Found December 06, 2011 on Hooped Up: Atlanta Hawks:
Prior to the lockout, Kevin Love was a rebounding machine. Now he’s a lean and mean rebounding machine thanks to a strict offseason training regime, that helped him shed 25 pounds before training camp starts. That’s a good thing for the built for speed Timberwolves and even better thing for the first steady stream of  potential highlights we’ll witness since the post Kevin Garnett era in the Twin Cities. After the jump, Kevin Love speaks to the media about his offseason training and his hopes for the Wolves this season.

Love is ready to get the NBA season started

A svelte Kevin Love was at the Minnesota Timberwolves practice facility on Sunday, looking spry and excited for what at the very least promises to be an interesting season for the Wolves.Most of his teammates have yet to arrive in Minneapolis, but Love is anxious to hit the hardwood with his new teammates and coaches as the Wolves try to rinse out the taste of a 15-win campaign and...

Timberwolves brace for camp, compact season

MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has already studied Minnesota's schedule for the upcoming 66-game season. The tech-savvy rookie has even input all the games on his iPad.So yes, Rubio has noticed the compact nature of this year's lockout-shortened slate that will force Minnesota and other teams to at times play games on back-to-back-to-back days, or at least...

Wolves' Rubio eager to make his NBA debut

MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio has been in town for onlya day, but the Timberwolves' new point guard was already well acclimated to the Minnesota winter when he arrived at Target Center on Wednesday. "Yesterday I got here, and it was freezing," said Rubio, the 21-year-old Spanish phenom who is finally joining the Timberwolves after being drafted No. 5 overall in 2009. "...

Rubio arrives in Minnesota, ready for season

Ricky Rubio says there were times during a long and bitter NBA lockout that he worried his first pro season in the United States would be wiped out. Now that the players and owners are on the brink of signing a new collective bargaining agreement, Rubio can't wait to get going. The Spanish point guard showed up at Target Center on Wednesday for a light workout ahead of an anticipated...

Pre-season PF Rankings

 “T always gets a double-double.” -TO Power Forwards are all about getting you points in many different categories, there a guys who get you double-doubles (Kevin Love), but you also want guys who shot a high FG% (Pau Gasol), FT % (Dirk), or get a high number of blocks (Amare). Top 40 Power Fowards 1.  Kevin Love, Timberwolves 2.  Amare ...

AP and NBA ref reach settlement in tweet suit

The Associated Press and an NBA referee have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the news agency and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting the referee intentionally made a bad call to make up for another one that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Referee William Spooner agreed to drop the suit, filed last March in Minneapolis, pending removal of...

Ricky Rubio Can't Believe How Much Basketball These Crazy Americans Play

Ricky's finally set to play NBA ball, but there's a learning curve here in Amurrica: "Yesterday I was looking at the schedule and putting in my iPad, and I was saying 16, 17, 18," he joked with reporters today. "I mean, three games in a row? What the hell?" Also news for Rubio: It snows in Minnesota. Quite a bit. [Timberwolves...

Ricky Rubio arrives in Minnesota, ready for rookie season

On his first winter morning in Minnesota, Ricky Rubio could have taken one of the many skyways that connect his downtown hotel to Target Center to avoid the cold. Instead, Rubio decided to walk the couple of blocks outdoors to take in all the sights, sounds, and goose bumps that his new home brings with it. “When [...]

Rubio arrives at Target Center

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio arrived at the Target Center on Wednesday to begin his Timberwolves career.

Porter, Sikma among 4 Wolves assistants (AP)

Rick Adelman is bringing plenty of familiar faces with him to the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching staff. Adelman announced on Wednesday that Terry Porter, Jack Sikma, T.R. Dunn and Bill Bayno will join him as assistants on his staff. Porter interviewed for the head coaching position in Minnesota before it was given to Adelman.

How will Rubio adjust to the NBA?

After all the hype, Ricky Rubio showed up at Target Center this afternoon to begin his Wolves career.

Wolves: A new door opens

Ricky Rubio checked in at Target Center, hitting the gym in preparation for his first Timberwolves season.
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