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  1. Wolves still shopping No. 2 pick, odd rumors abound

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    Derrick Williams

    We know this much — Derrick Williams out of Arizona will be the No. 2 pick in this draft. (Don’t buy the lines that the Cavs might take him No. 1, it’s not happening.) What we don’t know — who will be drafting Williams. With the draft just four days away, Minnesota is working hard…

  2. Ricky Rubio makes it official, he is coming to Minnesota

    Jun 17, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

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    While people told David Kahn to trade the pick — Ricky Rubio was never going to play in Minnesota, get something of value for him — he was patient. That patience has been rewarded, Ricky Rubio made official Friday morning in Spain what we all knew would happen — Rubio is coming to the NBA.…

  3. Report: Minnesota dangling No. 2 pick, Pacers interested

    May 19, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT

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    It makes a lot of sense for the Timberwolves to be shopping the No. 2 pick in the draft, which makes the numerous reports it is happening easy to believe. That pick is either going to be Derrick Williams — a likely four who maybe can play the three — or now-rising Turkish power forward…

  4. It’s official, Kevin Love is NBA’s Most Improved Player

    Apr 21, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    We told you this was coming, but it is now official, Minnesota’s Kevin Love is the NBA’s Most Improved Player. We also told you we were down with that — Love improved his shooting percentage from all over the court, his rebounding percentage and the consistency of his effort. Coach Kurt Rambis (who was not…

  5. Report: Kevin Love to win Most Improved Player award

    Apr 21, 2011, 2:06 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    It’s not a surprise, and it’s about to become official on Thursday. According to the Associated Press, on Thursday Minnesota’s Kevin Love will be named the NBA’s Most Improved Player. Love averaged an impressive 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds per game this season. He went from being a sixth man for large stretches of last…

  6. Kevin Love says nice things about staying in Minnesota

    Apr 5, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love may or may not be happy with the way things are going in Minnesota. It doesn’t really matter right now. He has another year guaranteed on his deal plus a team option for the year after that. Even if he wanted out – and there is certainly interest around the league in his…

  7. Dennis Rodman elected to Hall of Fame

    Apr 2, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Dennis Rodman

    Well, looks like the oft-criticized Naismith Hall of Fame got one right. Dennis Rodman told the Associated Press he has been elected to the hall and was told to be in Houston Monday (site of the Final Four) for the announcement. The official induction is not until August, and we can’t wait to hear that…

  8. Timberwolves Kevin Love expected to return Wednesday

    Mar 30, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

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    After he injured his groin there was talk Kevin Love might shut it down for the season. Groins can linger, the Timberwolves were only playing for pride, why push it? But he’s pushed, and he practiced Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday against the Bulls, he told the Star Tribune. “I feel good,” he…

  9. Rambis says Kevin Love could be out rest of season

    Mar 25, 2011, 9:08 AM EDT

    The Taco Bell Skills Challenge

    The groin injury that kept Kevin Love out Thursday night in Dallas may have him in street clothes the rest of the season. Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis told the Associated Press before the Wolves game it is possible Love is done for the year, though not likely. “There is an outside chance, I don’t know…

  10. Love to miss at least two games with injured groin

    Mar 23, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    According to the Associated Press, All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss Minnesota’s upcoming two-game road trip due to an injured left groin. Love suffered the injury against Utah and played through it in Los Angeles, but was only able to play 14 minutes in the Timberwolves’ recent home loss to the Kings. Love will stay…

  11. Timberwolves players say blame them, not Kurt Rambis

    Mar 23, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Any time a team racks up as few wins as the Timberwolves have the last couple years, the coach is in trouble. Any time a bad team seems to get worse — the Wolves are 4-11 since the All-Star Game — the coach is in trouble. We’re looking at you, Kurt Rambis. Sure, we should…

  12. Kevin Love says injury not new, listed as day-to-day

    Mar 22, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

    Kevin Love Sits

    When Kevin Love left the game against Sacramento Sunday and did not return, his groin injury became news. Except it wasn’t news to him. That’s what Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune tweeted: Love said injury first happened vs. Utah. Aggravated vs. Lakers, and again vs. Kings. Groin injuries are like that. It’s a level…

