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Minnesota Timberwolves: The Perfect Minnesota Offseason

(Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves may have had the lowest win total this season, but a lot of it was because of injuries and although they currently aren’t a playoff contender, in my opinion they have the best group of young talent in the NBA. With Ricky Rubio-Andrew Wiggins-Anthony Bennett...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng graduates from the University of Louisville

Gorgui Dieng's sophomore campaign was, all things considered, a resounding success. While he's still not fully developed by any means, his production on defense alone should give the Timberwolves hope for his NBA future. As for his non-NBA future, whenever that may come, Dieng also appears to be heading on the right path. On May 10, Dieng graduated from the University of Louisville...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arinze Onuaku To Sign 10-Day Contract With Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Arinze Onuaku to a 10-day hardship-exception contract. The Wolves need another big body to finish the season now that injured Gorgui Dieng stayed home from this West Coast trip and Nikola Pekovic is headed for surgery. Onuaku averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 41 D League games this season with the Canton Charge.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: What If They Get The 1st Pick?

  (January 12, 2015 – Source: Grant Halverson/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… If the NBA Draft Lottery was today, the Minnesota Timberwolves would have the 2nd best chance at winning and they are just 2 games from that 1st spot. If they win, they would have 3 straight number 1 picks, which is incredible and they would get another...
Via HoopStuff
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves edge Knicks in OT in matchup of NBA's biggest losers

  Zach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws with 10.7 seconds left and scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the New York Knicks 95-92 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NBA's biggest losers. Minnesota (15-53) ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a tie with the Knicks (14-54) for the NBA's worst record. New York can still...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng finishes strong with reverse slam dunk against Knicks

Gorgui Dieng is a rising star for the Minnesota Timberwolves. And speaking of rising, look at him rise up for this reverse dunk against the New York Knicks: That was probably the worst segue of all-time but that dunk certainly wasn’t. *** Gorgui Dieng pic from Getty Images. Vine by Michael Gallagher.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan is impressed with Timberwolves’ big man Dieng

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng is a student of the game and he’s getting his recognition for it. At All-Star Weekend, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan was asked about his thoughts on the young post player and he was impressed. “He’s been great. I really like his game. He’s really steady, very deliberate. He’s […]
Via Project Spurs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves trying to reacquire Kevin Garnett

The Minnesota Timberwolves want to bring back one of their legends. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Minnesota is making a push to reacquire  Kevin Garnett in a swap that would send Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn. Young has been a player the Nets have coveted for some time. Brooklyn general manager Billy King drafted Young in Philadelphia. If a deal is agreed upon, Garnett would...
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hard work, unselfishness leading Andrew Wiggins to NBA stardom

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Only two years ago, Andrew Wiggins was in the midst of his LeBron-like senior season at Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia, and on the verge of what was expected to be an historic freshman campaign in the NCAA before bolting to the big-money world of pro basketball. While his transition from high school legend to NBA rookie hasn’t been...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch all of Zach LaVine’s spectacular dunks in slow-mo

  Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine put on a spectacular aerial display to take home the dunk competition during All-Star Saturday night. The 19-year-old scored a perfect 100 in the opening round. He highlighted his scintillating start with a through-the-legs, one-handed reverse slam. LaVine had a final round of 94 to overtake Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, who struggled...
Via Sports-Glory
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Wiggins, Wolves youngsters largely steal show in Rising Stars game

Andrew Wiggins made a slam dunk contest appearance, after all. Fellow 19-year-old Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine did his best to keep pace. Gorgui Dieng went coast-to-coast in a sequence that would've had Flip Saunders flipping his lid. Shabazz Muhammad had his moments, too. Take a schoolyard pickup game -- with NBA assistant coaches choosing the sides -- and infuse it with a Wolves...
Via Fox Sports North
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA All-Who Is That? Team

