TAG: Minnesota Timberwolves

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 »

Smack / Oct 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Kevin Martin’s Absurd Claim He Only Just Found Out About The Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love, Kevin Martin

This is a pretty crazy comment from Timberwolves wing Kevin Martin. His former teammate and fellow Kevin, Kevin Love, was officially traded to the Cavaliers back on Aug. 23. Martin, who spends part of his offseason in Ohio — OHIO!!! — told the Minneapolis Star Tribune‘s Jerry Zgoda he didn’t find out about the deal until this past Sunday, the day before training camp. Read More »

NBA / Sep 30, 2014 / 2:30 am

Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine Show Out At Timberwolves’ Dunks After Dark Event

Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves opened training camp for the 2014-2015 season in style, hosting a midnight madness-style practice at Minnesota State University. Admitted free of charge, hordes of excited fans packed the rafters of Bresnan Arena to welcome the new-look ‘Wolves, highlighted by Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and rookie high-fliers Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Report: ‘Wolves, Rubio “A Good Distance Apart” On Contract Extension

Ricky Rubio

It was reported this summer that contract extension negotiations between Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves “wouldn’t be easy.” A couple months later and with the October 31 deadline for extensions looming larger every day, that assumption has proven the case and then some. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Report: Suns Not Interested In Trading Bledsoe To Timberwolves

Eric Bledsoe

Pump the brakes, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves fans. The latest report has Eric Bledsoe staying put. Read More »