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Kevin Martin Undergoes Surgery On Wrist Fracture; Sidelined 6-8…

Kevin Martin Undergoes Surgery On Wrist Fracture; Sidelined 6-8 Weeks

dimemag.com nba.com ESPN.com Updated 20 hours ago
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been reeling with injuries to their starting lineup so far in the young season. The Wolves have already been felt the injury bug hit Ricky Rubio, who is out indefinitely with a sprained left ankle; Nikola Pekovic, whose r…
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  • A Trade Revisited: Burke for Dieng/Muhammad

    A Trade Revisited: Burke for Dieng/Muhammad

    howlintwolf.com 19 hours ago
    By: Kurt Johnson Perhaps it is the legacy of Kahn that earns Flip the above graphic, a crown of Jeff Daniels’ Dumb and Dumber hair and the attached symbolism therein. Have the Timberwolves made some extremely poor draft picks in years past? Absolutely. …
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  • Young returns to Wolves after mom's death

    Young returns to Wolves after mom's death

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    Thaddeus Young's mother had been battling cancer for a year and a half, so the Minnesota Timberwolves forward had spent considerable time preparing himself for the worst of outcomes.
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  • Demarcus is good and Wiggins will be; A Late Wolves-Kings Recap

    Demarcus is good and Wiggins will be; A Late Wolves-Kings Recap

    timberpups.com Nov 24 (yesterday)
    “Psycho” “Crybaby” “Crazy” All of those words, and dozens more, were thrown at Kings center Demarcus Cousins Saturday night at Target Center. A year ago, they may have been fitting, but now, they seem more silly than anything else. Demarcus has put his …
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  • Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

    Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

    dimemag.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    After Friday night’s 121-92 victory over the Timberwolves, Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard said the conjunctivitis that kept him out of every preseason game but one, plus San Antonio’s first game of the regular season, is still affectin…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steal…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins Score Career-High 29 Points, Swipe 4 Steals Versus Kings

    dimemag.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    Andrew Wiggins’ new approach to playing for the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves? Ultra-aggression. Playing with a sense of urgency offensively that he normally lacks, the 19 year-old rookie scored a career-high 29 points in his team’s hard-fought lo…
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  • Wiggins’ coming out party; Wolves lose 113-101

    Wiggins’ coming out party; Wolves lose 113-101

    howlintwolf.com Nov 23 (3 days ago)
    Lately the Wolves play has caused me to drink like I’m back in the dorms freshman year. This is due mostly to the absence of their top four players. Boogie Cousins is an animal, as Tom Hanneman would say, “He can bench press Rhode Island”. Cousins had 3…
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  • Welp, they tried; Wolves lose 121-92

    Welp, they tried; Wolves lose 121-92

    howlintwolf.com timberpups.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    If you legitimately thought the Timberwolves had any glimmer of hope in beating the Spurs, the World Champs, then you might be legally crazy. Without four of their starters, Flip Saunders joked pregame that he was channeling his inner-Gregg Popovich by …
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  • LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Bloc…

    LeBron James Says Kevin Love Needs To “Demand” The Ball On Block

    dimemag.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    Ask and you might receive; demand and you shall. Apparently that’s LeBron James’ line of thinking when it comes to Kevin Love wanting more touches on the block. In wake of the former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to scorer admitting that he’s still “trying …
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  • Who’s the Timberwolves Most Consistent Player?

    Who’s the Timberwolves Most Consistent Player?

    howlintwolf.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    Statistics are quite an amazing thing. Some swear by them as law. Some write them off because they never can calculate the skills or the substance of a player and why his production is what it is. For me, I land right in the middle. Obviously statistics…
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  • Andrei Kirilenko has left the Nets, and may not be coming back

    Andrei Kirilenko has left the Nets, and may not be coming back

    yahoo.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    When versatile forward Andrei Kirilenko took what felt like a massive pay cut to join the Brooklyn Nets in 2013, many cried shenanigans. AK had just come off of a very good year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he was a few weeks removed from declin…
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  • Kevin Martin scored 37 points vs. Knicks with broken right wris…

    Kevin Martin scored 37 points vs. Knicks with broken right wrist, now out indefinitely

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nba.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    With Kevin Love now plying his trade in Cleveland and the next generation of Minnesota Timberwolves stars still very much in the gestation stage, Kevin Martin entered this season as Flip Saunders' top scoring option. The veteran shooting guard has relis…
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  • Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    Wolves' Rubio (ankle) unsure on his return

    ESPN.com nba.com Nov 20 (6 days ago)
    Almost two weeks after he severely sprained his right ankle, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he remains uncertain when he will return to the court.
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  • Wolves end skid, cruise to 115-99 win over Knicks

    Wolves end skid, cruise to 115-99 win over Knicks

    howlintwolf.com timberpups.com Nov 20 (6 days ago)
    So, this game was actually, dare I say, fun to watch. Now we know that, even without three of their top players, the Wolves can still beat some of the other bad teams in the NBA! Alright! Granted, the Knicks are still without guard José Calderón and one…
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  • Kevin Love On Role With Cavs: “I’m Just Trying To Find Myself I…

    Kevin Love On Role With Cavs: “I’m Just Trying To Find Myself In This Offense”

    dimemag.com Nov 20 (6 days ago)
    Lost in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ overall mediocrity to open the season have been Kevin Love’s struggles. The former Minnesota Timberwolves go-to guy knew he’d face an adjustment playing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, but surely didn’t think it woul…
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  • Pekovic to miss at least 3 games with sprained wrist

    Pekovic to miss at least 3 games with sprained wrist

    nba.com Nov 18
    Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist.
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  • “Dear, Flip…” An Open Letter

    “Dear, Flip…” An Open Letter

    The following is an open letter from a loyal fan to the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders. Kurt Johnson explores some of his thoughts and ideas through the early part of the season and suggests some things he’d like to see Flip change be…
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  • The Potential Return of the Big Ticket

    The Potential Return of the Big Ticket

    Kevin Garnett’s time in Minnesota was much different than Kevin Love’s. His Wolves career lasted 12 years; he led the team to the playoffs nearly every year, and became a real part of the community. Unlike Love, he will always be loved in the Twin Citie…
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  • Report: Wolves shopping Brewer, Budinger

    Report: Wolves shopping Brewer, Budinger

    ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first of then many to report that the Wolves are engaged in trade talks with teams, most notably the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, to trade Corey Brewer. Story posting now: ESPN sources say Wolves in active trade dis…
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  • Video - Andrew Wiggins' Special Start 04:36

    Andrew Wiggins' Special Start

    Nov 25
    David Thorpe can't remember an NBA rookie who combined Wiggins' off-the-charts athleticism with such capable 3-point shooting.
  • Video - Time For The Cavaliers To Trade? 04:17

    Time For The Cavaliers To Trade?

    Nov 24
    David Thorpe says it's time for Cleveland to bring in some more athletic players.
  • Video - Cousins, McLemore Power Kings 01:01

    Cousins, McLemore Power Kings

    Nov 22
    DeMarcus Cousins and Ben McLemore combined for 53 points in the Kings' 113-101 win over the Wolves.
  • Video - Parker, Spurs Cruise In Minnesota 00:50

    Parker, Spurs Cruise In Minnesota

    Nov 21
    Tony Parker scored 28 points in the Spurs' 121-92 win over the Timberwolves.

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