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Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin’s main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop. Martin did pretty well at that last year, scoring...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Ronny Turiaf

  This is the second part of a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. In desperate need of some semblance of rim protection, Flip Saunders signed energetic, jovial veteran big man Ronny Turiaf to be a shot blocker and vocal talker. It's what the 31-year-old Martinique native has been...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Young NBA Players Ready To Become Stars In 2015

10 NBA Players Ready To Become Stars In 2015 By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The NBA is constant and one of the constants of the NBA is that each season there will be young players take a step to becoming elite players. We just saw DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, DeMar DeRozan, Kawhi Leonard, John Wall, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis join the NBA’s elite...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ferry once called Bonzi Wells the “N-word”

Jason Whitney Former Sacramento Bee sports writer Martin McNeal  tweeted out a previous incident about Danny Ferry that will surely not be helping his cause. Ferry, who according to Yahoo Sports may have triggered the racist events that have led to the huge falling out of Atlanta’s hierarchy, reportedly has a sketchy past. Back in 2002, Bonzi Wells spit […] Sports-Kings -...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should the rookies start?

This past offseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves got two rookies with a lot of potential and extreme athletic ability. Andrew Wiggins is the big name that the Timberwolves got in the Kevin Love trade, and was one of the most hyped prospects to come out of college. Zach LaVine was the Timberwolves 1st round draft pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and was an electric player for UCLA last year...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aw, shoot! Rubio's offense lacking during World Cup

A sampling of Spain's finest basketball players at home on a world stage renders it easy to see where Ricky Rubio gets it. The good, the bad and the ceiling-determining. Spain's run at the FIBA World Cup ended Wednesday in Madrid far earlier than the host nation -- and its rabid fans -- had hoped with a quarterfinal loss to France. But throughout the two-week world championship...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

This is not Danny Ferry's first race-related controversy

In November 2002, Bonzi Wells spit on Danny Ferry during a Blazers win over the Spurs. This incident was added to the That's Bonzi! oeuvre straight away. He was also suspended for one game. Four years later, as Bonzi starred for the one of the meanest teams in modern history -- the Ron Artest-Bonzi Kings -- Sacramento Bee columnist Marty McNeal wrote a story about Bonzi'...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Can Carve His Niche for the Timberwolves

Andrew Wiggins has a chance to be Andrew Wiggins, unfortunately now that he going to be tucked away playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves he has a chance to quietly carve his niche and become the star, not the comparison that he has been since he burst on the scene as a high school hoops star. […] The post Andrew Wiggins Can Carve His Niche for the Timberwolves appeared first...
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Wolves player profile: Robbie Hummel

  This is the first profile in a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. There was a time when Robbie Hummel's return to the Timberwolves looked like a distinct impossibility. Yet before the dominoes that directed Kevin Love toward Cleveland fell, before any other official personnel move...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' center Dieng has strong showing at FIBA World Cup

In the floodplain of the Guadalquivir, Spain's second-longest river, Gorgui Dieng continued his basketball ascent. This time, it came on the international stage. Dieng and his Senegalese countrymen's run at the 2014 FIBA World Cup ended Saturday with an 89-56 lost to Timberwolves teammate Ricky Rubio and the host nation in the first round of bracketed tournament play. It...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves likely to move J.J. Barea before season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been a very active team in trade talks this offseason, and pulled off the Kevin Love blockbuster with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, they are looking to make another trade prior to the regular season getting underway. According to a report from Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors, the Timberwolves are likely to move backup point guard J.J. Barea prior to the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Timberwolves playing well in international play

The Minnesota Timberwolves only have three players in the FIBA World Cup this summer, but so far Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng and (J.J) Jose Barea have looked great. The tournament, held in Spain this year, is a mix of NBA players and the top international players so while the competition isn’t as fierce as it is in the NBA, there still are a lot of international teams  with a good...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Players generating the most buzz at FIBA World Cup

The FIBA World Cup is nearing the end of the group phase as the teams wrap up their five games in six day tour of their groups. The knockout stages will be starting soon and the pressure will ratchet up. At that point, only the best teams and the best players remain. A lot of the names we would be familiar with. These early games are big for the scouts. It is time to find untapped...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Andrew Wiggins has hard time in airplane bathroom

