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Just when Josh Howard appeared to be carving an important niche in the NBA for himself again after battling back from a torn ACL in his left knee, the 32-year-old forward is right back where he started.
The Timberwolves waived him Thursday after an MRI revealed a torn ACL in Howard's right knee. He was injured Friday at New Orleans. The team initially hoped he would be able to return this season, but as usual for these hard-luck Wolves, the news could not have been worse.
''I feel really bad for him,'' coach Rick Adelman said before the Wolves hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. ''He worked so hard to bring himself back. It's just a shock.''
Howard was brought in last month after Chase Budinger tore the meniscus in his left knee. He averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11 games this season, emerging as a valuable defender on the perimeter against bigger guards and small forwards.
With Howard out, Andrei Kirilenko is Adelman's only rea...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS No one waited for Ricky Rubio.They scattered fast, the Minnesota Timberwolves, after Thursday's 99-93 upset of the Thunder, but Rubio remained in his signature long ice bath, doing whatever he does that last year made the media queue at his locker, clawing their way to the front of the scrum, deadlines seemingly irrelevant.A week ago, following his debut, Rubio talked...
Josh Howard has a torn ACL and will be waived by the Timberwolves.
There’s a good chance that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will require micro-fracture surgery, which would bring an end to his season, reports Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.And there's a good chance Lee needs surgery -- possibly micro-fracture surgery, like Rashad McCants had many years ago -- and will be lost for the season.Minnesota will continue evaluating...
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For the first time here on That NBA Lottery Pick, we feature a clip or story about Minnesota Timberwolves import Alexey Shved.During the Timberwolves 99-93 victory tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Shved found Kevin Love on a three-pointer with an over-the-head pass:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Stephenson couldn't talk and still managed to get himself suspended from Minnesota Timberwolves practice for saying too much.
He couldn't walk and still managed to crawl out of his wheelchair to wipe up a wet spot he noticed on the court before anyone else could get there.
He couldn't shoot and still managed to leave a lasting impact on the organization...
The entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization, the emotion of their victory over the mighty Oklahoma City Thunder still coursing through their veins, ran up to Kevin Love, spread their arms and implored him:
“How do you like us now?”
OK, nobody did that. They would have been forgiven if they had, however. Ten days after arguably the best power forward in the NBA was quoted in...
Ricky Rubio has finally made his long-awaited debut after sitting out for almost nine months because of a torn ACL. The Spanish point guard is sure to have an immediate impact for the Timberwolves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves ended the Thunder's 12 game winning streak last night when they beat them 99-93. The wolves were lead by Kevin Love like usual with 28 points and 11 boards. On the other side of the ball Kevin Durant lead the way with 33 points and two of them came in a very unusual way. Check out the video below of Durant taking the ball to the hole and drawing...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The smallest player on the court helped fell a team of NBA giants Thursday night at Target Center. Guard J.J. Barea scored 14 fourth-quarter points -- including 12 straight Minnesota points at one juncture -- as the Timberwolves earned a 99-93 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was a stunning wire-to-wire victory for Minnesota, which never trailed while...
MINNEAPOLIS -- On the Minnesota Timberwolves' roster, guard J.J. Barea is listed at an even 6 feet. That is a significant exaggeration. And yet, the smallest player on the Target Center court Thursday night ended up standing the tallest, felling the streaking Oklahoma City Thunder in the process. Barea scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including 12 Minnesota...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Return to fame
It had been six or seven years since TNT had broadcasted a Minnesota Timberwolves game.
Kevin Garnett had long been a fixture that made the Timberwolves relevant. But as the team fell apart and the franchise eventually moved Garnett on to a new home, the Timberwolves...