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Report: Timberwolves ‘lament’ Andrew Wiggins missing weight-lifting sessions

Andrew Wiggins is undoubtedly one of the NBA’s most promising young superstars, but the young swingman is reportedly struggling to find his way in the weight room, per Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report. Wiggins was an outstanding shooting guard as a rookie last year, but Ding reports the organization sees him as a full-time small forward in the future. However, his lack of dedication...
Via Sportsnaut
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Photo: Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Was Back On Campus Friday

Former Duke star and Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Tyus Jones was back on campus Friday afternoon, hanging out with the basketball team.  Jones, who wore No. 5 at Duke, ran into current Blue Devil Luke Kennard, who now wears the same number, so it only made sense to take a photo together. Duke basketball’s official account posted the photo to Instagram. The national champ...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves have made 'cursory contact' with Tom Thibodeau

The Timberwolves were left in a tragic situation when Flip Saunders passed away at the beginning of this NBA season. Off the floor, they lost a mentor, a friend and an idol. On it, they lost a coach, someone who was supposed to develop the young pups like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zach LaVine and more. Sam Mitchell took over with an interim title, but it doesn't seem like...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves getting calls about Ricky Rubio ahead of trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves next step to the NBA trade deadline batter’s box and must take a swing at rumblings surrounding star point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been the subject of rampant rumors since the start of training camp, though the organization hasn’t been willing to bite on any sort of offering. With the deadline approaching on February 18, though, it seemed only...
Via TWolves Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

T'Wolves getting calls about Rubio ahead of trade deadline

The Minnesota Timberwolves next step to the NBA trade deadline batter’s box and must take a swing at rumblings surrounding star point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been the subject of rampant rumors since the start of training camp, though the organization hasn’t been willing to bite on any sort of offering. With the deadline approaching on Feb. 18, though, it seemed only a matter...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Giving Kurt Rambis 'Chance To Win' Knicks' Job

Kurt Rambis is serving as interim head coach of the New York Knicks after Derek Fisher was fired. Rambis has another shot after failing as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I do think Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis to be successful. I think he wants the Knicks to have a good second half so he can give Rambis the job," said Windhorst. "(Rambis is) going to have to accomplish...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Have Already Reached Out To Tom Thibodeau

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the best futures in the NBA building around Karl-Anthony Towns. Sam Mitchell is currently the interim head coach but he's not widely expected to remain there in the long-term. Tom Thibodeau could be a candidate for the job as he remains a coaching free agent. "I think the people in the Wolves' organization are already looking at Tom Thibodeau...
Via RealGM
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Karl-Anthony Towns Has Morphed Into a Dunking Machine

Lost up there between the Minnesota wilderness and the Timberwolves' 17-37 record has been NBA rookie phenom Karl-Anthony Towns turning himself into a dunking virtuoso. Although the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis has stolen much of the rookie spotlight playing in New York City, Towns is quietly averaging a double-double, putting up 17.1 points to go along with 10 rebounds per game...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves overcome 18 point deficit, stun Raptors 117-112

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night.Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with under 2 minutes to go that gave Minnesota a 112-109 lead. Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight assists...
Via AP on Fox
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Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves came back from 18 points down to stun the Toronto Raptors 117-112 on Wednesday night. Canadian star Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, including a jumper with under 2 minutes to go that gave Minnesota a 112-109 lead. Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight assists...
Via AP on Fox
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WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns throws down monster dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is having himself one heck of a rookie season. He entered Wednesday’s action averaging 16.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. One of Towns’ biggest assets is his ability to control the low post on both ends of the court. The Toronto Raptors found this out first-hand Wednesday night: It’s not that DeMar DeRozan got out...
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DeMar DeRozan soars for incredible slam dunk on Shabazz Muhammad

As the Toronto Raptors look to stay among the elite teams in the East, DeMar DeRozan is proving to be one of the top shooting guards in the association. Today, the Raptors traveled to face the Minnesota Timberwolves and in the first quarter of action, DeRozan was able to get to the basket for a huge dunk on Shabazz Muhammad: DeMar DeRozan, everybody! *** DeRozan Slam Dunk [Real...
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Preview: Timberwolves vs. Raptors

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum.Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons.The Raptors (35-16) have won three straight...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors-Timberwolves Preview

The Toronto Raptors might be earning an extended break more than any other team, but given how they're playing, they might also be the last to want to kill their momentum. Toronto can head into the All-Star break with 15 wins in 16 games Wednesday night, and there's been no shortage of success against the Minnesota Timberwolves for 12 seasons. The Raptors (35-16) have won three...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns throws down best dunk of career so far

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns continues to make a strong push for rookie of the year with each passing night. He can defend the rim, has a nice mid-range jumper and man, he can dunk. Towns threw down what was arguably the best dunk of his career thus far on Monday night when he posterized Dante Cunningham. The KAT has struck again.
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves steamrolled by Pelicans in lackluster loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored 27 points apiece, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 116-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.Davis grabbed eight rebounds and Holiday had nine assists and five boards as well. Ryan Anderson chipped in 26 points and the Pelicans turned 12 turnovers into 21 points while turning...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher. Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Pelicans

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time.This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise.The Timberwolves can record their second three-game win streak...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s got the glue on the Minnesota Timberwolves

Since 2004, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been in constant rebuild mode, trying to find a way back into the playoffs to no avail. This year however, was supposed to be different. This year, they were supposed to be the dark horse team in the west, the surprise team that everybody knew about, but none saw coming. Instead, it has been more of the same. Inconsistency, poor defense...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Timberwolves Preview

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time. This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise. The Timberwolves can record their second three-game...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Turning the Corner: How Minnesota Can Guide Their Stars to Contention

After taking the right steps in moving on from the Kevin Love era, Minnesota has begun putting together a talented roster. How do they continue their momentum and turn their young team into a championship contender? Imagine you are putting together a puzzle. How hard is that puzzle to put together? How long will it take? Will you ever successfully get every piece into place? Obviously...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls fade at Minnesota with Jimmy Butler out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS — It didn't take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they're going to miss Jimmy Butler. With the All-Star and defensive stopper back at home thanks to an injured knee, Wiggins torched the rest of the Bulls' perimeter defense during a dazzling display down the stretch. Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds and the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds to help the Minnesota Timberwolves surge past the Chicago Bulls in a 112-105 victory on Saturday night. Trailing by five with 2:30 to play, the Wolves closed the game with a 12-0 surge to win it. Wiggins scored the final six of the run, including a pullup jumper with 20 seconds to go that gave...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett’s role as mentor in Minnesota signals end of an era

As the final buzzer brought an end to Tuesday’s contest between the Minnesota Timberwolves and L.A, Lakers, it was obvious that Kobe Bryant’s somewhat surprising 38-point performance was going to overshadow anything else that happened at the Staples Center that night. A 37-year old, living legend heroically saving his beloved franchise from record-setting disappointment with...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bright future for Minnesota Timberwolves

Nothing new in Minnesota Timberwolves basketball, 14-35 and a few losses away from guaranteeing  yet another losing season. It seems like ages ago that the Wolves were churning out playoff berths with future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. It hasn’t been ages, but it has been 12 years since their last playoff berth. And yet somehow the Wolves are more exciting to watch now than they...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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