TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Top 2017 free agents include Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng

It’s never too early to look ahead at NBA free agency — rest assured that the Timberwolves and Gorgui Dieng are already doing just that regarding the summer of 2017. The 2016 free agency period has barely wound down, but the never-ending cycle of the NBA encourages us to already look ahead to next summer. The […] Top 2017 free agents include Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng -...
Via Dunking with Wolves
14 hours ago

Timberwolves Notes: New scoreboard, Muhammad’s defense

Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad thinks that new coach Tom Thibodeau will help improve his defense, plus Target Center’s new scoreboard is ready to go. Shabazz Muhammad’s defensive issues have been well-documented over his first three seasons with the Timberwolves. He told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his new boss, Tom Thibodeau, is “skillful” on […] Timberwolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
19 hours ago

John Lucas III and Toure’ Murry to Join Timberwolves Training Camp

Training camp invites, Shabazz talks about playing defense under Thibodeau, new Target Center scoreboard unveiling, and more! Hey everybody, welcome to Saturday. Your boy elavator music is proud to be joining the Canis Hoopus team of contributors. Not a ton of stuff going on in the NBA universe right now, but the week has seen a few snippets of relevant news for the Wolves. John...
Via Canis Hoopus
20 hours ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Is The Official Face Of The NBA 2K17 Mobile App

Our man KAT grows ever more popular. And he’s all Minnesota. That’s right, Canis controller jockeys, it’s the phattest KAT in Minnesota: Karl Anthony-Towns! Hopefully, Karl’s association with 2K Sports will get him and the Timberwolves the ratings they deserve. Towns was only rated at an 86 overall, and at 89 for potential in the last 2K16 roster update - can you...
Via Canis Hoopus
1 day ago

Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns announces NBA 2k17 rating

August in the NBA means it’s almost September, and along with training camp comes the release of the NBA 2k17 video game and the ratings of all your favorite Timberwolves players. It’s still August, in case you hadn’t been checking the calendar each and every day, longing for the end of September like the rest […] Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns announces NBA 2k17 rating...
Via Dunking with Wolves
2 days ago

Wolves' Towns to headline NBA 2K17 companion app

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to the NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns."I've been a dedicated NBA 2K fan since I was young...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Towns chosen as face of 2K mobile app

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8. The reigning rookie of the year will be the icon cover athlete for MyNBA2K17, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for Towns. The NBA 2K franchise has been the No. 1 selling...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio eager to mentor T’Wolves rookie Kris Dunn

Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio insists he’s eager to mentor Kris Dunn, despite how the arrival of the rookie point guard ultimately will marginalize his position with the only NBA organization he’s ever known. Whispers about Rubio being on the block have gone back as far as the NBA trade deadline last season. But when the Timberwolves drafted Dunn with the No. 5 overall...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite trade talk Wolves' Rubio ready to mentor Dunn

RIO DE JANEIRO -- When Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden were hired to take over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the expectation within in the organization and around the NBA was that they were coming in to make significant changes to a franchise with the longest-running playoff drought in the league.Ricky Rubio heard his name floated in the constant trade rumor mill, never more than after...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Wolves Ready to Run With the Wild West?

The Wolves selected Providence senior guard Kris Dunn with the no. 5 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, then brought in two centers and a wing during free agency. Is Minnesota still a year away from jumping into the Western Conference playoff pool, or is new coach Tom Thibodeau ready to lead this pack to the postseason for the first time in over a decade? Minnesota hasn’t made...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kings interested in trading for Ricky Rubio

The Ricky Rubio Trade Rumor Pinwheel just never stops turning. According to a report by Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN on The Scoop Podcast, the Sacramento Kings are interested in trading for Rubio and have been for quite some time. While Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has insisted over the summer that the team is likely holding onto the Spanish point guard, the trade chatter surrounding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zach LaVine destroys defender’s ankles at Pro-Am

