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

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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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Kevin Love and Kevin Durant put up MONSTER numbers in T’Wolves-Thunder game

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Stat line of the night goes to Kevin Love‘s 51 pts, 14 rebs, narrowly edging out Kevin Durant’s 40 pts, 17 rebs and Russell Westbrook’s 45. The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 149-140 in 2 OT.

We’re going to see Kevin Love and Kevin Durant putting up MONSTER numbers like these for years. The two young bigs are going to dominate Western Conference opponents, bringing intrigue to T’Wolves-Thunder match-ups for years to come.

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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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T’Wolves Luke Ridnour Almost Killed by Russell Westbrook Crossover (Video)

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Watch this video- wow! Talk about a Tim Hardaway, Allen Iverson “killer crossover.” Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder faked the Minnesota Timberwolves Luke Ridnour literally out of his shoes. This is ridiculous, the only way Ridnour could be more faked out is if he were lying on the ground, curled up in the fetal position sucking on his thumb.

The announcer said Westbrook “broke his ankles!” Well, Ridnour is the third string point guard on one of the worst teams in the NBA for a reason. And Westbrook is the second star on the Western Conference favorites for a reason.

You’ll want to watch this a few times!

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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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Timberwolves GM David Kahn Implies Lottery was Fixed for Cavs

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As you know by now, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the first overall pick in the NBA Draft lottery last night, meaning the Minnesota Timberwolves will pick second. This immediately prompted rumors that the T’Wolves are looking to deal their #2 overall draft choice.

Unfortunately for Minnesota fans, it also means general manager David Kahn is in charge of making the deal.

Kahn has been one of our favorite re-occurring targets over years. (Linking to all of our critical articles would take too long; but here’s one, and here’s another). And last night Kahn said he knew Minnesota was “dead” when it got down to the final three remaining in the top three spots: himself, Utah’s Kevin O’Connor and Cleveland’s Nick Gilbert.

h/t to Cosby Sweaters

UPDATE: Kahn says the next day he was joking

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Minnesota Timberwolves to Select 2nd in the 2011 NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be drafting second in the June draft.

The Timberwolves entered the night with the highest probability of winning the lottery and earning the number one overall pick.

But as their luck would have it, the Wolves dropped a slot and were passed by Dan Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers via the Las Angeles Clippers pick they received from the Mo Williams, Baron Davis deadline deal.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Season Review Part 1: What Went Wrong?

The 2010-11 Minnesota Timberwolves season was a struggle. But what went wrong?

In a word, everything, but that would be too easy.

Kevin Love’s 53 game double-double streak overshadowed what was a season full of over blown expectations and vast under achievement.

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Thunder 118, Timberwolves 117; A Microcosm of the T’Wolves Season

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Kevin Love and Michael Beasley carry the Timberwolves.

An opposing player has a career game against the Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves lose a game in which they have endless chances to win.

Luke Ridnour takes an idiotic shot during crunch time.

Sound familiar?

Those four headlines have been seen on a nightly basis for the 2010-11 Minnesota Timberwolves. Like clockwork Wednesday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder was no different. [Read more…]

T’Wolves’ Rambis is Here to Stay

When Minnesota Timberwolves’ General Manager David Kahn announced the hiring of head coach Kurt Rambis on August 8, 2009 it was generally well received by fans of the Timberwolves.

As a player Rambis won four championships while playing with the Lakers (1982, 85, 87, and 88), and another two championships while he was an assistant coach with the team (2002 and 2009).

His credentials were there. But the problem was that Rambis had essentially never dealt with losing, and this team was far from being a playoff contender at the time of his hiring.

During his tenure as Wolves coach, the team has seen Michael Beasley and Kevin Love grow into star players in the NBA. But the losses continue to pile up. Making many Timberwolves faithful question weather Rambis is the answer as coach of this up-and-coming team. [Read more…]

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…]