Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review

Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Record: 41-41- 10th in West and the Analysis: The Timberwolves have arguably the best big man in the NBA in Kevin Love, one of the best centers in Nikola Pekovic, one of the better scoring wings in Kevin Martin, one of the best distributors in Ricky Rubio, a big name coach in Rick Adelman...
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Kevin Loves His Mustache And Why Shouldn’t He

Between Kevin Love's mustache and Ricky Rubio's five o'clock shadow, the T-Wolves look more like an '80s band than an NBA team.
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Rubio stays healthy all year but needs to improve weaknesses

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nary a Timberwolves stakeholder is bound to look back on 2013-14 with particular fondness. Minnesota increased its victory total, sure. But missing the playoffs, blown leads and close losses resound as the overarching themes for this year's campaign. Just don't tell the club's burgeoning point guard any of that. Amid the scorn, question marks and shortcomings...
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Rubio stays healthy all year but needs to improve weaknesses

The third-year point guard played in every game this season for the first time, which was an achievement, but Ricky Rubio must improve his shooting and conditioning to become elite.
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The 10 most overrated players in the NBA

With the NBA regular season winding down this week, there’s no better time to take a look at some of the most overrated players in the league.  Therefore, I have compiled a list of the ten most overrated players in the NBA.  How did I come up with this list, you ask?  There were plenty of factors I weighed when deliberating over this list including stats, playoff performances...
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Why We Can't Wait For Kevin Love to Leave Minnesota

Kevin Love is a heck of a player and a lot of fun to watch--and not just because he average more than 26 points and 12 rebounds a game. No, he is also the kind of guy that is able to complete nearly full court passes like this and make it look easy. A guy like this deserves to be playing in the post season, but since he's on the T-Wolves and in the Western Conference his season...
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Timberwolves not expected to offer Ricky Rubio a big contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a pretty massive decision on their hands this offseason as they’ll need to start re-negogiating the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio. While it at one point in time looked like he was in for a nice deal, his play these past two seasons have turned the Wolves off significantly and while he’s still an obvious asset, he’s not as valuable as he...
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Ricky Rubio videobombs Corey Brewer’s 51-point postgame interview

After Corey Brewer’s remarkable 51-point performance against the Houston Rockets, he was all smiles during a postgame interview with Fox Sports North. As Brewer was answering a question about his career-high performance, Rubio decided to sneak behind him and leap on his shoulders for the classic videobomb: That’s a brilliant videobomb, Ricky! *** Rubio videobombs Brewer [CJZero...
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Tired Timberwolves fall back to .500

MINNEAPOLIS -- When data from the Timberwolves' 2013-14 season gets punched into the game program, certain metrics will stick out like a chuckhole on Hennepin Avenue. Twelve losses by four points or fewer. Four wins in 19 tries on the second day of back-to-backs. A near league-worst opponent field-goal percentage of 47. But after Minnesota's 102-87 loss to Chicago on Wednesday...
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Dante Cunningham arrested for second time in a week

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested in Minnesota for the second time this week. According to KSPT.com, Cunnigham was taken into custody on suspicion of terroristic threats Sunday, three days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault. “The situation with Dante Cunningham is very fluid and we continue to monitor all available information,”...
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Timberwolves deal Grizzlies rough blow with decisive win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the Memphis Grizzlies a loss they could ill afford in a 102-88 victory on Wednesday night. Ricky Rubio had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who are trying to play spoiler down...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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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Ricky Rubio to seek eight figure contract

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is still under team control for two more seasons, though his contract for the 2015-16 season will be of the qualifying offer variety meaning he could potentially cash in by signing a tender from an opposing team or re-signing with the Timberwolves. But what type of cash is a player like Rubio worth? Statistically, the numbers aren...
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Ricky Rubio Could Seek Extension Offer Of $10M Per Year

