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  1. Timberwolves release Josh Howard due to knee injury

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:49 PM EST

    Josh Howard

    Oh, the basketball gods can be cruel with their irony. Minnesota sighed Josh Howard in mid-November because they were shorthanded with injuries (Kevin Love’s hand, Ricky Rubio’s knee, Chase Budinger’s knee, Brandon Roy’s knees, J.J. Barea’s foot, and Nikola Pekovic’s ankle. But just as they started to get those guys back, Howard suffered a torn…

  2. Rubio’s second game back much more of a struggle than his first

    Dec 18, 2012, 8:43 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    Ricky Rubio returned to the basketball court for the first time since March on Saturday, and he largely played as if he never left. The energy he brought to his team while coming off the bench turned the game in Minnesota’s favor, even if it took them until overtime to ultimately come away with the…

  3. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Serge Ibaka is to be feared as Thunder beat Spurs

    Dec 18, 2012, 3:05 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Ibaka plays against San Antonio Spurs during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking “if you’re going to play Santa make sure you fit down the chimney”…. Rockets 109, Knicks 96: Jeremy Lin was back in New York and he doesn’t just play well at Madison Square Garden when Carmelo Anthony is out,…

  4. Report: Jazz will deal Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap before trade deadline

    Dec 15, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

    The Utah Jazz will have some interesting decisions to make this summer. And they involve whether or not to keep the team’s two best players. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap are both legitimate starting frontcourt players, each with a unique skill set that would have tremendous value for a multitude of NBA teams. There are…

  5. Ricky Rubio to make season debut Saturday for Timberwolves

    Dec 15, 2012, 1:08 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    Ricky Rubio will make his season debut Saturday night when the Timberwolves host the Mavericks, the team announced via official release. Rubio tore both his ACL and LCL last March, and hasn’t played in a game since. “I’m excited to get back on the floor with my teammates and play in front of the best…

  6. Nothing shocking here: Kobe, LeBron lead All-Star ballot early returns

    Dec 13, 2012, 2:32 PM EST

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    We don’t exactly need Nate Silver to break down these voting returns and trends — the players in the lead early in the NBA All-Star balloting almost always stay on top. Occasionally guys close small gaps, but generally what you see now is what you get. In which case — good job public. No glaring…

  7. Some Timberwolves fans heckled Kevin Love Wednesday

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    First, Kevin Love makes some stern comments that there is still some bad blood and if the Timberwolves don’t build a winning team he might bolt in three years. Comments he does not back down from. Then he goes out and has a 3-for-17 shooting night against Denver Wednesday. Combine those things and you have…

  8. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Pierce, Rondo lead Celtics to win

    Dec 13, 2012, 6:57 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching the Sandy relief concert and thinking the Who looked really old… Celtics 117, Mavericks 115 (2OT): This game was fun. It entertained. Oh, no it wasn’t pretty at all — Dallas had 27 turnovers — but it had its…

  9. Wednesday And-1 links: Iman Shumpert has a new Knicks anthem

    Dec 12, 2012, 7:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • That would be Iman Shumpert‘s new Knicks anthem. Good to see he’s keeping…

  10. Kevin Love is sorry for where he ripped Timberwolves, not what he said

    Dec 12, 2012, 6:49 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Traditionally, guys who just signed four-year max deals don’t sit down and bash the team that just gave them a huge payday. But Kevin Love doesn’t fit your mold, on or off the court. So when he sat down with Adrian Wojnarowski he said what he felt — that him not getting the five-year max…

  11. Kevin Love vents frustrations about Timberwolves dealings

    Dec 11, 2012, 8:06 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love is going to be a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rest of this season. And next season. And the season after that. Then he can opt out of his deal if he wants (or he can stay another season), but we are a long way from even thinking about that). He…

  12. Ricky Rubio will play not Friday, likely will next week

    Dec 7, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

    ricky-rubio-rising-stars-challenge

    UPDATE 1:03 pm: Ricky Rubio may want to play Friday night but he will not, the Timberwolves announced on their official twitter account. But he is close, so don’t be shocked if we see him next Wednesday or at some point during the week. The Timberwolves could really use him on the offensive end and…

  13. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Lakers show up for a half, that’s enough in New Orleans

    Dec 6, 2012, 3:29 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Hornets

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching Bilbo Baggins going on a drunken ‘Unexpected Journey’… Lakers 103, Hornets 87: On night where Kobe Bryant became only the 5th player in NBA history to hit the 30,000 career point plateau, the Lakers also got the win. And so…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Thunder put up a lot of points on Nets “defense”

