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Video: Vanilla Ice rocked the halftime show at Timberwolves game

Rob Van Winkle—aka Vanilla Ice—performed at halftime of Thursday night’s Timberwolves-Pistons game. And he rocked out in a Wolves jersey in front of a packed house at the Target Center. Fans seemed to really enjoy themselves. Vanilla Ice should probably perform every Wolves halftime show. Let’s sign him to a lifetime contract [...]
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Amid excitement of home opener, veterans lift new-look Wolves to win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Smoke billowed, laser lights flashed, Metallica faded into dub-step, and the next era of Timberwolves basketball was ushered in Thursday night at the Target Center. Technically, the program's new age began Wednesday night in Memphis. But Thursday night's 97-91 home victory over Detroit offered the locals their first glimpse at the post-Kevin Love Wolves, the...
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T-wolves fans like what they see in Wiggins' winning home debut

  The Minnesota Timberwolves' youth movement is in full effect, with Andrew Wiggins and Co. ushering in a new era in the wake of Kevin Love's departure. When it came to winning time on Thursday night, however, it was all veterans on the floor. And that's what makes coach Flip Saunders believe the rebuilding effort won't be as drastic as some people expect. Thaddeus...
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Wolves hold off Pistons

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D...
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Wolves hold off Pistons for 97-91 win in home opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and...
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Young, Wolves hold off Pistons 97-91

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and...
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Minnesota Timberwolves fan gives away ticket for free - on a telephone pole

Usually when you look on a telephone pole you might see ads for an apartment, a sign for a missing dog or cat, or a yard sale. You don't expect to see a free ticket to an NBA game. But that's what happened on one such pole in the Minneapolis area Thursday, as one fan of Timberwolves found a unique way to get rid of a ticket to the team's home opener:  The T-Wolves are...
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Timberwolves fan gives away ticket to home opener by taping it to street post (pic)

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host the team’s home opener Thursday night against the Detroit Pistons at Target Center. One individual who will not be in attendance is the fan who taped his ticket to the game to a street post, offering it up for free (obviously). Sure, the T’Wolves may not be a playoff team,...Read More The post Timberwolves fan gives away ticket to home opener...
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Minnesota Timberwolves Fans Have Already Given Up

Everyone looks to be excited for the Timberwolves home opener tonight! pic.twitter.com/JHIzHgqBCa — Andrew Malecha (@MelonCharlie) October 30, 2014 Anyone wanna go to the Timberwolves-Pistons game tonight? There might be some cool dunks and stuff. Plus, Josh Smith bricking threes. [via @cjzero] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Minnesota's Wiggins a reserved, cerebral superstar in the making

MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins stands in the middle of the Target Center hallway, metallic-gold headphones around his neck, backpack hanging over both shoulders, dark, 19-year-old pupils gazing mundanely toward the arena's player entrance and exit area. A pair of players from local professional soccer team Minnesota United FC present him a gray, personalized "WIGGINS"...
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Ricky Rubio’s mid-range jumper key to unlocking his potential

Ricky Rubio has been in the spotlight since he was 14 years old. YouTube was lit up with the highlights of his passing exploits and his dazzling ball handling. Here was a baby-faced kid diming in every sense of the word. There was unadulterated joy in his game and how he played. NBA fans could not wait to see him. NBA fans still cannot wait to see him. His control with the ball and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Ricky Rubio’s mid-range jumper key to unlocking his potential

Ricky Rubio has been in the spotlight since he was 14 years old. YouTube was lit up with the highlights of his passing exploits and his dazzling ball handling. Here was a baby-faced kid diming in every sense of the word. There was unadulterated joy in his game and how he played. NBA fans could not wait to see him. NBA fans still cannot wait to see him. His control with the ball and...
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Pistons look to spoil Timberwolves' series streak Thursday

Though the youth-laden Minnesota Timberwolves came up short in their opener, there was a lot to like about their performance against a playoff stalwart. The Detroit Pistons looked much less promising -- and could be in for another tough night without Greg Monroe. Minnesota looks to claim the longest winning streak in series history Thursday night when it hosts Detroit (7:30 p.m....
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Pistons-Timberwolves Preview