There is a sense that Ricky Rubio's agent could "demand" a contract extension of $10 million per year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report. Rubio is represented by Dan Fegan. Rubio has not shown to be deserving of an eight-figure salary, 9.0 points and 8.6 assists while shooting 37.4 percent from the field. Rubio is in his third NBA season.
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Wolves snap losing streak with strong game against Atlanta

So which team looked like it had something to play for Wednesday night at Target Center? The game began with the Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks under .500, with each squad riding a three-game losing streak. The difference? The Hawks were still in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference while the Wolves were all but out of the race in the West. So it’s difficult to explain...
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NBA Rumors: Ricky Rubio wants to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves

International players are a big risk in the NBA, either they are really really good or they end up playing back in Europe. It took several years for Tiago Splitter to develop a game where he feels comfortable in this league and Ricky Rubio is still going through that.Image: TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsThe Wolves had really high hopes on him and he hasn't let down, he is...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves have more games to play but almost surely no playoff hopes

MINNEAPOLIS -- It can be one of the most dubious junctures in a sports season, when the desired finish goes unfulfilled, yet there's still a competition to complete. It's arrived in Minneapolis later than most in the Timberwolves' extended playoff absence, which barring the inconceivable will extend to a decade. But as of early Sunday evening, the postseason is almost...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves left wondering what went wrong, again

MINNEAPOLIS -- For three quarters, the Timberwolves demonstrated to a raucous, plethoric Target Center what might've been this season. Then, in the final 12 minutes of yet another squandered whack at respectability, 17,866 spectators were reminded of reality. All told, Minnesota is a better team than it was last season -- three wins better, at the moment -- and a heck of a lot...
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Ricky Rubio adds to his offensive game

Ricky Rubio delivered his third career triple-double in the Minnesota Timberwolves win over the Dallas Mavericks. He dropped 22 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds, including a nifty floater in his Wednesday performance.Image by Joe Bielawa via Wikimedia CommonsAfter the game, coach Rick Adelman commented:"He definitely has to develop that shot. He has to learn how to get shots...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Why They Will Miss The Playoffs

Minnesota Timberwolves: Why They Will Miss The Playoffs By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-33, but are 5.5 games behind the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Although they would be the 7th seed in the East right now, it is looking very doubtful that the Timberwolves will make the playoffs and I will say right here that they will...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio trying to add floater to his game

Yes, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman confirmed it before Thursday night’s game at Houston: That indeed was a floater point guard Ricky Rubio lofted over a Dallas defender during a Wednesday performance when he delivered his third career triple-double with a 22-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound night. So did Rubio himself. “Yeah, it was,” he said. “It was.” Rubio has struggled...
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Ricky Rubio dishes behind-the-head assist to Gorgui Dieng

Looking for the assist of Thursday night in the NBA? We got it here for you here on That NBA Lottery Pick. It happened in the Timberwolves-Rockets game in the second quarter of play as Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio showed off his passing fancy with this incredible dish to big man Gorgui Dieng: *** Rubio image courtesy of Getty Images
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Ricky Rubio fills out bracket, says, ‘I like the players when they are kind of fancy’ (pic)

Fresh off his triple-double on Wednesday night to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 123-122 overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks, point guard Ricky Rubio weighed in on easily the most important sports story of the day, or at least the only thing people are paying attention to: The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Of course, […] The post Ricky Rubio fills out bracket...
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Wolves 5’10″ PG J.J. Barea Attempts Put-Back Dunk (Video)

  Minnesota Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea is a feisty little guy who doesn’t back down from anyone on the court. Although he’s listed at six feet by many sites, one look at him and it becomes clear that that isn’t the case (His momma says he’s 5’10″). So it was kind of surprising and funny to few players when he attempted a put-back dunk during a game versus the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Hits Game-Winner to Beat Mavs in OT (Video)

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are quite the dynamic duo, it’s just sad that future team success for both players will come on different teams. Rubio had a magnificant triple-double against Dallas, and Love was usual self dropping in 35 points including these clutch two right here to beat the Mavericks in overtime.
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