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Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine put on offseason dunk show (Video)

Amidst all the pandemonium currently going on during the NBA free agency period, it’s easy to forget about the team with arguably the most exciting young core in the entire league: the Minnesota Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are here to make damn sure that doesn’t happen. Just a week after drafting the velociraptor...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine shows off in China, dunks over a fan (Video)

Zach LaVine used an event in China as yet another showcase for his dunking skills, much like his recent appearance on SportsNation. As part of the exhibition, LaVine plucked a fan out of the crowd and jumped over him for the dunk. This should serve as evidence to the Minnesota Timberwolves that he is working on his basketball skills this offseason.Video via NBA. This post appeared...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: who is Nemanja Bjelica?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have always been a diverse team, culturally speaking, so to add to their United Nations theme of player personnel, the team kicked off their adventure into the craziness that is NBA free agency by agreeing to terms with Serbian forward Nemanja Bjelica to bring him to Minneapolis. Originally selected by the Washington Wizards with the 35th pick in 2010 NBA...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Nemanja Bjelica up next for Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves appear to be poised to add another top-10 2015 draft pick to the fold. At least, head coach and president of operations Flip Saunders believes Nemanja Bjelica would have been one of the top selections in this year's draft had he been available. Instead, Minnesota acquired the rights to Bjelica in a 2010 draft-day trade and have watched as his game has blossomed...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine soars over fan for incredible slam dunk in China

As you probably know already, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine is pretty good at slam dunks and he showed his aerial ability overseas this week. During a trip to China, LaVine showed off his amazing vertical leaping skills as he soared over a fan for an incredible slam dunk: Zach LaVine, everybody! *** LaVine dunks over fan [NBA] LaVine image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Ervin: Pieces are now in place for Timberwolves to become something special

MINNEAPOLIS -- Local television reporter, reiterating a quip he heard floating around sometime on draft night as downtown Minneapolis hummed with newfound, basketball-related enthusiasm: "The Timberwolves walk into a bar. Only two of them can order a drink." Wolves No. 1 overall draft pick Karl-Anthony Towns, quickly turning the smattering of press-conference giggles into a collective...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Minnesota trade Anthony Bennett to Oklahoma City?

Former first overall pick Anthony Bennett is one of the most disappointing draft picks in recent memory. He's already been traded once, and finds himself back on the block after his second season in the league. The Minnesota Timberwolves are loaded in the frontcourt, and Bennett's $5.8 million salary shouldn't have to burn a hole in their cap sheet. Here's why the Oklahoma City...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves extend qualifying offer to Robbie Hummel

Robbie Hummel hasn't had the greatest career so far. In two season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the 26-year-old (!) has averaged just 3.9 points per game on 41.8 percent shooting. But according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota won't give up on him just yet. Here's more:"The Timberwolves have extended a qualifying offer to Robbie Hummel, a source told the Pioneer Press...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett will re-sign with Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett is 39 years old and one of the best players in NBA history. He's also a tremendous off-court influence, one of the proudest leaders and hardest workers the sport has ever known. He's the exact figure the Minnesota Timberwolves should want in their locker room next season (particularly now that Karl-Anthony Towns is their big man of the future), and he's reportedly...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: On the Rise

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the draft on Thursday night prepared to change their franchise. Armed with the number one overall pick, the Wolves were in range to salvage their dreadful 16-66 year, filled with injuries to Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio, and Nikola Pekovic, arguably their three...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Guy Dupuy Wins Dunk Contest Judged by John Wall, Zach LaVine

John Wall and Zach LaVine both know their way around the rim, soaring over defenders and props for highlight-reel dunks during the regular season and NBA Slam Dunk Contest. However, neither one can hold a flame to professional dunker Guy Dupuy, who showcased his ability while at the BET Awards Dunk Contest that Wall and LaVine judged. Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen “Big Baby”...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Basketball: Video: Chinanu Onuaku Debuts His “Granny Style” Free Throws At FIBA World Championships

