Found January 10, 2013 on
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Ricky Rubio proved last night why he's known as the most creative passer in the NBA.Â Check out the video below of Rubio tossing a pass between his legs through two defenders to Lou Amundson.Â Sadly Lou couldn't convert the basket to top it all off, but you can't blame Rubio for his crappy teammate.
The Timberwolves went on to get crushed 106-84 by the OKC Thunder.Â Looks like Minnesota is pretty desperate to get all-star center Kevin Love back in the lineup from his fractured right hand.
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MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio answered the question like there'd never been a doubt.
Yes, he said. Yes, he'll be playing in Oklahoma City Wednesday night, tomorrow night, really, when he said it. And tomorrow night implies back-to-back, which is just what the Timberwolves are facing and just what Rubio has heretofore been banned from.
"My first back-to-back," he said...
Kevin Love will miss eight to 10 weeks after he undergoes surgery on the third and fourth metacarpals on his broken right hand. According to multiple reports, the surgery will take place next week.
Love flew to New York Wednesday to consult with Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery who treated him for his past two hand injuries. At the appointment...
It appears that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is up to his old tricks again as he showed of his assist flair against the Atlanta Hawks last night.Watch as Rubio gets trapped by two Hawks defenders but finds a wide open Derrick Williams with a beautiful behind-the-back pass:
NEW ORLEANS -- The Timberwolves were down to nine healthy players at Friday's shootaround; Lazar Hayward is now ill and questionable for the game in New Orleans, and J.J. Barea remains in Dallas, where he went to see a doctor about his back problems. The soonest he will join the team is for its Sunday game in San Antonio.
Rick Adelman also remains away from the team with his...
Plus he adds a behind the back dime to boot
Kevin Love will miss the next eight to 10 weeks after needing surgery to repair a right hand that is broken for the second time this season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star visited a hand specialist in New York on Wednesday. It's the latest major injury to a team that has suffered them all season long.
Love missed the first three weeks of the regular season after breaking...
The Minnesota Timberwolves hoped that they could avoid surgery for forward Kevin Love. According to ESPN.com, the team announced that Love is expected to be out for eight to 10 weeks after breaking his right hand for the second time this season.Love missed the first three weeks of the regular season after breaking his right hand in the preseason. He returned faster than most expected...
Looking for the assist of Wednesday night in National Basketball Association? We here at Outside the Boxscore have it for you.
It happened during the Minnesota Timberwolves/Oklahoma City Thunder game as Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio threaded a between-the-legs pass past two Thunder defenders.
The beneficiary of Ricky's assist was Minnesota forward Louis Amundson:
NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Adelman has missed the Minnesota Timberwolves' past two games in order to be with his wife, Mary Kay, who is in the hospital.
Adelman has been away from the team since Monday and last coached Saturday night against Portland. His status remains day-to-day; a return date has not yet been announced, and the team first released the reason for his absence Thursday...
Two-and-a-half years later, Gay is readily available â€” mostly because the Grizzlies, barring a trade of either him or another high-priced player, will be in luxury tax purgatory.
So, this is Kahnâ€™s chance to land a player he has long coveted. But according to a league source, he turned down a trade proposal from Memphis for Gay recently.
In fact, the source insists Kahn said...
MINNEAPOLIS This is bad. Epically bad, in fact. Ugly bad. Head-shakingly bad. Tied for 21th-worst all-time bad.
If you haven't guessed it yet, I'm referring to the Timberwolves' 3-point shooting this season. As a team, they're shooting a collective 30.1 percent from long range, which is a resounding worst in the NBA and, among teams all-time that have attempted more...
NEW ORLEANS It was just a joke, really.
Terry Porter wasn't serious when he pondered the notion of the player-coach before Friday's loss in New Orleans. He compared himself to Bill Russell, after all, the guy who won two championships as a player-coach in Boston in 1968 and 1969. Terry Porter is no Bill Russell, not as this stand-in coach and certainly not in his playing...
MINNEAPOLIS Cody Metz looks like any other 16-year-old Timberwolves fan. Sitting courtside while the team warmed up Tuesday for its game against the Hawks at the Target Center, Metz had the requisite jersey and awestruck smile. He was this close to Ricky Rubio, to Derrick Williams. He could have been hit by an errant basketball, for that matter.
Of course he was a little overwhelmed...