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  • What the Hell Happened Monday in Utah?

    What the Hell Happened Monday in Utah?

    timberpups.com Updated Mar 25 (yesterday)
    Seriously, what the hell happened? I still can’t quite wrap my head around it. Somehow, someway, the Wolves beat the Jazz Monday night in Salt Lake City. Minnesota did it with just 7 healthy players. Of those players, 3 had spent time in the D-League th…
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  • Odd Big Man Out, The Log Jam in the Front Court

    Odd Big Man Out, The Log Jam in the Front Court

    howlintwolf.com Mar 25 (yesterday)
    One problem that has plagued the Wolves since David Kahn was in charge is that they often have way too many players at a single position. Most notably the Wolves drafted Ty Lawson, Johnny Flynn, and Ricky Rubio at the point guard spot in the same year. …
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  • Flip Saunders calls a Utah broadcaster's insinuation that the W…

    Flip Saunders calls a Utah broadcaster's insinuation that the Wolves are tanking 'irresponsible'

    yahoo.com Mar 24 (2 days ago)
    Ask many NBA League Pass obsessives who their favorite local broadcasting crew is, and those of us that love to work over an 11-game Wednesday schedule will probably rank the Minnesota Timberwolves crew of Dave Benz and Jim Petersen at the top of their …
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  • 99 problems, a healthy team ain’t one; Wolves win in OT, 106-10…

    99 problems, a healthy team ain’t one; Wolves win in OT, 106-104

    howlintwolf.com Mar 24 (2 days ago)
    With March Madness in full swing, it was kind of nice to sit back and watch a game that didn’t have quite as much meaning. That game, of course, consisted of the Timberwolves traveling to division-foe Utah a night after they hosted, and lost to, the Hor…
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  • Zach LaVine hits two late 3s to force OT, Wolves beat Jazz

    Zach LaVine hits two late 3s to force OT, Wolves beat Jazz

    yahoo.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard Zach LaVine made himself known to the NBA world for his dunking ability, both during his pre-draft workouts and especially with his dominant performance in February's dunk contest at All-Star Weekend. Yet LaVine…
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  • Timberwolves Draft Prospects in the NCAA Tournament: Round of 3…

    Timberwolves Draft Prospects in the NCAA Tournament: Round of 32 Roundup

    howlintwolf.com Mar 23 (3 days ago)
    The NCAA continued on Saturday through Sunday with the round of 32 getting cut into the Sweet Sixteen. A few games caught my eye, specifically the Ohio State-Arizona matchup in terms of NCAA-to-NBA prospects. Obviously Kentucky-Cincinnati was big and No…
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  • Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 21

    Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 21

    timberpups.com Mar 22 (4 days ago)
    Setting the stage: We are now officially into the last month of the season, with 12 games left on the Timberwolves schedule. It hasn’t been a pretty season to say the least. The Wolves are taking this one game at a time and have made the (wise) decision…
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  • Timberwolves Draft Prospects in the NCAA Tournament: Round of 6…

    Timberwolves Draft Prospects in the NCAA Tournament: Round of 64 Roundup

    howlintwolf.com Mar 21 (5 days ago)
    March Madness, formerly known as College Basketball, is consuming your life, isn’t it? How many people have you walked in on in their cubicles — or been walked in on by your own boss — have had to flip the tab away from your game so quickly like your li…
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  • Derrick Williams posterizes Bismack Biyombo with a vicious dunk

    Derrick Williams posterizes Bismack Biyombo with a vicious dunk

    yahoo.com Mar 21 (6 days ago)
    Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams made his reputation as a prospect at Arizona during the 2011 NCAA Tournament, dunking all over Duke and other schools on his way to being selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the second overall-pick in th…
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  • More Wiggins-to-Toronto Talk: Wiggins Off for Snowier Pastures?

