Reining NBA dunk champ shows off what a 44-inch vertical looks like

He's the reigning slam dunk champion and put his amazing leaping ability on display during that dunk contest. But to really put into perspective the leaping ability of Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Zach LaVine, check this out. Many of LaVine's opponents got an up-close look at his hops during his rookie season. And his slam dunk contest performance reinvigorated the NBA's marquee...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Zach Lavine With a 44" Vertical Jump

Folks in Minnesota are hoping that with their next lottery pick that the team will finally be able to start putting together a few winning seasons. It's been long enough since they had one, and with the talent that the team has accumulated in recent years you'd think they would be a little better than they are. Zach LaVine is likely hoping the new guy will help put them over the...
Via FatManWriting
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Flip Saunders may not be the coach of the Timberwolves for much longer

After an extensive coaching search following Rick Adelman's retirement, Flip Saunders decided that the best coach for the Timberwolves was...Flip Saunders (despite the fact that Saunders earlier said he didn't think he'd coach again). There was never any timetable as to how long Saunders would be the coach. however. In a recent interview with NBC Sports, 'Wolves owner Glen Taylor...
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Ricky Rubio squashes rumors that he demanded a trade

An interesting and surprising rumor popped out of the blue a few days ago, as one NBA insider said that Ricky Rubio's camp had several times asked for a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves. This was the first time anyone had heard even rumblings about Rubio's discontent with the team. The reason for that is because Rubio isn't unhappy at all with his situation, as he told La Prensasa...
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Kevin Garnett: Emasculating Joakim Noah since 2007

In Bleacher Report's Howard Beck's Oral History of Kevin Garnett, KG fans are given a taste of some of the behind the scenes stuff we pray we get more of over the years. Personally, if I ever find out what he allegedly said to LeBron James in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, I imagine I'll be happier and more fulfilled than the guy who discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls. My favorite...
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Report: Jahlil Okafor to Ask Minnesota Timberwolves Not to Draft Him

Duke center Jahlil Okafor had a great season for the Blue Devils and is expected to go either No.. 1 or No. 2 in the NBA draft in a few weeks. You would think that just being drafted and given the chance to play in the NBA would be enough for most guys, but it sounds like the opportunity alone is not enough for Okafor.No, he is supposedly trying to influence where he goes in the...
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Would both Towns, Okafor prefer not being the No. 1 pick?

Opportunities like this don’t come around too often. The Los Angeles Lakers, perhaps the most storied franchise in all of sports, are usually...
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VIDEO: The Origin Of Joakim Noah, Kevin Garnett’s Hatred For Each Other

Think about Joakim Noah and Kevin Garnett. What do you imagine? It’s probably both players battling for rebounding position, elbows flying, pushing and shoving. You probably picture the two trash talking up and down the court too. Surprisingly, the two big men weren’t always enemies. Well, at least one of them didn’t view the other like one at first. A couple days ago, Garnett...
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This Story Of Kevin Garnett Trash Talking Joakim Noah Is Cold Hearted

This story of Kevin Garnett trash talking Joakim Noah during his rookie season with the Chicago Bulls is cold hearted.
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Post Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the T-Wolves Select?

Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Ricky Rubio and Andrew Wiggins as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. NBA Mock Draft Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/post...
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Post-Lottery NBA Mock Draft

Follow @MrCoachFelix 1. Karl-Anthony Towns 7′ 250 lbs. C (Minnesota Timberwolves): View image | gettyimages.com This is such an obvious choice for the Wolves. Jahlil Okafor is a great player, but with the athleticism and scoring of Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, Towns is the much more natural fit to give Minnesota athleticism and defensive versatility. Towns moves well...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timerwolves go crazy celebrating winning NBA draft lottery (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night and celebrated like a bunch of mad men. This video was uploaded to YouTube by the T-Wolves and it shows coach/GM Flip Saunders and others cheering each time another team’s ping pong ball came up before theirs. Saunders was the most vocal, yelling, “Just...Read More
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Wolves Willing To Consider Trading No. 1 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have openly mentioned the possibility of trading away the first overall pick. Glen Taylor admitted it is unlikely, but not something they're prepared to rule out. Taylor said it is something that will be “part of any conversation.” “You never know what it could mean, if you could get the right one or two guys that could change your team,” Taylor...
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Looks Like Flip Saunders Was Pumped About Winning the NBA Draft Lottery

