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MINNEAPOLIS The countdown stands at four: four days until the Timberwolves open their season against the Kings on Friday. They're one of the last teams to debut this year, and Friday's matchup will in fact be the Kings' second game they open up in Chicago on Wednesday which will give the Timberwolves plenty of time to rest and plan.Whether that's too much time remains up for debate. Coach Rick Adelman said he'll never frown upon practice time, which was obviously in short supply last year, but players like Derrick Williams and even Brandon Roy have admitted the drawbacks of the schedule. To Roy, the extra practice is good, but it's hard to know what the team has until it's in a game that means something.Roy sat out Monday's practice after banging his knee, in Adelman's words, but the coach stressed that he's fine and will be scrimmaging with the team on Tuesday. Other than that, it's status quo with injuries. No decision has been made d...
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There isn't a whole lot of diversity on the T'Wolves roster these days, and critics are now wondering out loud if this was done intentionally.
Last year the Timberwolves ended the season with a disappointing 26-40 record. Through the first half of last season the Wolves were led by their core of young players featuring Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, and Derrick Williams who at a certain point led them to a record above .500. But then things started going downhill when rookie phenom and floor general Ricky Rubio went down with...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up the third-year options on the contracts of point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams, a day in advance of the Wednesday deadline to do so.Rubio finished last season as runner-up in the NBA's Rookie of the Year voting, even after tearing his ACL March 9. In 41 games, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 8...
MINNEAPOLIS Luke Ridnour has been practicing with the Timberwolves this week after missing much of the preseason with a herniated disk in his back. Although a problem like that for a veteran like Ridnour at 31, this will be his 10th season in the league could be a nagging issue, the point guard has assured coach Rick Adelman that he feels great.And that's that.At this point...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised third-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams for the 2013-14 season.
Rubio averaged 10.6 points, 8.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. He finished as runner-up in the NBA's Rookie of the Year voting and finished sixth in the league, and first among rookies, in assists last season. The second-year...
Greg Stiemsma never got tired of the grind last season. It took the Randolph, Wisc., native too long and too many miles to get to the NBA for him to start whining about the physical demands of the sport.
Now the proud owner of a multiyear deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Stiemsma has not lost sight of where he came from. While he signed autographs as part of...
Of the 15 players on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, 10 of those players are white. For Minnesota civil rights activists, that is a few too many.
Black leaders in the state feel that the Timberwolves organization has made a conscious effort to build a roster full of white players.
David Kahn, the team's president of basketball operations responded to those...
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Minnesota Timberwolves fans may notice something different about their team this year. In a league in which American-born black players made up 75 percent of roster spots in 2011, the Timberwolves will have an opening-day roster comprising just 33 percent black players (five out of 15).
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, this year's squad will be...
I used to play volleyball. Then, I realized that the amount of hand-eye coordination I have is in the negatives. This made running seem pretty ideal.
Winter is here now and that means two things:
- Running in the snow
I don't understand the joy in either of these things. Although I'll probably never really understand the joy runners find while running through...