MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES NEWS

Ricky Rubio to push for bigger deal than Stephen Curry

Now that his third NBA season is completed, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio headed Thursday into his summer, an offseason that began road tripping with friends to Lawrence, Kan., of all places, and later will include training time split between Spain and Minneapolis as well as a Spanish national team obligation to play in the FIBA World Cup at home in August and September. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Peter Holt steps down as chairman of board of governors

Spurs owner Peter Holt is stepping down as chairman of the Board of Governors, SIlver said. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will serve as interim chairman. A permanent replacement for Holt will be selected at the October meeting. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 All four key players in the next round of collective bargaining negotiations...
Via Bloguin Best
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs’ Peter Holt steps down as chairman of board of governors

Spurs owner Peter Holt is stepping down as chairman of the Board of Governors, SIlver said. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will serve as interim chairman. A permanent replacement for Holt will be selected at the October meeting. — Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 18, 2014 All four key players in the next round of collective bargaining negotiations...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves To Target Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg And Stan Van Gundy

The next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves will accept the job knowing full well that his best player, Kevin Love, most likely won’t finish the 2014 season in Minneapolis. According to a Star Tribune report, Head Coach Rick Adelman is gone The Timberwolves will need someone to coach their basketball team and try to convince Love to stay around.  Marc J. Spears of Yahoo...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves To Target Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg And Stan Van Gundy

The next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves will accept the job knowing full well that his best player, Kevin Love, most likely won’t finish the 2014 season in Minneapolis. According to a Star Tribune report, Head Coach Rick Adelman is gone The Timberwolves will need someone to coach their basketball team and try to convince Love to stay around.  Marc J. Spears of Yahoo...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Izzo, Hoiberg, Stan Van Gundy On Wolves' Coaching Wish List

Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are on the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching search list assuming Rick Adelman leaves, according to sources. Izzo and Hoiberg have never coached in the NBA, though the latter was formerly in the Wolves' front office. Van Gundy has been out of coaching since 11-12.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rick Adelman reportedly won’t be back as Timberwolves coach

Rick Adelman’s tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves is over after only three underwhelming seasons, according to the venerable and surprisingly still well-connected Star Tribune sportscolumnist Sid Hartman. Hartman writes on Thursday that a source of factors ultimately will contribute to Adelman’s departure, beginning and ending with the health of his wife,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rick Adelman Out as TWolves Coach

After Minnesota finished the season missing the playoffs for the 10th year in a row with a record of 40-42, changes could be in the air. According to a Star Tribune report, Head Coach Rick Adelman is gone: There is no chance — zero — of Rick Adelman returning as Timberwolves head coach next season, according to one of the team’s decision-makers. Look for an announcement...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Q&A with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor

MINNEAPOLIS -- It would seem every offseason brings with it a new set of challenges and considerations for Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. But this upcoming summer may be one of the 72-year-old printing and electronics mogul's most pivotal yet. Taylor likely has a new coach to hire. His star player's contract is up after next season. The franchise has made strides -- winning...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review

Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Record: 41-41- 10th in West and the Analysis: The Timberwolves have arguably the best big man in the NBA in Kevin Love, one of the best centers in Nikola Pekovic, one of the better scoring wings in Kevin Martin, one of the best distributors in Ricky Rubio, a big name coach in Rick Adelman...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Loves His Mustache And Why Shouldn’t He

Between Kevin Love's mustache and Ricky Rubio's five o'clock shadow, the T-Wolves look more like an '80s band than an NBA team.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Likely Won’t Trade Love or Rubio This Summer

The Minnesota Timberwolves wrap up their regular season Wednesday night, and for the 10th straight season will be watching the playoffs from home. With superstar Kevin Love a year away from free agency, Minnesota is understandably in a rush to improve their team enough that it will entice Love to stick around. With a draft pick expected to be at the tail end of the lottery, the Wolves...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why We Can't Wait For Kevin Love to Leave Minnesota

Kevin Love is a heck of a player and a lot of fun to watch--and not just because he average more than 26 points and 12 rebounds a game. No, he is also the kind of guy that is able to complete nearly full court passes like this and make it look easy. A guy like this deserves to be playing in the post season, but since he's on the T-Wolves and in the Western Conference his season...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love’s Outlet Passes Are Still a Work of Beauty

