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

Brett Cloutier-


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…]

Wolves’ Flynn Expected Back In 3 Weeks


CBS Sports is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves expect 2nd year point guard Johnny Flynn to return to action in three weeks.

In July it was reported that Flynn needed hip surgery to fix a torn labral in his left hip.

This news comes as the Wolves take the court tonight against the undefeated Atlanta Hawks. Flynn, who struggled at times last season adjusting to guarding top tier point guards, will be expected to come right in and contribute to a team in need of point guard help.

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