Preseason Preview Series: Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota's Recent Ugly Past  It has certainly been a while since the Minnesota Timberwolves were a relevant NBA franchise. Since 2005, the team has had eight different head coaches (Kevin McHale on two separate occasions), and has only eclipsed the 40-win mark once. It has been clear since 2007, when the team traded future Hall of Fame power forward Kevin Garnett to the Celtics...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: Teams still trying to trade for Rubio

As the regular season is less than a week away, we have another report of multiple teams making overtures to trade for Timberwolves’ point guard Ricky Rubio. Scroll back through the summer months here at Dunking With Wolves, and you’ll see more than a few articles discussing the overwhelming trade rumors that have circulated regarding […] Timberwolves Rumors: Teams still trying...
Via Dunking with Wolves
4 hours ago

Box Score 10/20: Dwyer, Lindor, Towns and Burfict

Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Game Five of the WNBA Finals. (Watching the shell of the Bears take on the Packers above this finale is madness.) Happy birthday to Keith Hernandez and Eddie Jones. In this date in 1943 the Kansas City Monarchs bested the Hilldale Athletic Club in Game 10 of the first Negro League World Series, and...
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Timberwolves Wrap: A victory in preseason home opener

The Timberwolves brought their preseason record to 4-2 with a 101-94 victory over the Grizzlies, whom they will play again in the regular season opener one week from Wednesday. The Timberwolves came out of the first quarter with a nine-point lead and looked to waltz to the finish line, at one point sporting a 40-point […] Timberwolves Wrap: A victory in preseason home opener -...
Via Dunking with Wolves
14 hours ago

Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins: Putting in the work

Timberwolves wing Andrew Wiggins has been in the media spotlight years before he even joined the NBA, but it’s finally time for him to take the next step. Ever since Andrew Wiggins’ high school basketball highlights started conquering the internet, it was already apparent that he would be an NBA player. And not just an ordinary one, but […] Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins...
Via Dunking with Wolves
21 hours ago

Andrew Wiggins Spent His Off-Season Working to Become an NBA All-Star

Something is hanging over the Minnesota Timberwolves as they approach the 2016-2017 NBA season, something they haven't experienced in a long time—pressure. On a team loaded with young talent, there's an urgency to make the leap into the Western Conference playoffs for the first time since 2004, a hiatus that's spanned two American presidencies. RELATED: A Leaner, Stronger Andrew...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Receive High Praise from NBA GMs

The Wolves’ hype train isn’t just carrying fans and media — NBA GMs are on board as well. Ready or not, the Minnesota Timberwolves hype train is surging full speed ahead and it isn’t slowing down any time soon. Throughout the summer and into the preseason, the hype had been provided mainly by NBA fans and media. Whether it was the Vegas line for Wolves wins set at 41.5 or...
Via Canis Hoopus
1 day ago

Election Year – The Karl-Anthony Towns Campaign

Every presidential election year Americans are faced with tough decisions. This is a year where many think that it is about who a person dislikes less. How about instead we take a moment to look at a campaign involving someone who is so special, and so likable, that no matter who you are, or what you believe, you are hoping he wins. He is not running for president (although some...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett likes mentorship role with Minnesota Timberwolves

Doc Rivers is still in touch with the players he led to an NBA championship as head coach of the Boston Celtics in 2008. This week at the annual ABCD Hoops Dream fundraiser at TD Garden in Boston, Rivers gave his thoughts on the likelihood of Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett returning to basketball this year. “I think Kevin… loves the young guys on this team...
Via Madtown Badgers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Timberwolves score double digits in preseason win over Nuggets

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad each scored 18 points for Minnesota, and the Timberwolves pulled away in the second half.Wilson Chandler scored 16 points for Denver, which got 14 from Jamal Murray.NUGGETS: Denver shot 15 percent (3-20) from 3-point range and committed 25 turnovers. . . . The Nuggets were outscored 55-38 in the middle two quarters...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Northwest Division Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying the West, we move to the Northwest. Projected Conference Finish: 11th Best Move of Offseason: Thibs? Thibs! Yes, THIBS!!!!!! It’s rare that a great coach actually finds a great job. There are too many other variables in play. It’s rare that a job like Minnesota’s even opens up. But hot damn are we gonna...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next? The Timberwolves' coming attraction

Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ best and greatest player in franchise history, retired this offseason. This past season, he was a mentor figure to the young Wolves. He particularly took interest in then-rookie Karl-Anthony Towns, looking to harness the enormous potential star power the 2015 No. 1 overall pick possesses. On the day off Garnett’s retirement announcement...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves rookie Dunn carries himself like a veteran

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are not big into hazing their rookies. If they were, it would be a little awkward for some of the team's "veterans" to give Kris Dunn a hard time.At 22 years old, Dunn is older than four of his teammates, all of whom have been in the league for at least one season. So if 20-year-olds Karl-Anthony Towns or Tyus Jones wanted a beer on the road...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

'Old man' rookie Kris Dunn set for Timberwolves debut

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves are not big into hazing their rookies. If they were, it would be a little awkward for some of the team's ''veterans'' to give Kris Dunn a hard time. At 22 years old, Dunn is older than four of his teammates, all of whom have been in the league for at least one season. So if 20-year-olds Karl-Anthony Towns or Tyus Jones wanted a beer...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Things To Look Out For

With the start of the NBA regular season only weeks away, it’s to time to analyze three aspects of the Minnesota Timberwolves that are essential to their success.  The Timberwolves are a team on the rise, and people know this.  Obviously, in order for them to succeed this upcoming season, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins will need to play well.  That much is just common...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau's Restraint And Foresight In His First Minnesota Offseason

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are like Martin Scorsese in 1973, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 1992, once-in-a-generation talents who are perched on the edge of sustainable greatness. Twenty-year-old Karl-Anthony Towns is a category 11 tidal wave, while 21-year-old Andrew Wiggins is the prodigious wing whose lower body resembles a pirouetting hoverboard crossed with 1000 pogo sticks...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns is Looking Mighty Swole

We're just weeks away from the start of the 2016-2017 NBA season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are one of the most exciting teams looking to take a major leap into playoff contention. With a new head coach, a talented core of Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and recent No. 1 pick Kris Dunn—and a Western Conference with more parity than ever—the Baby Wolves are...
Via Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett offered coaching position with the Cavaliers

This was bound to happen. Most didn’t think it would be a week into his retirement, but former NBA player Kevin Garnett already has a standing offer to become an assistant coach in the Association. That offer comes from none other than Tyronn Lue and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “I talked to him (Garnett) about it,” Lue said on Thursday, via ESPN. “I know...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves X-Factor: Andrew Wiggins

The 2016-17 Minnesota Timberwolves are going to be one of the most exciting stories in the NBA, but with a dozen stories to choose from, the defense of Andrew Wiggins will be the most important factor for the Wolves when looking to take the next step as a franchise. This is the part where I quickly address the elephant in the blog – Karl-Anthony Towns is the man in Minnesota...
Via The Lottery Mafia
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett announces retirement from NBA in Instagram video

Earlier today, it was reported that Kevin Garnett would not return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that a retirement announcement was likely. Well, just a few hours later, KG has indeed announced his retirement from the NBA, and did so in an emotional video posted on his Instagram account. The video finishes with the words “Farewell”, followed by “Thank you for the journey”...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves working on buyout

Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout to end the veteran’s second stint with the team, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein shared the news via Twitter on Wednesday and says the sides are in “advanced discussions” on the buyout. Minnesota and Kevin Garnett are in advanced discussions on a buyout expected to end KG's second stint with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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