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GIFs / Jan 25, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Bullet Pass Banks Hard Off The Glass For Two Points

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Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 5:30 pm

Report: Ricky Rubio’s Injury More Severe Than Simple Ankle Sprain

Ricky Rubio

Timberwolves point guard and adorable Spanish cherub Ricky Rubio was supposed to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a “significant” ankle sprain. Yet the Associated Press is reporting he “also damaged some muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes,” and now the timetable for his return is more obfuscated than previously thought. Read More »

NBA / Jan 22, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Rajon Rondo’s Trademark Behind-The-Back Pass Fake For The Layup

Rajon Rondo fake

Those hands. Those gigantic Rajon Rondo hands that look like something out of a Steven Speilberg daydream than actual phalanges. That’s how Rondo is able to palm the ball off the dribble. It’s also why the behind-the-back pass fake he unleashed on the T-Wolves last night will continue to be his bread-and-butter ball-fake even if it punctuates the highlight tapes for everyone else. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 14, 2015 / 5:15 pm

Report: Andrew Wiggins To Participate In Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Andrew Wiggins

The 2014 Slam Dunk Contest hardly lacked star power. Paul George, Damian Lillard, and eventual champion John Wall highlighted a young, high-flying sextet that promised to bring All-Star weekend’s former marquee event back to its past glory. But the newly adjusted, team-based format of last season’s show proved awkward, and left many wondering in the slam-off might be doomed forever. This latest news gives some hope that it isn’t. According to a report, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie star Andrew Wiggins will participate in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. Read More »

GIFs, We Reminisce / Jan 14, 2015 / 11:15 am

GIF: Andrew Wiggins Hits Dee Brown-Esque Floater While Covering His Own Eyes

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins is the answer to the future trivia question: who had the second-most points for Minney the night Mo Williams set a Timberwolves franchise scoring record with 52 points. Wiggins finished with 20 points on Mo’s record-setting night, but none of them were as spectacular as the one where he channeled former dunk champion, Dee Brown. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2015 / 10:00 pm

Mo Williams Scores 52 Points; ‘Wolves Snap 15-Game Skid

Mo Williams

The Timberwolves were on a 15-game losing streak entering tonight’s matchup with the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. That losing streak ended and Mo Williams, yes Mo Williams, set a franchise scoring record and a Bankers Life scoring record after connecting on 19-of-33 shots for 52 points. It’s the highest point total by an individual this season. Mo Williams man. Mo. Freaking. Williams. The NBA is gonzo. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 13, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Kevin Love Says “I Don’t Plan On Opting Out” Of Contract With Cavs This Summer

Kevin Love, Derrick Williams

The biggest reason this past summer became a Kevin Love sweepstakes rested on the notion Love would be opting out of his deal with the Timberwolves in the summer of 2015. This isn’t speculation, he told them so after the 2013-14 season ended. We’ve gone over this before when David Blatt put his foot in his mouth, but today Love told the Northeast Ohio Media Group he doesn’t plan on opting out this summer and will instead take his player option. Read More »

NBA / Jan 8, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins Scores 25 Points On 10-16 Shooting Versus Suns

Andrew Wiggins

Not NBA-ready. Can’t shoot. Doesn’t create. Lacks killer instinct. That was the criticism of pre-draft naysayers and early-season detractors of Andrew Wiggins. They don’t have much to say now. In his seventh outing of at least 20 points in his last eight games, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves rookie scorch the Phoenix Suns for 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting – and narrowly miss a game-winning three-pointer. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Jan 7, 2015 / 11:45 pm

Which Air Ball Was Worse: Shabazz Muhammad’s Jam, Or Cole Aldrich’s Hook?

Cole Aldrich, Shabazz Muhammad

It seemed like we saw these within the same five-minute span as we were looking at clips from tonight. The first one we caught was Shabazz Muhammad, who snuck into the paint unguarded and completely missed the iron on his dunk attempt. Then there was poor Knicks center, Cole Aldrich, who Deadspin called a goober, after he missed a hook shot so wide right the ball ends up breaking all known physical laws and hits the back of the backboard. But which one was worse? We have the answer after the jump. Read More »

Smack / Jan 2, 2015 / 4:00 pm

Video: Watch A Tired DeMarcus Cousins Take A Possession Off

DeMarcus Cousins

Before you lambaste DeMarcus Cousins for the video after the jump, keep in mind he missed 10 games with viral meningitis and probably because of his absence his preferred coach lost his job. That’s not to excuse his totally uninvolved presence with his hands on his knees for an entire Kings possession with four and a half minutes left in Sacramento’s 110-107 win over the Timberwolves last night. It’s merely a reminder of what Boogie’s already gone through this season. Read More »