Found February 08, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS -- It shouldn't have been him. He shouldn't have been the one sinking 3-point shots, scoring off steals and tallying 13 points in the fourth quarter. Jimmer Fredette was not supposed to be the player responsible for the Kings' comeback. Ask anyone. He had been on the bench for two recent games. He's not athletic. He's not fast. His game doesn't translate to the NBA. He's a bust. But Fredette is 22 years old. He's played exactly 509 minutes in the NBA. He's most likely practiced with his team fewer than 50 times. It seems a bit early to be making those pronunciations about the No. 10 pick in 2011's NBA draft, the winner of every National Player of the Year award in the 2010-11 college season, the reigning top scorer in NCAA men's basketball. That list of accolades goes on and on. For Fredette, the NBA has been a harsh reality, a far cry from the screaming fans at BYU's Marriott Center and the "Jimmer-mania" th...

Rubio, Williams selected to Rising Stars game

MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves rookies Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams were selected Wednesday to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando. The game will be played on Feb. 24 at the Amway Center, and its format will be different this year than in past years. Instead of rookies facing off against second-year players, the teams will be a mixture...

Rubio not worried about stats with Love out

MINNEAPOLIS Gambling. It's a word with negative connotations, its syllables hinting at seedy casinos and losing money, at unwise choices and recklessness. It's not the kind of word a coach wants applied to his players, especially on the court. That's why over and over, Rick Adelman has said no. No, Ricky Rubio's risky-looking plays aren't gambles. No, the rookie...

Sansevere: Love's suspension will help Wolves

"Bad night ... Tough game."That was how Ricky Rubio began his tweet after the Timberwolves lost to Memphis Wednesday night.It was a bad night and a tough game ... for Rubio, in particular. He had only one assist in the loss. That's the fewest assists of his young career.Chances are, there will not be many games like that -- not as long as Kevin Love is in the lineup...

Love's apology and Lee to NBADL Love apologized to Scola both after the game and in a statement issued by the team on Monday following the suspension, and said he has to do a better job handling his emotions. "I don't want to be known for that," Love said after practice. "I want to be known as a stand-up guy who happened to make a...

Timberwolves wilt in road loss to Memphis

No team wants to call a loss expected. No player wants to make excuses or accept it, but, on Wednesday night, the Timberwolves had no other choice.With Kevin Love serving the second and final game of his suspension, the Timberwolves were sluggish all night, falling 85-80 to the Grizzlies in their second loss to Memphis this season. It wasn't a performance to be proud of, but...

T-Wolves vs. Kings Live Chat Game Discussion 2/7

Due to popular demand from our TWolves Blog Forum members, once again here is the Game Thread for Tuesday night's game at Target Center.  Can we defeat the 8-15 Sacramento Kings, without Kevin Love suiting up for the Wolves?  I have a scary feeling that DeMarcus Cousins and/or Jason Thompson run wild on us.  Hopefully Big Pecker can slow them down... somehow. Come join...

Rookie PGs Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio piling great numbers

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Kings notes: Will Thomas be a rising star?

Isaiah Thomas has a chance to be drafted again. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, fouls Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thorton (23) shoots in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis...

Kings-Timberwolves Preview

It's been six seasons since the Minnesota Timberwolves had a winning record after 25 games. If they are to achieve that feat again, they must do it without their best player. Looking to move above .500 with a third straight victory, the Timberwolves will be without suspended star Kevin Love on Tuesday night when they try to snap the visiting Sacramento Kings' season-high...

Blake Griffin and Ricky Rubio headline list of players in Rising Stars Challenge

Blake Griffin, Ricky Rubio, John Wall and Kyrie Irving headline the list of 18 players who are expected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge exhibition during NBA All-Star weekend at Amway Center, league officials announced Wednesday.
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