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It only took five games for Kevin Garnett to transform the Timberwolves

It is unfortunate that Kevin Garnett only played five games for the Timberwolves, especially considering what the Timberwolves gave up for him. That being said, judging the trade solely on Garnett's on-court production completely overlooks the impact he had on the team in other areas. Five games may not be many, but it was more than enough for Garnett to completely change the culture...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Bennett's year in review

Anthony Bennett was viewed by some as a throw-in for the colossal Andrew Wiggins-Kevin Love trade, while the team said he was an integral part of their future. But did Bennett's first year with the 'Wolves engender any confidence from the team, or did he not show enough development to stick in the team's future plans? (h/t Minnesota Timberwolves)
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Timberwolves Draft in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Check out who Nate projects the Timberwolves will add next to Andrew Wiggins...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Saunders: I'm the coach until I say I'm not

  Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound down, Saunders...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders: 'I'm the coach until I say I'm not'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: Maybe next year

The week that was: The NBA Playoffs started this weekend, and the Minnesota Timberwolves will once again not be among the teams participating. This makes it 11 straight seasons of no playoff basketball for Minnesota. On the bright side, the Timberwolves ended the season with the worst record in the league, so the Timberwolves will have the best shot at getting the number one pick...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Believe in Zach LaVine

While Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine was in the national spotlight a few times this year, it was more for his incredible dunking ability rather than his play. Overshadowed by fellow Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins for most of the year, LaVine demonstrated his amazing potential these last few months of the season, even outplaying Wiggins in a few games. Zach LaVine...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Onuaku Finishes Strong, but Will it Be Enough?

Former Syracuse University basketball standout Arinze Onuaku has been toiling in the NBA D-League for the last few years, before getting an extended audition for the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. For his part, Arinze produced whenever he got on the court for Minnesota. But will it be enough to land him a roster spot […]
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins posterizes Omer Asik with powerful slam (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie forward Andrew Wiggins didn't waste any time making his presence felt in Monday night's game against New Orleans when he posterized Pelicans center Omer Asik with a monster slam dunk.Wiggins scored 15 points and gave out 6 assists, but the Wolves lost to the Pelicans 100-88.H/T SI. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tyus Jones Helped Kevin Garnett Throw Out The First Pitch At Today’s Twins Game

Fresh off his Most Outstanding Player performance for the NCAA Tournament champions, Duke freshman point guard Tyus Jones took part in the festivities at today’s Minnesota Twins home opener. Jones, a Minnesota native, was joined by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett, who actually threw out the first pitch. Jones served as Garnett’s ball boy, delivering him the baseball...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins destroys Omer Asik with sick dunk (VIDEO)

Omer Asik learned a valuable lesson in Monday night’s game against the Timberwolves. After what happened in the first quarter of the Western Conference matchup, he may think twice about challenging Andrew Wiggins at the rim next go-around. Wiggins received the ball roughly 10 feet from the hoop, and was determined to score. Asik rotated over to protect the rim, but that didn...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders thinks Garnett will return next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders thinks Kevin Garnett will return for a 21st NBA season next year. Garnett is not expected to play in the Wolves' finale against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Saunders says that if he did play, he believes it would be an indication that Garnett would be calling it a career. Garnett has only played in five of the 25 games...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Garnett throws out first pitch at Twins game

If Kevin Garnett is looking for something to do when his basketball career ends, he might have a future in baseball. The former Boston Celtics big man returned to the Timberwolves at this season’s NBA trade deadline, and his homecoming in Minnesota has been a special one. And on Monday, Garnett had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at the Minnesota Twins’ home opener...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garnett seems inclined to return to T-wolves next season

Kevin Garnett has been around forever. So, what's another year? Garnett, who was drafted all the way back in 1995, has been said to be considering returning for a 21st NBA season. Now, ESPN's Marc Stein has a little more solid proof of that: This isn't the first time we've heard of Garnett's potential return in 2015-16. After the Timberwolves acquired him from the Nets before February...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA rescinds Westbrook's technical, no longer suspended

