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2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Preview

Rubio, Thad and the young guns should be an exciting bunch this year. Entering the 2014-15 season freed from the playoff expectations that come with having a star player like Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been pretty good in preseason play, and enter the regular season looking like they’ll be a fun team to follow for NBA League Pass subscribers. They have next to...
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Wolves gambling steal-mavens will spark defense

MINNEAPOLIS -- "Hi. My name is Corey, and I have a gambling problem." No, Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders hasn't made his contingent of basketball thieves sign up for a 12-step, self-help program. But he has playfully joked with Corey Brewer, Ricky Rubio and Thaddeus Young he may send the lot of them to Gamblers Anonymous. Such...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves release hilarious season promo with 'Minnesota Timbertrolls, 90210'

The 2014-2015 Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be young and exciting to watch. The post-Kevin Love era has begun and the Minnesota Timbertrolls are here to entertain you.Here is the trailer for their upcoming season:That shot of Ricky Rubio is absolutely perfect for the parody. Combine the Rubio pic with some classic Jason Priestley basketball clips and you've got a winner...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Timberwolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday to Ricky Rubio

The NBA is back, but for now it is only preseason so while they do keep score just like preseason games in every other sport it doesn't matter. These games are for getting young guys experience and figuring out the last couple spots on the roster. So when the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night it was news.The real entertainment, however, occurred in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves fan does hilarious Beverly Hills 90210 spoof

I love Beverly Hills 90210. That’s probably not even a question to those that know me. So there is no question that I LOVE this spoof of 90210 with everything related to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Just stop reading and watch the video. It’s well worth the 90 seconds, ESPECIALLY if you’re a 90210 fan. And, of course, this video accentuates the adorableness of Ricky Rubio....
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Wolves stroll past Pacers, 107-89

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota's first six points of the fourth quarter to help the Wolves maintain their comfortable lead over the injury-depleted Pacers. Donald...
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Wolves stroll past Pacers, 107-89

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota's first six points of the fourth quarter to help the Wolves maintain their comfortable lead over the injury-depleted Pacers. Donald...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A new era begins in Minnesota basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves know the story. They know that no one expects them to be very good this season. After all, they just traded the face of their franchise and remade their core around some very dynamic and very young players. Yes, Kevin Love is in Cleveland, teaming up with LeBron James to try to win a championship. And the Wolves are left to build around...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coming preseason games will help Wolves determine roster, rotations

MINNEAPOLIS -- According to Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves' training camp regimen wasn't limited to Mankato. "I think we've had kind of a second training camp here," the point guard said Thursday at the Target Center Lifetime Fitness practice facility. "Kind of the whole team, the whole week to practice. I think we're going the right way. We're paying...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Notebook: Brewer prepared to take back seat to Wiggins in starting lineup

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Kevin Martin nursing a minor injury, Andrew Wiggins and Corey Brewer have been spending a lot of time on the same scrimmage team. Even during training camp, coach Flip Saunders paired the two on each wing with Ricky Rubio at the point. But Brewer doesn't see that arrangement lasting long. "I like playing with him," Brewer said of Wiggins, the No...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio, Wolves At Standstill On Extension Negotiations

Ricky Rubio is at a standstill in negotiations with the Minnesota Timberwolves regarding a contract extension. The Timberwolves were recently reported as offering Rubio a new deal in the neighborhood of four years and $48 million. Rubio has said he hopes to stay with the Timberwolves.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio The NBA’s Most Improved Player?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio The NBA’s Most Improved Player? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… As I was writing my NBA Award picks and writing the Most Improved Player section, there was really just two names that I considered, Ricky Rubio and Kenneth Faried. However, I chose Rubio as Faried was already excellent, he just has to get more minutes from the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins For the Alley Oop

This season Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is gonna prove that one teams cast off is another teams future superstar and alley-oop toy. Watch former Cavs top draft pick Andrew Wiggins go up high to grab this Rubio pass for an emphatic finish. The post Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins For the Alley Oop appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Andrew Wiggins nasty alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio against 76ers

