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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Approximately $6M Apart On Extension Talks

Ricky Rubio is prepared to accept a four-year, $58 million deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves if he receives the offer. The Wolves have offered a four-year, $52 million deal and could possibly go as high as $54 million. Rubio would become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason if an extension cannot be reached.
Via RealGM
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota resident gives away Timberwolves ticket by taping on light pole

We have seen a lot of crazy things from fans, but this one might be at the top of the list. I’m pretty sure that the Minnesota Timberwolves and their fans know that they won’t be in the thick of the playoff race in the Western conference. After trading away Kevin Love in the off-season, this young team needs time to develop but I’m not sure that the fan base is willing to wait...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Ticket Found Taped To Telephone Pole

Minnesota Timberwolves fans have to feel some confidence that their team is starting to turn things around especially after trading Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins...
Via COED
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vanilla Ice rocked the halftime show at T'Wolves 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 [...]
Via The Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

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"...
Via Fox Sports North
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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 Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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....
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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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...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
3 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...
Via Fox Sports North
3 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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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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