TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Why The Timberwolves Are Struggling

It seemed so obvious. The Minnesota Timberwolves have back-to-back ROY award winners, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. They have Zach LaVine, a young, freakishly athletic guard who seemed to be developing his game at the NBA level. Pair those with a pass-first point guard in Ricky Rubio and a veteran head coach in Tom Thibodeau, and it appeared that the Timberwolves were destined...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

My experience at the Timberwolves game in Dallas

 On Sunday, I visited the American Airlines Center to watch the Timberwolves play the Mavericks. Although it was a terrible loss for the Wolves, I had a great experience. This wasn’t my first time at the American Airlines Center, but it was my most memorable. I have been a Timberwolves fan for a long time, […] My experience at the Timberwolves game in Dallas - Dunking with Wolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
19 hours ago

Timberwolves are reportedly including Ricky Rubio in trade offers

The Timberwolves are "actively shopping" Ricky Rubio in trade proposals, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Minnesota is reportedly looking for a guard in return who can start in the short term but ultimately give way to rookie Kris Dunn once he's ready for the job.This has always been the most likely outcome once the Timberwolves selected Dunn with the...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Timberwolves Wrap: Spurs pull away late

The Timberwolves played well for much of the game on Tuesday night in San Antonio before ultimately falling to the Spurs by a final score of 122-114. On Sunday, the Timberwolves simply didn’t come to play when they were beat by the lowly Dallas Mavericks. On Tuesday in San Antonio, the Wolves did come to play, save […] Timberwolves Wrap: Spurs pull away late - Dunking with...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Wolves owner commits extra funds for Target Center renovations

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx owner Glen Taylor is kicking another $9-12 million into the Target Center renovation project.The Timberwolves announced the additional funds on Tuesday. The team says the new money will be used to get new seats, railings for the lower bowl, a new skyway off of the backside of the arena and a more improved Wi-Fi platform.Taylor says the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves shopping Ricky Rubio in trade talks

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are shopping Ricky Rubio in trade talks. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Minnesota has been shopping Rubio along with Shabazz Muhammad in multiple proposals. They reportedly are looking for a guard who can bridge the time between first-round pick Kris Dunn being ready to take over as the full-time starter. There have been rumors that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pick-and-Roll Offense: Finding Space in Minnesota

With Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a pick-and-roll weapon. But surrounding the pick-and-roll with space will be key in the Wolves offensive progression. Karl-Anthony Towns is among a new breed of center: Full-sized bigs who can stretch the floor as well as score in the paint. Kristaps Porzingis, Brook Lopez, DeMarcus Cousins, Serge Ibaka, Karl...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Towns, Rubio record double-doubles in Wolves' third-straight win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 17 rebounds and Ricky Rubio added 14 points and 14 assists to help the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 96-86 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points and Brandon Rush had 11 for the Timberwolves, who have won three in a row for the first time all season. The improving...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan calls new Clippers consultant KG ‘intense’

Kevin Garnett was officially named a consultant for the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week. And it apparently didn't take long for the fiery Garnett to make an impression on his new crew of pupils. Garnett, who will work primarily with the team's big men in his new role.made an appearance at Clippers practice on Tuesday. And it became clear the recently retired icon wanted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Shows Off Incredible Handles With Nasty Crossover

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns can do it all. The 21-year-old can rebound, protect the paint and stretch the floor. But the most impressive skill displayed by the big man might be his incredible handles. RELATED: Karl-Anthony Towns Might Possess Better Handles Than Some NBA Point Guards During Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, Towns got the ball...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

President Obama to young T'Wolves: ‘Play better defense’

The Minnesota Timberwolves recently had the privilege of visiting the White House and President Barack Obama, who had a simple tip for the young squad. Point guard Ricky Rubio passed along this top-secret information. “Yeah,” Rubio said with a grin (h/t Jerry Zgota of the Star Tribune). “He said we’ve got to play better defense.” The Timberwolves were in town on...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

