TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves Notes: FanSided feature, Dr. J and LaVine

The main FanSided site has a feature on the Timberwolves, including thoughts from Dunking With Wolves, plus Julius Erving is talking about Zach LaVine… Happy Friday, Timberwolves fans. The first thing you should do is head over to the FanSided.com mothership to take a peek at the fantastic Ian Levy’s piece on the Timberwolves’ off-season. […] Timberwolves Notes: FanSided...
Via Dunking with Wolves
4 hours ago

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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Patience

The Wolves have a bright future ahead of them, but they still need more time. For the last 10 years, being a fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves has required a lifetime of patience. Patience with draft picks and playing the waiting game to see if they pan out. Patience with the multitude of new head coaches, waiting for their new game plans and acumen to propel the team to limitless...
Via Canis Hoopus
7 hours ago

Timberwolves’ Dunn and Towns appear on ESPN Forecast

ESPN is in the middle of providing their summer forecasts for the 2016-17 season, and the Timberwolves and their young talent are consistently being mentioned in key categories thus far. We highlighted the Timberwolves’ ranking as the 10th team in the Western Conference when ESPN kicked-off their series a few days ago, but now, individual […] Timberwolves’ Dunn and Towns appear...
Via Dunking with Wolves
19 hours ago

Timberwolves Notes: More on Wiggins and Towns…

The Timberwolves’ young players continue to have impressive summers, from a workout perspective, a media/pop culture perspective, and a media/quote perspective. We all know about the summer that Karl-Anthony Towns has had thus far, and Andrew Wiggins recently played H-O-R-S-E around the Twin Cities, using half of his body, no less. We’ve also seen Zach […] Timberwolves Notes...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Karl-Anthony Towns wants to spend entire career with Timberwolves

With the biggest story of the NBA offseason boiling down to "Championship Rule Everything Around ME (C.R.E.A.M.)," it's strange to imagine current young stars being willing to tie their wagon to a franchise for life.LeBron James' "Decision" made jumping ship a possibility, and Kevin Durant's departure from Oklahoma City kicked the door off the hinges for superstars in pursuit of...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Uncovered Footage Shows Kevin Garnett May Have Been the Best One-On-One Basketball Player of All Time

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Garnett is definitely past his prime. Last season, he played only 14 minutes per game and scored 3 points a game. Since the 40-year-old mostly sat on the bench, fans could forget what a dominating player he once was. RELATED: Milwaukee Bucks Rookie Thon Maker Eats 7 Meals a Day to Gain Weight Recently Garnett posted a throwback video...
Via Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Minnesota Timberwolves

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets. 
Via Razzball Basketball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former employee Casson returns to Timberwolves as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity.One night, a human resources employee for the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the phone and Casson talked his way into a meeting. He flew from the East Coast, met with several Timberwolves executives...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves new CEO knows exactly what he's getting into

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) In the winter of 1998, Ethan Casson started calling professional franchise after professional franchise, begging them to get his foot in the door in any capacity. One night, a human resources employee for the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up the phone and Casson talked his way into a meeting. He flew from the East Coast, met with several Timberwolves executives...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan created new logos for the Timberwolves and they're absolutely gorgeous

NBA fan "TURK3Y" (@TomKYL3) shared a set of brilliant alternative Minnesota Timberwolves logos on Reddit, and the team really needs to drop the wolf head and adopt them right this second. As a reminder, here is the current Timberwolves logo:TURK3Y writes on Imgur that he tried to capture the psychology of a wolf in the design of the logo."Drawing inspiration from the Raptors, Hawks...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine sinks two buzzer-beaters to win Summer League title

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League championship game on Monday night, 84-82, in a matchup that had a playoff feel to it. The thrilling game went into overtime after Denzel Valentine drained a game-tying three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, after hitting just one of eight shots he attempted up to that point. Luckily for the Bulls, who...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett reportedly is contemplating retirement ahead of 22nd season

We might have seen the last of Kevin Garnett on an NBA court.The 21-season veteran who was drafted fifth overall out of high school in 1995 could be the next hoops legend to call it a career.While Garnett has said he wants to play at least one more season, he's having second thoughts, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor told NBA.com's Steve Aschburner that the 40...
Via FOX Sports
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves Make the Playoffs?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to stockpile young talent through the draft. The Timberwolves have tremendous young talent and have a great chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are headlined by two number one overall selections in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. These two stars are complemented by...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wiggins posts ridiculous “Year 3″ workout video

If you want to buy stock in an NBA team, and you want to pick someone other than the Golden State Warriors, pick the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Minnesota was one of the most-impressive non-playoff teams of 2015-16 and has maybe the best young core in the entire league.  A big part of that young core, Andrew Wiggins, appears to be on the verge of a breakout season.  The former...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Wiggins won't play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying

Minnesota Timberwolves guard-forward Andrew Wiggins has officially declined to play for Team Canada in a Olympic Qualifying Tournament next July. In a statement released Friday through his agent, Wiggins cites the need to stay with the Timberwolves and prepare for the upcoming season. The 21-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick is entering his third season in the NBA and will...
Via The Sports Daily
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio may be open to trade if Wolves miss postseason

Ricky Rubio admitted that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ long run of futility during his time with the team may become too much to bear should the team again fail to reach the playoffs next season. “When I arrived to Minnesota, my hope was to break the seven years’ streak without [a] presence in [the] playoffs. I still have that hope, but it’s very tough mentally when year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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