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Timberpups Tracker: Dec. 17 edition

  Every Wednesday the rest of the season, FOX Sports North's Phil Ervin will track the progress of the Timberwolves' young core (players on the first or second year of their rookie contract). ANDREW WIGGINS (age 19, first season) Statistical averages, past week (season): 37.6 minutes (30.8), 16.5 points (12.6), 5.0 rebounds (3.8), 2.0 assists (1.4), 1.0 steals (1.0), 0.5 blocks...
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Wolves' own growing pains give 76ers chance to avoid history

Thaddeus Young, still just 26 years old, is one of the veteran faces on a Minnesota Timberwolves team that's going through its share of struggles as it rebuilds behind a load of lottery picks. That painstaking process is nothing compared to the one that's happening with his former team. The Philadelphia 76ers take the court in Minneapolis on Wednesday night looking to avoid matching...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Young cherished time in Philly, but says Wolves situation 'much better'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shortly after the Philadelphia 76ers drafted him 12th overall in 2007, Thaddeus Young asserted himself as one of the NBA's good guys by having fans pick his jersey number. They went with 21, and Young wore it with dignity while playing for four different head coaches, three different general managers and two different ownership groups. It was a seesaw seven years,...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Young appreciates support after mom's death; urges breast cancer screenings

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves power forward Thaddeus Young said Monday he wasn't sure exactly how he'd honor the memory of his deceased mother, other than to play his tail off for her every night. Tuesday, he took another step, encouraging all women to get screened for breast cancer, which claimed the life of Lula Hall on Nov. 13. "I want to take this opportunity to remind my NBA brothers...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Heavy-hearted after mother's death, Young returns to Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young stationed himself next to the hospital bed, his mother's frail hand in his oversized, muscular one. As Lula Hall took her final breaths, her son held on tight. In the 11 days since, the Timberwolves power forward has been able to step away from the deathbed and into the memories. Hall, 57, served as both caretaker and provider in a single-parent...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Looking at the first week of games

The Minnesota Timberwolves end the first week of the regular season with one win and two losses. The two losses were against teams that made the playoffs in the Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies, while the one win came against the weak Detroit Pistons. All of the Timberwolves games this week were very close and while they were able to close out a win in a close game against Detroit...
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Did Thaddeus Young get knocked out by an elbow?

Thaddeus Young was knocked out after taking an inadvertent elbow from Jimmy Butler doing Saturday night's game.
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Thaddeus Young wants wins not stats

Earlier this week, Thaddeus Young, the new power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves caused some controversy at the Timberwolves media day, saying that even though he is going to take over for Kevin Love at the power forward position, he won’t be replicating the prolific stats that Love put up during his time with Minnesota. Young went on to say that while Love put up impressive...
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young: Kevin Love’s “26 and 12 didn’t make the playoffs”

Thaddeus Young may be the Minnesota Timberwolves’ new starting power forward, but he’s not looking to fill the void left by Kevin Love. At the team’s Media Day, Young reminded everyone that, despite putting up a gaudy 26 points and 12 rebounds per night, Love’s Wolves fell short of the postseason. Thaddeus: I'm not trying to replace 26 and 12. 26 and 12 didn't make...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers Rumors: Philly confident in retaining Thaddeus Young

For the last couple of years Thaddeus Young's name has constantly come up in trade rumors all across the league. Many teams believe Young has what it takes to take their team to the next level, as he is a talented offensive player that can also defend multiple positions. But it appears he will be staying in Philadelphia. For now, at least.According to Tom Moore of Bucks County...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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