The Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 Draft Recap

Entering the 2011 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves had arguably more speculation and rumors than any other team in the league.

Would they trade the second pick? Would they keep the second pick? And if so would they take Arizona’s Derrick Williams, or reach on Kentucky (via Turkey) center Enes Kanter?

With the number two pick, it appears that the Wolves took the simplistic route. But as for their number 20 pick, simple was not in the vocabulary.

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Rubio, Mayo; T’Wolves Rumor Mill Swirling

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 fact be close to making these moves happen.

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Webster’s Return Has Enhanced the Play of Young Wolves Squad

Many fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves scratched their heads when the Wolves made the June 24th draft day trade of sending forward Ryan Gomes and the rights to Luke Babbitt to Portland in exchange for wing Martell Webster.

In his five seasons in Portland, Webster averaged just over 8 points per game, and an injury plagued 2008-09 campaign allowed Webster to only play in five minutes that season.

Webster had a very solid preseason in which he averaged 12.3 points in 26.7 minutes per game. Although comparing preseason stats with regular season success would be like comparing Degrassi to One Tree Hill, his preseason numbers did show the possibility of Webster being a consistent contributor to this young Timberwolves team. [Read more…]

David Kahn Continues the Pillaging of the Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves President David Kahn

Al Jefferson swapped for draft picks and a trade exception? Really?

(I should note that the working title of this post was a directive aimed at David Kahn to not so gently make love to himself)

Since the day David Kahn was hired as the President of the Minnesota Timberwolves I stated plainly and loudly that he was the wrong man for the job. All Kahn has done in the 14 months since taking the reigns is prove me completely and totally right. But this is no “I told you so” article. (Well, maybe a little)

By Peter Christian

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