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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
1 hour 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
2 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
4 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 Crossover Chronicles
9 hours 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

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
2 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
2 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...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening-night roster appears set as Wolves move on from Barea

MINNEAPOLIS -- He was an anomaly from Day 1. The diminutive point guard with a shooting guard's mentality. The fiery backup who was sometimes a spark, others an extinguisher. What sometimes seemed like a stroke of genius on other occasions resembled an awkward fit. And ultimately, the Timberwolves' long-term direction under coach and president of basketball operations Flip...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves waive veteran guard Barea

MINNEAPOLIS -- Looks like J.J. Barea is going back to where it all began. Flip Saunders said Monday the Timberwolves have negotiated a buyout with the veteran guard and waived him ahead of Monday's 4 p.m. 15-man roster deadline. According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Barea is expected to clear waivers and re-sign with Dallas. The Mavericks would still have to clear a roster spot...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Recapping a successful preseason

The Minnesota Timberwolves start the regular season on Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies after going 5-2 in the preseason. This is a very promising for this young team, as it shows that they can have success against other teams in the league when they play together as a team and not as individuals. It should be noted that preseason success doesn’t necessarily translate to...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine throws down ferocious slam dunk (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine threw down a ferocious slam dunk off a fast break in the fourth quarter of Friday night's preseason game against Chicago.LaVine scored all of his six points in the final five minutes of the game as the Timberwolves rallied from 13 points down to beat the Bulls 113-112.Video via NBA. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love comes in at No. 7 in ESPN’s #NBARank

Back in 2012, Kevin Love, then with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was listed at No. 7 in what was ESPN.com’s second edition of #NBARank, the exercise wherein they list every player in the league, 1 to 500. Love came in as the top power forward in the game thanks to his ability to not only drain the three-ball, but clean up the glass among the best in the league. Two years later,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Dante Cunningham Return to NBA After Dropped Domestic Violence Charge?

Six months ago, Dante Cunningham was charged with alleged domestic abuse charges. He was accused of choking his girlfriend, Miryah Herron, and slamming her head against the wall. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward was also accused of violating a protection order and sending Herron threatening text messages. Upon further investigation, the police found out that it was Herron sending...
Via Basketball Bicker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

Jason Whitney Kevin Love reflected on his busy summer in an essay that was published via Derek Jeter’s Players Tribune website. In the essay, Love talked about his time in Minnesota and how much grew up during his tenure with Timberwolves. In addition, Love said he wanted to go to Timberwolves out of college and enjoyed “six great years” […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of...
Via Sports-Kings
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves Season Preview

Rubio, Thad and the young guns should be an exciting bunch this year. Entering the 2014-15 season freed from the playoff expectations that come with having a star player like Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been pretty good in preseason play, and enter the regular season looking like they’ll be a fun team to follow for NBA League Pass subscribers. They have next to...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves/’Beverly Hills, 90210′ mashup is next level retro (video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves and “90210” mashed up into one brilliant team preview video? Brilliant! The Minnesota Timbertrolls, a fan outfit that is known for making fantastic mashups featuring the T’Wolves integrated into intros of beloved television shows from yesteryear (see here and here), has created a genius piece of video wizardry by using the astute...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves shopping Chase Budinger?

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves are open to trading wing Chase Budinger. The Timberwolves are apparently antsy about paying the $5 million salary Budinger is expected to opt into next summer. Budinger has played in just 122 of 230 possible contests the past three years. Along with financial worries, the Timberwolves have numerous wing players on their...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves Have Picked Up The Third Year Of Gorgui Dieng’s Contract

Photo: @GorguiDieng On Monday afternoon the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that they’ve exercised the third year option on former Louisville center Gorgui Dieng’s contract. Dieng was selected 21st overall by Minnesota in the 2013 season and had a very solid rookie season. He played in 33 of the team’s final 35 games in this past season and appeared  in a total of 60 games...
Via The Cardinal Connect
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Minnesota Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Ukranian was last in the NBA in October 2012, playing four preseason minutes with the Chicago Bulls before being waived. According to NBCSports.com, Fesenko was hoping to secure a roster spot to bring his family over from Ukraine, who’s government has been fighting with Pro-Russian Separatists. The post Timberwolves...
Via Basketball Bicker
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Exercise Third-Year Options On Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

The Minnesota Timberwolves exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad on Sunday. Bennett, obtained in a trade from Cleveland on Aug. 23, saw action in 52 games for the Cavaliers in 2013-14, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. Dieng saw action in 60 games last season, including 33 of the...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

T’Wolves Looking To Trade F Chase Budinger

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in full rebuild mode and Chase Budinger doesn’t appear to be apart of that plan. According to Yahoo Sports, Minnesota is looking to move the 26 year-old forward. Yahoo Sources: Minnesota is shopping forward Chase Budinger on the market. http://t.co/tr9UgfL3IL — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 16, 2014 Minnesota has a log jam at the forward...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

For analysts who study basketball, the Timberwolves are an enticing experiment to gauge the value of Kevin Love and to test their historically poor clutch play in another season. The season will be a disappointment, but it’ll be interesting to see in which specific ways the dominoes crash. Rubio, as always, will be entertaining, and they’ll remain a great transition team. 2014...
Via Analytics Game
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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