Everyone recognizes the big names that have been selected to participate in the upcoming All-Star game in Brooklyn this weekend, but where is the love for the unheralded guys out there having terrific seasons and getting no lime light? What about the underrated guys that are consistently putting up solid numbers with no national recognition? I present to you the starting five of...
Via isportsweb.com
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Road Reaction: 76ers 103, Timberwolves 94

Friday night presented the Wolves a rare opportunity against a team in a rebuilding situation akin to that of Minnesota itself. Five BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge participants -- Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng and Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel -- suited up at the Wells Fargo Center. These are two teams stocked with young talent...
Via Fox Sports North
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Will Be A Part Of NBA All Star Weekend

Jim Mone – Associated PressFormer Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng will participate in this year’s NBA All Star weekend during the Rising Stars game. This year, the NBA has decide to go with a different format for this game where there will be a team of full of American born players facing a team full of players from other countries. Dieng is a member of the “World Team.”...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

In the center of it all: Wolves big men show life in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- During the Timberwolves' 25-plus seasons of existence, they haven't been treated to a glut of high-level centers. There's some name recognition at the position. Randy Breuer commands respect, but his jersey number's being retired in the Williams Arena rafters, not those of the Target Center, on Saturday. Luc Longley spent three years here, too, but his best work came...
Via Fox Sports North
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves sign Raduljica to another 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- For at least another 10 days, the Timberwolves are hanging on to their 7-foot, 250-pound insurance policy at center. Ahead of the team's afternoon matchup Monday at Charlotte, the Wolves announced they've signed big man Miroslav Raduljica to a second 10-day contract. Originally inked Jan. 8, he's appeared in three games and averages 6.3 minutes, 2.7 points and one...
Via Fox Sports North
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng having strong sophomore season

With Nikola Pekovic out for the majority of the season with a wrist and ankle injury, Minnesota Timberwolves young center Gorgui Dieng has done well taking over the center position. Gorgui Dieng playing tough defense Dieng didn’t get much playing time last season, but came on strong at the end after former Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman started to put him in the rotation more...
Via isportsweb.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves lose despite double-double from Dieng

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Arron Afflalo scored 34 points and the Denver Nuggets handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 12th straight loss with a 110-101 victory on Monday night. J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets shot 55 percent to cruise past the Timberwolves (5-28), by far the worst team in the Western Conference. Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points and Ty Lawson added...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves lose despite double-double from Dieng

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Arron Afflalo scored 34 points and the Denver Nuggets handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their 12th straight loss with a 110-101 victory on Monday night. J.J. Hickson had 16 points and 11 rebounds and the Nuggets shot 55 percent to cruise past the Timberwolves (5-28), by far the worst team in the Western Conference. Jusuf Nurkic scored 14 points and Ty Lawson added...
Via Fox Sports North
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson denies Gorgui Dieng slam dunk with huge block

There are times in life when getting blocked can be a bad thing but in the case of Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, one of his blocks during the Nuggets-Timberwolves game was a good thing for his squad. As time wound down in the third quarter of play, Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng appeared to have an open lane to the basket for an easy dunk. Watch as J.J. soars to deny Dieng the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Drafting Muhammad, Dieng looking better one year later

At one end, Gorgui Dieng rose and blocked Rasual Butler's point-blank shot, tore the ball out of the air and instigated the Timberwolves' break with a quick outlet pass. At the other, Shabazz Muhammad took a nifty dish from rookie point guard Zach LaVine and threw down a ferocious dunk. His team would go on to lose 109-95 on Tuesday night at Washington, Minnesota's third straight...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

T’Wolves have tough challenge ahead of them in Golden State

The Minnesota Timberwolves (4-13) claimed the unwanted title of being the first team to lose to the previously winless Philadelphia 76ers at home on Wednesday. They will have to get over that deflating loss when they host the Golden State Warriors (15-2) at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Monday night. Golden State’s Stephen Curry comes into the matchup averaging 23.7 points...
Via TWolves Blog
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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