    Dec 5, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams reacts as he is blocked by Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant in NBA game in New York

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while making sure our nation was prepared for a zombie apocalypse…. Wizards 105, Heat 101: Now do you think there might be a problem with the Heat defense? Giving up triple digits to the worst offense in the land? We broke…

  15. Video: Kevin Love’s smooth jazz to get you to donate coats

    Dec 4, 2012, 2:43 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    This is the fifth year Kevin Love has been part of a coat drive in Minnesota to help the less fortunate and…. well, he’s never done a PSA quite like that one. Smooth Jazz (which is one of the great evils of society, if you want jazz go listen go put in “Birth of the…

  16. NBA Power Rankings: Heat, Thunder on top, it feels like 2011

    Dec 3, 2012, 3:11 PM EST

    Miami Heat's James celebrates win over Atlanta Hawks with Bosh and Allen during their NBA basketball game in Atlanta

    It’s early in the season, very early, but there are moments it feels line the NBA finals come June could be a rematch of last year — Miami vs. Oklahoma City. And that really shouldn’t be a surprise. Right now those two teams are on top of the PBT power rankings. 1. Heat (12-3, last…

  17. Kevin Love questionable Friday due to illness

    Nov 30, 2012, 1:19 PM EST

    Kevin Love

    Another day, another update to the status of Timberwolves players who are in or out for the team’s next game. Minnesota will host the Bucks on Friday, but may have to do so without Kevin Love, who is questionable and will likely be a game-time decision, reports Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune. Love has…

  18. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets beat Celtics with TKO

    Nov 29, 2012, 3:07 AM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Boston Celtics

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a guy do a backflip on a surfboard…. Thunder 120, Rockets 98: Welcome back to Oklahoma City James Harden. After a warm reception from the crowd Harden was 3-of-16 shooting and struggled to defend Kevin Durant (who doesn’t?). And…

  19. Ricky Rubio cleared for full-contact practice

    Nov 28, 2012, 7:43 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    We told you over the weekend about Ricky Rubio and his scheduled visit with his doctor early this week, which was to hopefully be nothing more than a formality in getting him back on the court practicing for an earlier-than-expected return to action. It appears that all went well, as Rubio has been cleared to…

  20. Kevin Love, DeMarcus Cousins called for a block and a charge on the same play (VIDEO)

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:55 AM EST

    Nikola Pekovic, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Love

    This was an odd play to say the least, but one that ultimately resulted in the officials doing the right thing. With 8:57 to play in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s game between the Kings and the Timberwolves, DeMarcus Cousins came down the lane and collided with Kevin Love on his way to attempting…

  21. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Sixers get win despite Vince Carter heroics

    Nov 28, 2012, 4:30 AM EST

    Dorell Wright, Shawn Marion

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the day in NBA action. Or, what you missed while watching a Christmas lights show timed out to “Gangnam Style”… Pacers 79, Lakers 77: Sometimes you watch a game and think neither team deserves to win it. That was this game. It was ugly. But despite 40 from Kobe Bryant…

  22. Three Stars of the Night: Name Brand Edition

    Nov 28, 2012, 2:06 AM EST

    Kevin Love

    These are the guys you pay to come see. The guys whose jerseys are littered throughout the stands. The guys who will be in the all-star game come February. Every night a team’s star is supposed to step up big and help his team to victory. Tonight, our three stars represent that to the fullest.…

  23. Monday And-1 links: Andrew Bogut did not practice Monday

    Nov 26, 2012, 5:11 PM EST

    Andrew Bogut

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than shopaholics love Black Friday… • Andrew Bogut did not practice with the…

  24. NBA Power Rankings: Memphis hangs on but Spurs, Heat charging

    Nov 26, 2012, 2:25 PM EST

    Lionel Hollins, Jerryd Bayless, Mike Conley

    If you ask me who was the best team in the NBA was last week, well, it was Denver. But they are fully capable of a winless week now, so we leave Memphis in the top spot this week. And Washington is still trying to find a win and a way out of the cellar…

  25. Ricky Rubio may be back sooner than expected

    Nov 25, 2012, 7:30 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio shoots a free throw during their NBA game against Los Angeles Clippers

    The Timberwolves started the season doing a pretty good job of fighting through the rash of injuries the team was dealing with, getting off to an unexpected 5-2 start. Since then, as more and more players were forced to miss time, and even with Kevin Love being back in the lineup, the wheels have started…

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