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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re in the midst of one of the coldest months on record throughout the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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.
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.
A President’s Day edition of The Morning News. Click the link above to visit Dave Lee’s Podcast Page.
Here are the top five moments from this year’s game and a few that weren’t so great.
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.
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.
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.
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.