TAG: Minnesota Timberwolves

Latest News / Oct 25, 2014 / 12:00 am

GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahawk Slam

Zach LaVine

There may not be much winning for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-2015, but there will definitely be lots of dunking. Rookie Zach LaVine – one half of the “Bounce Brothers” – gave us a preview of what’s to come during the regular season by getting loose for a huge tomahawk slam in his team’s exhibition against the Bulls tonight. Read More »

Video / Oct 22, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins

Glenn Robinson III, Andrew Wiggins (photo. Ricky Rubio Instagram)

Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Oct 22, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: The Beverly Hills 90210 Timberwolves Mashup We’ve Always Wanted

90210, Minnesota Timberwolves

The T-Wolves lost Kevin Love this summer, but they gained Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins and Thaddeus Young. They also drafted high-flying Zach LaVine and towards the end of last season Gorgui Dieng showed he’s a double-double machine when given the chance. Plus, Ricky Rubio is still around, which as we’ve seen this preseason is important. It’s the perfect “Beverley Hills 90210″ cast, as this mashup by the famed Timbertrolls shows. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

Ricky Rubio

We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future of not just the impact of Ricky Rubio, but his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, too. Read More »

Bounce, Twitter / Oct 20, 2014 / 7:00 pm

More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

Zach LaVine

As part of Minnesota Timberwolves fans’ #EyesOnTheRise campaign, the team’s PR Twitter account sent out a vine video of UCLA rookie Zach LaVine showing off his hops…yet again. One half of the self-dubbed Bounce Brothers, it’s clear LaVine needs to be in the 2015 Dunk Contest. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 16, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Andrew Wiggins And Zach LaVine Dub Themselves “Bounce Brothers”

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine must prove themselves before supplanting Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as basketball’s best pair of dunkers. Should they manage to eventually to do so, though, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ high-flying rookies already boast a superior nickname to the “Lob City” tandem’s: The Bounce Brothers. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Minnesota Timberwolves Are Trying To Push Andrew Wiggins To Greatness

Andrew Wiggins

For a number one pick of the most ballyhooed NBA draft in over a decade, Andrew Wiggins faced an outsized amount of scrutiny leading up to it. Even louder than questions that his relatively raw package of his skills would never catch up this supreme athleticism, though, was a critique that Wiggins didn’t have the necessary alpha dog mentality befitting a franchise cornerstone. Now entrenched as such with the Minnesota Timberwolves after a hectic few months later, Wiggins’ team is doing everything it can to make sure that concern doesn’t come to fruition. Read More »

Video / Oct 10, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Ricky Rubio Finds Andrew Wiggins On The Break For Huge, Two-Handed Alley-Oop

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins (photo. NBA YouTube)

This is the first of many alley-oops from Ricky Rubio to Andrew Wiggins that will take place at Target Center over the next few years. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 8, 2014 / 9:30 am

Video: Andrew Wiggins Shows Off All-Around Ability In Preseason Opener

Andrew Wiggins

It’s been an up-and-down summer for Andrew Wiggins. He was selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, then found out he would be playing with LeBron James. Except, he got dealt to the Timberwolves in August as part of a package — including Anthony Bennett — for the Cavs to acquire Kevin Love. If his first preseason game is any indication, we think ‘Wolves fans will *love* Wiggins just as much as they ever did their former power forward. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Wiggins Showing Flashes Of Ability, Defensive Impact Early

Andrew Wiggins

Natural ability won’t keep Andrew Wiggins from superstardom. The top overall pick of June’s draft is blessed with a combination of length and explosiveness matched by just a few players in the world. Questions surrounding Wiggins since his days as a high school phenom have always been whether or not his skill game will ever catch up to his supreme athleticism, queries to which we still don’t have an answer after the rookie’s first days of practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Read More »