As the Minnesota Timberwolves fans continue to believe in the aerial ability of Andrew Wiggins, he decided to show off that ability during tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. In the first quarter of play, Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was able to get out in transition and found Andrew Wiggins on the alley-oop pass for the nasty dunk: I’m pretty sure we are going...
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Wolves Rumors: 'Best offer' to Ricky Rubio not close to max deal

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is nearing the end of his rookie contract and looking for an extension. According to sources, Minnesota front office personnel has offered him one. However, there seems to be a snag holding up the deal. A $37 million snag.  According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Rubio and the Timberwolves seem to be heading in opposite directions...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio rejects $48 million contract extension

Rubio has rejected a four-year deal in search of a five-year, max contract extension. According to Sean Deveney of The Sporting News, Ricky Rubio has rejected a four-year, $48 million extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Deveney reports that Rubio is looking for a five-year, max contract from the team, which would end up being around the $85 million mark under next year...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves Best Offer For Rubio is 4-Years, $48 Million

Point guard Ricky Rubio has been in conflict with the front office about his contract extension. Rubio wants a five-year deal worth the max, but Minnesota isn’t willing to budge. The best offer Minnesota has for Rubio is 4-years, $48 million, according to league sources.  With all of the young talent Minnesota has assembled, they’re smart for not giving in. Flip Saunders doesn’t...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

SN Source: Wolves' best offer to Rubio in four-year, $48 million range

With Denver forward Kenneth Faried agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract well ahead of the October 31 deadline for fourth-year players, attention turns back to one of the most interesting players up for an extension — Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been after a five-year contract with the Timberwolves, and though he’d like that deal to be a max, there is...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ricky Rubio Files

This is an exciting time for the Timberwolves organization. Whether or not that excitement will translate to a high percentag of wins sooner, later or ever, still very much remains up in the air. Now that Kevin Love has been shipped out of town in exchang  for Young and the young talents, the Twolves roster looks vastly different. It’s so very unique to see a team trade a way...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins And Ricky Rubio Connect On The First Of Approximately 8,746 Alley-Oops

Hey folks, be sure and renew your NBA League Pass subscription, because the Andrew Wiggins... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Andrew Wiggins skies for alley-oop dunk from Ricky Rubio at Dunks After Dark

As we near the start of the NBA preseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted a special event called “Dunks After Dark” in Mankato, Minnesota. During one of the scrimmages, Ricky Rubio showed off his passing ability by finding rookie Andrew Wiggins for a half-court alley-oop dunk seen in the below Vine: I think we’ll be seeing plenty of this Wiggins-Rubio connection in the...
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Saunders and Rubio decline to dive into discussion on contract

Both Flip Saunders and Ricky Rubio deflected questions Monday about the status of Rubio’s possible contract extension with the Timberwolves. “He has a contract right now,” said Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach. “The future, as I’ve said about all rookies, they go through the process. Some get signed and some don’t. But I think it’s...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rubio focused on new-look Wolves, not contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio sat at a table with Kevin Martin to his left, ready to start the first day of the rest of his life without Kevin Love as a teammate in Minnesota. ''It's this guy's team right here,'' Martin said, nodding at the fourth-year point guard. ''He makes everything go.'' During his first three seasons with the Timberwolves...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Minnesota approaching extension with Ricky Rubio

Just last week, the latest news on Ricky Rubio was that he and his agent were pursuing a max deal extension to stay in Minnesota.  The Timberwolves' front office, on the other hand, seemed content to let the season play out rather than make such a large financial commitment to their star point guard.  Whether it was a change of heart, or merely a case of subterfuge, the Wolves...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves willing to wait on contract extension for Rubio if he won’t accept 4-year deal

Contract talks that could make Ricky Rubio the second-highest-paid Timberwolves player will take place in person this week, and both the 23-year-old point guard and the Wolves seem ready to make a deal. Rubio and Wolves owner Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each expressing hope a contract extension can get done soon. Rubio is to be paid $5.08 million...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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