2012-2013 NBA Preview – 10 Questions

LeBron James and Kevin Durant

It’s almost that time of year again. Wait, is it? But football hasn’t even started its regular season yet? In less than three months, the NBA will be tipping-off the 2012-2013 season when the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to take on LeBron James and the Heat. With all that said, let’s take a look at 10 questions surrounding next season.

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Minnesota T’wolves will play on national t.v. six times during ’12-’13 season

Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio

The NBA released the 2012-2013 schedules earlier tonight and the Minnesota Timberwolves will play on national television (ESPN & TNT) six times during the season.

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The ‘David Kahn’ Era

David Kahn

When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor named David Kahn the president of basketball operations, he expected to have a playoff-contending team by now. Instead, in his four years on the job he has made more trades than times Dwight Howard has changed his mind about being traded, drafted more point guards than an apartment complex could support, and traded away more draft picks than Jarrod Saltalamacchia has letters in his last name. And now, the T’wolves are in another transition of which I am about to get to.  [Read more…]

The Houston Rockets are fools for signing Jeremy Lin

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I hate to rain on anyone’s parade, but this is what America has become today. After over 200-plus years of work, this is what America has accepted. Rewarding mediocrity is something that ruins sports franchises, businesses and America. [Read more…]

Optimism actually surrounds Minnesota Timberwolves this off-season

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40 games into the 2011-2012 NBA season and the Minnesota Timberwolves were actually competing for a Western Conference playoff spot.  An injury to Ricky Rubio derailed the T-Wolves surprising start to the season but proved that there is reason for optimism in Minnesota and that the team doesn’t need to make any drastic moves this off-season.  Still, a few upgrades could help them get back into post-season next year.

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Minnesota Timberwolves “luck” might be turning around?

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I know the last few years have been down-right dreadful for fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Our last few draft picks (Wes Johnson and Derrick Williams) haven’t panned-out, so far or yet. But, Ricky Rubio brought a spark this season before his ACL injury. He lit-up Target Center with his maestro passing skills and non-matador-esque defensive ability that most of his teammates (Michael Beasley) have shown the past few years. He might just be the beginning of a Minnesota-turnaround, though.

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Kevin Love suffers mild concussion

Kevin Love

Minnesota sports suffer, yet another, serious injury to a superstar. According to sources, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love needed help leaving the floor Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets after suffering a blow to the head by JaVale McGee and a mild concussion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Love is out for the rest of the season. [Read more…]

Minnesota Timberwolves sing Britney Spears (video)

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Remember Britney Spears‘ breakthrough hit from the spring of ’99 “Hit me baby one more time?” Of course you do, it was the music video that reintroduced an entire generation of men to the schoolgirl fetish/Lolita complex. The strip club industry should be thankful that the song was so big during an era in which MTV still played music; cuz the song/theme has been a nudey bar staple ever since.

And now the song gets worked by the Minnesota Timberwolves karaoke style.

A few quick notes before you watch the NBA players “fun bad” video.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love Boat (parody video)

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The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t given their fans much to smile about over the years, and the NBA itself isn’t really a primary inspiration for laughter.

The Minnesota Timbertrolls, the folks behind such wonderful Minnesota Timberwolves-based parodies:

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Timberwolves Morning After: Ricky Rubio Shines in Debut

Albeit a preseason game, Ricky Rubio shined in his NBA debut for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

The much anticipated debut of the Spanish sensation left Minnesota Timberwolves fans gleaming with hope that the years of missing the playoffs may soon be a thing of the past. And a more prosperous future is on the horizon.

While power forward, and 25 pounds lighter, Kevin Love led the stat sheet with 21 points and 15 rebounds. It was Rubio’s dazzling passes and fabulous execution of the point guard position that was the talk of the Timberwolves’ preseason opener.

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Ricky Rubio Will Be a NBA Bust

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Not much has gone right for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last twenty plus years.

They had a brief flirtation with success during the Flip Saunders and Kevin Garnett years, but the well has been almost completely dry otherwise. The frustration was palpable this spring when general manager David Kahn went over the edge expressing his concerns with the NBA lottery.

The Cleveland Cavaliers garnered the top pick this season and Kahn insinuated that the result was due to anything but the randomness of the ping pong balls. The team will presumably pick up forward Derrick Williams from the Arizona Wildcats after the Cavaliers take Kyrie Irving from Duke. This is not horrible news because the experts do believe that the two at the top of the draft have a large separation from the rest of the field.

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Sources: Rubio, Timberwolves Reach Agreement For 2011-12

After two years of agonizing speculation and rumors, it appears that Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves have finally reached an agreement to bring the Spanish sensation to the land of 10,000 lakes.

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