Is Timberwolves’ point guard Ricky Rubio worth $10 million extension?

There have been reports circulating around the NBA world that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio could demand a contract with $10 million annually. Rubio hasn’t lived up to the hype that he had when he was drafted, and quite frankly hasn’t shown that he can be a legitimate franchise point guard. He has been able to pass the ball well, but his scoring ability is poor...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Barea is happy to be staying with the Timberwolves

J.J. Barea was the subject of trade rumors this past week leading up to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, but in the end he stayed with the Timberwolves. He’s proven to be an important player off the bench for the Wolves: In their 26 wins heading into Saturday’s game at Utah, he was shooting 43 percent from three-point range. In their 28 losses, he’s at just 24 percent. The...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love calls out teammates after loss to Suns

Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love is frustrated with his teammates following Wednesday night’s 104-103 loss to the Phoenix Suns. “We can’t have two guys sitting at the end of the bench, who play good minutes, just sitting there and not getting up at timeouts,” Love said, per Nate Sandel of “We all need to be in this together. That kind of pisses me off...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs, Timberwolves to play in Mexico City

The NBA is back in Mexico for a regular-season game, and the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves are learning there's an additional rival to conquer: The altitude. During a practice game Tuesday, Minnesota's players looked noticeably exhausted. ''It was very tough getting through the sprints,'' Kevin Love said. ''You lose your breath very...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Magic Wands: Puerto Rico vs. Canada

Caracas, Venezuela (1-0) vs. (1-0)    Time/TV: 2 p.m./ESPN3 Line: Puerto Rico by 5.5 Tickets: Did you see attendance at this thing? You shouldn't have a problem Canada's Schedule: Aug. 30 -- Canada 85, Jamaica 64; Today -- vs. Puerto Rico; Sept. 1 -- vs. Brazil; Sept. 3 -- vs. Uruguay   Pace Off. Rtg. Def...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Video Blooper: JJ Barea falls and can’t get up.

The Minnesota Timberwolves J.J. Barea had an interesting Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Besides pulling off the upset to defeat the Western Conference powerhouse 101-93, Barea spent some time on his knees. Please click here to watch this video. The post Video Blooper: JJ Barea falls and can’t get up. appeared first on Players View.
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Barea ejected for questionable flagrant-2 on Ray Allen, calls him nasty names (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Monday night's game against the Miami Heat after being called for a flagrant-2 against Miami Heat guard Ray Allen in the fourth quarter. It happened in the fourth quarter as Barea was guarding Allen while he had the ball. Allen first gave a hard bump to Barea, which wasn't called, then drove to the basket, where...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

After Love sprains finger, Wolves rally past Nuggets

DENVER -- What could have been a costly two-game trip ended positively for the Minnesota Timberwolves. With Ricky Rubio back in Minneapolis and Kevin Love on the bench due to an injured hand, the Timberwolves came up with an unexpected win Thursday against the Denver Nuggets, shrugging off a poor game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Jose Juan Barea came off the bench to score...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Timberwolves 101, Nuggets 97

DENVER -- Jose Juan Barea came off the bench to score 17 points, Alexey Shved also had 17 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the loss of Kevin Love to beat the Denver Nuggets 101-97 Thursday night. Love sat out the final 16 minutes after he sprained a finger on his right hand underneath the basket late in the third quarter. He left to have an X-ray but returned to...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hey, I Just Met You, And This Is Crazy. I Will Draft a Pekovic. Nikola, Maybe?

This is a scary thought to think, but the Minnesota Timberwolves may actually become a strong playoff contender for years to come. Blech, still felt weird saying that string of words. But it’s very plausible, as they now have a solid core of players to build around: Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love, Jose Juan Barea, and possibly the most important piece, Nikola Pekovic. Now before you e...
Via Razzball Basketball
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Wants Who: Wednesday, December 7th

You know the drill.  I’ll be updating throughout the evening, so check back often… Carlos Arroyo, BOS, UFA: If the Knicks are unable to sign Jose Juan Barea or another solid backup PG, they might be stuck with Carlos Arroyo.  He’s interested in them, but I doubt they’re interested in him just yet. Caron Butler, LAC, UFA: Butler has four deals to consider: San Antonio and...
Via NBA 24/7 365
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

J.J. Barea wants to go back to the Mavs

Jose Juan Barea is going to get a lot of offers in free agency. That’s what happens when you’re the spark plug on the championship team. Barea does what he does very well. He manages the offense, hits some shots, and if you lose him for a minute, bam, he’s backdoor and you’ve given up…
Via Pro Basketball Talk
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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