Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams will participate in the slam dunk contest Saturday night as part of the NBA All-Star weekend. He’s got a plan, and he’s keeping it close to the vest.
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ improvement on the court is coming with a nice little side benefit. The franchise is well-represented at this weekend’s All-Star festivities in Orlando, Fla.
The Timberwolves overcame turnovers, terrible shooting and double-digit deficits in the 2nd and 4th quarters to steal one from the Utah Jazz Wednesday night at Target Center and head to the All-Star Break with a .500 record. What lies ahead for the Wolves and a quick peek back at the first half of the season.
It’s been quite a week for the Wolves. A quick four-game slump, turnovers rear their ugly head, “Lin-sanity” comes to town and a blowout win over the over-matched Bobcats were the headlines. Plus the All-Star Break is coming up and a certain Wolves player will be taking on the NBA’s best in the Dunk Contest!
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams will be putting his dunk to a contest.
Rudy Gay had 19 points and nine rebounds, and Quincy Pondexter added a career-high 17 points as the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 85-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
All-Star Blake Griffin and rookie guards Kyrie Irving and Ricky Rubio headline the list of 18 players chosen for the Rising Stars Challenge to be held during All-Star weekend.
Nikola Pekovic had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Michael Beasley added 17 points and 14 boards to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to an 86-84 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night in their first game without the suspended Kevin Love.
The Timberwolves have been hot on the court, and Saturday some players heated things up off the court, cooking for a cause.
Kevin Love is trying to make Minnesota Timberwolves fans an offer they can’t refuse. Love tweeted that if a fan buys a ticket to their game against Sacramento on Monday, he will then buy that fan a ticket for their game Wednesday against Detroit.
One game down and so far so good. Sure, it’s only preseason and yes it’s just a glorified scrimmage. But everyone sure liked what they saw in the new look Timberwolves Saturday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Derrick Williams, the No. 2 overall pick who was a standout at Arizona and who was named last year’s Pac-10 Player of the Year.
Derrick Williams says he was ready to ship off to Spain or Italy to begin his pro career shortly before a tentative labor agreement was reached between owners and players.
The NBA’s 450 players and 30 team owners still have to sign off on the resolution, but if they do it will be good news for the Minnesota Timberwolves and great news for businesses around Target Center.
The Timberwolves big draft pick Derrick Williams spoke with WCCO-TV’s Mike Max about his basketball origins, Ricky Rubio, Minnesota and ice fishing.