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Watch Derrick Rose Continue Dominating With 27 Points Versus ‘W…

Watch Derrick Rose Continue Dominating With 27 Points Versus ‘Wolves

dimemag.com Updated 7 hours ago
Make that 57 points in the last two games for Derrick Rose. As the Chicago Bulls superstar plays like he did against the Cleveland Cavaliers a few days ago and Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night, it’s easy to believe that he’s capable of leading his…
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  • Warriors waive five players to solidify roster

    Warriors waive five players to solidify roster

    nba.com 18 hours ago
    The Golden State Warriors have waived guard Aaron Craft, guard/forward Jason Kapono, guard Sean Kilpatrick, forward James Michael McAdoo and forward Mitchell Watt, the team announced following tonight's preseason finale against the Denver Nuggets. The t…
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  • GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahaw…

    GIF: ‘Wolves High-Flyer Zach LaVine Gets Loose For Huge Tomahawk Slam

    dimemag.com 20 hours ago
    There may not be much winning for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014-2015, but there will definitely be lots of dunking. Rookie Zach LaVine – one half of the “Bounce Brothers” – gave us a preview of what’s to come during the regular season by getting lo…
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  • GIF: Watch Nate Wolters Walk To Sideline, Fake Timeout, Get Eas…

    GIF: Watch Nate Wolters Walk To Sideline, Fake Timeout, Get Easy Layup

    dimemag.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    This is a heady play by Nate Wolters. But why bust it out in a meaningless exhibition game? After the bench prompted the Milwaukee Bucks point guard to call timeout, he lulled the Minnesota Timberwolves to sleep by dribbling slowly to the sideline befor…
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  • ESPN Ranks Kevin Durant Eighth Best Player; He Tweets, Deletes …

    ESPN Ranks Kevin Durant Eighth Best Player; He Tweets, Deletes Response

    dimemag.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Disclaimer: Before Kevin Durant suffered a stress fracture that will keep him sidelined for approximately two months, ESPN ranked him as the second-best player in the NBA. In fact, ESPN NBA Rank voters nearly bestowed him a perfect score of 10.0 – KD’s …
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  • Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly …

    Blazers Owner Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million To Tackle Deadly Ebola Virus

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Oct 24 (yesterday)
    Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen recently donated $26 million to help curb the sweeping, deadly impact of Ebola. A few days later, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder has quadrupled his efforts – he’s pledging an additional $100 million. I'm com…
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  • Kevin Love rightfully trashes the idea of an 'empty stat,' righ…

    Kevin Love rightfully trashes the idea of an 'empty stat,' rightfully wants more low post touches

    yahoo.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Few NBA stars are as divisive as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, and that’s saying something as we work our way through “Should We All Hate Kobe Bryant Week.” The former Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star was finally granted a reprieve from the tea…
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  • Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Player…

    Kevin Love Thanks ‘Wolves Fans, Talks Drive For Title In Players’ Tribune Post

    dimemag.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)
    Kevin Love opens his exceptional debut for The Players’ Tribune in wholly surprising fashion – by lauding Andrew Wiggins. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ superstar is similarly contrite, insightful, and forthcoming as his article unfolds, thanking the fans of …
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  • Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    Jazz waive Jack Cooley, Dahntay Jones

    nba.com Oct 23 (3 days ago)
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived forward Jack Cooley and guard Dahntay Jones. Following the moves, Utah's roster now stands at 15 players.
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  • Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    Thunder exercise options on Adams, Roberson, Jones and Lamb

    nba.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder exercised its third-year options on center Steven Adams and forward Andre Roberson in addition to its fourth-year options on forward Perry Jones and guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and Gene…
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  • Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ri…

    Watch Andrew Wiggins, ‘Wolves Rookies Sing Happy Birthday To Ricky Rubio

    dimemag.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    Now this is the type of rookie hazing we can definitely get behind. After the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers last night, the team’s rookies beautifully serenaded Ricky Rubio in celebration of his 24th birthday. S/o to the rookies for sin…
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  • Prepare for the Wolves season with 'Beverly Hills 90210' mash-u…