The latest in an ongoing series of incredible outlet passes from Kevin Love happened on Monday night as the Timberwolves traveled to Oracle Arena to take on the Warriors. Checkout the precision which Love shows on a very difficult full court outlet pass. Not surprisingly it was a perfect strike. Love finished the night with a triple double (38 pts/13 reb/8 asts). If you need...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another milestone effort from Kevin Love squandered

Another Kevin Love milestone, another futile effort. The Timberwolves power forward set the franchise's single-season scoring record Monday night, scoring 40 points on 11 of 24 shooting at Golden State. His 1,991 points this campaign pushed him past Kevin Garnett's performance 10 seasons ago. But the mark came in a 130-120 loss at Golden State, dropping Minnesota back below...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love throws full-court outlet pass to Corey Brewer against Warriors

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been the maestro of the outlet pass since he entered the league, and with Corey Brewer acting like a wide receiver this season there has been many touchdowns thrown. Tonight as the Timberwolves were in the Bay Area facing the Warriors, Kevin Love and Corey Brewer were at it again with Love throwing a full-court pass right into the hands...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Enjoy Wolves' Love story while it lasts

MINNEAPOLIS -- Enjoy it while it lasts. March 28, 2014. Winter is hanging on for dear life in Minneapolis, in the aggravating form of freezing rain that coats the city's snowdrifts and paints patches of black ice on the pavement. Squeezed between Target Field and the Target Center, the nearby skyway teems with foot traffic. An early-30s father and his son walk hand-in-hand, each...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic caricature illustration by Greg Halbert from Minnesota. The post Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings rally to squeak past Timberwolves

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ray McCallum hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a pivotal stretch midway through the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103 on Sunday night. The Kings trailed by 11 in the third quarter and were down 82-81 before going on an 11-2 run to go in front for good. Cousins, who...
Via Fox Sports North
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner wants to ‘wait one more year’ before admitting Kevin Love’s last contract was a mistake

The situation with Kevin Love in Minnesota is one of the more intriguing from a free agent standpoint, and it’s one that isn’t likely to be resolved for more than another year. Love is under contract through the end of the 2015 season, at which time he will almost certainly opt out of the final year of his deal in order to sign a max contract — either in Minnesota, or somewhere...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves not expected to offer Ricky Rubio a big contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a pretty massive decision on their hands this offseason as they’ll need to start re-negogiating the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio. While it at one point in time looked like he was in for a nice deal, his play these past two seasons have turned the Wolves off significantly and while he’s still an obvious asset, he’s not as valuable as he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Is Just as Surprised as You Are That Corey Brewer Scored 51 Points

You probably did a double-take when you read Corey Brewer’s stat line from Friday’s game. I know I did. Brewer exploded for a career-high 51 points in a Minnesota Timberwolves win. Yes, 51. So you can imagine the reaction LeBron James had to hearing of Brewer’s epic night (via Tom Haberstroh): "LeBron, hear about Corey Brewer?" "Nah." "He scored 51...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Plan To Be Active On Offseason Trade Market

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to trade for help in the offseason after missing out on the playoffs once again. Glen Taylor said the Timberwolves won't make a "big" trade. The Timberwolves moved to 40-39 after beating the Houston Rockets on Friday.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Game Winner Against The Houston Rockets

LM Etro |Associated Press Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng’s rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves keeps getting better and better. After basically being a non factor for Minnesota for the first half of the season, Dieng has been on an absolute tear in the past month. Gorgs was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March after recording multiple double...
Via The Cardinal Connect
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Brewer Scores 51; LeBron James Speaks For NBA By Asking ‘Who?’

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer scored 51 points in Friday night’s 112-110 win over the Houston Rockets, which is particularly astonishing since he averages just 12.2 points per game. Outspoken Miami Heat forward LeBron James joined the rest of the world in shock of Brewer’s stellar performance by asking one simple question: “Who?!” "LeBron, hear about Corey...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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