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MINNEAPOLIS Pass, pass, shot. Pass, turnover. Rebound, shot, rebound, turnover. Dribble, dribble, dribble.
For nearly every game at the beginning of last season, R.J. Adelman's handwritten notes were detailed, copious. They came not just from his time on the bench but from the hours he logged in his office after games watching video. Win or lose, the Minnesota Timberwolves' director of player personnel would relive it all again, rewinding, pausing, noting the tiniest details that no box score ever would reveal.
What Adelman, the son of Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman, was doing was nothing new. Many a coach has instructed his assistants to manually track detailed statistics from the bench, keeping them at the ready to provide context for in-game huddles and discussions. For such coaches, stats are the key to improving their teams; they give a greater understanding about what's unfolding in front of them. They are more than just color. They're a necessity.
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Basketball star kicks of coat drive with music video.
Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love and his teammates released one epic and hilarious video just in time for the holidays.
Love is once again having a coat drive for the Minnesota area and to get fans into the giving spirit, Love and a few of his teammates made a cheesy video to inspire the masses.
With J.J. Barea looking longingly into the camera, and blowing kisses to...
MINNEAPOLIS A month into the season and just 15 games into Alexey Shved's NBA career, the Timberwolves wouldn't think twice about drawing up a play to get the ball to the guard late in the fourth quarter.
It's the ultimate statement of confidence, but it's also deserved; Shved has scored more than half of his career points in the game's final 12 minutes and seems...
Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Ricky Rubio is getting closer and closer to returning to the basketball court. He reportedly “felt pretty good” following practice, according to the Associated Press. “After a long time, I’m on the court again,” Rubio said. “It felt pretty good to start knowing my teammates again.” “It will feel weird for a [...]
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MINNEAPOLIS It's impossible not to have faith in Kevin Love, but in his first weeks back this season, I've found myself holding my breath during every 3-point shot he attempts. It hasn't been pretty; he's shooting just 19.4 percent from long range. Of course Love is still getting his shooting back after five weeks out, and with the strides he made from long-range...
PHILADELPHIA -- All-Star forward Kevin Love routinely records double-doubles for the Minnesota Timberwolves. On Tuesday night, though, it was his teammates who redoubled their efforts. Reserve guard Alexey Shved scored 17 points, and Josh Howard and J.J. Barea recorded double-doubles as Minnesota ripped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-88. Love, playing his seventh game since returning...
MINNEAPOLIS So you've read my story about SportVU cameras in the NBA that posted today, right? RIGHT? Well, assuming you have, which you should, here's some more information about the platform the Timberwolves use along with the camera data.
When Matt Bollero, the basketball operations assistant who pitched the idea of SportVU to the Timberwolves, initially began talking...
Alexey Shved has become the best offensive option off the bench for the Timberwolves.
Maybe my title is a little bit of an exaggeration; Kevin Love scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. But Timberwolves puns are hard, so sue me.This game was both closer and not as close as the final score indicated. The Wolves led by four at halftime and trailed by just seven at the end of the third quarter. But the Celtics’ defense locked down in the 4th, stopping Minnesota...
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-8, 4-5 Road) @ Boston Celtics (9-8, 5-4 Home) TD Garden, 7:30 pm on CSNNE/WEEI Officials: Michael Smith, Courtney Kirkland, Tre Maddox Line: Boston by 6 After dropping 5 in a row, the Timberwolves have won 3 of their last 4, including an impressive 105-88 victory in Philadelphia last night. The Celtics look to [...]
8 a.m. ET: Rajon Rondo is back in uniform, and not a moment too soon for the Celtics. The point guard returns from a two-game suspension when Boston hosts a young and energetic Timberwolves team at the TD Garden.
The Wolves have been decimated by injuries this season, with Ricky Rubio, Chase Budinger, Brandon Roy and Andrei Kirilenko all on the shelf. Kevin Love made his long-awaited...
We often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics. Here’s a look at some enemy chatter from Minnesota.
“They were making a lot of shots,” Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. “I can’t tell you [what went wrong] until I look at it, but I thought we were playing well. But in the second half they took control.”
Blame one man:...