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  1. Kevin Love ready to lobby Mike Krzyzewski to return as Team USA’s coach in 2016 Olympics

    May 21, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Kevin Love, Andrei Kirilenko

    NEW YORK – If Mike Krzyzewski is unsure whether to return as USA Basketball’s coach for the 2016 Olympics, would Kevin Love try to convince the Duke coach to return? “Of course,” Love said. Love said he’s been in “constant contact” with Men’s National Team Director Sean Ford about Krzyzewski’s status. “I’ve really enjoyed my…

  2. Report: Timberwolves interested in free agent O.J. Mayo

    May 10, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    O.J. Mayo

    This seems an odd fit on the court and a challenge financially, but we pass it along anyway. Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 tweets he has “heard from multiple angles” that new Minnesota GM Flip Saunders is interested in free agent O.J. Mayo. That would be the same Mayo the Mavericks really didn’t want back…

  3. Someone had to be: Ricky Rubio sad Kahn let go in Minnesota

    May 8, 2013, 12:33 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio was David Kahn’s guy. Rubio was Kahn’s best draft pick, a guy who helped on the court and helped sell tickets, too. Of course, Kahn liked Rubio so much he told Minnesota’s best player — Kevin Love — he couldn’t have the team’s one five-year extension because it was being saved for Rubio.…

  4. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor takes team off market

    May 3, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern Announces Retirement

    For a while now, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has had the team on the market, but a sale would only happen under a specific set of circumstances. Taylor wanted the new group to take a minority interest at first and work under him. And they had to promise not to move the team out of…

  5. It’s official: David Kahn let go as Minnesota GM; Flip Saunders to step in

    May 2, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    davidkahn

    It’s not a surprise. We told you it was coming. But it is still the end of an era we all enjoyed, even if we enjoyed mocking most of the time. David Kahn has been let go as the general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves the team has confirmed, something first reported by the Associated…

  6. Report: Kahn to be out, Flip Saunders to be in for Minnesota

    Apr 26, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    File photo of Washington Wizards coach Saunders during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    We told you there were rumors of this a couple months ago, possibly part of an ownership shift, but now it appears to be reality. The era of David Kahn could be ending in Minnesota, with Flip Saunders coming in to replace him, reports Steve Aschburner at NBA.com. Saunders, 58, has been negotiating a contract…

  7. NBA Power Rankings: Heat end rankings where they ended last season

    Apr 15, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Mike Miller, Mario Chalmers

    For the final power rankings of the year my criteria are simple: Who do I think is most likely to win a seven game series between the teams right now. It is essentially a playoff rankings. 1. Heat (64-16, last week ranked No. 1). For a couple games this week the Heat rolled out their…

  8. Timberwolves owner says he hasn’t decided if GM Kahn will be back

    Apr 15, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    davidkahn

    We have taken our fair share of shots at Timberwolves’ GM David Kahn over the years, and he made some bad gambles this year (Brandon Roy), but the disappointment of this season in Minnesota is not on him — injuries to Ricky Rubio (miss half of season after ACL), Kevin Love (broke his hand twice)…

  9. Kevin Love to have knee surgery. His already done season is more done.

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:36 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    If they ever perfect that technology from “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” where you can wipe some memory from your mind, Kevin Love is going to pick the 2012-13 NBA season. In the preseason he broke his hand doing knuckle pushups at his gym. He pushed to get back, played 18 games then on…

  10. NBA Power Rankings: Knicks climb up to No. 2

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:11 PM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd

    Welcome to the penultimate PBT power rankings for the season. If you win 12 games in a row you can get the No. 2 spot, but if you asked me to pick who wins a seven game series between the Thunder and Knicks it would look different than this ranking. Same with the Spurs. But…

  11. NBA Power Rankings: The streak is dead, the Heat not so much…

    Apr 1, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

    350x-1

    Only two more power rankings after this, so we are starting to turn our view toward the playoffs. Which still feel like the Heat then everyone else. 1. Heat (58-15, last week ranked No. 1). A gutty performance by the Chicago Bulls ended the Heat win streak at 27. But that was a one-time performance,…

  12. NBA Power Rankings: Streakers go to front of the line

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    Obviously the Heat are undefeated in their last 10 games, but in the East the Brooklyn Nets are the only team with a better than .500 record in their last 10 games. Which is why after the Heat the next five spots on this list come from the Western Conference. 1. Heat (54-14, last week…

