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  1. Tweet of the Day: Morey understands how to fill out GM survey

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM EST

    daryl-morey-rockets

    All of us just answer Lebron James to every question RT @AdamKoscielak Hey @dmorey, can U give silly answers 4the GM survey next year? — Daryl Morey (@dmorey) October 22, 2013 The NBA.com NBA GM Survey came out on Tuesday and it was a LeBron James love fest. GMs picked the Heat to win it…

  2. Kevin Love’s other job as a barista (VIDEO)

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:05 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Among the things ESPN does really well is advertising SportsCenter. Their ad campaigns of “sports star takes a role in the office” has had some great moments, and we like this new one with Kevin Love as the guy running the coffee cart. Nice little play on the double doubles. So we thought we’d pass…

  3. Kevin Love drops 22 on Celtics in Montreal (VIDEO)

    Oct 21, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Ronny Turiaf, Jeff Green, Dante Cunningham,

    Maybe Kevin Love just wanted to make some French-Canadians happy? Minnesota played chunks of what likely will be their regular rotation on Sunday and went on to beat the Celtics 104-89 in a preseason game played in Montreal. Kevin Love had 22 points on 6-of-14 shooting and 2-of-8 from three. But what mattered for Minnesota is…

  4. PBT Roundtable: Who is poised for a breakout season?

    Oct 16, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

    John Henson

    Each week the PBT writers sit at a virtual roundtable, just like the knights of King Arthur, drink mead and discuss the NBA topic of the day. This week’s question: Which player do you expect to have a breakout season? Kurt Helin: After spending an entire summer pumping up Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas, I’ll go with……

  5. Adelman frustrated, basically calls Timberwolves lollygaggers

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:09 AM EST

    Rick Adelman

    Skip: You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you? Larry! Larry: Lollygaggers! Skip: Lollygaggers. — “Bull Durham” Rick Adelman didn’t exactly quote “Bull Durham” when talking about his Timberwolves team through four preseason…

  6. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

    Oct 9, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio

    Last season: The Timberwolves never had much of a chance to finish better than their 31-51 record, thanks to a rash of injuries to the team’s top players. Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Chase Budinger and Nikola Pekovic all missed substantial time due to injury, rendering the season an unforced failure in the process. Signature highlight…

  7. Chase Budinger has knee surgery, out indefinitely

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:14 AM EST

    Chase Budinger, Joakim Noah

    In today’s NBA teams are hesitant to give timelines for injury recovery. You can thank Andrew Bynum and Derrick Rose for that; teams are trying to avoid a public relations hit with their fans. Following reports of cartilage damage that cause swelling in his knee, Chase Budinger had knee surgery on Monday and  had his…

  8. Timberwolves’ Chase Budinger suffers serious knee injury

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:03 PM EST

    Chase Budinger, Taj Gibson

    The injury bug just will not leave the Minnesota Timberwolves alone. A season after they lost Kevin Love for much of the year when he broke his hand twice, and after Ricky Rubio missed part of the season (and wasn’t himself for much of it) recovering from a major knee injury comes this news: Chase…

  9. PBT Roundtable: Who gets the last couple playoff spots in the West?

    Sep 19, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Kevin Love, Wayne Ellington, Ricky Rubio

    Welcome to PBT’s regular roundtable on issues around the NBA, where our writers weigh in on the topic of the day. Today: The conventional wisdom is in the West the Thunder, Spurs, Clippers, Warriors, Grizzlies and Rockets are playoff locks (barring catastrophe). If true, who gets those final two slots? Kurt Helin: I think Minnesota,…

  10. Check out Marc Gasol’s length-of-court assist for Spain (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 4:41 PM EST

    BASKET-EURO-2013-ITA-ESP

    Top that, Mr. Outlet Pass Kevin Love. The best part of Marc Gasol‘s length of the court assist to Sergio Llull  is the discus-like pass — that is impressive. Grizzlies exec John Hollinger went on twitter and said Memphis is going to add this to their playbook. Spain won the EuroBasket quarterfinals game against Serbia 90-60…

  11. Derrick Rose says he would like to play for Team USA at World Championships

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Derrick Rose

    Kevin Durant and Kevin Love flew to Las Vegas this summer to tell coach Mike Krzyzewski personally that they were in for next summer, when Team USA will compete in the World Championships in Spain. Now you can add Derrick Rose to the mix. He is coming off an entire missed season after an ACL…

  12. Owner confirms Adelman will be back to coach Minnesota

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:44 AM EST

    Rick Adelman

    There really is no surprise here — Rick Adelman has been around the Timberwolves offices of late, working to get ready for the season, plus team president Flip Saunders said he was confident the coach would return for this season. Now the owner says it is a done deal — Adelman will be back on…

  13. Brad Stevens: No timetable for Rajon Rondo’s return, urges him to do so when ready

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:39 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo, Brooklyn Nets, Kris Humphries

