Posted September 14, 2012 on
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Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved have been basking in the success of Russia's bronze medal in the Olympics just about long enough. They both say they're ready to come to Minnesota to join the Timberwolves.
Kirilenko and Shved both signed with the Wolves in the offseason. They teamed up on the Russian team that captured bronze in London and will be headed to Minnesota in less than two weeks to join the team before training camp.
Both players have been working to help Russia grow the game and capitalize on the momentum of their successful Olympic run. They are participating in the NBA's ''Basketball Without Borders'' program that works to promote the game and develop some of the top young basketball players around the world.
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MINNEAPOLIS Beads of sweat. Gym shorts. A basketball and some teammates.All of this, Brandon Roy for years took for granted. All of this was once the mainstay of his daily routine, but now, just nine months after the shooting guard was amnestied by the Trail Blazers, it's once again novel.Look how he runs! Look how he shoots! Look how he simply exists, here, in a Timberwolves...
MINNEAPOLIS Seven pounds looked like a lot more on Nikola Pekovic.You wouldn't think that losing so little weight off a 300-pound frame would amount to much, but the Pekovic who worked out at the Timberwolves' practice facility on Thursday boasted a dramatically altered frame. It likely appeared to be more weight than it was because of the amount of muscle the center added...
Brandon Roy says he has not had any setbacks with his troublesome knees as he starts ramping up workouts to prepare for Minnesota Timberwolves training camp.
Roy worked out with several of his new teammates Thursday and says his body feels better than it has in years. The former Portland Trail Blazers All-Star had his contract cleared through the amnesty clause before last season...
Everyone's favorite Spanish superstar, Ricky Rubio, played 'Connect Four' with basketballs on the Spanish talk show El Hormiguero. Check out the video in all its awesomeness below:
The video is in Spanish and I can't understand a lick of what they are saying, but it speaks for itself. And lol at the host's terrible strategy with his second...
Over the years, we posted some pretty classic videos featuring NBA players but this one featuring Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio might be one of the best.Ricky was recently on a Spanish talk show and got the chance to play a game of Connect Four basketball with the host.Check it out all the amazing Connect Four action in the below video:(Courtesy of Slam Online)
Brandon Roy has had six surgeries, leaving his knees with a bone-on-bone condition.