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  • 2014-2015 Timberwolves Season Review In Numbers

    2014-2015 Timberwolves Season Review In Numbers

    howlintwolf.com Updated Apr 17 (2 days ago)
    This is a 2014-2015 season review of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Obviously things didn’t go according to plan — based on your goals of this season. So to somewhat keep the ill-feelings out of it, here’s a review of the season by the numbers. Let’s start…
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  • KG's return was a highlight, his finish a bummer for Wolves

    KG's return was a highlight, his finish a bummer for Wolves

    nba.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    February was winding down and the Minnesota Timberwolves were slogging through another terrible season, their worn out fan base's eyes glazing over as player after player was lost to injury.
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  • Good Riddance 2014-15; Thunder Roll 139-113

    Good Riddance 2014-15; Thunder Roll 139-113

    howlintwolf.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    The season is finally over. Last night’s meeting with the Thunder was (thankfully) the last official game the Wolves will have to play until autumn. The game was a pretty good representation of the entire season. And by that I mean, the Wolves were clea…
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  • Russell Westbrook on what scoring title means after Thunder mis…

    Russell Westbrook on what scoring title means after Thunder miss playoffs: 'S***'

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (4 days ago)
    Russell Westbrook capped his season-long assault on opposing defenses and rims in characteristically bombastic fashion on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard torched the hapless Minnesota Timberwolves to the tune of a franchise-record 34 first-hal…
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  • Season’s Over – Thunder Rock Timberwolves 138-113

    Season’s Over – Thunder Rock Timberwolves 138-113

    timberpups.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The end of the 2014/15 NBA regular season is now official for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who finish the year with a (largely pathetic) 16-66 record. As you likely know, the Oklahoma City Thunder entered the game with a chance to make the playoffs as th…
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  • Chauncey Billups could have been the Timberwolves' coach, and d…

    Chauncey Billups could have been the Timberwolves' coach, and declined

    yahoo.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Around the time Chauncey Billups led the Detroit Pistons to the 2004 NBA title, because he was a heady point guard and because this is the NBA, he was unofficially anointed as The NBA’s Next Great Coach. Billups, who was the lead guard on a Pistons team…
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  • Tank You Very Much; Wolves Win by Losing

    Tank You Very Much; Wolves Win by Losing

    timberpups.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    The Wolves out-tanked the Knicks. As sad as that might be, it’s a quite impressive feat, really. The Knicks were a team that began their tanking efforts from the very start, and never relented until the very end. GM Phil Jackson and Coach Derek Fisher t…
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  • Rewatch Wiggins’ Dunk on Asik! Oh, and Wolves lose 100-88

    Rewatch Wiggins’ Dunk on Asik! Oh, and Wolves lose 100-88

    howlintwolf.com yahoo.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    This game was big for the New Orleans Pelicans because it had playoff implications, but the Wolves did their best to play spoiler. The Pelicans and Thunder both needed a win and unfortunately for the Pelicans Russell Westbrook’s 16th technical foul of t…
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  • Rubio undergoes successful ankle surgery

    Rubio undergoes successful ankle surgery

    nba.com Apr 13 (6 days ago)
    MINNEAPOLIS ? The Minnesota Timberwolves announced guard Ricky Rubio underwent successful diagnostic arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The surgery was performed Monday morning by Dr. Richard Ferkel of Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Va…
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  • Weekly Preview 24 – The End is Nigh

    Weekly Preview 24 – The End is Nigh

    Guys, we’ve almost made it. After 23 weeks and 80 games, the finish line is finally in sight. Even though the end to a season is usually cause for a somber moment, few will shed a tear once the Wolves season is completed. A season that started with caus…
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  • Tied for last; Curry, Warriors top Pups, 110-101

    Tied for last; Curry, Warriors top Pups, 110-101

    As temperatures are on the rise in Minnesota, so is the anticipation of the end of the Timberwolves’ dreadful regular season. There just comes a certain point when watching the team lose so many times becomes really, really old and playoff basketball ca…
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  • Wolves' Ricky Rubio to have ankle surgery

    Wolves' Ricky Rubio to have ankle surgery

    nba.com Apr 11
    Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left ankle Monday in Southern California.
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  • So does Flip Saunders want his Timberwolves to take three-point…

    So does Flip Saunders want his Timberwolves to take three-pointers or not?

