NBA Western Conference Offseason Grades

NORTHWEST Minnesota – Key Additions: Karl-Anthony Towns, Nemanja Bjelica, Tyus Jones, Tayshaun Prince, Damjan Rudez Key Losses: Chase Budinger The Wolves picked the right player at #1 overall, then used their two second-round picks to move up and grab Tyus Jones to back up Ricky Rubio. I like the trade for Damjan Rudez, a pure 3-point shooter. [&hellip The post NBA Western...
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The Kevin Martin Files

Number two on the roster review docket, is the incumbent starting shooting guard, Kevin Martin. He is one of the holdovers from a bygone era: The Adelmanian Years. The Adelmanian Age was a time in Twolves past when PFs shot step back threes, wing players imitated NFL wide outs: when the front court featured flat footed rim-protection and everyone complained far too much about...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng is dominating Afrobasket

We pay far more attention to Eurobasket than Afrobasket, but Gorgui Dieng is trying to change that. The Timberwolves center has been wrecking opponents during Afrobasket, and is putting up some of the best numbers in the continent. Playing for Senegal, who is 5-0 and just beat down Algeria 75-57 during a quarterfinal match, he's showing the rest of the world how good he can be....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Anthony Bennett Finds His Game With Team Canada

It's been an interesting summer for the Timberwolves Anthony Bennett. Playing a lot of undersized "center" for Team Canada, the 6'8 Bennett seems to have found his game. At the very least he's been active and effective and those aren't phrases that have been thrown around a lot with his name attached until recently.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is perfect for today's NBA

It’s not the first time that the Timberwolves have selected a high draft pick that was supposed to turn their fortune around. In 2011 Derrick Williams was supposed to be the real deal as the No. 2 pick; 2008, 2009 and 2010 all included top five picks in Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Wesley Johnson, respectively, with Love being the only successful one, even though the team never...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UNDRCRWN x Sam Cassell ‘Big Ones’ Tee

If any basketball fan can provide a reason to not cop this awesome UNDRCRWN tee with Sam Cassell doing his famous “big ones” celebration on it, from his days with the Minnesota Timberwolves. I’d love to hear it. Cop yours today undrcrwn.com. The post UNDRCRWN x Sam Cassell ‘Big Ones’ Tee appeared first on Hooped Up.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins humbles former Wolves PG Barea with one-handed slam

Andrew Wiggins played with a purpose on Wednesday night. J.J. Barea was simply in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Leading his Canada squad in the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup, Wiggins, a Minnesota Timberwolves rookie and Toronto native, posterized former Timberwolf and Puerto Rico guard J.J. Barea with a nasty, one-handed dunk, shown in the video above. Wiggins stands 6-foot...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Kinda Dunks On JJ Barea

A photo posted by hoopedup (@hoopedup) on Aug 27, 2015 at 4:44am PDT In addition to the 20 points Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins scored for Canada in a win over Peurto Rico to become Tuto Marchand Continental Cup champions. The reigning Rookie of the Year also had this vicious jam which JJ Barea arguably caught a piece of, or not. You decide. The post Andrew...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Country for Old Men

The Minnesota Timberwolves are absolutely loaded with high-upside talent and players who could emerge as critical pieces, but the team featured little in the way of veteran leadership and presence. Over the offseason, Flip Saunders and company have complimented their fountain of youth with a trio of elders, most recently signing Tayshaun Prince. August moves at a snail’s pace...
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Ricky Rubio on playing with Garnett: 'He kills for you'

Kevin Garnett probably isn’t a guy you want to play against on the hardwood. But play with? Now that’s a different story. The future NBA Hall of Famer is regarded as one of the best teammates in the NBA — as long as you’re working just as hard as him (though, frankly, that’s probably pretty difficult to do). It’s a lesson that one of Garnett’s Minnesota Timberwolves...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady Heslip Leads Canada To Third Straight Win

Brady Heslip netted a game-high 14 points by nailing four three-pointers to lead five different Canadians in double-digit scoring en route to a 86-74 win over the Dominican Republic at the Tuto Marchand Cup in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The Timberwolves Anthony Bennett came up with his second big double-double of the tournament scoring 12 points and taking down 10 boards.
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Minnesota Timberwolves Top Ten best plays from 2014-15 season

As the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to rebuild in the Western Conference, they have one of the best group of young players in the association. With top talent like Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, and Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves were one of the most interesting teams to watch last season. Check out some of their best plays from last season in the below video: *** Timberwolves...
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Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett play well for Team Canada

Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett aren't just teammates with the Timberwolves. They're also essential members of the Team Canada National Team, and with the Olympics just around the corner (well, if the corner is a year away), they're getting geared up to help their country win a medal.Here's more from SportsNet.ca:A familiar name, Luis Scola, led Argentina in scoring with 23 points...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves trying to trade Anthony Bennett, but 'no active discussions'

The Timberwolves haven't traded Anthony Bennett, but that's hardly because of anything happening on their end. The first overall pick from the 2013 NBA draft had a let-down season as a rookie with the Cavaliers. His second season, this one with the Wolves, wasn't much better, though he did show up in better shape than he did as a first-year pro. Now, Minnesota is unsurprisingly...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio believes the Timberwolves can make the playoffs

Winning only 16 games in 2014-15 won't deter Ricky Rubio from developing some big dreams for the upcoming season. He told some of those while promoting Adidas on tour in the Philippines, via Rappler.com:Rubio also mentioned he thinks Andrew Wiggins, the reigning Rookie of the Year, is a future MVP:The Wolves had lots of injuries last year, including ones to Rubio, Chase Budinger...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seems like no one wants to take a chance on Anthony Bennett

There is a lot of excitement in Minnesota these days as the Timberwolves have a lot of young talent full of potential. Many are high on the talent they have drafted over the past few years, but one player still hasn’t shown any signs that he might reach his potential. Forward Anthony Bennett has struggled since he entered the NBA and last season, he only averaged 5.2 points a game...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Add Tayshaun Prince

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to build and tweak their arsenal. With an impressive cast of young players, there appears to be an understanding that this Timberwolve’s team is probably not going to see any real playoff success (or even regular season success for that matter). Subsequently, veteran additions seem to be a must as the team this year will work out the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Talks About His Favorite Post-Workout Protein Shakes

STACK interviewed Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft (by the Minnesota Timberwolves), and the rookie talked about his favorite method of refueling after workouts. Towns
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Flip Saunders avoid being Timberwolves' Kryptonite?

The Timberwolves went from a middling team with an unhappy superstar in Kevin Love to a team with a future as bright as any team in the league in less than a year. At the head of this change is Part Owner/President/Head Coach of the team Flip Saunders, who began his second stint with the T-Wolves in the summer of 2013 after being fired as head coach back in 2005.  Since being...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves announce signing of Tayshaun Prince

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of veteran forward Tayshaun Prince. The Wolves agreed to terms last week with Prince on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. The contract became official on Thursday, giving the Wolves another veteran to mentor a young roster. Prince averaged 7.5 points in 58 games last year for Memphis, Detroit and Boston...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett will rack up a ton of records this season

Kevin Garnett has been around a long time. A long, long time. And he's starting to put up the numbers to show it.Mark Vandeusen put some of KG's career in context over at Hoops Habit:Robert Parish holds the record for career games played (1,611) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most minutes (57,446).Garnett doesn't appear to have much of a chance to beat any of those...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened to...Tom Gugliotta?

"Cause Googs is nice," - Fall 1996, 2nd year forward Kevin Garnett, on why the team he creates for NBA Live 96 Sega Genesis consisted of 4 Kevin Garnetts and 1 Tom Gugliotta.He had what Paul Shirley once called "the worst tattoo in the NBA, the barbed wire on the bicep."  He was the second NC State alumni to be featured in WTHHT (after Chris Corchiani).  If you followed the NBA...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Canada To Lean On Andrew Wiggins At FIBA Americas

It’s really no surprise that Team Canada plans to lean on 20-year-old phenom Andrew Wiggins at the 2015 FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico during September. The NBA’s Rookie of the Year was a horse for the Minnesota Timberwolves during his first pro season, logging the second most minutes in the league at 2,969 while playing in all 82 games.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: the long-awaited renaissance has begun

It is a difficult story to tell, but after years of practice, I’ve gotten better at telling it. Yes, for some inexplicably crazy reason, I am Minnesota Timberwolves fan. The closest thing I have to an explanation is a shrug of the shoulders and a chuckle. I’ve learned, through trial and error, that it’s best to be as nonchalant as possible when it comes to confessing my devotion...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics target Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng?

The Boston Celtics need a center. With Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic, and Gorgui Dieng, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a surplus of centers. Maybe a deal could be struck here?Towns is their future, he won't be going anywhere. Pekovic is a good player, but he is making $12 million per year for 2 more seasons. That money doesn't mesh with the Celtics seeming intent...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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