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The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Lazar Hayward on Monday to try and provide some depth to an injury hampered backcourt.
The Wolves acquired Hayward from Washington on draft night in 2010 and he played sparingly for them as a rookie. They traded him to Oklahoma City last December.
Minnesota was in the market for a player who could play both shooting guard and small forward after a rash of knee injuries. Josh Howard is out for the season, Malcolm Lee is out indefinitely and Chase Budinger isn't expected back until March. Brandon Roy is trying one more treatment on his chronic knee pain and likely won't be ready for a month.
Hayward has averaged 2.9 points in 8.2 minutes over two seasons.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio will remain in Minneapolis this week while the Timberwolves play back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday against the Jazz and Nuggets.Rubio has not played since the team's Dec. 26 game against Houston. He began suffering from back spasms Friday, and though he attempted to play Saturday, he remained too stiff. The point guard did not practice Monday...
MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio did not practice Monday after missing Saturday's game against Phoenix with back spasms. The point guard began feeling back pain and stiffness on Friday at practice, and it got worse from there. He warmed up Saturday and hoped as late as an hour before the game that he'd be able to play, but he still felt too stiff, he said.
Rubio said that he feels...
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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will not travel with the team for a two-game road trip to Utah and Denver this week because of back spasms.
Adelman thinks some of Rubio’s back issues could be caused by him overcompensating for a knee that has not yet gotten back to full strength.
via Yahoo! Sports
Lazar Hayward was called up by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he signed an NBA contract on Monday shortly after joining the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Developmental League. Hayward, a first-round selection by Washington in 2010 and traded to Minnesota on draft day, played for Oklahoma City and Houston during the 2012-13 preseason. He averaged 1.4 points for the Thunder last season.
Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves bricked an alley-oop Saturday night against the Phoenix Suns...and then looked up at what must have been something wrong with the rim.
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Oh what could have been...
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick are fans of missed slam dunks and there was an epic one over the weekend.In Saturday's Phoenix Suns/Minnesota Timberwolves affair, Timberwolves forward Alexey Shved tried to throw an alley-oop to Derrick Williams.Watch as Derrick completes the catch but gets denied by the rim: