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MINNEAPOLIS Rick Adelman visited with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday morning, offering his team something of a pep talk before returning to his wife, who is hospitalized.Adelman didn't lead practice he hasn't in more than a week and assistant coach Terry Porter will remain in charge at least through Thursday's game against the Clippers at the Target Center. Even so, players gave the sense that the visit from their coach had energized them, or at least offered them some encouragement for the effort they've put out despite being so shorthanded.There is still no timetable for Adelman's return, and Porter said the only directive the coach gave him for Thursday was to win. (Against a 30-9 Clippers team, that's easier said than done.) Adelman has been in contact with his coaching staff during his absence his son, player development coach David Adelman, has been with the team throughout and he's been watching all the games, offering his players adv...
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MINNEAPOLIS They clustered around the tunnel, as they always do, above, around, leaning over. Thursday night was not a night for congratulations, not from those fans zealous enough for the leaning over the railing sendoff. A 90-77 loss shooting 35.7 percent as a team when the Clippers looked like they were giving the game away that's hardly the stuff of cheers and high-fives...
Minnesota Timberwolves' guard Ricky Rubio has been an extremely exciting player to watch when he has his free reign on the court. Unfortunately for NBA fans, he still has time before he gets back to 100%. Rubio expresses his frustration in an article reported by ESPN.“It’s hard because I still have a little pain and it’s something you have to fight through and get through...
MINNEAPOLIS Ricky Rubio will make his first start of the 2012-13 season Thursday against the Clippers.
Since returning on Dec. 15, the point guard has come off the bench for his first 10 games. He's been anxious for his minutes limit to be lifted, especially on the team's recent road trip, and after playing 26 minutes in Dallas Monday (two minutes more than his then-24 minute...
MINNEAPOLIS Maybe Ricky Rubio just really likes wearing white.
At least, that was what Terry Porter would have liked you to believe this morning at the Timberwolves' shootaround, when the point guard was wearing a white starter's jersey for the first time all season. Porter was vague when discussing whether Rubio would start tonight against the Clippers "He's...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been hit by the injury bug awfully hard this season. Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, the team’s two lead players, have both missed significant time, with Love currently sidelined and Rubio still trying to find his rhythm.
It’s clear the Rubio isn’t at the top of his game right now, and understandably so, coming off of a major knee injury. And if...
Ricky Rubio is back where he belongs - in the starting lineup for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Spanish point guard got the start on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers, the first time he's been on the court for the opening tip since he tore two ligaments in his left knee last March. Rubio missed nine months with the injury and has been on restricted minutes since...
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love underwent right hand surgery Tuesday, and he's expected to miss another eight to 10 weeks. According to the team, Love had his broken third and fourth metacarpal bones repaired by Dr. Michelle Carson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The operation came nearly two weeks after Love was hurt during a Jan. 3 loss to the...
The Timberwolves finally got some positive injury news on Tuesday.
Minnesota’s coveted power forward Kevin Love underwent successful surgery Tuesday morning to repair his broken right hand, according to CBSSports.com. He suffered the injury on Jan. 3 against the Denver Nuggets.
Currently, Love is averaging a staggering 18.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks per game. Minnesota...
There is no denying that injuries have played a large role in the Minnesota Timberwolves' fall-off in the Western Conference standings. The Timberwolves were once primed to be able to make a run to the postseason. Now, they will struggle to even get in. But despite the injuries, it could be defense that is hurting them more than anything.According to John Schuhman of NBA...
Prior to San Antonio’s 106-88 fourth quarter victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, I had a chance to speak with Wolves Russian rookie Alexey Shved.
Though Shved is a rookie, he’s had his run against NBA caliber players as he went head to head with Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), and Patty Mills (Australia) when Russia played against each squad...