Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves Agree to Four-Year Maximum Contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed their guy.

According to multiple media outlets, the Wolves and superstar Kevin Love have reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep the 23-year old in Minnesota for at least four more seasons.

Love’s maximum contract is estimated to be worth 62 million dollars over the duration of the four-year deal. [Read more…]

Bucks-Timberwolves quickly becomes a battle for the basement

Corey Maggette

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The Milwaukee Bucks‘ 94-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night played out like a bizarro version of the Mia Hamm/Michael Jordan Gatorade commercials. Anything Milwaukee did, Minnesota did worse, and neither team could do anything consistently better than the other. Case and point: The game’s final two minutes.

By Jake McCormick

More Milwaukee Bucks/Minnesota Timberwolves analysis. [Read more…]

Bucks-Timberwolves analysis: Wins are a point of view

Brandon Jennings

AP Photo/Jim Prisching

It’s never a good thing when Andrew Bogut plays 23 minutes and attempts five shots in a game against a less than impressive front line. But Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles had a few interesting lineup combinations that ultimately carried the Bucks to their 94-88 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

By Jake McCormick

Read the Milwaukee Bucks/Minnesota Timberwolves game recap. [Read more…]

The Kevin Love-Blake Griffin Debate

Kevin Love and Blake Griffin have taken vastly different routes to the NBA. But their performances in the 2010-11 NBA season have sparked a new debate; who is the best young power forward in the NBA?

Through Friday night the Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love is averaging 21.5 points and 15.7 rebounds per game. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin checks in at 22 points and 12.7 boards.

Just by looking at points and rebounds per game it appears they’re having extremely similar seasons, with Love having the slight upper hand due to his work on the glass.

Looking deeper into their numbers- and styles of play- it becomes apparent that comparing their respective seasons is like comparing True Grit to Black Swan; they both play drastically different, but you can’t go wrong with either one. [Read more…]