KG burns Barkley over calling him ‘borderline Hall of Famer’

Kevin Garnett is carving out a nice little NBA niche for himself post-retirement thanks to “Area 21,” his no-holds-barred show frequently featured on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” For Thursday’s edition, KG welcomed the iconic Gary Payton into his basketball-themed man cave, during which a fantastic interaction occurred with the “Inside the NBA” studio crew, primarily...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn pulled off one of the most ridiculous dribbling moves you will ever see

During Sunday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, former Providence star Kris Dunn showed off the skills that led the Minnesota Timberwolves to take him with the fifth overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. Dunn scored 11 points (5-of-7 from the field), with four assists, three rebounds, and three blocks in 21 minutes of play. And he really opened up eyes with this filthy...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Fred Hoiberg on hot seat in Chicago

There is reportedly a very real chance that Fred Hoiberg could be the first NBA coach to lose his job during the 2016-17 season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Hoiberg’s job has come under increasing pressure during the month of December, with his Chicago Bulls struggling mightily after missing the playoffs last season. The Bulls are 6-9 in December, marked by a string of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic admits his playing career may be over

At just 30 years of age, it may be the end of the line for Big Pek. Speaking at a press conference in Serbia this week, Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic admitted that his playing days could be over. “Two years ago I struggled with my injury, I was mentally exhausted,” Pekovic said, per EuroHoops.net. “This year I was there for two months, I tried to do everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wolves' Startlingly Bad Defense

The 10-21 Minnesota Timberwolves are the most disappointing team in the NBA. They turn it over a bunch, fail to utilize the three-point line, fall over themselves in tight situations, and really (seriously very badly) can't play defense. That last point is notable considering Tom Thibodeau is their new head coach, but maybe we should've seen this coming. Despite visible raw talent...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Disappoint on Christmas Day

In their first Christmas Day game in franchise history, the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 100-112 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.  Playing on the road, the Wolves played exceptionally well in the first quarter, leading 27-23 at the end of it.  Unfortunately, the game’s next two quarters proved to be fatal for the T-Wolves, even with a relatively strong fourth quarter from them....
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine is developing into a polished scoring threat for Minnesota

Throughout his short NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine has been known for one thing: his high-flying dunks. Ever since his days at UCLA, all people could talk about was his athleticism and high-flying acrobatics. However, its only for so long you can hold that moniker until people wonder if that is all you can do? This season, LaVine has answered that question...
Via Crossover Chronicles
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA's first training facility in Africa to be based in Senegal

As part of the NBA’s efforts to grow its international footprint, the league has announced it will expand its international training centers to Africa. Early next year, a location will open 40 miles from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. The center is designed for 16 to 18-year-old boys and girls to work on expanding their basketball skills. This center will allow the league...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal to get his own statue at Staples Center

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is going to be honored with a statue at Staples Center next spring, and it looks awesome. Lakers announce that a statue of Shaq will be unveiled at Star Plaza outside Staples Center prior to the Lakers game on March 24, 2017. pic.twitter.com/4tZxNOp1Py — Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) December 20, 2016 O’Neal helped the...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett And The Deconstruction Of The Severe Basketball Self On Area 21

If one NBA fan asked another NBA fan whether Kevin Garnett is a mean guy, the immediate agreement between the two would probably be that he is. This future Hall of Famer is known as perhaps the most prolific trash talker in the history of the game, capable of hacking souls and brains with the sharpness of his tongue on the court, with the Occam-like cuts it makes toward whatever...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

KG considered attending college at 37 for reality show?

It unfortunately never came to fruition but Kevin Garnett apparently considered hanging up his sneakers a few years ago — a couple of seasons before he ultimately retired — to participate in what would have been a fantastic pro-athlete reality show. When KG’s time with the Boston Celtics came to an end — and before he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets and later joined the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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