  13. Kevin Love admits he may not come back this season

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    At this point, why bother? Back on January 3, Kevin Love re-broke the finger that he had broken during the preseason. The second time meant surgery, but Love hoped to be back for the final 15 or 20 games of the regular season. But the Timberwolves now have 14 games left and Love is going…

  14. Rick Adelman may quit as Timberwolves coach if wife’s health issues persist

    Mar 21, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Rick Adelman

    Rick Adelman is one of the best veteran head coaches in the NBA, and is currently presiding over a young and promising Minnesota Timberwolves squad that will be extremely compelling once all of its players are at full strength. Injuries to Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, and many others in Minnesota have essentially made this a…

  15. Kevin Love says chance that he won’t play again this season has ‘crossed his mind’

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    The Timberwolves have been as decimated by injuries as any team in the league this season, and that’s included their best player, Kevin Love, appearing in just 18 games. Love broke his hand in the preseason, then re-injured it to the point where it required surgery. As the team’s medical staff tells him he’s still…

  16. Kevin Love’s hand needs another 2-3 weeks to recover

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love is getting closer to returning — and teasing us for a few weeks with what might have been this season in Minnesota — but he’s not quite there yet. Love had surgery on his hand back in January and it was expected to take 8-10 weeks to recover. It looks like it could…

  17. Highlights of Ricky Rubio’s triple-double (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio is getting healthy, trusting his knee and starting to look like his old self again. Actually, not starting to, is looking like his old self. Just ask the Spurs. Sure, it was a Spurs team without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard, but how many teams have the Spurs subs made look…

  18. Ricky Rubio with the double behind-the-back dribble drive (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2013, 12:36 AM EDT

    Ricky Rubio, Cory Joseph

    It is so much fun to have the old Ricky Rubio back. He was missing the first couple months after his return from ACL surgery but on Tuesday night he dropped a triple-double on the Spurs — 21 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists — and he dropped this move. The rare double behind-the-back dribble drive.…

  19. Kevin Love taking a polar plunge for charity

    Mar 7, 2013, 10:32 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love has spent plenty of time this year icing his right hand, which he broke in preseason then re-fractured just 18 games into his return. He’s going to do it again, just this time he’s going to ice the rest of his body, too. Love is going to take part in a Polar Bear…

  20. Could Flip Saunders replace David Kahn as Minnesota GM next year?

    Mar 5, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    File photo of Washington Wizards coach Saunders during an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston

    We told you earlier today that former Minnesota coach (and current ESPN analyst) Flip Saunders is working with a group of investors looking to buy the Timberwolves. In this scenario and Saunders would take over basketball operations (owner Glenn Taylor has had the team on the market for a while looking for an owner who…

  21. Report: Bulls close to signing Louis Amundson

    Mar 1, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

    Lou Amundson

    We told you on Thursday it was getting close, some team was going to sign reserve forward Louis Amundson as an energy guy for the rest of the season. That team appears to be the Chicago Bulls, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The Chicago Bulls are in talks with Louis Amundson about signing the veteran…

  22. NBA Power Rankings: Hot hot Heat move back to top spot

    Feb 25, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It looks like the Miami Heat have started to get focused and in the West it is the Spurs, Thunder and everyone else. The rest of the league has less than two months to state their case that they can knock one of those big three off. 1. Heat (40-14, last week ranked No. 2).…

  23. Kevin Love says he wants to play in 15-20 games this season

    Feb 25, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love has played in just 18 games for Minnesota this season. There were playoff hopes for the Timberwolves with Love coming off a gold medal summer with Team USA, but he broke his hand doing knuckle pushups in the preseason. He returned earlier than expected, struggled then started to get a groove before breaking…

  24. Report: Lakers, Sixers, Knicks among teams looking at Amundson

    Feb 12, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Lou Amundson

    Lou Amundson has had an up-and-down few years in his “energy guy off the bench” role. He did well in Phoenix a for a couple years, had less success two seasons ago for Golden State and even less last season in Indiana. The power forward struggled enough for the Timberwolves this season — mainly an…

  25. Kevin Love says he loves being in Minnesota, wants to be there

    Feb 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    There’s a perception that Kevin Love is not happy in Minnesota. Part of that is fueled by Love saying he didn’t feel the love from the Timberwolves organization last contract time, saying if this was still not a playoff team when his contract is up in a few years he would have to consider his options.…

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