A bad season of basketball was rewarded in a big way Tuesday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves, owners of the worst record in the NBA, won the Draft Lottery for the first time ever. How pumped was head coach (and president of basketball operations) Flip Saunders? Very. As you can see in the video below, Flip just about lost his **** watching the top three picks be unveiled. At...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs Plan Does Not Include The Draft

On Tuesday night the formerly hapless Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery. Obviously they are looking to pair an All-Star caliber player with the reigning NBA Rookie of The Year, Andrew Wiggins. Nothing new to report there. The mysticism that surrounds the lottery is intense. There is an unwavering belief that the winner of […]
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2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0

Photo Credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images The NBA Draft lottery balls were selected and the draft order is now officially locked in. The Minnesota Timberwolves became the first team with the best odds to actually land the #1 pick since 2004. The Wolves technically will have the first overall pick for the third straight season after acquiring the two previous #1 overall picks (Andrew...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Okafor downplays importance of being No. 1 overall pick

For what it’s worth, Jahlil Okafor, presumed to be either the top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft or at worst the second selection, indicated it doesn’t really matter to him where he goes, suggesting being the No. 1 overall pick is more about fodder for fans, not the individual player. “I don’t know that I...Read More The post Jahlil Okafor downplays importance of being No....
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Report: Flip Saunders really likes Jahlil Okafor, could pass on Karl-Anthony Towns

Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves found out that they will have the number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Most draft experts believe that there is only two players in the running for that pick. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are franchise changing big men that teams cannot afford to pass on. While the consensus is that Towns should be the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders thinks the draft is more than a 'two-man race'

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a fairly difficult decision ahead of them. With the first overall pick in this year's draft, the Flip Saunders and company have to decide between taking Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Except, according to Saunders, it's an even tougher decision than that, since he sees this draft as much more open than some think. "'It's not really a two-player...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the Timberwolves staff freaking out over the draft lottery

The team with the best odds at landing the number one pick in the NBA draft had not actually won the first pick since 2004. By getting the first pick last night (with a 25 percent chance at doing so, the top odds this year), the Minnesota Timberwolves bucked that trend. As you'd expect, the entire staff was pretty darn excited.We'll just let Flip and his staff sum up how excited...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Karl-Anthony Towns refuse to meet with Twolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, giving them the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. It has been widely assumed that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns will be selected in that spot, but it may not be that simple. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports speculates...Read More
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Knicks Were Only Team To Move Down From Projected Draft Spot

The NY Knicks have the fourth overall pick of the NBA draft, behind the Minnesota Timberwolves (1), the LA Lakers (2), and the Philadelphia 76ers...
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Minnesota Timberwolves win No. 1 pick in 2015 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the first pick in the 2015 NBA draft following the league’s annual lottery. Minnesota had an NBA-high 25 percent chance of landing the top pick, based on its last-place finish in the league-wide standings. This is the Timberwolves first time ever winning the No. 1 overall pick. “This is a great day for our franchise and our fans. We’re...
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Wolves Anticipate Kevin Garnett Returning Next Season

Glen Taylor expects Kevin Garnett to play next season. The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Garnett at the trade deadline in February. "I see that he's out working really hard to get his knee into shape," said Garnett. "So I anticipate that he's interested in coming back. I can't say that for sure, but I don't know why he would be out there doing what he's doing if he didn't want...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery, Knicks Fall From Two To Four

We now know the draft order for the NBA Draft on June 25, and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers are quite happy.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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