Minnesota Timberwolves: Offseason Grade

The Minnesota Timberwolves spent the 2015 offseason performing the real life equivalent of my NBA2k team. Essentially, they cut some salary and roster spots to make room for a coveted draft pick, re-signed the greatest Timberwolf of all time, a local kid returned home via draft night trade and snagged some European potential. In: Kevin Garnett – Re-signed Damjan Rudez – Traded...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Which Free Agents Should Minnesota Re-Sign?

(Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Kevin Garnett (UFA) Robbie Hummel (UFA) Chase Budinger (Player Option) Gary Neal (UFA) Justin Hamilton (UFA) Arinze Onuaku (UFA) Coming off a dreadful 16-win campaign, the Timberwolves don’t have any daunting tasks coming up this offseason in terms of free agency. Minnesota...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Timberwolves keep Justin Hamilton?

After he was traded from the Miami Heat to the New Orleans Pelicans on deadline day, in a move that brought Goran Dragic to South Beach, center Justin Hamilton's NBA career was on life support.The Pelicans quickly waived him. But the Minnesota Timberwolves were there to put in a claim, and Hamilton went on to average a respectable 9.0 points per game in 17 contests for his fourth...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

FanDuel NBA lineup for Mar. 18

It’s FanDuel NBA Wednesday with $125k up for grabs.  The entry fee for the $125k NBA Shot is $2 with $10,000 going to first place. NBA Shot 2 dollar entry There are 11 games being played Wednesday night in the NBA. Brooklyn at Cleveland 7:00 PM Detroit at Philadelphia 7:00 PM Portland at Miami 7:30 PM Minnesota at Toronto 7:30 PM Indiana at Chicago 8:00 PM San Antonio at Milwau...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves waive forward Robinson, claim center Hamilton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Glenn Robinson III to make room for center Justin Hamilton. The Wolves claimed Hamilton off waivers Thursday. The 24-year-old Hamilton appeared in 24 games for the Miami Heat this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds. Hamilton was traded to New Orleans on Feb. 19 but did not appear in a game for the Pelicans...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans cut former LSU center Hamilton

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Pelicans say they have waived 7-foot center Justin Hamilton, who never appeared any of the six games he spent with New Orleans since being acquired in a three-team trade. Hamilton, a former LSU standout, joined the Pelicans on Feb. 19, along with guard Norris Cole and forward Shawne Williams, who was also waived, as part of a three-team trade involving Miami...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shawne Williams Waived By Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Shawne Williams. Williams was acquired Feb. 19 from the Miami Heat along with Norris Cole and Justin Hamilton as part of a three-team trade.
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA News: Who Won the Trade Deadline?

The 2015 NBA trade deadline was a wild one, as over 40 players were traded in 19 separate deals. Most of the deals were rather small, as most teams making deals were teams in the playoff mix trying to fortify their bench or fill a specific need. Typically the NBA trade deadline, like most trade deadlines is more anti-climactic than anything, as rumors swirl for months only to see...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Goran Dragic Trade Grade

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Senior Writer At Hoopstuff… Miami Heat Receive: Goran and Zoran Dragic Heat Trade: 2 1st Round Picks, Shawne Williams Danny Granger and Justin Hamilton During one of the most hectic trade deadlines in NBA history, the Miami Heat acquired former Suns’ guard Goran Dragic in a blockbuster three-team trade ...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat pull off trade for Goran Dragic

The Miami Heat pulled off one of the biggest moves prior to the NBA trade deadline Thursday. The Heat acquired Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Danny Granger, Justin Hamilton and two first-round draft picks. Dragic was arguably the best player available on the market this week and will give the Heat...Read More
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Miami Heat Players Most Likely to Be Traded before the Deadline

At 22-30, the Miami Heat have a lot to improve upon if they hope to make some noise in the playoffs this postseason. The Heat are the first team in 50 years to reach 30 losses before the All-Star break just a year after the reaching the NBA Finals. The team has struggled with many issues, including offense, rebounding, and chemistry in their first season without LeBron James. By...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz Game Preview: Heat Look To End Road Trip on Positive Note

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Miami Heat (10-12) look to end their road trip with a victory as they take on the Utah Jazz (6-16) at EnergySolutions Arena on Friday night. The Heat are coming off one of their worst losses of the season following their 102-82 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Miami shot a season-low 36.6 percent from the field and struggled...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Team Yet To Show True Identity Through Injury-Plagued Season

