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GIFs, Smack / Nov 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Ricky Rubio Does Not Want To Forget Last Night’s Win

Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic

The Timberwolves got a great road win in Brooklyn last night. Anthony Bennett even re-introduced himself to Mason Plumlee. When Nikola Pekovic spoke with the media after the game, he said the team will do their best to forget the win and move on to the next battle. Ricky Rubio very overtly disagrees. Read More »

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. 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 »

instagram / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Fresh Prince Meme Perfectly Sums Up Wiggins’ Brief Time With Cavs

Andrew Wiggins Fresh Prince of Bel Air Meme

It’s important to remember Andrew Wiggins is Canadian. So the long, harsh winters he’ll grind through as a member of the Timberwolves following the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland, won’t catch him off guard. Still, a recent Fresh Prince of Bel Air meme perfectly captures his all-to-brief stay with the Cavs this summer. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / May 9, 2014 / 4:00 pm

5 Prospects Minnesota Should Take In NBA Draft

Gary Harris

Leading up to the 2014 NBA Draft, we are going to preview each team in the lottery for their needs. Taking a look at the teams individual strengths, weaknesses, roster, and what prospects would fit in with the current and future plans. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Why Nikola Pekovic Is Acting Like A Baby To Get Better At Basketball

Tim Duncan, Nikola Pekovic

Burly, bruising behemoth Nikola Pekovic is considered by many to be one of the strongest guys in the entire league. The 28-year-old Montenegrin is a force on the block, more than most can handle. But a recent profile in the Star-Tribune revealed some interesting training habits, the most surprising of which details his practice of crawling around on the ground and emitting baby noises. You read that right. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 19, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Video: Ricky Rubio’s Nutmeg Assist In Wolves’ Win Over Blazers

(Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports)

Ricky Rubio‘s a slight-of-hand passing and dribbling is never more apparent than when he’s throwing the ball through an opponent’s 5-hole. After nutmegging Jarrett Jack and Michael Carter-Williams earlier this year, Portland’s Nicolas Batum was the next name added to Rubio’s nutmeg list during Minnesota’s 120-109 win over the Blazers. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Dec 11, 2013 / 11:45 am

The Top 50 Fantasy Basketball Players Right Now

John Wall

Player values are officially set in stone now, so it’s time to update the Top 50. There aren’t too many drastic differences, but certainly there are some changes worth noting.

The biggest jump, once again, goes to Anthony Davis, who’s up 18 spots since the preseason edition, and Andre Drummond, who’s up an incredible 25 spots. You’ll notice that I came around on ranking injured players. It still leaves too much up for debate in my mind, but Anthony Davis’s needed presence was the deal breaker. Read More »

Video / Dec 3, 2013 / 8:45 pm

Video: The Minnesota TimberTrolls Parody “Cheers”

Ricky Rubio, Kevin Love

Perhaps stealing the idea from the fantastic Mavs marketing department, after their own Cheers parody, the group of diehard Minnesota Timberwolves fans that refer to themselves as the Timbertrolls, have spoofed the opening sequence of the popular sitcom for their beloved ‘Wolves. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts

RoyHibbert

The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »