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Call it the season that went wrong, the season that failed, the season that never was.
Wonder what could have been. Wonder how all of those injuries happened to one team.
But ask Ricky Rubio, as has been the occasion several times this spring, and he'll offer a correction. It's not about what could have been, he's wont to say, but what can be. It's in that earnest, Spanish-tinged voice of his that he'll issue the directive, and it's impossible not to want to believe him.
At this point, Rubio is right. The fleeting chance of Kevin Love this spring is gone by way of a surprise knee problem, and even so, this season was over in February. Now that Rick Adelman logged his 1,000th career win on Saturday, that goal is past, too, and so right now, the Timberwolves' sole focus is to finish out the season strong, to get some idea where they stand going into the offseason.
In that vein, here's a look at who will be back, who could be back and who should be b...
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MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves announced Wednesday evening that Kevin Love underwent successful arthroscopy on his left knee earlier in the day. The surgery, performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, was to remove a buildup of scar tissue in the joint, and a typical recovery time is between four and six weeks. Doctors also removed the metal plate...
There were some highlights for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year, as Ricky Rubio came back and proved that he still has his magic, Nikola Pekovic has become a true franchise center and Derrick Williams proved that he is no bust and could be excellent trade fodder, but when it comes to Kevin Love, it was a total failure. Their franchise player, only played in 18 contests, broke...
The basketball gods have dealt Brandon Roy a terrible hand. While you have some guys in the league who don’t truly appreciate the privilege they’ve been blessed with, Roy has had his all-star career interrupted by chronic knee issues.
Roy who signed a free agent deal with the Timberwolves in the off-season, was hoping to resume his high level of play. Roy played in the first...
Minnesota Timberwolves veteran Brandon Roy told Ric Bucherof CSN Bay Area that he hopes to play in one more game this season.Roy didn’t expect to suit up last night against the Los Angeles Clipper, and the veteran also doesn’t figure on seeing the floor Friday in Utah against the Jazz. However, Roy does want to get on the court again this season, and he’s hoping it will be...
Brandon Roy has played just five games this season, but despite saying he was at a “crossroads in his career“ earlier this season after a setback in his knee rehab, the injury plagued sixth-year guard reportedly hopes to continue his career, whether it’s in Minnesota or elsewhere. Roy hopes to play in one of the team’s remaining home games, either April 13 or April 15 –...
If my coach trained me to practice and read minds like Ricky Rubio’s did. I would probably be a flamboyant Spanish point guard playing in the league, possessing great facial hair with [...]
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Whatever you think you know about Cal State Northridge basketball, new head coach Reggie Theus wants you to forget about it.
The commuter campus in the Valley that has never been known as a sports powerhouse is getting a makeover by one of the areas homegrown basketball talents. Theus, the Inglewood native who played 12 seasons in the NBA, is tasked with bringing...
Brandon Roy is traveling with the Timberwolves and still hopes to play at least one game this season.
I talk about this all the time but I really feel sports fans have a tendency to forget history. The Portland Trail Blazers had the potential to be great had the potential to be great had injuries not cut short the careers of Brandon Roy and Greg Oden. Remember this? Portland had a potential trio [...]