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Ranking The Potential NBA 1st Round Match-Ups

Three weeks left in the regular season, and the NBA playoff picture is starting to shape up. With that in mind let’s look at the potential first round match-ups and rank them from least interesting to most.

03/26/2015

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Laettner Returns To Coach Timberwolves Youth Clinics

Former Minnesota Timberwolf Christian Laettner is back in Minnesota this weekend. Laettner will be featured at two youth clinics hosted by the Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball Academy on Saturday.

03/21/2015

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Wolves Edge Knicks In OT Matchup Of NBA’s Biggest Losers

Zach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws with 10.7 seconds left and scored six of his 20 points in overtime as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the New York Knicks 95-92 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NBA’s biggest losers. Minnesota (15-53) ended a six-game losing streak and snapped a tie with the Knicks (14-54) for the NBA’s worst record. New York can still win for losing, and now has pole position in the race for the No. 1 draft pick.

03/19/2015

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DeRozan Scores 21, Raptors Beat Timberwolves 105-100

Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 and the Toronto Raptors won their 11th straight home game over Minnesota, beating the short-handed Timberwolves 105-100 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points and Patrick Patterson had 14 as the Raptors won for the third time in five games.

03/18/2015

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Timberwolves Gain New Fan Through Reddit

It appears the Minnesota Timberwolves have a new fan. Sixteen-year-old Connor sent a letter to all 30 NBA teams asking which team he should be a fan of.

03/10/2015

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Redick, Jordan Lead Short-Handed Clippers Past Wolves, 89-76

Chris Paul could barely get up and down the court without limping on his injured knee, let alone get to the rim. He could only play a supporting role in the Clippers’ latest win as a playmaker — and it turns out CP3 is pretty good at that.

03/10/2015

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Timberwolves Waive Forward Robinson, Claim Center Hamilton

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived forward Glenn Robinson III to make room for center Justin Hamilton. The Wolves claimed Hamilton off waivers Thursday. The 24-year-old Hamilton appeared in 24 games for the Miami Heat this season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds.

03/05/2015

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Clippers Outlast Timberwolves 110-105 Despite Triple Double From Rubio

Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Pekovic Out For Wolves Against Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.

03/02/2015

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Bulls’ Gasol Out For Timberwolves Game With Illness

All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players.

02/27/2015

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Garnett To Play First Game Back In Minnesota Wednesday

Kevin Garnett will play his first game back as a Minnesota Timberwolf Wednesday night at the Target Center. Garnett spoke at his first Timberwolves press conference since 2007 Tuesday. He said he’s ready to contribute.

02/25/2015

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5 Teams As Cold As The Weather In February

We’re in the midst of one of the coldest months on record throughout the country.

02/24/2015

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9 Things From 1995 That Should Also Make A Comeback

Kevin Garnett started his NBA career with the Timberwolves in 1995. As he preps for his big return we thought it would be appropriate to take a look at some other things from 1995 that should make a triumphant return.

02/24/2015

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Harden’s Triple-Double Helps Rockets Over Wolves, 113-102

James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double this season, leading the Houston Rockets to a 113-102 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

02/23/2015

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Muhammad To Miss Rest Of Season For Timberwolves

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad needs season-ending surgery on the middle finger on his right hand. The Wolves and Muhammad learned of the need for surgery on Saturday. The people requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.

02/21/2015

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Wolves Ticket Demand Explodes With KG’s Return

By the reaction of Minnesota Timberwolves fans at Hubert’s next to the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis, you would have thought the Kevin Garnett of “old” was coming back. Not the 38-year-old KG. “I grew up watching him play and I met him a couple times,” fan Antonio Benavides said. “I’m excited. I’m beyond excited, I’m so happy.”

02/19/2015

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Top 5 NBA Players With The Weirdest Tattoos

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, tattoos are the windows to the heart, intellect and sanity. The National Basketball Association has produced and nurtured some of the most tatted-out human canvases on earth. Here are just some of the best among current players. Oh, and by “best,” we mean the oddest dang tatts currently on healthy epidermal tissue!

02/19/2015

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AP Source: Garnett Agrees To Return To Timberwolves

The Timberwolves and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a deal that would bring Kevin Garnett back to Minnesota, the place where his brilliant career began and to the franchise that he put on the map.

02/19/2015

PHOENIX - JUNE 20: Kevin Johnson #7 of the Phoenix Suns looks to make a play against the Chicago Bulls during Game Six of the 1993 NBA Championship Finals at America West Arena on June 20, 1993 in Phoenix, Arizona. Chicago won 99-98, taking the Series 4-2. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

10 Biggest NBA Trade Deadline Deals

The NBA trade deadline looms on Thursday, but it’s been quiet over the past couple of years and figures to be again this season. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest (though not always the best) trades made on deadline day in league history.

02/17/2015

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Podcast Page: 2/16/15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.

02/16/2015

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: LeBron James #23 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars shoots during the 2015 NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2015 All-Star Weekend at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Top Five Moments From The 2015 NBA All-Star Game

Here are the top five moments from this year’s game and a few that weren’t so great.

02/15/2015

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Andrew Wiggins’ Sisters Have Basketball Dreams Of Their Own

When your dad played in the NBA, your mom was an Olympic sprinter and your big brother’s the number-one pick in the NBA draft — it sets you up for the understatement of the year. “I think we’ve got good genes,” Angelica Wiggins said. “Really good genes.” Her sister, Taya Wiggins, agrees.

02/13/2015

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R) Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, sportscaster Ernest Johnson Jr., basketball player Kenny Smith and basketball player Charles Barkley speak onstage as Fall Out Boy takes the stage at American Express All-Star Live at Hammerstein Ballroom broadcast live on TNT to tip-off NBA All-Star 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for American Express)

Keidel: Certain Irony To Having NBA All-Star Game In New York City

There’s a certain irony to having the NBA All-Star game in New York City. For more years than we New Yorkers care to admit, both NYC and MSG have been basketball mausoleums, places where hoop dreams go to die.

02/13/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 2-12-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to John Rash discuss the life of David Carr on The Rash Report. Click the link above to listen to that conversation and other highlights from Friday the 13th on the Morning News WIth WCCO’s Dave Lee.

02/13/2015

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 9: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stands on the court during a game against the Denver Nuggets on February 9, 2015 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA’s Top ‘Stop And Watch’ Players

In the past three weeks we’ve seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call “Stop and Watch games.” As in stop what you’re doing right now and get to a television immediately.

02/10/2015

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