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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Basketball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- The minutes have come and gone for Derrick Williams this season. Truthfully, they've been mostly gone for almost a month now.
The No. 2 overall draft pick out of Arizona in 2011 doesn't pout or whine behind the scenes. He just keeps working in hopes that his chance will come with the Minnesota Timberwolves sooner rather than later.
"Just try to keep working," Williams said on Monday after practice. "Just because you're not playing, you can't stop working. Just pushing myself a little harder."
The highest draft choice in franchise history has not played in four of the last nine games for the Wolves, with coach Rick Adelman preferring the veteran Dante Cunningham as the primary backup to All-Star Kevin Love at power forward. That hasn't prompted him to demand a trade or grouse publicly about his situation.
He was the only player on the team to play in all 66 games of the lockout-shorten...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Love seems to be upset with the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office over several different issues, and he may be preparing to leave.
The more he speaks, the more Kevin Love sounds like a superstar who is on borrowed time with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Love is upset with the direction of the Timberwolves, who have had seven straight losing seasons and have not made the playoffs since 2003. In addition, the All-Star forward was offended when some people within the organization expressed doubt...
MINNEAPOLIS Two weeks ago, when Ricky Rubio was cleared to practice, the Timberwolves training staff identified this Wednesday, Dec. 12, as a possible debut date. Now, though, things are still up in the air.
It isnt due to anything Rubio has done, it seems, but rather to considerations with the schedule. The game against the Nuggets comes on the heels of four days of rest, but it...
MINNEAPOLIS No one wants to talk about anything but Ricky Rubio. When's he coming back? (Yet to be determined.) What does he do best? What does he bring to the team? How will he change it? How does he look in practice.
And for a week, the Timberwolves have been waxing poetic, with so few new details and so much praise. On Tuesday, Andrei Kirilenko put it perfectly.
OOH OH YEAH!
At the end of November Foot Locker released an incredible ad with Kyrie Irving, showing what happens during one of those huge, cinematic dunks. How did the company decide to follow up their recent success? The answer is one part Ricky Rubio, one part backyard wrestling and several parts awful. What a blown opportunity by Foot Locker. Their Irving spot got the advertising and...
Kevin Love is standing by some critical remarks he made about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, though he says he is happy with the direction things are headed.
Love raised eyebrows with some comments in a Yahoo! Sports story on Tuesday in which he criticized team president David Kahn's personnel decisions and expressed frustration once again with not getting a maximum...
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio is expected to return soon after recovering from his March surgery to repair his torn anterior-cruciate ligament, but he is not scheduled to play Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. Rubio is not likely to make his season debut in Friday's game against New Orleans, either, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, because it is the...
MINNEAPOLIS "What do you mean?" Rick Adelman had to ask, his dry laugh cracking. The reporter who'd asked the question didn't know better. He was with the visiting team, and he'd seen the box scores. He'd seen that Derrick Williams hadn't been playing, never more than 15 minutes since Nov. 21. He'd seen that 2011's No. 2 pick had sat, had become...
MINNEAPOLIS On a normal day, this was a game they needed to win.
There was a Western Conference opponent on the tail end of a back-to-back, running on fumes after an early season schedule with the destructive force of a hurricane. There were the Timberwolves, desperately clinging to the edge of .500, clinging and hoping to climb. There was a healthy team, or healthy in Minnesota...
Adelman on Brandon Roy’s status after knee surgery:
“He’s doing his work, and he didn’t practice. He’s just going through shooting and doing things like that. It’s good to see him out on the floor, and they’re going to see how he goes this week. I think maybe next week, as long as he’s doing fine, his activity will improve.”
Kevin Love is not happy with the Minnesota Timberwolves and seems to be at least partially regretting signing a four-year extension back in January.
The Timberwolves had the option of giving Love their designated five-year deal, but instead offered him a four-year deal with a player option to opt out after the third year. The T-Wolves were saving their max deal for point guard Ricky...
Ricky Rubio will likely make his return on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the Timberwolves, Wednesday started with controversy but ended with confidence. It began with Wolves star Kevin Love trying to explain his controversial comments on the team's direction, front office and ownership to Yahoo!Sports, but ended with the Wolves getting a much-needed 108-105 victory over Denver at Target Center. "Awesome, big win for us...
Kevin Love returned the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Denver Nuggets.
The Timberwolves have not officially ruled out Ricky Rubio for the second meeting of the season between these teams Wednesday night at the Target Center.
Denver (11-11) spoiled Love's surprise return for Minnesota (9-9) with a 101-94 road win Nov. 21. Love came back with 34 points and 14...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves, led by Center Nikola Pekovic's 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrei Kirilenko's 18 points, ground out a 108-105 victory over Denver on Wednesday night at the Target Center by grinding down the Nuggets. J.J. Barea added 17 and Luke Ridnour had 15 for the Wolves, who made up for a slow start with a steady march to the free-throw...