TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves Notes: Coach K on Thibs, 2017 NBA Draft

The Rio Olympics are over, and Team U.S.A. coach Mike Krzyzewski had kind words to say about Timberwolves boss Tom Thiobdeau, plus a way-too-early look at the 2017 NBA Draft. The United States’ entry into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio was once again undefeated. It was the third straight Games underneath Duke head coach […] Timberwolves Notes: Coach K on Thibs, 2017 NBA Draft...
Via Dunking with Wolves
7 hours ago

Ricky Rubio eager to mentor T’Wolves rookie Kris Dunn

Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio insists he’s eager to mentor Kris Dunn, despite how the arrival of the rookie point guard ultimately will marginalize his position with the only NBA organization he’s ever known. Whispers about Rubio being on the block have gone back as far as the NBA trade deadline last season. But when the Timberwolves drafted Dunn with the No. 5 overall...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Despite trade talk Wolves' Rubio ready to mentor Dunn

RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Wolves Ready to Run With the Wild West?

The Wolves selected Providence senior guard Kris Dunn with the no. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, then brought in two centers and a wing during free agency. Is Minnesota still a year away from jumping into the Western Conference playoff pool, or is new coach Tom Thibodeau ready to lead this pack to the postseason for the first time in over a decade? Minnesota hasn’t made...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mourning mother, Wolves' Rubio looks to lead Spain past U.S.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- There are few things in this world Ricky Rubio loves more than basketball, the electricity he feels when he's on the fastbreak, teammates running with him and a no-look lob pass just begging to be thrown.His mother, Tona, was certainly one of them.The point guard spent all of last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves watching from afar as Tona's body slowly succumbed...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings interested in trading for Ricky Rubio

The Ricky Rubio Trade Rumor Pinwheel just never stops turning. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN on The Scoop Podcast, the Sacramento Kings are interested in trading for Rubio and have been for quite some time. While Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has insisted over the summer that the team is likely holding onto the Spanish point guard, the trade chatter surrounding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine destroys defender’s ankles at Pro-Am

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is best known for performing awe-inspiring aerials in dunk contests, but he’s not opposed to breaking ankles. Playing in the annual Seattle Pro-Am on Sunday, LaVine put a would-be defender embarrassingly on his behind with a rather simple move. Feigning a drive to the hoop, he pulled up for a jumper instead. The poor guy who was matched...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns aspires to be the best player in the world

Karl-Anthony Towns is a supremely confident basketball player with talent that more than justifies his faith in himself. Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising, then, that the Minnesota Timberwolves star has set extremely high goals for himself and his NBA career: He wants to be hailed as the best basketball player in the world. Towns, a Kentucky Wildcat for one year,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Has Been Working Hard All Off-Season, Almost Threw Down a 720 Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins is one of the youngest stars in the NBA. With a bright future ahead of him, the 21-year-old has been working hard this off-season to improve all aspects of his game. RELATED: How You Can Jump as High as Andrew Wiggins The 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year has been working with Drew Halen, NBA skills coach and CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball...
Via Stack
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins attempts near-impossible 720 dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins recently attempted to go where no man had gone before. Wiggins was working out in a gym somewhere when he decided to try one of the sickest dunks we’ve ever seen. He took flight and attempted a 720-degree dunk, and nearly threw it down. A video posted by Andrew Wiggins (@22wiggins) on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT He was so close...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns posterizes helpless basketball camper

When we last checked in on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, he was euro stepping his way around China for Nike. Now, it Towns is back in the United States, and dunking all over helpless children at basketball camps. Watch KAT drop this vicious posterizing jam on a camper: @KarlTowns #ESPN #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/icPD8n4mar — Bill (@Dolla1519) July 28, 2016 ...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Anthony-Towns Is Latest NBA Player to Dunk on A Kid

