Wolves' LaVine Ready To Defend Slam Dunk TitleMinnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine is heading back to All-Star weekend to defend his slam dunk title. And he says he has "a few tricks up my sleeve" after dominating the event last year. LaVine will compete against Detroit center Andre Drummond, Denver swingman Will Barton and Orlando forward Aaron Gordon in Toronto next weekend.
LaVine To Defend Dunk Title Against Drummond, Barton & Gordon Reigning Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine is slated to defend his title next weekend in Toronto.
Timberwolves End Losing Streak With 108 – 102 Win Over LA ClippersStung by a four-point loss to the Lakers a night earlier and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a team they had lost to 14 straight times on the road, the Minnesota Timberwolves might have doubted themselves.
Durant Hits Final 2 Shots To Push Thunder Past Timberwolves, 126-123Kevin Durant had 27 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and hit two huge shots in the final two minutes to help the Oklahoma City Thunder win a second-straight, fast-paced thriller with a 126-123 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Timberwolves Will Have 3 Players In Rising Stars ChallengeThe NBA announced Wednesday that three players from the Minnesota Timberwolves will be a part of the All-Star weekend, playing in the Rising Stars Challenge. Second-year players Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins and rookie Karl-Anthony Towns were selected for the game.
Timberwolves Coach Mitchell Working To Reach Young RosterIn his first three months being coached by Sam Mitchell, Minnesota Timberwolves youngster Zach LaVine has endured it all. Position switches, benching, yelling, pushing, prodding, all methods Mitchell employs to mold a 20-year-old in his second season.
Timberwolves Fall To LeBron, Cavaliers 114-107LeBron James scored 25 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers gave Tyronn Lue his first win as head coach with a 114-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Timberwolves Fall To Durant, Thunder 101-96Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to finish with 30 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 101-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
LaVine, Wiggins & Jones Work To Stand Out On Wolves RosterThe Minnesota Timberwolves' Zach LaVine is a classic combo guard. He is athletic enough that you want him on the floor at some position. Even he is not sure which position that will be every night. "I play point, I play two, I play three, you know, whatever [Coach Sam Mitchell] wants me to go out there and do, you know. I do it, I do the best I can," LaVine said. "Sam be keeping me on my toes, man [laughs]!"
Timberwolves Fall To Leonard, Spurs 108-83Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and six rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs bullied the young Minnesota Timberwolves in the paint during a 108-83 victory Wednesday night.
Timberwolves Going Through Growing Pains With Young PlayersMinnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell had to catch himself on more than one occasion during games this season with a youthful team. When the game was getting tight, one of his young players would make a mistake. Zach LaVine might rush a pump fake on his way to the basket and get called for traveling. Andrew Wiggins might force a shot in traffic.
AP Source: Timberwolves Looking To Trade Kevin MartinA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are making veteran scorer Kevin Martin available in trade talks.