Though the youth-laden Minnesota Timberwolves came up short in their opener, there was a lot to like about their performance against a playoff stalwart. The Detroit Pistons looked much less promising - and could be in for another tough night without Greg Monroe. Minnesota looks to claim the longest winning streak in series history Thursday night when it hosts Detroit. The Timberwolves...
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Minnesota's newcomers, reserves make Memphis sweat despite eventual loss

In the heart of rock-and-roll and barbeque country, which Thaddeus Young called home for the better part of his childhood, the newly minted Timberwolves forward slipped on his new road jersey and looked as comfortable as if he were sitting in his parents' living room. Minnesota fell 105-101 against the Grizzlies in its season opener Thursday, but Young -- acquired in this summer...
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Minnesota's newcomers, reserves make Memphis sweat despite eventual loss

In the heart of rock-and-roll and barbeque country, which Thaddeus Young called home for the better part of his childhood, the newly minted Timberwolves forward slipped on his new road jersey and looked as comfortable as if he were sitting in his parents' living room. Minnesota fell 105-101 against the Grizzlies in its season opener Thursday, but Young -- acquired in this summer...
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Minnesota Timberwolves: Bye bye Barea

Today is the first regular season game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it should be a good one to watch as they play the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 7 pm Central time. However, the Timberwolves tonight will be without a player has been with the team for a few years now, Jose Juan (JJ) Barea. On Monday the team waived Barea, as the Timberwolves needed to cut down their roster...
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Will Grizzlies Break Opening Night Jinx?

Mike Conley will square off against Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. It’s never happened before in Memphis. EVER. The Grizzlies, no matter how talented or well coached, ALWAYS seem to lose their first game of the season, and almost NEVER win their home opener. Tonight, they tip off against the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves — plus Andrew Wiggins & Thaddeus...
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Rubio confident as contract deadline nears

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ricky Rubio has put together a strong preseason as the deadline for extending his contract nears. Playing with more confidence and more freedom now that Kevin Love is in Cleveland, Rubio averaged 11.3 points in 22.5 minutes during six preseason games for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He shot 43.5 percent from the field, an improvement over the poor 37 percent he&...
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Andrew Wiggins GQ Magazine Interview

You already knew that Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins loves basketball, but in a recent interview with GQ magazine. The Toronto native reveals his love for fashion. No only is he trying to make a name for himself on the court, he’s also dressing to make a name for himself off of it. “A lot of players come into the league and don’t worry about their style, but not...
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Wolves player profile: Ricky Rubio

  This is the final installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. There's a reason the Timberwolves' long-term plans won't implode if Ricky Rubio doesn't sign an extension by this Friday's deadline. As team front-office types are quick to point out, the Spanish...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No bull: Wolves are Rubio's team now, but will he get big contract?

MINNEAPOLIS -- Up until Ricky Rubio's rookie NBA season, bullfighting served as a cultural staple in his home city of Barcelona. For centuries, matadors gracefully danced their way around raging bovines, stenciling themselves into the local lore of northwestern Spain. Avoiding the thunderous advances of a 1,700-pound animal requires grace. Finesse. Elusiveness. The last legal...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Big Season Big Money For Ricky Rubio

(Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America) Minnesota Timberwolves: Big Season Big Money For Ricky Rubio By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… When the NBA season starts, a question is asked; who’s getting paid in the summer? There are talented young guys coming off their rookie deals, and there are veterans getting another big deal as they exit their primes...
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Opening-night roster appears set as Wolves move on from Barea

MINNEAPOLIS -- He was an anomaly from Day 1. The diminutive point guard with a shooting guard's mentality. The fiery backup who was sometimes a spark, others an extinguisher. What sometimes seemed like a stroke of genius on other occasions resembled an awkward fit. And ultimately, the Timberwolves' long-term direction under coach and president of basketball operations Flip...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves waive veteran guard Barea

MINNEAPOLIS -- Looks like J.J. Barea is going back to where it all began. Flip Saunders said Monday the Timberwolves have negotiated a buyout with the veteran guard and waived him ahead of Monday's 4 p.m. 15-man roster deadline. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Barea is expected to clear waivers and re-sign with Dallas. The Mavericks would still have to clear a roster spot...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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