Wolves player profile: Mo Williams

  This is the seventh installment in a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Scheduled to speak with reporters alongside Gorgui Dieng at the Timberwolves' media day Monday, Mo Williams entered the makeshift press conference room inside the Target Center's Lifetime Fitness facility...
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Timberwolves trio went through weeks of hell with Navy SEAL trainer

The children are slipping down Shabazz Muhammad's back, inches away from falling into a pit of whitewater rapids and fire. As Muhammad gropes for another handhold, his entire weight and an additional 100 pounds of helpless youth suspended above the perils below, he falters. A pair of guiding hands help steady him, but only for a moment. Regaining his balance and summoning some...
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T’Wolves Put On Dunking Display During Scrimmage (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves may not win that many games this season, but they’ll be one of the more exciting teams to watch in the NBA this season. Andrew Wiggins and company will put on a aerial display that should have fans excited about the future. Check out the best dunks from Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Anthony Bennett and Shabazz Muhammad during the Timberwolves Dunks After...
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T-Wolves Release “Dunks After Dark” Hype Video

The Minnesota Timberwolves have lined their roster with a group of very athletic and very young players. They might not win a bunch of games this season, but they will certainly be fun to watch. The T-Wolves released a hype video, and frankly, I’m ready to watch these boys play.
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Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Co. Deliver Dunks After Dark

The young high-flying Minnesota Timberwolves lead by Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Anthony Bennett and Shabazz Muhammad deliver “Dunks After Dark “during a midnight scrimmage open to the public at Minnesota State University. The post Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Co. Deliver Dunks After Dark appeared first on Hooped Up.
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Young Wolves out to prove they're more than just high-flying athletes

MANKATO, Minn. -- Put your phone down. Wait till a commercial to take your eyes off the FOX Sports North broadcast. Don't hit the can at the Target Center till halftime. You're bound to miss something. It might be Ricky Rubio throwing a sky-high alley-oop to Andrew Wiggins like he did on the first scrimmage play at the Timberwolves' "Dunks After Dark" shindig...
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Thaddeus Young: Kevin Love’s “26 and 12 didn’t make the playoffs”

Thaddeus Young may be the Minnesota Timberwolves’ new starting power forward, but he’s not looking to fill the void left by Kevin Love. At the team’s Media Day, Young reminded everyone that, despite putting up a gaudy 26 points and 12 rebounds per night, Love’s Wolves fell short of the postseason. Thaddeus: I'm not trying to replace 26 and 12. 26 and 12 didn't make...
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Andrew Wiggins throws down alley oop from Ricky Rubio (Video/GIF)

On Monday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves gave their fans a glimpse of what to expect for the upcoming season when Ricky Rubio threw the alley oop to Andrew Wiggins, who finished with a slam dunk.The Timberwolves opened their training camp with a "Dunks After Dark" event at Minnesota State University, which featured three 12-minute scrimmages followed by a 10 minutes...
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Andrew Wiggins And Ricky Rubio Connect On The First Of Approximately 8,746 Alley-Oops

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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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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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Notebook: Rubio looking forward to playing with new teammates

MINNEAPOLIS -- Meet Ricky Rubio, the insomniac. After Spain's quarterfinal loss in the FIBA World Cup, the Timberwolves point guard couldn't sleep for two days. He's still hurting emotionally after a blown chance at upsetting the United States on the Spaniards' home soil. But Rubio didn't let the angst derail him for long. About 90 minutes after he landed back...
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Spotlight is on Wolves' rookies, but urgency coming from veterans

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hours before the cameras began clicking, minutes before the sun rose over downtown Minneapolis on Monday, Kevin Martin sat down with Timberwolves rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. The trio talked expectations. Learning curve. How to conduct one's self in the cutthroat realm of professional athletics. Martin's overarching message was simple. "If they...
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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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Saunders returns to bench in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Flip Saunders spent the entire summer with his executive hat on, banging his head against a wall for a full month thanks to an arcane NBA rule that forced his Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers to wait 30 days before completing a trade for Kevin Love. With the help of general manager Milt Newton, Saunders was able to pull that deal off, changing...
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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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Minnesota Timberwolves: Don’t miss out on “Dunks After Dark”

An awesome event will be held this Monday by the Minnesota Timberwolves. In honor of the first practices of the season starting up, the Timberwolves will doing a scrimmage and dunk contest at Minnesota State University-Mankato’s Bresnan Arena. The doors to the arena will be open at 11 pm, and the players will take the floor at midnight. “Dunks After Dark” is free and open to...
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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Continuing Extension Talks On Possible $11M Annually

Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves will have contract talks in person this week that could make him the second-highest paid player on the team. Both sides appear willing to make a deal. Rubio and Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each expressing hope a contract extension can get done soon. A new deal, expected to be for four seasons, could be worth...
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Crowded wing: Wolves have glut of swingmen on roster

MINNEAPOLIS -- With an NBA paycheck coming his way and training camp around the corner, Timberwolves small forward Glenn Robinson III is supremely confident he can carve out a niche on Minnesota's roster this season. Well, sort of. "I wouldn't say it's daunting," the second-round pick out of Michigan quickly chirped when asked about the bevy of players ahead...
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Wolves player profile: Gorgui Dieng

  This is the sixth installment in a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Gorgui Dieng was back at the Target Center on Thursday, going through the usual player check-in process before training camp begins next week. "Back to the office," Dieng tweeted with a picture of the Timberwolves...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: The five best trades in Timberwolves history

In honor of the Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins trade, this past week I looked at the five worst trades in Minnesota Timberwolves history. To finish this theme on a happy note, here are the five best trades the Timberwolves have ever done. 5. Minnesota trades Jonny Flynn and the draft rights to Donatas Motiejunas to the Houston Rockets for Brad Miller, the draft rights to Nikola Mirotic...
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Ricky Rubio: What’s He Really Worth?

Examining just how much Ricky Rubio is worth as the point guard begins extension talks with Minnesota. It seems like just yesterday the legend of Ricky Rubio began making its rounds amongst the basketball world. The average fan had yet to really watch and observe him play, and had only heard the tale of this young 16-year-old Spaniard who was being labeled as the next Steve Nash...
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Still something to love about Timberwolves

It is better to have loved Love than to have never loved Love at all. Of course, it is a lot harder for more than five million Minnesotans to rest peacefully at night knowing their beloved Timberwolves, who have not been to the playoffs since 2004, are back on track to defend their title of longest post-season drought. Nearly 10 years after Kevin Garnett pulled the playoff parachute...
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Timberwolves Offer Max Contract

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Neil Mehta Staff Writer The Minnesota Timberwolves have offered Eric Bledsoe a max contract. The terms of the contract would be 4-year and $63 million. The Timberwolves can only sign Bledsoe with a sign-trade. Bledsoe’s is currently a restricted free-agent with the Phoenix Suns. The Suns offered Bledsoe a 4-year, $48 touchdown in July, but this...
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