TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves Free Agency: Three Potential Signings

Minnesota Timberwolves Salary With The Minnesota Timberwolves sitting at home for another playoff series, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden days are about to run late as they prepare for the off-season. Minnesota will have roughly $10 million to spend this off-season. That number would go up even further if the Wolves choose to let both Shabazz […] Timberwolves Free Agency: Three...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Timberwolves What-Ifs: Sam Cassell’s 2004 Playoff Injury

Another day, another what-if: would the Timberwolves have won the 2004 NBA Finals if Sam Cassell had not gotten injured in the Western Conference Finals? The Minnesota Timberwolves missed the playoffs this season for the 13th consecutive year — the longest current drought in the NBA. And the last time they were there, they lost […] Timberwolves What-Ifs: Sam Cassell’s 2004...
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1 day ago

Player Review: Jordan Hill

Reviewing Jordan Hill’s Season with the Timberwolves Jordan Hill Center29 years old4 million dollar contract Basic Stats (Per game played): 6.7 minutes, 1.7 points, and 2 rebounds. The life of an NBA journeyman is full of ups and downs, with circuitous routes that can take players all across America as they find themselves being traded, signed, and generally filling gaps in...
Via Canis Hoopus
3 days ago

Karl-Anthony Towns: A Superstar Rising

Reviewing Karl-Anthony Towns’ stellar sophomore season Karl-Anthony Towns21 years oldCenterContract Status: $5,960, 1602nd year of Rookie Contract Numbers: 37 minutes per game (5th in NBA), 25.1 points per game (12th in NBA), 12.3 rebounds per game (6th in NBA), 2.7 assists per game, 1.3 blocks per game (19th in NBA). .201 WS/48 (16th in NBA), 5.0 BPM (17th in NBA), 5.4 VORP...
Via Canis Hoopus
5 days ago

Kevin Garnett has bitterness towards Timberwolves owner

Despite playing 14 of his 21 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves and retiring with them last summer, Kevin Garnett isn’t particularly pleased with the way that his time in Minnesota ended.In an interview with Adi Joseph of For The Win that ran on Tuesday, the 15-time All-Star revealed that there was talk under former head coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Player Reviews: Shooting Guards

As the Minnesota Timberwolves’ season ends, it is now time to look back at the year and take stock of how each position group performed. After already doing the point guards, next we’ll look at the shooting guard spot. There were two players who received the lion’s share of minutes at shooting guard for the Timberwolves this season: Zach LaVine and Brandon Rush. We’ll examine...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner expecting team to take step forward next season

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to take a big step forward this season under new basketball czar Tom Thibodeau, but they won just two more games than they did in 2015-16 and struggled to improve defensively.After that heavy investment, owner Glen Taylor is expecting much more next season.“I’m of a belief that if they say that’s one of the factors, of course I’m going...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Position Reviews: Point Guards

As the Minnesota Timberwolves’ season ends, it is now time to look back at the year and take stock of how each position group performed. First, we’ll tackle the point guards. There were three players who received minutes at point guard for the Timberwolves this season: Ricky Rubio, Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones. We’ll examine each of their seasons and see what their future looks...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns: Timberwolves have ‘a lot of things to work on’

The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to improve dramatically this season and things have not gone as expected. Karl-Anthony Towns believes while the Wolves made some positive strides in 2016-17, the team nevertheless has “a lot of things to work on” going forward.“I think there’s been progress most definitely, but it’s upsetting that we have to come down the stretch...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden can make NBA history in regular-season finale

James Harden has had an incredible season up to this point. It’s no wonder the Houston Rockets guard is a front-runner for the MVP award.Harden might be able to further help his MVP case, though. It turns out, he’s only five assists shy of making NBA history: The Rockets host the Minnesota Timberwolves in their regular-season finale Wednesday. Assuming he plays, that should be...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves’ new logo looks like an SB Nation decal (Photos)

The Timberwolves’ new logo was just released, and it has a very familiar look, which many sports fans have noticed. It has a circular shape, which is normal, and looks good for logos, but the design seems to resemble a format that a popular media company uses for its blogs. Does this not look exactly like an SB Nation blog logo? For reference, here’s what the logo for Canis Hoopis...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Newspaper leaks Minnesota Timberwolves’ new logo hours ahead of big reveal

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to roll out a new logo Tuesday night, but they seemed to accidentally give the world a sneak peak. Tuesday afternoon, Conrad Burry of SportsLogos.net tweeted an image he came across on Reddit, which appeared to be an advertisement on the Star Tribune website featuring Karl-Anthony Towns aside a new T-Wolves logo. (@conradburry) April 11, 2017 Burry...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee gets flagrant foul for incident with Gorgui Dieng

JaVale McGee was hit with a flagrant foul and technical, while Gorgui Dieng got a tech for an incident late in the first quarter during Tuesday’s game between the Timberwolves and Warriors.Dieng was going up for a shot under the basket and had pump-faked, leading to two Warriors defenders going up in the air. McGee landed hard on Dieng, leading with his forearm. Dieng was knocked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This Ricky Rubio's Rickenaissance?

