After what might be the longest negotiation in the history of professional sports, Ricky Rubio has finally agreed to be a part of the NBA team that drafted him. 706 days after David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Rubio with the 5th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, it appears the two parties have agreed to join forces for the 2011-12 season and beyond. By … [Read more...] about Ricky Rubio Joins the Timberwolves; Early Favorite for Rookie of the Year?
2009 NBA Draft
The Wolves’ record dropped to 8-25 after Wednesday night’s 119-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets. But throughout the season they have shown that they may be just a move or two away from becoming a playoff contender for the 2011-12 season. Over the past 24 hours a whirlwind of rumors have surrounded the Minnesota Timberwolves, and as Wednesday as an indicator, the Wolves may in … [Read more...] about Rubio, Mayo; T’Wolves Rumor Mill Swirling
By: Peter Christian and David Kay It’s the NBA All-Star Break which means it’s time for The NBA Lottery Re-do with David Kay and Peter Christian. In the 2nd Annual Edition, the two basketball nerds re-pick the lottery portion of the 2009 NBA Draft with the knowledge that they have now (i.e. rookie performances, free agent signings and trades) about the teams involved. Peter … [Read more...] about 2009 NBA Draft Re-do
By the TSB Staff October brings the busiest time of the year for sports, and the multitude of choices might cause overload for the fan. It’s a plethora of choices on parallel with the amount of art displayed in the churches and museums of Florence, Italy. When I visited the “flowering city on the Arno River,” I was amazed by how much marble and canvas had been aesthetically … [Read more...] about What’s Your Favorite League Overall?
By David Kay Now that the free-agency period is starting to sort itself out, we have a better grasp on what roles the class of 2009 will be playing on the teams that drafted them. Here is a very early look at my prediction for how the Rookie of the Year race might shake down. 1. Blake Griffin, Clippers (1st overall) '09-'10 Prediction: 17 ppg, 9 rpg Now that … [Read more...] about 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year Race
By David Kay 1. Los Angeles Lakers Ron Artest knows he will a complementary player, right? I mean he has to, or else he wouldn't have signed with the Lakers, right? If Lamar Odom is brought back, this team could win 70 games. Seriously. 2. San Antonio Spurs The only thing preventing the Spurs from finishing behind the Lakers is their health. Love the Richard … [Read more...] about NBA Power Rankings
by: David Kay The Timberwolves got their man on draft night. When they traded Randy Foye and Mike Miller to the Wizards for the number five pick, Minnesota was targeting Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio, even trying to move up to the number two spot to assure that they landed him. As it played out Rubio fell right into their laps at five and the T-Wolves couldn’t have been … [Read more...] about Ricky Rubio Trade Options
By Peter Christian I’ve had more than 24 hours to digest the first round point guard smorgasbord that was the Minnesota Timberwolves draft platter. All I can still say is, “Ummm, OK?” and “Now what?” I have run so many different theories as to the logic being dished in the Timberwolves draft room by the Anti-Brain Trust headed up by first time GM David Kahn (no, I know he … [Read more...] about The Minnesota Timberwolves draft: Logic is Thrown out the Window