The Onuaku family can do a lot of things well on a basketball court. Shooting free throws isn’t one of them. Arinze Onuaku, now a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, shot .395 from the stripe during his Syracuse career. His brother Chinanu, a rising sophomore at Louisville, isn’t much better; he shot .467 as a freshman. The younger Onuaku is making a pretty big change to attempt...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nemanja Bjelica, Timberwolves Discuss Three-Year Deal While Exploring Options

Euroleague star Nemanja Bjelica is in serious discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves on an approximate three-year, $12 million-plus deal, but the two sides have been exploring all options, league sources told RealGM. Bjelica, 27, has moved toward breaking into the NBA after being named the Euroleague MVP this past season. At 6-foot-10, Bjelica is a skilled forward who could...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Towns already puts in late-night workout for T-Wolves

A little more than 24 hours after the Minnesota Timberwolves made him the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns was already on the grind. Towns posted this sweat-soaked selfie Friday night. It looks like he wasted no time making use of the team’s practice facility.   Playoff basketball starts now. #yearofthewolves A photo...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio welcomes Towns, tells him to pick up dry cleaning

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the selection near-universally expected with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, tabbing Kentucky standout Karl-Anthony Towns as the latest young talent on a roster already loaded with youth and potential. T’Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio welcomed the 19-year-old big man to the organization by cracking wise on Twitter and...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Select Karl-Anthony Towns With First Pick

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft went down as expected when the Minnesota Timberwolves took Karl-Anthony Towns.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: ‘Wolves seeking another first-round pick?

Though the Minnesota Timberwolves own the first overall pick in tonight’s NBA Draft, the team may not be done right then and there. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, GM Flip Saunders may be looking to acquire another first round pick. I'm not sure if this is out there, but I'm hearing that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to acquire an additional first-round...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA draft rumors: Minnesota settles on Karl-Anthony Towns

The Minnesota Timberwolves have settled on former Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns and will select him first overall in tonight’s draft. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported the decision. .@WindhorstESPN reporting the Wolves have settled on Karl-Anthony Towns. — RealGM (@RealGM) June 25, 2015 This isn’t exactly a surprise, as it was widely believed that Towns or former Duke...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bennett Back on the Move

Anthony Bennett’s time in Minnesota could be set to come to an end after just one season, with the former number-one draft set to leave the Timberwolves during the offseason. On the back of a dismal season for both Bennett and Minnesota, the arrival of a new number-one draft selection in the shape of Kentucky sensation Karl-Anthony Towns, the 2013 top pick appears set to be...
Via TWolves Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves Might Finally Have a Shot

For the Minnesota Timberwolves the last few seasons have been, to say the least, disappointing. It’s been tough. Real tough. Kevin Love’s departure the prior season for Cleveland to chase a ring with King James, at the time and once again, effectively shattered any playoff appearance dreams. The ordeal didn’t leave the T’Wolves entirely empty handed. In fact, things started...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Have a Good Draft to Avoid More Rebuilding

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MARCH 22: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on March 22, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) This is not unfamiliar territory by any means for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they enter the 2015 NBA Draft Thursday night with the first overall pick. Since the...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves looking to trade Anthony Bennett

Not too often is a former No. 1 overall pick considered a throw-in as a part of a larger deal around the NBA. However, that was the case when the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love last summer. ESPN sources say that, in advance of Thursday's draft, Minnesota has made former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns meets with Timberwolves

When the Minnesota Timberwolves won the top overall spot in the NBA Draft Loterry last month, there was some speculation that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns could avoid meeting with the T-Wolves in an attempt to force his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, who have the No. 2 pick. That didn’t happen. On Friday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

T'Wolves' only concerns should be Andrew Wiggins, NBA Draft

The offseason has already started for every NBA franchise, sans the two participating in the Finals. Free agency, the NBA draft, severing ties from some players and re-signing others, as well as the development of current inhabitants of their rosters are all part of the process. These are all huge cogs in the wheel, central components of the potential future successes of organizations...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders prefers Okafor but staff likes Towns

Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are the consensus top prospects for the 2015 NBA draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves hold the No. 1 overall selection. So, which power forward will Minnesota select? According to ESPN’s Chad Ford (subscription required), T-Wolves head coach and President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders prefers Okafor. “...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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