    More Wiggins-to-Toronto Talk: Wiggins Off for Snowier Pastures?

    howlintwolf.com Mar 20 (6 days ago)
    Rookie Andrew Wiggins had his homecoming the other night when the Wolves travelled to Toronto for the first time this season and lost to the Raptors 100-105. (You can find a recap for that game here.) This naturally led to a sellout crowd of 19,800 for …
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  • Wolves Win Cellar Battle in NY

    Wolves Win Cellar Battle in NY

    howlintwolf.com Mar 20 (6 days ago)
    While the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament took center stage on this evening, the NBA’s two worst teams battled it out in Madison Square Garden Thursday night. On initial face value the Wolves presented a starting lineup tonight with only three bench pl…
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  • The Timberwolves Signed A Guy Because He Was Nearby

    The Timberwolves Signed A Guy Because He Was Nearby

    deadspin.com Mar 20 (6 days ago)
    The closest race in the NBA is at the bottom, where Minnesota and New York are neck and neck for the league's worst record—and the best shot at the No. 1 overall draft pick—with Philly and Los Angeles not far ahead. Last night's T-Wolves/Knicks tangle a…
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  • Local call: Wolves ink guard based on location

    Local call: Wolves ink guard based on location

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Mar 19 (7 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are so desperate for bodies that they signed a player Thursday based on how quickly he could get to the game.
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  • Wiggins’ Homecoming Spoiled, Wolves lose 100-105

    Wiggins’ Homecoming Spoiled, Wolves lose 100-105

    All eyes were on Andrew Wiggins as he returned home to take on his hometown Raptors. A sellout crowd watched with anticipation as they watched their favorite non-Raptor and his team nearly get away with a win. The game (unlike too many other games) was …
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  • Good Half, but Raptor Crept Away on Win

    Good Half, but Raptor Crept Away on Win

    (AP Photo by Nathan Denette) It’s not who you play, it’s when. Though the season it mostly over, the Wolves have not faced the Raptors yet this season. Earlier this year, the Raptors were the talk of the league. Lately, they’ve cooled off. #Opportunity …
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  • Saunders leaves Wolves to be with ailing dad

    Saunders leaves Wolves to be with ailing dad

    ESPN.com nba.com Mar 17
    Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders will not be with the team in Toronto on Wednesday night because he is headed to Cleveland to be with his ailing father.
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  • Paint The Town Black; Wolves lose 122-106

    Paint The Town Black; Wolves lose 122-106

    The game started out promising. Sometimes the Wolves don’t even have that to say for themselves over this retched stretch of 10 games, where they’re now 1-9. It was a little out of the ordinary too, something fresh and exciting. Zach LaVine surely kicke…
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  • Bring out your dead; Spurs crush battered Wolves, 123-97

    Bring out your dead; Spurs crush battered Wolves, 123-97

    Temperatures may be on the rise in Minnesota, but their health is not. With a game in San Antonio on Sunday night, a place the Wolves were 1-19 in their last 20 games in, the battered Pups were without a ridiculous seven of their players. Anthony Bennet…
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  • Spurs Face Leftover Wolves in San Antonio #TexasToast

    Spurs Face Leftover Wolves in San Antonio #TexasToast

    If you love basketball, I’d say it’s impossible to not be impressed by this Spurs team. While other teams are collecting superstars, the Spurs draft guys and put together a team that performs. They occasionally sign a free agent you may know, but it’s n…
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  • Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 20

    Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 20

    Setting the stage: If nothing else, the Timberwolves have my attention the rest of this season due to the Kevin Garnett and Gary Neal trades. To say that the team is playing more enjoyable basketball over the past couple of weeks would be an egregious u…
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  • You’ve Been Westbrooked; Wolves lose 113-99

    You’ve Been Westbrooked; Wolves lose 113-99

    There was one shot that just pretty much encapsulated everything about this road trip. No! It was everything about this season to this point. All it was were men wearing suits. Just very tall athletes wearing the suede sport coats, slacks and loafers. R…
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  • Video - NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night 00:54

    NBA Top 3 Plays Of The Night

    Mar 19
    Check out the top three plays from the night in the NBA, including Archie Goodwin's big dunk.
  • Video - Wolves Top Knicks In OT 00:58

    Wolves Top Knicks In OT

    Mar 19
    Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng combined to score 81 of the Timberwolves' 95 points in an overtime win over the Knicks.
  • Video - Ginobili Won't Be Rushed Back 00:36

    Ginobili Won't Be Rushed Back

    Mar 16
    ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard discusses why coach Gregg Popovich won't rush Manu Ginobili back, who sprained his right ankle during the Spurs' win over the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Ginobili Isn't Ready 00:11

    Ginobili Isn't Ready

    Mar 15
    As San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was preparing for a free throw, the referee passed him the ball unexpectedly and it bounced and hit Ginobili in the face.

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