Found January 24, 2012 on
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MINNEAPOLISDerrick Williams is a rookie in every sense of the word.
With his soft-spoken voice and a row of clear braces across his top teeth, he seems younger than his 20 years. He wrings his hands when he's nervous or upset. He wears high socks that might just be hiding a pair of shin guards.
He's endearing, the kind of player it's hard not to pull for.
But the Derrick Williams who sat hunched in front of his locker Monday night was a far cry from the tall, smiling man who took the stage at the NBA draft. Those wringing hands had replaced one-armed hugs and powerful handshakes. The reality of the NBA has set in.
Williams, a star at Arizona who was the second overall pick in the 2011 draft, has had to deal with being a backup player on a struggling team since signing with the Timberwolves. The latest chapter in that sometimes-difficult reality unfolded before Monday night's 107-92 loss to the Houston Rockets, when Williams found out he would make his first-ever...
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HOWL AT THE MOON
According to multiple sources, Minnesota and Kevin Love have agreed to terms and the forward will sign a four-year, max contract with the team reportedly worth $62 million.
When Kevin Love stepped out behind an exquisitely set screen and launched a 3-pointer that settled through the net at the buzzer, sinking the Clippers on national television Friday night, he turned his back on the rest of the Timberwolves, set his jaw firmly and threw his arms wide.
It didn't take long for Love to be swarmed, his teammates rushing to show him some, well, love...
Theres a viral YouTube video starring a talking shell that poses a surprisingly philosophical question. In an almost indignant tone because yes, miniature exoskeletons can be indignant the shell, Marcel, asks his audience:
People say my head is too big for my body, and I say, Compared to what?
Its a valid question.
Now consider the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio has become Minnesotas...
Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love will sign a 4-year, $62 million contract extension on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.The 23-year-old is expected to sign the deal prior to the Timberwolves' game against the Mavericks. Love would become a restricted free agent if the sides don't complete a deal before an 11 p.m. deadline...
One of the issues coming up this week is the deadline for contract extensions for the NBA’s class of 2008, and the question is whether the equivocal Minnesota Timberwolves will offer Kevin Love the maximum dollar extension. I have my doubts as well about how much Love is worth, given I don’t see how he can carry a team on any level.
Yesterday the Internet lied and told you that Kevin Love signed an extension with the Wolves, but today it all came true as Love signing a four-year, $62 million contract extension today with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wanted a five-year deal, but I don’t think that means he’ll be eating Ramen anytime soon.
“The five years was something I felt very strongly about, but...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Kevin Love has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth between $60 million and $62 million.The deal includes a player option in the final year. The person described the agreement to The Associated Press on Wednesday ...
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love and the guy who brought him to Minnesota, Kevin McHale, met before Monday's game at Target Center, the first time they have shared an NBA court since the final day of the 2008-09 season.
Oh Mickey, you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind,hey Mickey (huff huff), hey Mickey (huff huff)Sure, he’s gotten plenty of ‘hype’ for his cover model look, but don’t hate on Ricky Rubio people … the boy’s actually got some game – even if it’s a bit different from the me-first, shoot-first point guard play we’ve become accustomed to in recent years...
Jan 23, 8:00 PM | Target Center
Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Odds
The Timberwolves will hit the floor running against the visiting Houston Rockets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Minnesota battles the Rockets, currently with a 9-7 mark (9-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for...