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Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky Rubio Deserve A Max Contract?

According to this report, Ricky Rubio declined a contract extension offer worth $43 million over four years from the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Rubio and his agent, Dan Fegan (also represents John Wall and Chandler Parsons, two players who recently got paid) are after the five-year max deal. Should the Wolves pay Rubio the […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky...
Via NBA Draft Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Are The Timberwolves Better With No Kevin Love?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Are The Timberwolves Better With No Kevin Love? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Kevin Love is the best big man in the NBA on offense and one of the 5 best players in the NBA; there is no denying the incredible talents of Love, who is also one of the league’s best rebounders. With the Minnesota Timberwolves trading Love for Andrew Wiggins...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden’s Defense is Also Terrible in NBA 2K15 (Video)

Not sure if 2K Games did this on purpose or not, but it is hilarious. In a trailer for the game, James Harden can be seen guarding Ricky Rubio. During the sequence, Rubio goes for a crossover and Harden… watches him go by and straight into the lane. Talk about art imitating life, 2K basically nailed it. Check out the clip below from Vine user Steve Noah.
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio, Dieng provide basketball fix for Wolves fans in World Cup

The "other" World Cup starts Saturday. There's another World Cup? In name, yes. In stature, not quite. Part of it depends on the state of your basketball appetite this time of year. Because it's up against the start of American and European football season in the same year as FIFA's international soccer extravaganza, and because the game's top stars aren...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Plays of the 2013-2014 Season: Ricky Rubio

Restocked with young high flyers like Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. If you thought Ricky Rubio was a passing machine before. Just wait till the chemistry of this young TWolves squad kicks in with him at the point. Even without them the young Spaniard averaged 8.6 assist per game and a few of them even made his 2013- 2014 Top 10 highlight reel. Check it out. The post Top 10 Plays...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love says Timberwolves owner should focus on his own team

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love responded Wednesday morning to comments made by Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who said Tuesday that the All-Star forward will end up being the scapegoat if the new-look Cavs struggle. “I think emotions are definitely running high right now,” Love told ESPN Radio’s ‘Mike & Mike.’ “For Glen to say that, I just think...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Top Ten best plays from the 2013-14 NBA season

As the Minnesota Timberwolves will have an interesting new roster next season of Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, and Anthony Bennett, the one major mainstay from last year’s squad is guard Ricky Rubio. In case you happened to miss any of Rubio’s amazing moves and assists from the previous season, the below video just might be the thing you are looking for. Check out Rubio’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio is hunting for the max

Ricky Rubio should be feeling pretty excited right now with the athletes coming onto what we can essentially call his team. The Spanish wunderkind too his sweet time getting to the United States, lighting up YouTube with great ball-handling and impressive passes. Teamed up with Kevin Love, he helped make plenty of highlights but not any Playoff appearances. In fact, you could call...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio is hunting for the max

Ricky Rubio should be feeling pretty excited right now with the athletes coming onto what we can essentially call his team. The Spanish wunderkind too his sweet time getting to the United States, lighting up YouTube with great ball-handling and impressive passes. Teamed up with Kevin Love, he helped make plenty of highlights but not any Playoff appearances. In fact, you could call...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Thinks Minnesota is Best Place For Him

It is the politically correct thing to say, but frankly going from LeBron to Ricky Rubio isn’t ideal. With that being said Wiggins will be the man in Minnesota and with great power comes great responsibility. It will be on his shoulders to turn the T-Wolves around and prove his critics wrong. Wiggins: "I think I'm in the best spot for me." #EyesOnTheRise pic.twitter...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves tried and failed to trade J.J. Barea to Sixers

The Minnesota Timberwolves want to cut ties with point guard J.J. Barea and failed to trade him to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Zgoda added that he thinks Barea will be waived if Minnesota can't move him. The writing was on the wall for this about a month ago when the Wolves picked up Mo Williams in free agency. Williams will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka slams alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio during Spain-Argentina

As we near the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Spain took on Argentina in a friendly match today. In the fourth quarter of play, Spain flashed some fancy passing as Ricky Rubio was able to find teammate Serge Ibaka on a nice alley-oop pass for a nasty slam dunk. Check out the play in the below Vine video from Pasion_Basket: Rubio to Ibaka, everybody! *** Ibaka image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

