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Kevin Love returned the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Denver Nuggets.
The Timberwolves have not officially ruled out Ricky Rubio for the second meeting of the season between these teams Wednesday night at the Target Center.
Denver (11-11) spoiled Love's surprise return for Minnesota (9-9) with a 101-94 road win Nov. 21. Love came back with 34 points and 14 boards after missing the first nine games, though he wasn't expected to be back that soon after breaking his hand in mid-October.
Rubio has been practicing for the Timberwolves, who have not played since Friday's 91-73 home victory over Cleveland. He's said he will play when his knee feels better, and coach Rick Adelman is not sure what his point guard rotation will look like with Minnesota beginning a stretch of six games in nine days.
"I don't really have an answer until I find out what Ricky's status is," Adelman said.
Forward Andrei Kirilenko said that Rubio has "l...
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Kevin Love seems to be upset with the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office over several different issues, and he may be preparing to leave.
The more he speaks, the more Kevin Love sounds like a superstar who is on borrowed time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Love is upset with the direction of the Timberwolves, who have had seven straight losing seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2003. In addition, the All-Star forward was offended when some people within the organization expressed doubt...
As you might expect, the Minnesota Timberwolves were not thrilled with most of the Kevin Love quotes that were published in Tuesday’s Yahoo! Sports feature story on him. Love has been critical of the organization in the past, and that continued with many of the things he told Adrian Wojnarowski.
On Wednesday, Love stood by the things he said in the interview but claimed there were...
Kevin Love is not happy with the Minnesota Timberwolves and seems to be at least partially regretting signing a four-year extension back in January.
The Timberwolves had the option of giving Love their designated five-year deal, but instead offered him a four-year deal with a player option to opt out after the third year. The T-Wolves were saving their max deal for point guard Ricky...
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the Timberwolves, Wednesday started with controversy but ended with confidence. It began with Wolves star Kevin Love trying to explain his controversial comments on the team's direction, front office and ownership to Yahoo!Sports, but ended with the Wolves getting a much-needed 108-105 victory over Denver at Target Center. "Awesome, big win for us...
MINNEAPOLIS On a normal day, this was a game they needed to win.
There was a Western Conference opponent on the tail end of a back-to-back, running on fumes after an early season schedule with the destructive force of a hurricane. There were the Timberwolves, desperately clinging to the edge of .500, clinging and hoping to climb. There was a healthy team, or healthy in Minnesota...
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At the end of November Foot Locker released an incredible ad with Kyrie Irving, showing what happens during one of those huge, cinematic dunks. How did the company decide to follow up their recent success? The answer is one part Ricky Rubio, one part backyard wrestling and several parts awful. What a blown opportunity by Foot Locker. Their Irving spot got the advertising and...
MINNEAPOLIS Two weeks ago, when Ricky Rubio was cleared to practice, the Timberwolves training staff identified this Wednesday, Dec. 12, as a possible debut date. Now, though, things are still up in the air.
It isnt due to anything Rubio has done, it seems, but rather to considerations with the schedule. The game against the Nuggets comes on the heels of four days of rest, but it...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is expected to return soon after recovering from his March surgery to repair his torn anterior-cruciate ligament, but he is not scheduled to play Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. Rubio is not likely to make his season debut in Friday's game against New Orleans, either, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, because it is the...
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves fans can breathe easy: Point guard Ricky Rubio will not be making his season debut on the road Friday in New Orleans.
It seems that owner Glen Taylor's Wednesday statement that Saturday night's game against Dallas is the target still holds, though there's still no guarantee. Coach Rick Adelman said he isn't sure whether Rubio will be traveling...
MINNEAPOLIS If you are a human being with a pulse who enjoys good basketball, of course you're impatient that Ricky Rubio hasn't returned yet. Of course this constant tilt-a-whirl of information about the point guard's status is grating. Of course you're ready for something new, to actually see him play rather than hear about all those lovely little cuts and passes...
Ricky Rubio will likely make his return on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS No one wants to talk about anything but Ricky Rubio. When's he coming back? (Yet to be determined.) What does he do best? What does he bring to the team? How will he change it? How does he look in practice.
And for a week, the Timberwolves have been waxing poetic, with so few new details and so much praise. On Tuesday, Andrei Kirilenko put it perfectly.
Tonight after what seemed like six years off, the Wolves take it to Target Center tonight in Ricky Rubio's would-have-been season debut. The Nuggets, long thought to be Western Conference contenders, are quietly right on par with the Wolves at an underwhelming 11-11 despite the team being generally injury-free for most of the season. This game marks a bit of a deja vu game, as...