Jim Racalto Most people would assume that high-profile NBA players live pretty luxurious lifestyles, and most probably do. However, being almost 7 feet tall isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins found this out the hard way. Wiggins posted a photo on Instagram of himself in an airplane bathroom. Let’s just say […] Sports-Kings - The...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins has problems fitting in airplane bathroom

In certain points of life, there are times when being the height of an NBA player can have it’s disadvantages and earlier tonight, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins ran into an issue. Wiggins was traveling in a small airplane and tried to use the lavatory in it. Check out the below Instagram photo from his official account which shows Wiggins having difficulty standing...
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Ricky Rubio dribbles between Raduljica’s legs in 2014 FIBA World Cup

We’re reminded why we were so excited when Ricky Rubio went over to the NBA. It’s because of plays like this. Look how Rubio starts the break: Le petit pont de Ricky Rubio sur Miroslav… by BasketInfos I can barely dribble between my legs and Rubio dribbles between someone else‘s legs. This guy truly is a wizard. *** *Rubio image courtesy of Getty Images. Video from Dailymotion.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baseline: Ep 83 | Rajon Rondo Rumors | Glen Taylor blasts Kevin Love | KD Decision

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 reasons why Gorgui Dieng will be a future All-Star

It might not happen this year, but there are multiple reasons why it is only a matter of time before Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves becomes an All-Star center. Dieng hails from Senegal, and was drafted 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Louisville. He has only played one year for the Timberwolves, but ...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Minnesota Timberwolves Will Be Worth Watching

It is fast becoming a new era in Minnesota. With the trade of franchise centerpiece Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves have invested heavily in their future. The trio of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young mightn’t be the most experienced but they are energetic, exciting and they are the new, […] Young Minnesota Timberwolves Will...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Senegal Stuns Croatia in FIBA World Cup

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng led the Senegal Men’s National team to a major FIBA World Cup upset over a well-respected Croatian squad, 77-75. Dieng led the Senegalese squad with 28 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks. This is a game after an 18 point, 13 rebound performance in a win over Puerto Rico. The Croatian team is touted with NBA talent such as 2014 Philadelphia...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Break Ticket Sales Record After Trading Kevin Love

No Kevin Love? No problem. The Timberwolves fans are as excited as ever, since the former face of the franchise has gone off to Cleveland. The team had broke a previous record in season tickets sales after unveiling the new crop of young and exicitng players like Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett andn Thaddeus Young. Over 300 full season ticket packages have been sold and Timberwolves...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Have Record Ticket Sales After Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love is no longer a part of the Timberwolves organization, but there doesn’t seem to be any despair in Minnesota. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Fans seem to be energized about the new look, young guns of Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett and Zach LaVine. In the last week the team has sold over 300 full-season ticket packages. T-Wolves chief revenue office...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Thad Young on Sixers rebuild: ‘They were getting rid of everybody and getting worse’

The Sixers traded their last remaining skilled veteran this summer, when they jumped into the Kevin Love trade between the Timberwolves and Cavaliers to send Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, while taking on lesser players and obtaining a future first round draft pick for their willing participation. It’s a strategy that Philadelphia has been comfortable with under GM Sam Hinkie ...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Glen Taylor’s trade comments not needed

Earlier this week, ESPN reported that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor made some statements about the Kevin Love trade, commenting on Love’s defense, claiming that Love will get the blame if the Cleveland Cavaliers struggle and bringing up Love’s injury history. Kevin Love I understand the frustration that Taylor must feel now that Love has officially left the Minnesota...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky Rubio Deserve A Max Contract?

According to this report, Ricky Rubio declined a contract extension offer worth $43 million over four years from the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s no secret that Rubio and his agent, Dan Fegan (also represents John Wall and Chandler Parsons, two players who recently got paid) are after the five-year max deal. Should the Wolves pay Rubio the […] Minnesota Timberwolves: Does Ricky...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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