Minnesota Timberwolves: On the Rise

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the draft on Thursday night prepared to change their franchise. Armed with the number one overall pick, the Wolves were in range to salvage their dreadful 16-66 year, filled with injuries to Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio, and Nikola Pekovic, arguably their three...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: Cavs would have won the title with Kevin Love healthy (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard and former teammate of Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love told FOX Sports 1 that the Wine and Gold would have been the ones to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy if not for the team’s ill-timed bout with injuries. “I think so,” said Rubio of the Cavs winning. “Kevin Love makes a difference. He is a great power forward who can shoot...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio welcomes Towns, tells him to pick up dry cleaning

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the selection near-universally expected with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tabbing Kentucky standout Karl-Anthony Towns as the latest young talent on a roster already loaded with youth and potential. T’Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio welcomed the 19-year-old big man to the organization by cracking wise on Twitter and...Read More The post...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio to Karl-Anthony Towns: You ready to pick up my dry cleaning

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Soon after the pick, Towns new teammate, point guard Ricky Rubio, welcomed him to Minnesota. Hello @KarlTowns !! You ready to pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow ?? #WelcomeRook — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9) June 25, 2015 Picking up dry cleaning is a small...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio welcomes Karl-Anthony Towns with rookie joke on Twitter

After the Minnesota Timberwolves took Karl-Anthony Towns with the first selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Minnesota teammate Ricky Rubio was quick to respond about the choice on Twitter. Rubio decided to drop Towns a tweet where he asked the rookie center if he was ready to start his rookie duties with the Timberwolves: Hello @KarlTowns !! You ready to pick up my dry cleaning tomorrow...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: ‘Wolves seeking another first-round pick?

Though the Minnesota Timberwolves own the first overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft, the team may not be done right then and there. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, GM Flip Saunders may be looking to acquire another first round pick. I'm not sure if this is out there, but I'm hearing that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to acquire an additional first-round...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves Might Finally Have a Shot

For the Minnesota Timberwolves the last few seasons have been, to say the least, disappointing. It’s been tough. Real tough. Kevin Love’s departure the prior season for Cleveland to chase a ring with King James, at the time and once again, effectively shattered any playoff appearance dreams. The ordeal didn’t leave the T’Wolves entirely empty handed. In fact, things started...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Final NBA Mock Draft: Who Should the Timberwolves Draft?

Today is a huge day for the NBA.  The NBA Draft is today and the draft is something that can make or break teams’ futures.  In honor of today’s huge event, TopSportsReport has released the last of a series of NBA mock draft articles. To see who Adam Horvath projects the Minnesota Timberwolves will select in the draft to team up with Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins, click the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Ricky Rubio explain his Victoria's Secret tweet

There's no denying the handsomeness of Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Appearing on an ESPN program earlier this week, the 24-year-old was asked to explain a recent tweet that appeared to him shouting out Victoria's Secret models. He responded with a revelation that will put an extra pep in the step of whoever sees it (and is single).Photo Credit: Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are five realistic players the Rockets can acquire this summer

The Houston Rockets are in need of a secondary scoring option, and here are five realistic options they can set out to acquire this summer, whether via a trade or free agent signing.They may not have the flashiest names, but all can score and create their own shot. One possibility is Charlotte Hornets backup point guard Mo Williams:"Last season, he averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 assists...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: Andrew Wiggins is 'going to be one of the best players in this league'

Coming off a disappointing, injury-plagued season, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is using his summer to rest. But he's currently overseas at the 2015 adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy, where DraftExpress's Jonathan Givony caught up to ask him some questions. Rubio talks about what he needs to work on, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine's development, what the first...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: I'm Staying In Minnesota

Ricky Rubio popped up in trade rumors this week during a chat by ESPN's Chad Ford. "Yes, I knew nothing about it. I called my agents to check if they knew something. They that it's not true. They denied everything. There will always be rumors." Rubio signed an extension before the start of the 14-15 season. "When a rumor pops up, not always, but normally there is something behind...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Timberwolves take Russell and trade Rubio?

Everyone expects the Minnesota Timberwolves to select a center with the first overall pick in this year's draft. Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor look like sure studs, and passing on them both feels like it'd be a disastrous mistake.  But in his most recent mock draft, ESPN's Chad Ford hints that Minnesota may do just that. Here's more: "And do not totally discount D'Angelo...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves willing to trade point guard Ricky Rubio

Ricky Rubio was expected to break into stardom in the NBA when he was originally drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but that has yet to happen. He has worked his way into being a very solid starting point guard and a great playmaker, but he hasn’t rounded out his game just yet. That being said, Minnesota is reportedly willing to trade him for the right price. Over the last...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves Willing To Trade Ricky Rubio In Right Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio agreed upon a $55 million contract extension last October, but the team is believed to be willing to consider dealing him in the right deal. Rubio was limited last season by an ankle injury. Rubio is still just 24 and is one of the game's most gifted passers, but he has yet to develop his perimeter shot. The Wolves are also high on D'Angelo Russell.
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Grading Their Season

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Timberwolves entered the season starring the 1st pick talents of Andrew Wiggins alongside the likes of Thaddeus Young and Ricky Rubio in what many already expected to be a rebuilding year. Minnesota spent the season seeking to cultivate their youthful talents, as...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio squashes rumors that he demanded a trade

An interesting and surprising rumor popped out of the blue a few days ago, as one NBA insider said that Ricky Rubio's camp had several times asked for a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. This was the first time anyone had heard even rumblings about Rubio's discontent with the team. The reason for that is because Rubio isn't unhappy at all with his situation, as he told La Prensasa...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Post Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the T-Wolves Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/post...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves win No. 1 pick in 2015 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft following the league’s annual lottery. Minnesota had an NBA-high 25 percent chance of landing the top pick, based on its last-place finish in the league-wide standings. This is the Timberwolves first time ever winning the No. 1 overall pick. “This is a great day for our franchise and our fans. We’re...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA announces 2014-2015 All-Rookie teams

The NBA announced its all-rookie teams for the 2014-2015 season Monday. 130 writers and broadcasters made up the panel who elected the teams. Rookie of the year and Minnesota Timberwolves forward, Andrew Wiggins, was the only unanimous selection for the first team. Joining Wiggins on the first team is Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Timberwolves Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Check out who Nate projects the Timberwolves will add next to Andrew Wiggins...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio To Undergo Surgery On Left Ankle

Ricky Rubio will undergo surgery on his left ankle. Rubio missed 43 games after badly spraining his left ankle on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. The source said the surgery is considered to be a "minor cleanup" after the Spaniard had his "good and bad days" after returning to play. Rubio is unlikely to play for Spain this summer. The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Rubio to a four...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves' Ricky Rubio to have ankle surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left ankle Monday in Southern California. Rubio has played 22 games this season after spraining his ankle early in the year. He has played only once since March 13 and sat out his 13th consecutive game Saturday night when Minnesota closed out its road...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

’14-’15 Wolves Review Part 1: Wiggins Shines, But Injured Wolves Disappoint Again

Note: Two brief comments before diving into this. First, I am pumping out a pair of season review posts a few games early as I will be on vacation next week. The first will focus on the players and injuries; the second will be on front office/Flip dynamics and big picture team coaching with as good of an attempt as I can make to keep those parts separate, though that will ultimately...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rubio will wait to decide on Spanish National team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Injured Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he will wait for the NBA season to end before turning his thoughts to playing with the Spanish national team this summer. Rubio spoke on Monday after the Timberwolves announced he would be shut down for the final six games of the season because of lingering pain in his left ankle. Rubio was limited to 22...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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