Grizzlies 102, Timberwolves 98: Hot start not enough as Wolves drop opener

After a 20-3 run to open their season, the Wolves let the Grizzlies back into the game and the veteran team hit the key shots down the stretch to take the game away. Everything looked so perfect five minutes into the first game of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2016-17 season. They walked into the Memphis Grizzlies’ house and threatened to run them straight out of the gym, opening...
Via Canis Hoopus
12 hours ago

Timberwolves Wrap: Wolves drop a tough one in opener

The Timberwolves led by 17 points in the first quarter of the season opener, but ultimately fell by a final score of 102-98 to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday night. The Tom Thibodeau Era started off with a bang. Somewhere along the way, however, the intensity waned just enough and the old, grizzled Grizzlies found […] Timberwolves Wrap: Wolves drop a tough one in opener...
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13 hours ago

Minnesota Timberwolves: Opening the season on the road

The Minnesota Timberwolves open their season against a defensive powerhouse in Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzles. The T-Wolves will want to make a statement by showing that they are a playoff team this year with the newly household named duo in Karl Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. These two have great chances of making the All-Star roster for the highly competitive Western Conference...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves at Grizzlies: Game #1

The season gets underway tonight against a Western Conference rival. Let’s have a great season. Wolves at Grizzlies7:00 pm CDTFS North Opening night is finally here. The Wolves are in Memphis to take on the Grizzlies tonight, and while one game won’t answer our questions, we will begin to see how the team is taking shape early on. We all hope this season will be a major step...
Via Canis Hoopus
17 hours ago

The 11 biggest reasons to watch the Timberwolves this season

As if the anticipation for the season couldn’t be any higher, I’ve compiled the top-11 reasons to be excited for the 2016-2017 Timberwolves. Everything starts on Wednesday night. We’ve waited this long — long enough to compile this hefty list of 11 reasons to get pumped for 2016-17. Settle in, and let’s get to it. […] The 11 biggest reasons to watch the Timberwolves this...
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18 hours ago

Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies: The much-anticipated opener…

The Timberwolves open their much-anticipated regular season schedule on Wednesday night in Memphis against the Grizzlies. The regular season is finally here, Wolves fans. We’ve made it. Karl-Anthony Towns and Co. will be on the floor — for real, this time. Tom Thibodeau will be roaming the sidelines, although he’s already reached mid-season form in terms […] Timberwolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
23 hours ago

One year after Flip's death, Timberwolves and Saunders family one and the same

MINNEAPOLIS -- The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away.Flip Saunders' fingerprints are all over the Minnesota Timberwolves -- from the players on the roster to the new scoreboard that hangs in the arena. One year after his death, his presence is still a strong one at Target Center, and it would have been understandable if his family wanted to step...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Follows: Wolves Players on Social Media

As the season approaches, here’s your comprehensive list of players’ social media accounts and what to expect. Congratulations! If you’re currently reading this, you have successfully survived the dog days of NBA summer and, like me, are anxiously awaiting the Wolves first meaningful basketball game in 196 days (but who’s counting.) As the preseason comes to a close and the...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Former Cowboy John Lucas III makes the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Roster

The Minnesota Timberwolves have cut their roster down to the NBA max of 15 players and JLIII has made the cut. To get down to the NBA roster maximum of 15 players, the Minnesota Timberwolves waived Rasual Butler and Toure Murry. This means that former Oklahoma State Cowboy John Lucas III has made the cut and will start this season off as a member of the Timberwolves. #okstate...
Via Cowboys Ride for Free
2 days ago

Timberwolves waive Butler, Murry, keep 4 point guards

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Rasual Butler and swingman Toure Murry to get down to the maximum 15 players on the roster. The Wolves announced the moves Saturday, one day after wrapping up their preseason with a win over Charlotte. The moves mean that veteran John Lucas III has made the team to start the season. That gives the Timberwolves four...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves reportedly want to deal Tyus Jones; Sixers could be interested

