Found January 24, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to a respectable 7-10 start to the 2011-12 NBA season.
Ricky Rubio is showing that he has all the makings to be a superstar point guard. While Kevin Love is having one of the best individual seasons of any player in recent memory.
In watching the Timberwolves, there is an obvious surplus of average to above average players on the wing. And that’s not even factoring in the absence of injured Martell Webster and Malcom Lee.
While the Wolves could be considered a fringe playoff team, there’s a few moves that the Wolves could make to speed up the rebuilding process, and be considered a legitimate playoff team this spring.
Here are five fake trades that the Minnesota Timberwolves could make.
I spent hours last night looking at prospective deals on ESPN’s Trade Machine. While I’m definitely no Bill Simmons– the self proclaimed Picasso of the NBA Trade Machine– I’d like to consider myself a Van Gogh of the ESPN Trade Machine.
Lets first set the ground ru...
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AROUND THE WEB
HOWL AT THE MOON
According to multiple sources, Minnesota and Kevin Love have agreed to terms and the forward will sign a four-year, max contract with the team reportedly worth $62 million.
When Kevin Love stepped out behind an exquisitely set screen and launched a 3-pointer that settled through the net at the buzzer, sinking the Clippers on national television Friday night, he turned his back on the rest of the Timberwolves, set his jaw firmly and threw his arms wide.
It didn't take long for Love to be swarmed, his teammates rushing to show him some, well, love...
Theres a viral YouTube video starring a talking shell that poses a surprisingly philosophical question. In an almost indignant tone because yes, miniature exoskeletons can be indignant the shell, Marcel, asks his audience:
People say my head is too big for my body, and I say, Compared to what?
Its a valid question.
Now consider the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio has become Minnesotas...
Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love will sign a 4-year, $62 million contract extension on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.The 23-year-old is expected to sign the deal prior to the Timberwolves' game against the Mavericks. Love would become a restricted free agent if the sides don't complete a deal before an 11 p.m. deadline...
One of the issues coming up this week is the deadline for contract extensions for the NBA’s class of 2008, and the question is whether the equivocal Minnesota Timberwolves will offer Kevin Love the maximum dollar extension. I have my doubts as well about how much Love is worth, given I don’t see how he can carry a team on any level.
Yesterday the Internet lied and told you that Kevin Love signed an extension with the Wolves, but today it all came true as Love signing a four-year, $62 million contract extension today with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wanted a five-year deal, but I don’t think that means he’ll be eating Ramen anytime soon.
“The five years was something I felt very strongly about, but...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Kevin Love has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth between $60 million and $62 million.The deal includes a player option in the final year. The person described the agreement to The Associated Press on Wednesday ...
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love and the guy who brought him to Minnesota, Kevin McHale, met before Monday's game at Target Center, the first time they have shared an NBA court since the final day of the 2008-09 season.
Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,hey Mickey (huff huff), hey Mickey (huff huff)Sure, he’s gotten plenty of ‘hype’ for his cover model look, but don’t hate on Ricky Rubio people … the boy’s actually got some game – even if it’s a bit different from the me-first, shoot-first point guard play we’ve become accustomed to in recent years...
Jan 23, 8:00 PM | Target Center
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Minnesota battles the Rockets, currently with a 9-7 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for...