Found June 05, 2013 on
The Sports Bank:
Injuries took their toll on the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season as star players Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio missed significant time. With another disappointing finish, the T-Wolves finally fired general manager David Kahn this off-season and brought in Flip Saunders as President of Basketball Operations to try and right the ship.
The health (and happiness) of Love and Rubio are vital moving forward but the Timberwolves also have several other needs during this NBA off-season including the uncertain futures of Nikola Pekovic and Andrei Kirilenko.
Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51 last year)
2012-13 Season Summary:
The Minnesota Timberwolves were a sexy sleeper playoff pick in the Western Conference during preseason predictions but once again fell short, missing the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. A huge reason for that was due to all the injuries up and down the roster.
The T-Wolves began at a disadvantage since Ricky Rubio was still recovering from a torn ACL and LCL...
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As the NBA Draft approaches, there are several teams that are reportedly looking to trade down. Flip Saunders and the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to go in the other direction, as Charley Walters of The Pioneer Press reports the team will attempt to trade Derrick Williams and the No. 9 overall pick to move up in the draft.Looks like TWolves will try to deal Derrick Williams...
A lot of NBA players will be making the rounds as the sports world turns its attention to the NBA Finals. It is always nice to be reminded of some of the players that did not make the Playoffs and remember that they do exist.
That goes double for Kevin Love, who played in only 18 games this season and averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game. Whether it was a broken hand...
Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love was lost for the season when he had to have knee surgery. That, along with a broken hand, limited Kevin Love to play in just 18 games, and the Timberwolves failed to reach the playoffs due to other injuries as well. Kevin Love appears confident in the team next season, if they can stay healthy, says ESPN.In a tweet made by the Timberwolves...
It was contrived. It was in front of a national radio audience. It was cheesy.
But for a fan base yearning for any positive inkling to cling to, it sounded great.
In case you missed it:
Flip Saunders calls into ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," which Minnesota Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love co-hosted Thursday morning.
Love, who at 24 appears to have his...
You see, what had happened was… The NBA Draft is exactly three weeks away and with no sure-fire superstars this year, the top of the draft still remains a mystery. Washington currently owns the 3rd overall pick and most Wizards outlets have Grunfeld selecting Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett. Both players would fit a need for the Wiz Kids and I would be ecstatic with either pick...
Kevin Love has three guaranteed years and a player option for a fourth season remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love did not receive the maximum five-year deal from former Timberwolves president David Kahn.
"I know that there's a lot that goes into it, especially … the new CBA," Love said. "I think it's just the way it goes sometimes...