The Timberwolves boast tremendous upside following the Love trade. What a roller coaster ride it’s been for Wolves fans over the last few months. One day, we’re hearing rumors about the Warriors’ reluctance to depart with Klay Thompson in a deal for Kevin Love – causing laughter at both teams [a*]. Weeks later, a trade idea that appeared to have been quickly squashed ...
Via The Lottery Mafia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

T’Wolves to Hire Shooting Coach for Ricky Rubio

A Ricky Rubio with a legitimate jump shot is very dangerous player in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves obviously realize this and are taking steps to speed up the process on the improvement of Rubio’s shooting numbers. Flip also said team will hire a shooting coach for this season. Rubio, Budinger & others have been working w/ one based on LA — Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will keep Anthony Bennett

According to reports, Anthony Bennett is likely to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. The 2013 No. 1 overall pick was rumored to be heading to the Philadelphia 76ers and Thaddeus Young would be dealt to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves. From Timberwolves reporter Jerry Zgoda and the Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves FIBA World Cup Preview

While it’s not our Timberwolves, and not even the NBA, he FIBA World Cup brings basketball back in the the forefront. At least for some of us. Of course the FIBA World Cup isn’t as high profile as the FIFA World Cup, however, international basketball teams have become far more competitive over the years. Having followed last years EuroBasket, and watching CSKA Moscow come in...
Via TWolves Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio's kept offseason busy amid contract talks, Love reports

International flights. Contract negotiations. Adidas spots. Friendly wagers with teammates. The departure of a friend and valuable teammate. The typical NBA offseason isn't always the months of low-key rest and relaxation it could be made out to be. And Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's "break" between 2013-14 and '14-15 has been busier than most. Anticipating...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Re-Sign Ricky Rubio This Offseason

Minnesota Timberwolves: Re-Sign Ricky Rubio This Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves are about to trade Kevin Love and their face of the franchise will become Andrew Wiggins, but Rubio is still a big part of this franchise and should be for as long as they can keep him. He is a restricted free agent next offseason, but like Kyrie...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Time for Ricky Rubio to ascend to stardom

As I am sure all of you know, Kevin Love will be leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves via trade later this month, which means the Timberwolves need a new person to be the star of the team. I believe that it is time for Ricky Rubio to step up and truly become that franchise player. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge Rubio fan, he is actually my favorite player to watch on the Timberwolves...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Minnesota Timberwolves: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… This article is assuming the Timberwolves make a 3 team trade with the Cavaliers and Timberwolves and receive Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young and Anthony Bennett and trade Kevin Love, Kevin Martin and J.J. Barea. This is a trade scenario I painstakingly pieced together this...
Via HoopStuff
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' international presence less prominent than usual

For as much international preeminence as the Timberwolves roster currently features, only three of its members are slated to take part in basketball's biggest international showcase save for the Olympics. And even that total could be changing. National teams have opened training camp for this year's FIBA World Cup, formerly known as the world hoops governing body's world...
Via Fox Sports North
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

With contract extension due, worth of Rubio up for debate

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio has watched from afar this season as a pivotal offseason for the franchise that drafted him painstakingly unfolds. Earlier this summer, he bounced around Brazil at the FIFA World Cup. Held a camp in his home country. A week-and-a-half ago, he bested his younger sister, Laia -- a sensational Spanish basketball player in her own right -- and mother, Tona...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Mo Williams agrees to one-year deal with Timberwolves

Free agent Mo Williams has agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014 Happy to announce a big congrats to our guy @mowilliams on joining the @MNTimberwolves...
Via Sports-Glory
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio wants five-year, max contract from Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been very busy this offseason, and are not even close to done with it yet. They are still expected to trade superstar power forward Kevin Love at some point in the near future, and now they have decisions to make regarding their starting point guard. According to a report from Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com, Ricky Rubio wants a five-year, max contract...
Via Sports-Glory
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio seeking max contract from T'Wolves

Despite lack of success and some inconsistent production, point guard Ricky Rubio wants a max contract extension from the Timberwolves. Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News and ESPN1500 reports that Rubio and his agent are seeking a five-year max extension deal. Yes. Fegan aiming for 5-yr max. RT @BrianGaranich: @DarrenWolfson With all this Love trade […]
Via Full Scale Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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