    There’s far less of a sense of urgency for Rajon Rondo to return to the Celtics lineup than there was for say, Derrick Rose to try to get back on the court for the Bulls last season. We may see a similar vibe around the Celtics to the one we saw in Chicago, though, at…

  14. Saunders “very confident” Adelman will return as T-Wolves coach

    Sep 11, 2013, 11:18 AM EST

    Rick Adelman, Mary Kay Adelman

    At this point, there is little doubt Rick Adelman is coming back to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves this year. But if situations like the one with Derrick Rose last year teach us anything it is this: If you don’t answer the question people will keep asking it. Adelman missed a chunk of games last season…

  15. Report: Minnesota undecided on picking up Derrick Williams’ fourth year

    Sep 6, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

    Luis Scola, Derrick Williams

    I think they will do it. Derrick Williams is entering his third NBA season this fall and Minnesota now has to decide if they want him back for a fourth season. Usually teams keep a player on a rookie deal around unless he was a swing and a miss, or he’s just not in the…

  16. Watch for the new, svelte Kevin Love this season

    Aug 30, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    When Kevin Love entered the league he was clearly going to need a little conditioning work — he wasn’t fat, but you wouldn’t exactly use the word “chiseled” either. His body has evolved and he has gotten thinner over his five NBA seasons, but that seems to have reached the next level reports Charley Walters…

  17. Timberwolves want Rubio to become better shooter, scorer

    Aug 28, 2013, 10:33 AM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio can pass, that was never in question. He’s a good floor general and he sees the court and sets guys up brilliantly. But his shooting needs work. Last season he struggled to finish on the attack shooting 41.4 percent inside eight feet, plus he shot 34.6 percent from the midrange. He took the…

  18. Report: Timberwolves to hire Wizards’ Milt Newton to be GM

    Aug 28, 2013, 8:58 AM EST

    Milt Newton

    Flip Saunders, the guy calling the shots in Minnesota, has been looking to hire a general manager. Saunders wanted somebody to do the day-to-day GM work (scouting, dealing with agents who call) and provide another voice on team issues. Apparently he found his guy in the Wizards front office, reports Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500…

  19. Flip Saunders talks D-League (he loves it) and roster building

    Aug 20, 2013, 4:37 PM EST

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

    Flip Saunders came into the Wolves and team president, decision maker and with a piece of ownership having the goal of making this team a winner. And improving the front office’s relationship with Kevin Love so he doesn’t bolt in a couple years, but frankly a big part of that ties back to winning. Saunders…

  20. David Kahn thought Flynn and Rubio were the next Walt Frazier and Earl Monroe

    Aug 16, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Jonny Flynn

    Ahh, the NBA Draft of 2009. That’s the year the Timberwolves were going to put all these great pieces around Kevin Love — Minnesota had three picks in the top 18. They selected three point guards — Ricky Rubio at No. 5, Jonny Flynn at No. 6 and eventually Ty Lawson at No. 18 (who…

  21. Saunders says Minnesota’s deal for Pekovic doesn’t impact Rubio, Love

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    It took a while to figure it out, but the Timberwolves had re-sign Nikola Pekovic — the big man provides the traditional post presence at both ends of the court the team needs to allow Kevin Love to do his thing. But the new five-year, $60 million deal leads to this question: Can the smaller…

  22. Nikola Pekovic agrees to 5-year, $60 million deal with Timberwolves

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:02 PM EST

    Nikola Pekovic, Brandon Bass

    Nikola Pekovic was a restricted free agent this summer, so despite the fact that negotiations seemed to be dragging on longer than expected, the team remained confident that a deal would get done eventually. That day came on Wednesday, as the team locked up Pekovic with a contract worth $60 million over five years, according…

  23. Not that he was expected to, but Kobe not playing in World Championships

    Aug 13, 2013, 1:43 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant

    Kevin Durant and Kevin Love are in, but a number of Team USA’s biggest stars — LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony — were expected to sit out the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain. It was kind of expected that Kobe Bryant was done with his Team USA time after London last summer (he’s…

  24. Joe Dumars hopes Josh Smith-Greg Monroe-Andre Drummond frontcourt can take cues from Hawks and Grizzlies

    Aug 7, 2013, 6:12 PM EST

    Josh Smith, Andre Drummond

    Which team has the best starting frontcourt in the NBA? Depending on how you value the top player compared to the depth of the trio, there are several contenders including: Nets (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Brook Lopez) Bulls (Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah) Nuggets (Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee) Warriors (Andre Iguodala, David…

  25. Ten NBA must-watch games this season

    Aug 6, 2013, 7:24 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat - Game Four

    The NBA schedule is out and it’s a little like Christmas Day (unless you’re a beat reporter, then it’s explain to your wife how much you’ll be gone day, which is a lot less fun). Today is the day you can really start to taste the matchups that are coming. There are more good storylines…

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