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl Anthony-Towns is joining the NBA's off-season craze: embarrassing children at basketball camps. Towns is running his first basketball clinic in Minnesota, and in a video, he blows by two children and finishes with a dunk on a helpless camper. He didn't even stretch though @KarlTowns (via @Dolla1519) https://t.co/ij4COSTq1a — Bleacher...
Via Stack
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Uncovered Footage Shows Kevin Garnett May Have Been the Best One-On-One Basketball Player of All Time

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett is definitely past his prime. Last season, he played only 14 minutes per game and scored 3 points a game. Since the 40-year-old mostly sat on the bench, fans could forget what a dominating player he once was. RELATED: Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Thon Maker Eats 7 Meals a Day to Gain Weight Recently Garnett posted a throwback video...
Via Stack
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Summer League Wrap-Up

  The Minnesota Timerwolves played very well in their Summer League games. The only downside to is the concussion suffered by Kris Dunn limiting him to only two games played. However Dunn played exceptionally well in those two games. Dunn, in his two games, had 21 points 9 rebounds and 4 assists in tough loss to the Toronto Raptors. Dunn made nine shots while taking 17. But he did...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2016  |  Discuss

A fan created new logos for the Timberwolves and they're absolutely gorgeous

NBA fan "TURK3Y" (@TomKYL3) shared a set of brilliant alternative Minnesota Timberwolves logos on Reddit, and the team really needs to drop the wolf head and adopt them right this second. As a reminder, here is the current Timberwolves logo:TURK3Y writes on Imgur that he tried to capture the psychology of a wolf in the design of the logo."Drawing inspiration from the Raptors, Hawks...
Via FOX Sports
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Why you should be excited about Minnesota Timberwolves basketball

Ask any NBA fan which team has the brightest future, and many will give that honor to the Minnesota Timberwolves. After two straight years in which their draft picks have yielded the Rookie of the Year award, many fans are excited about the next few years. With a core roster of players in their early 20s, it is not hard to see why the Timberwolves are poised to compete in a stacked...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine sinks two buzzer-beaters to win Summer League title

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League championship game on Monday night, 84-82, in a matchup that had a playoff feel to it. The thrilling game went into overtime after Denzel Valentine drained a game-tying three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, after hitting just one of eight shots he attempted up to that point. Luckily for the Bulls, who...
Via The Sports Daily
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denzel Valentine's last-second 3 sends game to OT

The NBA Summer League championship game is headed to overtime, thanks to some heroics from Denzel Valentine. The former Michigan State star and Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick sent the game to an extra session by burying a three-pointer with less than one second remaining. Then #Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine drills a late 3 of his own to tie the #NBASummer championship...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett reportedly is contemplating retirement ahead of 22nd season

We might have seen the last of Kevin Garnett on an NBA court.The 21-season veteran who was drafted fifth overall out of high school in 1995 could be the next hoops legend to call it a career.While Garnett has said he wants to play at least one more season, he's having second thoughts, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor told NBA.com's Steve Aschburner that the 40...
Via FOX Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves Make the Playoffs?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to stockpile young talent through the draft. The Timberwolves have tremendous young talent and have a great chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are headlined by two number one overall selections in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. These two stars are complemented by...
Via The Sports Journal
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins: T’Wolves are 'going to be a nightmare to play’

The Minnesota Timberwolves are without question one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA with the biggest upside. While most experts believe the T’Wolves are a few years away from joining the ranks of elite squads in the Association, Andrew Wiggins believes the team will nevertheless present a formidable challenge on a nightly basis beginning next season. Wiggins acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Welcome To Minnesota, Russell Westbrook

This offseason, the unthinkable happened. First, Serge Ibaka was traded away to Orlando for Victor Oladipo, a move many thought would get Kevin Durant to stay. But Durant shocked the world and broke a lot of hearts (including mine) when he decided to sign a two year, $54.3 million dollar deal with the Warriors. And now, Russell Westbrook is all alone.Westbrook already told the Thunder...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves end their 12-year playoff drought?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award.  This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs.  Coming off a 29-53 season expectations won’t be high for this team, but there are a number of reasons why they could make the playoffs next year. The first reason why...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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