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Seeing as the state of Oregon is home to two of the top eight college football teams in the United States of America, the attention paid to the Portland Trail Blazers' buildup to the season has been reduced. The Blazers are coming off an apocalypse type of year - the once promising, consistent young team that Rip City fell in love with imploded, the steady head coach got fired, and the vibe around Portland's major sports franchise became unbearable. In the offseason, the Blazers finally hired a real, full-time, maybe-going-to-be-here-longer-than-one-year general manager, turned over the roster and hired a new head coach. A new direction and promise have arrived, but it's possible that the Blazers biggest - and most overlooked - move of the offseason was making Nicolas Batum a franchise cornerstone.
We think we know Nic Batum. We don't. The affable, promising, and rather unassuming little Frenchman that we thought we got to know the last four years may not be the r...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Love has developed into one of the best players in the NBA, but the Timberwolves did not appear to view him that way when it came to their contract negotiations.Love wanted a five-year contract extension from the team — the maximum they could have offered, but they offered him a four-year deal instead. They compromised on a four-year, $61 million contract agreed to in January...
GO TO THE MATTRESSES
In a move usually reserved more for baseball players, the T'Wolves all-star says sleeping in an odd-position all night caused him to have to sit out a practice.
SOME LOVE LOST
Terrible news for the T'Wolves and their fans, as it was announced on Wednesday that their star broke a bone in his hand at practice and could miss up to two months.
Remembering the good.
The 2011-12 season was one of the more forgettable years in recent memory for fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, but even the most bleak situations have a few fond memories when it comes to NBA basketball.
Heading into 2013, let’s reflect on what kept us smiling last year as we approach a new season with so much promise ahead.
February 4, 2012—Niolas Batum...
MINNEAPOLIS For the Minnesota Timberwolves, hope has been a fickle mistress.Since last March, hope has hinged on one thing: the recovery of Ricky Rubio from his torn ACL. It's been growing in recent weeks, with the point guard's presence in Minneapolis and continued updates verifying that he is on schedule with his recovery. On Tuesday, it peaked when Rubio began shooting...
Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love is suffering from a broken right hand. Royce Young of CBSSports reports that he is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that star forward Kevin Love will be out 6-8 weeks because of a broken right hand. The team says the injury happened Wednesday morning during a workout. This is...
The Minnesota Timberwolves worked hard in the offseason to add talented veterans and make the roster deeper and better able to withstand injuries.
Kevin Love's broken right hand is about to put that depth to a serious test. The two-time All-Star will miss the next six to eight weeks after breaking his right hand in a workout.
During a Wednesday morning workout before practice...
A THING OF BEAUTY
It may be just preseason, but the highlights are still coming in fast. Last night during The Minnesota Timberwolves 114-81 win victory over Maccabi Haifa Kevin Love rewarded Nikola Pekrovic for his good work on the defensive end of the court. Pekovic had a great block and the fast break began, Kevin Love took a long cross-court pass and without looking tipped it perfectly to a...
Two-time all-star Kevin Love broke his right hand Wednesday in a morning workout with the Minnesota Timberwolves and is out 6-8 weeks. Monday, against Maccabi Bazan Haifa of the Israeli Basketball...
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Kevin Love's injury may not doom Timberwolves.
Kevin Love had 24 points and eight rebounds and Brandon Roy chipped in 19 points in Minnesota's 114-81 victory over Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday night.
Andrei Kirilenko had 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists after sitting out the previous game with a sore hamstring. Love also missed the previous game with a sore right elbow, but showed no ill effects on Tuesday.
We all know that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is a pretty good passer but check out this behind-the-back effort against Maccabi Haifi.After a Love block, Andrei Kirilenko found Kevin on an outlet pass and that's when the magic happened:
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves are making Tuesday night about themselves.
Its their second preseason game at the Target Center, and theyre facing off against Israeli team Maccabi Bazan Haifa (and their glaringly green uniforms). If this game mattered, it would have involved a ton of scouting and film work after all, the best exposure Haifa had came last week, when it nearly beat...
MINNEAPOLIS Leave it to the man who speaks English as a second language to explain this better than anyone has in the past three weeks.Ever since these new-look Timberwolves showed up in Minneapolis, the talk has been about chemistry and relationships, the intangible things that are supposed to translate and show on the court. Then, even more recently, there's been another emphasis...