Tyus Jones looks like an expendable piece on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, and an Eastern Conference counterpart could stand to benefit. According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Saturday, the Wolves remain engaged in trade talks on Jones. The Philadelphia 76ers are also mentioned as one specific team Minnesota has been talking with. Minnesota still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Minnesota Timberwolves

Tom Thibodeau is rolling into Minneapolis, in an exhaust-belching Ford Fiesta, McDonald's receipts and Coke Zero cans strewn about the back seat, whistling a tune to himself, though he doesn't know what song it is, he has never really cared for music, and, buddy, he has got notes. He's ready to teach Andrew Wiggins some lessons about aggressive pick-and-roll hedging and weaponizing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Election Year – The Karl-Anthony Towns Campaign

Every presidential election year Americans are faced with tough decisions. This is a year where many think that it is about who a person dislikes less. How about instead we take a moment to look at a campaign involving someone who is so special, and so likable, that no matter who you are, or what you believe, you are hoping he wins. He is not running for president (although some...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett likes mentorship role with Minnesota Timberwolves

Doc Rivers is still in touch with the players he led to an NBA championship as head coach of the Boston Celtics in 2008. This week at the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden in Boston, Rivers gave his thoughts on the likelihood of Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett returning to basketball this year. “I think Kevin… loves the young guys on this team...
Via Madtown Badgers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 11th Best Move of Offseason: Thibs? Thibs! Yes, THIBS!!!!!! It’s rare that a great coach actually finds a great job. There are too many other variables in play. It’s rare that a job like Minnesota’s even opens up. But hot damn are we gonna...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Timberwolves' coming attraction

Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ best and greatest player in franchise history, retired this offseason. This past season, he was a mentor figure to the young Wolves. He particularly took interest in then-rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, looking to harness the enormous potential star power the 2015 No. 1 overall pick possesses. On the day off Garnett’s retirement announcement...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Things To Look Out For

With the start of the NBA regular season only weeks away, it’s to time to analyze three aspects of the Minnesota Timberwolves that are essential to their success.  The Timberwolves are a team on the rise, and people know this.  Obviously, in order for them to succeed this upcoming season, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins will need to play well.  That much is just common...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is Looking Mighty Swole

We're just weeks away from the start of the 2016-2017 NBA season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the most exciting teams looking to take a major leap into playoff contention. With a new head coach, a talented core of Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and recent No. 1 pick Kris Dunn—and a Western Conference with more parity than ever—the Baby Wolves are...
Via Stack
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett offered coaching position with the Cavaliers

This was bound to happen. Most didn’t think it would be a week into his retirement, but former NBA player Kevin Garnett already has a standing offer to become an assistant coach in the Association. That offer comes from none other than Tyronn Lue and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “I talked to him (Garnett) about it,” Lue said on Thursday, via ESPN. “I know...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves X-Factor: Andrew Wiggins

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be one of the most exciting stories in the NBA, but with a dozen stories to choose from, the defense of Andrew Wiggins will be the most important factor for the Wolves when looking to take the next step as a franchise. This is the part where I quickly address the elephant in the blog – Karl-Anthony Towns is the man in Minnesota...
Via The Lottery Mafia
September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Steven Adams told Kevin Garnett he didn’t speak English to avoid trash talk

Kevin Garnett recently retired, and as a result, the NBA has one less major trash-talker on the floor. One player, however, figured out a great way to avoid Garnett’s trash talk. Steven Adams was born in New Zealand, where pretty much everyone speaks English. Adams, 23, played part of his high school career in Massachusetts before playing at the University of Pittsburgh for a...
Via The Comeback
September 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett announces retirement from NBA in Instagram video

Earlier today, it was reported that Kevin Garnett would not return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that a retirement announcement was likely. Well, just a few hours later, KG has indeed announced his retirement from the NBA, and did so in an emotional video posted on his Instagram account. The video finishes with the words “Farewell”, followed by “Thank you for the journey”...
Via The Comeback
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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