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Entering his first season as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rick Adelman figured he would have a former point guard shooting the ball extremely well for him from the shooting guard position.
Why wouldn’t he think that? The Timberwolves gave former Dallas Maverick undersized combo guard J.J. Barea a 4-year deal worth more than 19-million dollars during the condensed 2011 off-season.
The Timberwolves also acquired UCLA combo guard Malcom Lee in a draft night trade with the Chicago Bulls. Lee was expected to see significant playing time in his rookie season.
But much to the surprise of many in the Twin Cities, neither Barea nor the rookie Lee have been that undersized shooting guard putting up steady numbers alongside rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. Shockingly, Luke Ridnour has occupied the role Barea was expected to fill.
First off, I’m not going to assert that Barea has been a bust with the Timberwolves. Simply put, he’s just tapping into his inner Joe Mauer by playing in onl...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- With his downturned gaze and slight figure, Luke Ridnour's 6'2" frame is just average enough to render him normal.
He'd be hard to recognize on the street, where many NBA players draw stares for nothing more than their sheer size, and there aren't crowds of fans wearing Ridnour jerseys dotting the stands at the Target Center each night at least...
Their record stands at just 4-8, but the Minnesota Timberwolves have gotten off to a respectable start to their 2011-12 season.
The hard to watch blowouts are a thing of yesteryear, while nail biting conclusions have become a common occurrence.
The product on the court is much improved from last year’s squad. The coaching staff has proven to be an immense upgrade as well.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Slouched in a folding chair in a nondescript practice facility, Kevin Love was miles from his potential teammates and further still from London, from the celebrity, the pomp and circumstance and the patriotism that are the Olympics.
But in reality, he's now just one cut away.
On Monday, USA Basketball announced the 20 finalists for the 2012 U.S. Men's Olympic...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they will wear retro 1967-68 Minnesota Muskies uniforms for six home games in 2012.
These "Hardwood Classic" games will begin on Feb. 1, when the Indiana Pacers visit the Target Center, and continue through March 30. Players will wear the uniforms Feb. 10 against Dallas, Feb. 11 against New York, March 5 against...
Minnesota’s Luke Ridnour got credited with an assist on this play with Kevin Love, and Love points like it’s an assist… But was it really? Or was that a terrible, bail out shot that just happened to fall? You be the judge.
Hey, you. Were you in Minneapolis last night around 7 p.m. Central Time? Did you go see the Timberwolves play the Kings in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day showdown at Target Center?
Well, boy, does Kevin Love have a deal for you. The Minnesota All-Star forward is putting together another crazy year statistically -- averaging 25.0 points per game and 14.6 rebounds per game ...
Let us all shed a tear and dump a 40 out (if you're Grumpy, it's probably Vernor's or Metamucil) as the college football season officially comes to a close. Since Tuesday's are going to be wide open now, today I'll discuss a subject...
Martell Webster says his back is feeling good after his first contact practice in more than three months.
J.J. Barea, Martell Webster and Brad Miller are making strides toward returning.
Two teams in the basement of their respective divisions get together tonight in the Twin Cities, as the Minnesota Timberwolves will host the Sacramento Kings from Target Center.