Found January 25, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
Those two words haven’t been associated with the Minnesota Timberwolves since their run to the Western Conference Finals in the 2003-04 season.
But with Kevin Love now signed to a four-year maximum contract extension, the emergence of rookie point guard Ricky Rubio, the promising play of number two overall pick Derrick Williams, and the sheer brilliance of head coach Rick Adelman, considering the Wolves to be at least a fringe playoff team is quite an upgrade over the putrid past seven seasons.
The question needs to be asked, what are the odds this Timberwolves team makes the playoffs THIS season?
One has to look no further than ESPN’s advanced metric guru John Hollinger.
Hollinger has a computer system in play that every day runs 5,000 different simulations based off of his power rankings. The results from the most recent simulation would appear to come as somewhat of a delight to fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
According to Hollinger, as of today– January 25th–...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed all star forward Kevin Love to a four year $62 million contract extension. Love was facing the prospect of becoming a restricted free agent. Love was the 5th pick in the 2008 NBA draft and making $4.6 million this season. Love is currently 23 years old.
Love has been wanting to get a deal done for weeks now and head coach Rick...
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...
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 ...
All-Star forward Kevin Love finally got his contract extension with the Timberwolves and is glad to be able to focus solely on what happens inside the lines now.
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...