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Ed Note: Please welcome guest columnist Michael Pina. Michael volunteered to write an article for us on Derrick Williams, and how he must seize the day with Love out indefinitely. Do enjoy.
Is Derrick Williams the next Michael Beasley? Comparisons are beginning to take form. Are they fair?
After an incredible freshman campaign at Kansas State University that was favorable to Kevin Durant’s tenure at Texas, Beasley was taken one slot after Derrick Rose in the 2008 NBA draft. He’s currently on his third team in five years, and has yet to materialize into the consistent, All-Star caliber scorer many pegged him to be.
Williams was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves three years later, right after the Cleveland Cavaliers used the first overall pick to replace LeBron James with Kyrie Irving. The parallels between Beasley and Williams are heavy. Skewed, but heavy.
Derrick Williams is 21 years old and averaging 17.6 points and 8.4 rebounds per 36 minutes in his second NB...
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love underwent right hand surgery Tuesday, and he's expected to miss another eight to 10 weeks. According to the team, Love had his broken third and fourth metacarpal bones repaired by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The operation came nearly two weeks after Love was hurt during a Jan. 3 loss to the...
After breaking his hand for the second time in a year, Kevin Love will undergo surgery. The procedure will be to repair the third and fourth metacarpals in the Minnesota Timberwolves' star's hand. As soon as the surgery is complete, Love can begin rehab and focus on returning to the court.According to the Associated Press (via NBA.com), Love is scheduled to undergo...
The Timberwolves finally got some positive injury news on Tuesday.
Minnesota’s coveted power forward Kevin Love underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to repair his broken right hand, according to CBSSports.com. He suffered the injury on Jan. 3 against the Denver Nuggets.
Currently, Love is averaging a staggering 18.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks per game. Minnesota...
That was bad.
That was exhausted and undisciplined and very possibly a major statement about what's to come.
When the Timberwolves left Minneapolis last Tuesday night, it was on the heels of a surprise win over Atlanta. (Never mind that the Hawks have somewhat imploded since.) It was with a 16-15 record in spite of several seasons' worth of injuries compressed into two...
There is no denying that injuries have played a large role in the Minnesota Timberwolves' fall-off in the Western Conference standings. The Timberwolves were once primed to be able to make a run to the postseason. Now, they will struggle to even get in. But despite the injuries, it could be defense that is hurting them more than anything.According to John Schuhman of NBA...
Ricky Rubio is 6-for-33 (18.2 percent shooting) during his first nine games of the season.
When Valencia signed Mickael Gelabale back in mid-December to help close out their season in the ACB League and EuroCup, there was question even then how long he would be around.
The answer: 5 games.
It did not take long for the 6-foot-7 small forward out of France to apply the NBA opt-out clause in his contract and now after beginning the season in Croatia with Cedevita...
Prior to San Antonio’s 106-88 fourth quarter victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, I had a chance to speak with Wolves Russian rookie Alexey Shved.
Though Shved is a rookie, he’s had his run against NBA caliber players as he went head to head with Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), and Patty Mills (Australia) when Russia played against each squad...
The Timberwolves may have dropped a game to the Spurs last night in the Alamo City, but Wolves' Derrick Williams sure left an impression on Spurs' DeJuan Blair.
During the second quarter, Williams got Boris Diaw off a fake and view right past him for the fantastic jam on Blair.
Check out Williams putting Blair on a poster.
SAN ANTONIO - The Minnesota Timberwolves fought admirably, as they have all season despite many injuries, but a road game against the home-tough Spurs was too tall an order, as the Timberwolves fell 106-88 Sunday at the AT&T Center. Tony Parker scored 20 points, and Gary Neal had 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, when he ignited a spurt for the Spurs (29-11). The...