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...
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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...
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2 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...
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9 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...
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14 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...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mo Williams Signing Grade

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mo Williams Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 season, 3.75 million This is a difficult signing to grade for me. On one hand I like the player, I like the contract at just 3.75 million for 1 season and he fills a need on the Timberwolves, but with Kevin Love about to be traded, their franchise is going to look very...
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22 days ago  |  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...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Free-agent guard Williams lands one-year deal with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves' 2014-15 guard rotation -- and the franchise's future as a whole -- continued to take shape Monday with the free-agent landing of veteran Mo Williams. The team reached an agreement with the 11-year combo guard, an unrestricted free agent who spent last season in Portland and joins his fifth team in the past five seasons. According to agent...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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23 days ago  |  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...
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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 […]
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio Seeking Max 5-Year Extension

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard seems like one of the few stars that is content playing in a smaller market. Unlike teammate Kevin Love, Rubio likes the idea of staying in the Twin Cities long term, but wants the max 5-year contract. Rubio and his agent have had talks with Timberwolves’ general manager Flip Saunders about a long term deal for the 23-year-old Spanish point guard...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio Seeking Max Deal From T’Wolves

Maybe Ricky Rubio is the ultimate leader that the Minnesota Timberwolves have needed all along.  Unlike Kevin Love, Rubio seems content with remaining in the Twin Cities. According to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500, Rubio and his reps have had discussions with Flip Saunders about an extension. Rubio of course, wants the full five-year max. Yes. Fegan aiming for 5-yr max. RT @BrianGaranich...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubio's Agent Seeking Five-Year Max Contract From Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio's camp have been in contact on a contract extension. Rubio's agent, Dan Fegan, is seeking a five-year max contract. David Kahn now infamously gave Kevin Love a four-year extension in order to keep his five-year extension for Rubio. Love's future with the Wolves is now in serious doubt as he can become a free agent in 2015. If...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Seeks Five-Year Max Deal

Dan Fegan is aiming high for client Ricky Rubio in rookie scale extension talks with the Timberwolves, asking for a five-year, maximum-salary deal, reports Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities (Twitter link). It’s unclear how steadfastly Fegan will stick to that price, but it seems an indication that he and Rubio are in no mood to accept a discount after a season in which the...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves interested in acquiring Ryan Anderson

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been an extremely active team this offseason, and they are expected to move superstar forward Kevin Love at some point before the season begins. According to a report from Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors, the Timberwolves are interested in acquiring power forward Ryan Anderson from the New Orleans Pelicans. It would certainly be an interesting pickup for...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Projected Starting 5

Point Guard Ricky Rubio- To me Rubio has not developed to a good player yet, but will be. He is still 23 years old and is playing decent basketball. Shooting Guard Kevin Martin- Kevin Martin has always been a decent player. He can come up clutch in situations for pretty much any team. The Timberwolves are very lucky to have this guy. Small Forward Chase Budinger- Budinger is a...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves interested in signing Kris Humphries

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been relatively quiet this offseaon after being in the news nearly non-stop with Kevin Love trade rumors, but they are looking to get in on some free agency additions. According to a report from Darren Wolfson, the Timberwolves are interested in signing Kris Humphries on a one-year contract. This isn’t going to be a huge move, but Humphries did play...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion help kids get to movie premiere (video)

In one of the stranger promotional videos involving pro athletes and movie premieres — or the only one — Ricky Rubio, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion do their part on ensure that some kids are able to get to the premiere of “Earth to Echo,” the new kids film set to hit theaters. The spot […] The post Ricky Rubio, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion help kids get to movie premiere...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves talking extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been looking to trade star power forward Kevin Love for the majority of the offseason so far, but they are also looking to lock up point guard Ricky Rubio to a long-term extension. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com, the Timberwolves and Rubio have begun extension talks, but a deal will not be easy to come by. Rubio has been extremely inconsistent...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio was impressed by Boris Diaw no-look pass

There are few passing big men in the NBA like San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw and during tonight’s game four of the 2014 NBA Finals, he dished an impressive behind-the-back one. Watch as Diaw tosses the no-look pass to Tiago Splitter standing underneath the basket: The pass was so impressive that Ricky Rubio was impressed by it: That Boris Diaw pass… — Ricky Rubio (@rickyrubio9...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love: Not making playoffs ‘burns me and hurts my heart’

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love said Wednesday that he wants to play for a winner. “No matter what the outcome is, I just want to end up in a great place where I can win,” Love said during an appearance on ESPN2′s ‘SportsNation.’ “At the end of the day, I’ve played six years, haven’t made the playoffs yet, that burns me and hurts my heart, so I really want...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' Ricky Rubio: 'I would like to be on a winning team'

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to climb up the standings ladder for 10 years now. With their current core of Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, and Nikola Pekovic, the team had its most successful season that didn't involve Kevin Garnett in franchise history. But they're about to fall back down that ladder with Love looking to be on his way out sometime in the next year...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Draft Tyler Ennis

Minnesota Timberwolves: Draft Tyler Ennis By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Minnesota Timberwolves need to draft Tyler Ennis. Thanks for reading… Expanding on the matter, if he is available to them at 13, which has a very strong chance of happening, then they have to draft him and for 2 very different reasons; at the least he can improve their pathetic bench...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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