukee's lead to 84-83. Luke Ridnour intercepted Larry Sanders' poor inbound pass on the next possession and Beasley did the rest for...

Minnesota Timberwolves Rookies Forced To Sing National Anthem (Video)

For most NBA rookies, hazing by the veterans is just the normal right of passage that they have to go through. Minnesota Timberwolves rookies Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams, and Malcolm Lee had to sing the National Anthem at a Timberwolves fan event:

Timberwolves' rookie Lee overcoming odds

MINNEAPOLIS When guard Malcolm Lee left UCLA after his junior season, he was hoping to be chosen in the first round of the 2011 NBA draft.He wasn't.Instead, the Chicago Bulls took Lee in the second round (43rd overall) before trading him to the Minnesota Timberwolves."Everything happens for a reason," Lee said on falling in the draft. "Basically, since I got drafted...

Rubio, Barea to sit out next exhibition

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea will miss the Minnesota Timberwolves' preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday to rest minor injuries for the regular season. Both guards did not practice on Monday or Tuesday for precautionary reasons and stayed behind in Minnesota when the team left for Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Rubio has a sprained right ankle...

Here’s Grainy Video Of A Ricky Rubio-To-Derrick Williams Alley-Oop

Not that some quasi-trick shot exhibition during a scrimmage is any indication of anything, seeing brand new T-Wolves players Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams team up for a nifty little play is a pleasant sight to see, as hope is always a powerful and most welcome elixir. With that in mind, allow me this: as [...]

Rubio, Barea to sit out Wolves' preseason finale

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea will miss the Minnesota Timberwolves' preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday to rest minor injuries for the regular season.

Turnovers, over and over, for the Wolves

Coach Rick Adelman felt the team has improved defensively over the preseason opener. But on offense, he didn't like the pace of the game and the team's tendency to take early shots and the 22 turnovers.

Bucks fail to finish off Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks failed to finish off the Timberwolves as Minnesota forward Kevin Love went on a scoring spree to give the Timberwolves an 85-84 comeback victory in the 35th annual MACC Fund Game at the Bradley Center.
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