Ricky Rubio is having the best month of his career so far this March. He’s scoring at a rate previously thought not possible for the pass-first guard, while maintaining all of the qualities that make him invaluable to a young Minnesota Timberwolves squad. The recent turn has many wondering if the answer to the Wolves' point guard question has been right in front of them, for things...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Timberwolves to unveil new logo before team’s season finale

When the 2017-18 season begins, Karl Anthony-Towns will be in a new uniform. Relax, Timberwolves fans, he’ll still be with the team — just in a different uniform.Minnesota announced on Thursday that on April 11, it will reveal a new team logo for the 2017-18 season.“The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new chapter in their franchise history by unveiling a new team logo as part...
Via Sportsnaut
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the DeMarcus Cousins trade last month.In his eighth season, the Israeli-born small forward...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Wolves' Bjelica out for season with foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot, a significant loss for a team trying to get back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference. Bjelica was injured against Boston on Wednesday night and left the arena in a walking boot. The Wolves say Bjelica had an MRI on Thursday and is seeking opinions...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio is Driving the Timberwolves Towards the Playoffs

Ricky Rubio has long been a maligned NBA player. Ever since coming over to the Minnesota Timberwolves from Spain for the 2011-12 season, it seems like his flaws have been nitpicked to death. He is not a good shooter, averaging only 37.4% from the field and 31.4% from three-point land for his entire career. This makes it easy to see the deficiencies in his game especially since two...
Via isportsweb.com
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA Western Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

We’re less than a month away from the end of the NBA’s regular season, so it’s time to focus our attention on the teams who won’t play in this year’s postseason. We’ll have at least four more games for each of the 16 playoff teams, so use these last 15 or so games to check out some of the NBA’s best young players who aren’t in a position to lead their teams to the...
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March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

CJ McCollum: T’Wolves should have had to forfeit postponed game

The Minnesota Timberwolves-Portland Trail Blazers game that was postponed earlier this week due to unsafe playing conditions at Target Center has been officially rescheduled. And Blazers guard CJ McCollum isn’t happy about it one bit.The Timberwolves, along with the Trail Blazers, made the announcement via Twitter that the game would be made up on April 3, a scheduled off-night...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers-Timberwolves game postponed; slippery court caused by Disney on Ice

Monday night’s game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center has been cancelled due to poor court conditions. The court was reportedly slippery, thanks to condensation, which was caused by warm weather and ice under the court. Disney on Ice took place at the venue last night: Multiple Blazers complained about the court conditions while warming...
Via The Comeback
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Blazers, Timberwolves players concerned about court, sitting on ice at Target Center

The Portland Trail Blazers are in Minnesota for a road game against the Timberwolves Monday night, and players from both teams are concerned about playing conditions.The court at Target Center is currently sitting on a sheet of ice, and moisture is a real problem. At this point there is no further information, but this situation bears monitoring. At the time of this writing, the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad may sue Wolves after being injured by mascot

Karl-Anthony Towns is the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves organization. That apparently doesn’t matter much to his father after a late January incident involving the T-Wolves’ mascot.Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. alleges that an incident involving the mascot at a January 26 Timberwolves game caused a serious leg injury. Apparently serious enough that senior is considering suing...
Via The Comeback
March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/28: Fat Tuesday means athletes on floats.

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading between chapters of our new Baseball Prospectus Annual.Happy birthday today to Aldo & Mario Andretti, Brian Billick, J. T. Snow, Eric Lindros, Jamaal Tinsley and Tayshaun Prince. On this date in 1960 the U.S. men's hockey...
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February 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio opens up about ‘tough’ buildup to trade deadline

Ricky Rubio was at the center of rampant trade speculation in the days leading up to an NBA trade deadline for the second season in a row. This year, however, the sixth-year Minnesota Timberwolves point guard insists “felt a little different.”The trade rumor that generated the most buzz involving Rubio was a straight-up exchange with the New York Knicks for fellow point guard...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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