If one were to look at the Miami Heat‘s record, they would immediately think of one word–mediocre. Through 12 games of the season, the Heat stand at 6-6, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. At just a game over .500, the team has had their hot-and-cold moments. Miami was the last unbeaten team in the conference when they started out 3-0 before falling to the Houston...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Continuity error: Injuries keeping Heat from finding groove with rotation

MIAMI -- It was an ugly game right from the opening tip-off, with the Miami Heat failing on many levels to keep up with the red-hot Los Angeles Clippers in their 110-93 loss Thursday night. But the loss of continuity with injuries, new players and rookies getting acclimated has taken its toll, with the Heat falling to .500 after such a positive start to the season. Losing Dwyane...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets Game Preview: Heat Look to Get Back on Track

(Brooklyn, NY) — The Miami Heat (5-5) look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to the Barclays Center to play the Brooklyn Nets (4-5) on Monday night. The Heat have lost games versus the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks over the last week. In each of those losses, Miami was unable to put forth a complete effort on offense and defense. A lack...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Slow night offensively leaves Miami with another loss

MIAMI -- Without Dwyane Wade for a second consecutive game, the Miami Heat suffered through another poor shooting night in a 91-84 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night for their third straight loss. The Heat were also without Josh McRoberts (blister), Justin Hamilton (strained left adductor) and Danny Granger (strained left hamstring), who dressed for Sunday's game but has...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Podcast: Surya Fernandez talks with Ethan Skolnick

Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report takes part in the latest episode to discuss the start of the season for both the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also analyze how both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have powered the Heat's hot start and whether it can be sustained over the course of an entire 82-game NBA season. Additionally, Skolnick gives his take on the Heat's youth movement...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Podcast: Surya Fernandez talks with Ethan Skolnick

Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report takes part in the latest episode to discuss the start of the season for both the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. We also analyze how both Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade have powered the Heat's hot start and whether it can be sustained over the course of an entire 82-game NBA season. Additionally, Skolnick gives his take on the Heat's youth movement...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Chris Andersen is expected to make his return tonight

The Miami Heat enter Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers coming off a 105-96 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. The win improved the Heat to 5-2, first in the Southeast Division. The Heat have been playing with veteran big man Chris Andersen, who has been battling a rib injury. The good news for the Heat is that Andersen is expected to play tonight for only...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen to Return Wednesday

With the good news comes the bad news. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reported through Twitter that Chris Andersen will make his return in time for the Miami Heat’s game versus the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. However, it’s not all positive news–Winderman also comments that Justin Hamilton will sit out his second straight game due to his adductor issue and that...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets Game Preview: Heat Look To Bounce Back

(Charlotte, NC) — Every beginning has an end. The Miami Heat (3-1) found out the hard way on Tuesday night. In a matchup of undefeated teams, the Houston Rockets ran over the Heat by a final score of 108-91. Chris Bosh was limited to just 30 minutes due to early foul trouble and the Rockets’ James Harden posted a near triple-double with a stat line of 25 points, 10 assists and...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat notes: Miami getting into groove during first week of camp

It was an eventful week for the Miami Heat as they opened training camp, debuted their new-look roster during the annual team scrimmage at the AmericanAirlines Arena and later traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to face the New Orleans Pelicans in their preseason opener. Because all the players arrived at camp in shape and were able to pass the Heat's conditioning tests, the team was...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Justin Hamilton out for at least three weeks after minor heart surgery

Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton is likely going to miss about three weeks after undergoing a minor heart surgery on Monday.Although news like this is always nerve-racking, it appears that Hamilton’s surgery was a success and he should make a speedy recovery. As reported by ShandelRichardson of the Sun Sentinel, when asked about the injury and status of his backup center, Heat...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami center Justin Hamilton has heart procedure

MIAMI (AP) Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton is expected to be sidelined for about a month after undergoing a procedure to repair a common abnormal heart rhythm. The team says a full recovery is expected. Hamilton had a procedure Monday to repair what was diagnosed as an atrial flutter. The team says he will be sidelined for a few days, then go through about three weeks of non-contact...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat center Hamilton undergoes minor heart procedure

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that center Justin Hamilton had to undergo a procedure to repair an atrial flutter. Hamilton's condition, which causes an abnormal heart rate, was diagnosed after he was experiencing light-headedness during an early session in training camp, which began on Saturday. "He wasn't feeling well the other day, a little bit dizzy, so we monitored...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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