Marco Belinelli scored 20 points, Tim Duncan had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 123-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
As a minority owner, team president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders holds as much power in one organization as any person in the NBA. What sounds like the ideal situation for a person who is confident in his abilities to evaluate talent, build a roster and develop young players into difference-making professionals can have its downside, and Saunders hit that in the early morning hours on Thursday after his team allowed the Philadelphia 76ers snap a 17-game losing streak on Minnesota’s home court.
J.J. Redick can shoot 3-pointers with the best of them, and Monday night he added a pair of four-point plays to his repertoire to help the Los Angeles Clippers’ rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-101.
Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night. Martin tied a career high with seven 3-pointers and Shabazz Muhammad had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Wolves, who were missing Ricky Rubio, Thaddeus Young and Nikola Pekovic.
Shabazz Muhammad had 19 points and Nikola Pekovic tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday. Chase Budinger also scored 15 for the Timberwolves, who started the game on a 12-1 run and never trailed.
Minnesota Timberwolves prospects have started preparation for the NBA Summer League. The Wolves have scheduled four days of practice at Target Center before the team’s contingent travels to Las Vegas. The sessions include a free-and-open-to-the-public scrimmage on Wednesday night. The first game for the Wolves in the annual young-player showcase in Nevada is on Saturday afternoon.
Minnesota forward Kevin Love missed the Timberwolves’ game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.
Minnesota Timberwolves forwards Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad will miss the final six games of the season with injuries. Budinger sprained his ankle in the first minute of play against Orlando on Saturday night and Muhammad sprained the MCL in his right knee on Friday night against Miami.
After losing 111-104 to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night, the Timberwolves have now lost two games of the four games they will play at home. The loss dropped their record, once again, to .500 at 31-31. So at this point, with 20 games to go, how many more wins will the Timberwolves need to make the playoffs?
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As planned, the Timberwolves recalled top draft pick Shabazz Muhammad back up from the D-League on Monday. The Timberwolves hope the chance he got there to get some much-needed minutes will pay off.
The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to send first-round draft pick Shabazz Muhammad to Iowa of the NBA Development League in an effort to get him some more playing time.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that forward Chase Budinger had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is out indefinitely. It’s the same knee that Budinger tore the meniscus cartilage in last November, causing him to miss most of last season.
Minnesota’s top 2013 draft pick Shabazz Muhammad was reportedly sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition program in New Jersey for bringing a female guest into his hotel room. Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, issued the following statement about Muhammad breaking the rules of the symposium which is designed to help players learn to conduct themselves.
As hard as the start of his NBA career has been, Shabazz Muhammad wouldn’t have it any other way. The rookie swingman for the Minnesota Timberwolves got off to a quiet start in his first two games in the NBA summer league, averaging 7.5 points in 24 minutes while shooting 6 of 16 from the field.