Anthony Bennett scored 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-89 preseason victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Bennett was 7 for 9 from the field. The reserve scored Minnesota’s first six points of the fourth quarter to help the Wolves maintain their comfortable lead over the injury-depleted Pacers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves know the story. They know that no one expects them to be very good this season. After all, they just traded the face of their franchise and remade their core around some very dynamic and very young players.
Mo Williams scored 19 points in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 112-94 exhibition victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night. Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio and Robbie Hummel each added 13 points for Minnesota (2-2). Martin, playing against his former team, made his preseason debut before 16,901 fans at the BOK Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Friday their radio broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 regular season. All 82 games can be heard on WCCO Radio 830 AM.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have about two weeks before the regular season starts and the games start counting for real. The start of the season brings out many predictions and educated guesses as to what will happen over the course of the season.
Even though it’s the middle of October and snow isn’t on the ground (yet), hockey season is officially here. In Minnesota, the Wild is off to a 2-0 start and has yet to allow a goal, shutting out Colorado 5-0 in its home opener and then going to Colorado last Saturday and winning 3-0.
Kevin Love gave Cleveland Cavaliers fans a glimpse of what he can bring to the team this season.
Mo Williams had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Zach LaVine scored 15 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 116-110 preseason victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. First overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who came to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade, scored 11 points in his home debut. Anthony Bennett had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Training camp had a much different feel for the Minnesota Timberwolves this year as they headed to Minnesota State University in Mankato for six straight days of workouts and practice. The Timberwolves enter the 2014-15 season much younger than they were a year ago, but far more athletic.
A year after taking over the front office, Saunders is no longer just responsible for assembling the talent. He’s now also tasked with developing it, which, as a coach at heart, is what he’s most excited for.
On the third day of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard at each other as Nikola Pekovic watched from the baseline seats dressed in jogging pants and a T-shirt. The image immediately conjured concerns that the oft-injured big man was hurt again. In reality, it was just the opposite.
In the final game of last season, and the final game of Rick Adelman’s coaching career, Kevin Martin went down swinging. While most of the Minnesota Timberwolves slogged through one last game in a massively disappointing season, Martin went after the Utah Jazz. He scored a season-high 36 points, attacked the rim to get to the free throw line for 10 shots and even came up with a couple of steals before fouling out in a rare show of aggression on the defensive end from him.
During his first three seasons with the Timberwolves, Rubio usually deferred to Love when leadership was needed. Love was the All-Star. Love was the headliner. Love was here first.
Now Love is gone, traded to Cleveland this summer in a blockbuster that brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota. Seemingly overnight, the Wolves have morphed from a deliberate, plodding group to a dynamic young team brimming with athleticism.
Five Minnesotans are among the 400 richest people in America, according to the Forbes 400 list which was released Monday morning. The highest-ranking Minnesotan is former Cargill CEO Whitney MacMillian, who is number 133. The Minneapolis resident and great-grandson of William Cargill is worth $3.9 billion.
Flip Saunders spent the entire summer with his executive hat on, banging his head against a wall for a full month thanks to an arcane NBA rule that forced his Minnesota Timberwolves and the Cleveland Cavaliers to wait 30 days before completing a trade for Kevin Love.