After putting up 54 points in a losing effort against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday evening, the talk really wasn’t about Russell Westbrook’s performance. Instead, the MVP candidate received his 16th technical foul of the season. This meant that he was to be suspended for the team’s game Monday against the Portland Blazers. It’s in the NBA rules. Right there in black and...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Past, Present And Future: Watch Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Jordan Clarkson, Andrew Wiggins Embrace After Lakers-Wolves Game

This was a really cool moment. After the Lakers defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s cameras showed rookies Jordan Clarkson and Andrew Wiggins share an embrace at mid-court after combining for 47 points, 16 rebounds, 15 assists and 6 steals. Clarkson and Wiggins are the only two players to win Western Conference Rookie of the Month...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: LaVine and Wiggins impress

The week that was: For the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, it was a good week for the team’s future seasons and a bad one for the current season. The Timberwolves saw a great week from both their rookies Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins, but the team did lose all four of their games and it was announced that Ricky Rubio would be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his ankle. Luckily...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine Scores Career-High 37-Points

Zach LaVine shined in a loss to the best team in the league, scoring a career-high and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie record 37 points. He also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out 4 assists. The post Zach LaVine Scores Career-High 37-Points appeared first on Hooped Up.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine’s best highlights from career-high 37 points against Warriors

As we reach the end of the regular season, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine decided to save one of his best performances for the Western Conference leading Golden State Warriors. On a Saturday day night in the Bay Area, LaVine was able to score an impressive thirty-seven points setting a new career-high for the rookie. Check out some of his best highlights in the below video...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio To Undergo Surgery On Left Ankle

Ricky Rubio will undergo surgery on his left ankle. Rubio missed 43 games after badly spraining his left ankle on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. The source said the surgery is considered to be a "minor cleanup" after the Spaniard had his "good and bad days" after returning to play. Rubio is unlikely to play for Spain this summer. The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Rubio to a four...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Ricky Rubio to have ankle surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left ankle Monday in Southern California. Rubio has played 22 games this season after spraining his ankle early in the year. He has played only once since March 13 and sat out his 13th consecutive game Saturday night when Minnesota closed out its road...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jordan Clarkson Records 18 Points, 9 Assists, 6 Rebounds, 4 Steals Vs. Minnesota

Jordan Clarkson didn’t make it to the Rookie-Sophomore game this year – he should definitely be at the event next season, however – though he kind of got to play in a rookie showcase of sorts on Friday night in Los Angeles when the Minnesota Timberwolves came to town. The Lakers alone had three rookies and one sophomore on the team in Clarkson, Jabari Brown, Tarik Black and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Dunks All Over the Lakers

Andrew Wiggins put on a show in a Minnesota Timberwolves 106-98 loss to the Lakers. Racking up 29 points, 10 boards and 6 assists in true Rookie of the Year form. Plus as a highlight package bonus, the kid from Canada added this massive dunk on Jordan Clarkson and Ryan Kelly to his poster collection. The post Andrew Wiggins Dunks All Over the Lakers appeared first on Hooped Up.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins soars for monster slam dunk against Lakers

As we near the end of the regular season, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins is showing why he should be considered for the rookie of the year award. Tonight, the Timberwolves were in Los Angeles to face off against the Lakers and in the second half of play, Andrew soared for an incredible one-handed slam dunk: Impressive slam dunk, Mr. Wiggins! ***Wiggins slam dunk [The...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves at Lakers

One of the Los Angeles Lakers' four victories since the beginning of March came at the expense of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Having gone 0-5 this month, the Lakers will try to send the Timberwolves to a ninth consecutive defeat when the lowly and injury-plagued teams meet Friday night. Los Angeles (20-58) will finish with its fewest wins since going 19-53 in 1957-58 while the franchise...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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