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MINNEAPOLIS In an arena a thousand miles from Brandon Roy's new home, the conversation twisted in a way it's never twisted before.
It ballooned bigger than just two or three games. It sped through the shooting guard and his coach's attempts to gradually test limits. When it comes to the Minnesota Timberwolves guard, the conclusions are forming more quickly than they might be warranted, and in them, the NBA's newest comeback kid will face his toughest test yet.
No one has talked about Roy like this before. You wouldn't have dared back then, just three years ago, though it seems like so many more. You wouldn't have dared. Not before the retirement. Not since the comeback. Not really ever.
But in the bowels of the newest NBA arena, where everything is shiny and solid and years away from being broken, Nets coach Avery Johnson is insinuating that Brandon Roy might be the opposite of all that. He's maybe broken, maybe healing, definitely a work in progress ...
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Wolves guard J.J. Barea and Cavs guard David Sloan have each earned the dubious distinction of being the first players given flopping warnings by the NBA.
MINNEAPOLIS In the final seconds of Wednesday's game, Greg Stiemsma lunged toward the basket, all 260 pounds of him, just in time to block E'Twaun Moore's layup. It was a desperate, last-ditch block, not thundering, hardly powerful, but it did the trick. No, I won't let you within 15, it said, at least not on this possession. No matter how tired I might be. No matter...
The Timberwolves are trying to tread water until Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio return from their respective injuries.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. It took a haircut and some concussion tests, a veteran coach and a magical momentum shift, and with that strange combination of luck, brains and skill, the Timberwolves coopted Brooklyn's fairy tale.
For three quarters on Monday, Brooklyn looked as if its hot streak would continue. There was an arena and then a storm, then finally a win, and then the strongest...
Rookie guard Alexey Shved and Chase Budinger led a furious rally from 22 points down, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back to stun the Brooklyn Nets 107-96 on Monday night.
Shved made the go-ahead basket with 2:35 remaining and had a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter after going scoreless for the first three. The Timberwolves scored the final 11 points in an impressive...
Mark Cheel was able to chat with Luke Ridnour about being the oldest player on the Wolves roster, back issues that slowed him down and his goals for the current season.
Here is the local media members covering the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Newspaper- The largest newspaper in the region is the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. They appear to have a fairly comprehensive sports section, including an area dedicated to the Timberwolves. Beat writer Jerry Zgoda (Twitter) also maintain the paper’s On the Wolves blog. Columnists Chip Scoggins (Twitter), Patrick Reusse
Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter in a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001. They led an ugly...
The Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 22-point third-quarter deficit and rolled to a 107-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. Nikola Pekovic paced the Timberwolves with 21 points, and Chase Budinger and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 16 points. Minnesota outscored Brooklyn 32-10 in the fourth quarter, ending the night by scoring the final 11 points. Timberwolves rookie Alexey...
The Minnesota Timberwolves found themselves on the verge of a second consecutive loss before a big rally their last time out.
Now they're hoping for a change of fortunes against the Orlando Magic.
Minnesota tries to avoid an eighth consecutive loss to visiting Orlando, which could be without injured point guard Jameer Nelson again Wednesday night.
One day after falling 105...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter in a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but a week into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Northwest Division -- even without injured stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Minnesota improved to 3-1 with a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are off to their best start since Kevin Garnett pushed them to a 6-0 record a decade...
Two NBA players have already been issued warnings about flopping under the NBA’s new anti-flopping rule. Guards J.J. Barea of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers are the offenders and both of the “flops” occurred during games on Friday. Check out the plays and let me know what you think. In my opinion, Donald definitely showcased a [...]
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Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 5.5
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Season Series: Tonight in Minneapolis, Dec. 17 in Orlando