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    It might be easy to slough Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders off as just another old school, hates-the-treys NBA troglodyte. Such was the reaction on Wednesday night when this tweet started to make the rounds: Flip Saunders on Andrew Wiggins: &…
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  • Blazers Manhandle Wolves

    Blazers Manhandle Wolves

    The Portland Trailblazers and LaMarcus Aldridge jumped on the Timberwolves early. Another slow start to the basketball game continued the theme of games past for the Wolves. Early thoughts are, “Oh boy, here we go again.” The Timberwolves again trotted …
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  • Timberwolves' Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

    Timberwolves' Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

    nba.com Apr 8
    Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot.
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  • How About Some Anagrams?

    How About Some Anagrams?

    The Wolves lost again. SHOCKER, I know. They were demolished on defense by Omri Casspi and Derrick Williams, which is sad. The whole game was sad, really. In fact, you could probably use something to cheer you up. With that in mind, here are some anagra…
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  • Kings' Sim Bhullar becomes first player of Indian descent to pl…

    Kings' Sim Bhullar becomes first player of Indian descent to play in NBA

    yahoo.com Apr 8
    With 16.1 seconds remaining in Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, George Karl went to the end of his bench and summoned Sim Bhullar, the 7-foot-5, 350-plus-pound center that the Kings recently called up from their D-League affiliat…
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  • Casspi Can’t Be Stopped; Wolves Lose 111-116

    Casspi Can’t Be Stopped; Wolves Lose 111-116

    I really dislike it when people say that a player’s injury is “good” for the opposing team, but the fact that DeMarcus Cousins didn’t play indeed helped the Wolves nearly come away with a victory. But where one tree falls, another one grows. Omri Casspi…
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  • Hometown Hero: Why the Wolves Should Draft Tyus Jones

    Hometown Hero: Why the Wolves Should Draft Tyus Jones

    Coming off the heels of Duke’s NCAA Championship run, it’s no doubt that if Tyus Jones declares for the NBA draft he will more than likely be drafted in the first round. The tournament games most certainly helped raise his stock and vaulted him up draft…
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  • Which NBA veterans should rookies study?

    Which NBA veterans should rookies study?

    ESPN.com Apr 7
    We're picking veterans for the top rookies to study to help them develop into more effective players.
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  • Rubio will wait to decide on Spanish National team

    Rubio will wait to decide on Spanish National team

    nba.com Apr 6
    Injured Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he will wait for the NBA season to end before turning his thoughts to playing with the Spanish national team this summer.
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  • Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 23

    Timberpups Weekly Preview – Week 23

    Setting the stage: The Minnesota Timberwolves are down to the last week and a half of the season. Unfortunately for the club, the forthcoming week includes a west coast swing and several very hard match-ups. Will the Wolves surpass 17 wins on the year t…
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  • Wolves disappear against Magic; 97-84

    Wolves disappear against Magic; 97-84

    Tonight was the matchup of two front runners in the Rookie of the year race, if you really think there is two. I would argue that if Payton is in the discussion at all that you have to automatically put Mirotic ahead of him because they both only recent…
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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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  • Toronto Raptors weary of focus on talk by Paul Pierce of Washington Wizard…

    Apr 19
    It engaged their fans and prompted a profane response from their GM, but the Raptors want to move past the focus on Paul Pierce's commentary as they prepare for Game 2 vs. the Wizards.
  • NBA: Paul Pierce has 'it' as Wizards stop Raptors

    Apr 18
    Paul Pierce scored 20 points to lead the Wizards to an overtime win against the Raptors in Game 1.
  • Masai Ujiri, Toronto Raptors GM, again swears before team's playoff opener

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri swore during a fan rally prior to the team's postseason opener.
  • Milwaukee Bucks need to build arena to keep team

    Apr 17
    The Bucks must build an arena by 2017 or face relocation. Investors hope to break ground by fall to show the NBA good faith, but who will foot the final costs is unclear as taxpayers balk.