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is best known for performing awe-inspiring aerials in dunk contests, but he’s not opposed to breaking ankles. Playing in the annual Seattle Pro-Am on Sunday, LaVine put a would-be defender embarrassingly on his behind with a rather simple move. Feigning a drive to the hoop, he pulled up for a jumper instead. The poor guy who was matched...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine makes defender fall down with sick move (VIDEO)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is known for his leaping ability, but he has some pretty nice handles as well. He showed that over the weekend at the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star game, when he broke one poor defender’s ankles. LaVine set up on the perimeter, put the ball on the floor and then quickly made it look as if he was going to drive the lane. But he then pulled up...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ricky Rubio does the impossible, dunks against Nigeria

Ricky Rubio is a point guard. He’s a pretty good point guard (depending on who you ask, anyway). Rubio is mostly known for his passing ability, and not much more than that. But he is a good passer. Thursday during the 2016 Rio Olympics against Nigeria, Rubio was able to get up to new heights. Literally. Rubio stole the ball, and took the ball in for a dunk that was truly one...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns aspires to be the best player in the world

Karl-Anthony Towns is a supremely confident basketball player with talent that more than justifies his faith in himself. Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising, then, that the Minnesota Timberwolves star has set extremely high goals for himself and his NBA career: He wants to be hailed as the best basketball player in the world. Towns, a Kentucky Wildcat for one year,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins Has Been Working Hard All Off-Season, Almost Threw Down a 720 Dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins is one of the youngest stars in the NBA. With a bright future ahead of him, the 21-year-old has been working hard this off-season to improve all aspects of his game. RELATED: How You Can Jump as High as Andrew Wiggins The 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year has been working with Drew Halen, NBA skills coach and CEO of Pure Sweat Basketball...
Via Stack
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins attempts near-impossible 720 dunk

Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins recently attempted to go where no man had gone before. Wiggins was working out in a gym somewhere when he decided to try one of the sickest dunks we’ve ever seen. He took flight and attempted a 720-degree dunk, and nearly threw it down. A video posted by Andrew Wiggins (@22wiggins) on Aug 3, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT He was so close...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns posterizes helpless basketball camper

When we last checked in on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, he was euro stepping his way around China for Nike. Now, it Towns is back in the United States, and dunking all over helpless children at basketball camps. Watch KAT drop this vicious posterizing jam on a camper: @KarlTowns #ESPN #SCtop10 pic.twitter.com/icPD8n4mar — Bill (@Dolla1519) July 28, 2016 ...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl Anthony-Towns Is Latest NBA Player to Dunk on A Kid

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl Anthony-Towns is joining the NBA's off-season craze: embarrassing children at basketball camps. Towns is running his first basketball clinic in Minnesota, and in a video, he blows by two children and finishes with a dunk on a helpless camper. He didn't even stretch though @KarlTowns (via @Dolla1519) https://t.co/ij4COSTq1a — Bleacher...
Via Stack
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denzel Valentine's last-second 3 sends game to OT

The NBA Summer League championship game is headed to overtime, thanks to some heroics from Denzel Valentine. The former Michigan State star and Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick sent the game to an extra session by burying a three-pointer with less than one second remaining. Then #Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine drills a late 3 of his own to tie the #NBASummer championship...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

T-Wolves owner: Ricky Rubio not likely to be traded

It might be time to add Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio to our zombie apocalypse team, because, if the unrelenting trade rumors that continually dog him are any indication, he’s a damn survivor. In an interview with Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that it’s unlikely the team deals away Rubio. “I don’t see that as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
Via College Spun
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins: T’Wolves are 'going to be a nightmare to play’

The Minnesota Timberwolves are without question one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA with the biggest upside. While most experts believe the T’Wolves are a few years away from joining the ranks of elite squads in the Association, Andrew Wiggins believes the team will nevertheless present a formidable challenge on a nightly basis beginning next season. Wiggins acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves end their 12-year playoff drought?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award.  This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs.  Coming off a 29-53 season expectations won’t be high for this team, but there are a number of reasons why they could make the playoffs next year. The first reason why...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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