    Prepare for the Wolves season with 'Beverly Hills 90210' mash-ups, Andrew Wiggins tribute songs (Videos)

    yahoo.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)
    When your favorite team's staring down the barrel of a bad season, it's important to celebrate whatever reasons you can find to smile, laugh and enjoy the loss-producing chaos as it swirls around you. In the case of the Minnesota Timberwolves — whom we …
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  • Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    Durant won't rush return from foot injury

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a tough time getting used to the fact that he will miss the early part of the season with a bone fracture in his right foot.
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  • ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest …

    ‘Wolves Exhibition Struggles With Ricky Rubio On Bench Suggest His Value

    dimemag.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    We know what you’re thinking: What team wouldn’t struggle without its starting point guard on the floor during preseason play? And while there’s certainly merit to that assessment, it belies specific context that’s so important to the present and future…
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  • With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    With talent and depth, Blazers look to take next step

    nba.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)
    Not a whole lot has changed for the Portland Trail Blazers.
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  • More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

    More Evidence Zach LaVine Should Be In Dunk Contest (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    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…
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  • Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    Timberwolves waive center Fesenko

    nba.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko.
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  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Utah Jazz

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    Never quite reaching the NBA mountaintop, the Utah Jazz last season completed their long descent back down the Wasatch Range to the Salt Lake Valley, submitting their worst record since the franchise’s infancy. The Stockton, Malone and Sloan salad days …
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  • Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’…

    Kobe On Julius Randle Having Him As A Mentor: “It Means He Can’t F**k It Up”

    dimemag.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    The Lakers stormed back from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Utah Jazz at home last night, 98-91. Kobe Bryant‘s 26 points and Ronnie Price‘s defense were the biggest reasons why. Rookie Julius Randle had a decent game, too, with eight points, fi…
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  • Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz …

    Alec Burks crosses up Kobe Bryant somethin' fierce during Jazz preseason loss to Lakers (Video)

    yahoo.com Oct 20 (5 days ago)
    He's not exactly a household name, but Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks established himself last season as one of the league's most potent reserve scorers, a 6-foot-6 wing with a knack for getting to the rim. During Sunday's preseason matchup with the Los Ang…
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  • Wolves exercise options on Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

    Wolves exercise options on Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

    nba.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday announced that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad.
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  • Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coa…

    Nolan Smith Throws Towel While Walking To Bench, Infuriates Coach

    deadspin.com Oct 19 (6 days ago)
    Former Trail Blazers pick Nolan Smith was pissed when he was subbed out of Galatasaray Liv Hospital's game against Banvit. He threw a towel in the direction of head coach Ergin Ataman, and Ataman immediately confronted him.Read more...
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  • Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Vi…

    Blake Griffin Says He May Retaliate To Hard Fouls In Future (Video)

    dimemag.com Oct 18
    Blake Griffin might have finally reached his breaking point. After taking a hard foul from the Utah Jazz’s Trevor Booker and instigating a minor scuffle last night, the Los Angeles Clippers superstar says he might retaliate against similar plays in the …
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  • Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk…

    Watch Jabari Parker Seal His Team’s Win With Sick Spin And Dunk In Crunch Time

    dimemag.com Oct 18
    Top picks of the NBA draft Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker faced-off for the first time last night, but you probably don’t know it. For reasons that continue to leave us baffled, Friday night’s preseason match-up between the Minnesota Timberwolves and …
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  • Video - Timberwolves Edge Bulls 01:08

    Timberwolves Edge Bulls

    Oct 24
    Derrick Rose scored 27 points in the Bulls' 113-112 preseason loss to the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Revising Kevin Durant's #NBArank 04:31

    Revising Kevin Durant's #NBArank

    Oct 23
    Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott discuss how surgery affects the likely production of Durant this season. Kyrie Irving's challenge. He has far better teammates this year, but will he get the ball enough to do what he does best? Amin Elhassan and Henry
  • Video - Who Takes The Last Shot? 03:07

    Who Takes The Last Shot?

    Oct 23
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss the survey of NBA general managers in which 76.9 percent want Kevin Durant to take the final shot.
  • Video - Gravity 101 03:03

    Gravity 101

    Oct 22
    Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.

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    Oct 21
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