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...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why did the Timberwolves sign Omri Casspi?

The Timberwolves are teetering on the edge of being eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race, so why did they sign a seven-year veteran for the final 12 games of the season? Wolves fans should be accustomed to the final weeks of March and all of April being irrelevant from a win-loss perspective. It has […] Why did the Timberwolves sign Omri Casspi? - Dunking with Wolves...
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23 hours ago

Omri Casspi Arrives and Time to Talk Draft

It’s a Tuesday Cup. Morning all. Some thoughts on the Omri Casspi signing Casspi is someone we’ve talked about before as a good fit for the Wolves, so I’m happy to see him added, though a bit surprised given that playoff teams were interested in him. I suppose he saw the opportunity for more playing time with the Wolves over the last few weeks of the season, especially...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Timberwolves Wrap: Falling by the wayside

After a furious charge following the All-Star break that led many to believe the resurgent Timberwolves could make the postseason for the first time in 13 years, another losing streak has reared it’s ugly head. The playoffs are now but a pipe dream, Timberwolves fans. The losing streak is now three games, but this one […] Timberwolves Wrap: Falling by the wayside - Dunking with...
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3 days ago

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...
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4 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bjelica to miss rest of season with left foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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
7 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

From boom to bust: Darko Milicic finds peace as farmer after tumultuous NBA career

Darko Milicic has firmly moved on from his decade-plus career in the NBA.Currently, Darko is known for being the lump of coal lodged between multiple diamonds in the NBA 2003 draft. We know how his story played out: Milicic was famously picked before Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, and was overshadowed by their success. Despite lasting in the league for more than 10...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Franchise record for Rubio as Wolves beat Wizards

MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 39 points and 13 rebounds, Ricky Rubio scored 22 points and broke his own franchise record with 19 assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Washington Wizards 119-104 on Monday night. Nemanja Bjelica added 16 points and 10 boards off the bench for the Timberwolves, who entered the game 3 games behind Denver for the eighth seed in the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Six All-Stars to sit out Warriors-Spurs game Saturday night

The NBA figured it had everything planned out. A late-season game between two of the best teams in the Association. The No. 1 seed in the Western Conference pretty much on the line. Who wouldn’t want to get their popcorn ready and watch this dandy on national television Saturday night?Well, due to circumstances out of the league’s control, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony wants to play 20 seasons

20 seasons has become something of a magic number in the NBA fraternity lately, and now Carmelo Anthony wants in on the fun.Speaking with reporters at shootaround on Wednesday, the New York Knicks forward said that his goal his to play 20 years in the league.“I would love to get 20 in, I could do 20,” Anthony said, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. “I could do 20. I’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn’s No Good, Very Bad Rookie Season

According to Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau, when the Timberwolves got the fifth pick in the 2016 NBA draft they immediately targeted Providence point guard Kris Dunn. Minnesota got their wish as Dunn was available and the team drafted him thinking that he would be the floor general of the future for the franchise. Dunn provided plenty of evidence in college that...
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16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

The Minnesota Timberwolves had a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade to consider at the deadline, but they reportedly backed away.ESPN’s Marc Stein says Minnesota could have traded Rubio for Rose straight up but declined the deal. Minnesota may have declined a trade for Rose for a few reasons.Rose is on an expiring contract and will be a free agent after the season, while Rubio...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett blames AAU for poor NBA player development

Coaching is so important in today’s NBA, which you can see by young players that fail to develop in poorly-run organizations, only to be moved to another team where they go on to thrive. And sure, sometimes it’s about the player’s mindset, lack of effort, system they play in or weapons around them, but most of the time the most important factor in player development is the...
Via The Sports Daily
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have one of the most tantalizing young rosters in the entire NBA. Between former Rookies of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, along with the rising star of Zach LaVine and movable pieces like Ricky Rubio, it's only a matter of time before the roster clicks.Many thought that time would be this season with the hiring of Tom Thibodeau, a coach...
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February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The problem with inconsistency

The Minnesota Timberwolves, as of today, stand at 21-34.  They are the third worst team in the Western Conference, and they just lost one of their core players for the season, Zach LaVine, with an ACL tear.  Minnesota’s problem all season long has been inconsistency.  This fault could stem from a few possible reasons—young group of players, new coach, general underperforming—but...
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February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins hangs on rim after big dunk

Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins has the perfect mix of power and athleticism.Unfortunately for Jonas Valanciunas, he was on the other end of that during Wednesday night’s game.Wiggins dunked all over him on a two-on-one opportunity, and then to make matters worse, he stayed on his opponent’s shoulders for a quick piggyback ride. That’s literally the worst way to be dunked...
Via The Sports Daily
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

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