Found September 23, 2013 on Hoops-Nation:
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a very talented roster, and could very well compete for a Playoff spot in the Western Conference this year, as we have previously covered. One of the biggest pieces for those Playoff chances this year is Ricky Rubio. He’s had a rough go of it so far through his NBA career […]

Derrick Williams out to prove his vast potential

This is the 11th in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. There may be no player with more on the line entering Timberwolves training camp this year than Derrick Williams. Money is a big part of it. The team has until Oct. 31 to decide whether or not to exercise its option on Williams' contract for 2014-15. If they...

Ronny Turiaf to throw first pitch at Twins game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ronny Turiaf is everywhere these days. Less than a week after arriving in Minneapolis to begin his tenure with the Timberwolves, the jovial, veteran center will throw out the first pitch in Monday night's game against Detroit. And that comes on the heels of cameos at the Lynx playoff game Friday night and the Vikings' contest against Cleveland on Sunday afternoon...

Corey Brewer should excel in supporting role

This is the 12th in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. That efficacious smile, that passing-lane-defying reach, that random game-turning 3, that goofy pet goat. They're all back with the free-agent signing of swing man Corey Brewer. But with them come a newfound maturity and invaluable experiences, he says. And...

Former NBA player Sam Perkins says Rubio will be better than Tony Parker

Former NBA player and Olympic gold medalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic games, Sam Perkins, now 52, has made it known that he approves of the influx of foreign players into the NBA. So much so that he is weighing in on current foreign players and specifically San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker and Minnesota's Ricky Rubio. Parker is one of the premier point guards...

Ricky Rubio: It's almost impossible to stop Tony Parker

Team France finally captured EuroBasket gold but had to go through their nemesis Team Spain to get the job done. Leading the charge was San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker as he averaged 19 points and 3.3 assists en route to being named EuroBasket 2013 MVP. Ricky Rubio had the unenviable task of defending Parker when Spain and France clashed in the semifinals and when asked what...
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