  13. Kevin Love leaves game with groin injury, does not return

    Mar 20, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love was jinxed by his own team. Before the game, Love was honored by the Timberwolves and owner Glen Taylor for his 53-game double-double streak. Then he came out and had no points and just 3 rebounds in his first 14 minutes. Then he injured his groin and had to leave the game, not…

  14. Report: Kurt Rambis done in Minnesota after season, team denies

    Mar 14, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

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    UPDATE March 14, 9:53 am: As should be expected and is basically standard operating procedure in these cases, Minnesota officials denied everything about the report, according to the Pioneer Press. GM David Kahn particularly smacked down the idea that Kelvin Sampson was a planned replacement. Kurt Rambis was much more direct. “I don’t comment on…

  15. Kevin Love’s double-double streak comes to an end at 53

    Mar 14, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

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    The last time Kevin Love didn’t register a double-double? You were still dreaming about Thanksgiving dinner. It was Nov. 19 of last year. But as part of an anemic Timberwolves offensive performance against Golden State, Love ended up with just 6 points on 1-of-6 shooting and his double-double streak ended at 53. The Warriors David…

  16. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Kevin Love’s streak comes to an end

    Mar 14, 2011, 5:40 AM EDT

    Kevin Love Sits

    What you missed while undergoing virtual dolphin therapy… Boston’s defense setting records against the Milwaukee offense was our game of the night. Warriors 100, Timberwolves 77: Kevin Love’s double-double streak comes to an end — he scored just 6 points on 1-of-6 shooting (he still had 12 boards). Against the usually soft-in-the-middle Warriors. Did not…

  17. Kevin Love makes it dramatic in setting modern double-double record

    Mar 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Kevin Love has made double-doubles automatic. He’s taken the drama out of getting them. So he added a little drama himself Wednesday by almost not playing due to a sore knee (he banged knees with an opponent last game and it swelled up), then playing with a balky brace on it. Didn’t matter. He got…

  18. Kevin Love gets it — team losses bigger than double-double streak

    Mar 8, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Make no mistake — Kevin Love’s streak of 51 consecutive double-doubles is impressive. It shows not only desire and some skills, it shows a guy bringing it every night. In today’s NBA that is something that deserves some recognition. But the streak has not led to wins. The Timberwolves are 11-40 in those 51 games,…

  19. Video: Kevin Love ties the double-double record

    Mar 8, 2011, 8:23 AM EDT

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    We’ll admit, we have questions about just how big a milestone this really is, but it is still an impressive accomplishment. Kevin Love had his 51st consecutive double-double Monday night, tying the NBA record. Here’s a little video of how it went down.

  20. Kevin Love ties Moses Malone with record 51 straight double-doubles

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    With a three pointer from straight away in the third quarter Tuesday night, Kevin Love recorded his 51st consecutive double-double (at least 10 points and 10 rebounds). That tied Moses Malone for the all-time record. Well, all-time modern record (post NBA/ABA merger). Turns out Wilt Chamberlain did it 224 times back in the day. But…

  21. Kevin Love says there was a lot of recruiting going on All-Star weekend

    Mar 7, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Lest you think that star players trying to recruit others stars was just some isolated little fad, we bring you Kevin Love. If he doesn’t sign an extension with the Timberwolves (and they plan on offering him a max deal or at least near it), Love could be a restricted free agent in 2012. (Well,…

  22. PBT Friday Morning One Liners

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    I am not a fan of the franchise tag for the NBA. Danny Nowell at Magic Basketball does a great job explaining why this is a bad idea. The Timberwolves are going to offer Kevin Love a lot of money. This story says $70 million, but that is this CBA’s number. However, whatever the max…

  23. The scent of an All-Star

    Feb 22, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

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    We bring you a brief break from the post ‘Melodrama drama…. To talk about scents. You all know about Unbreakable, the new scent by Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. Heck, you’re probably wearing it right now. Admit it. We won’t think any less of you. What if other players were to start their own line?…

  24. Quote of the Day: David Kahn declares mission accomplished

    Feb 17, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

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    “There is no more rebuilding. There are no more wholesale changes. I like a lot of players on the team and I expect them to be here a long time.” – Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn on the state of the team. The Timberwolves’ young core of players currently consists of two undersized power forwards…

  25. Kevin Love got away with one Tuesday night

    Feb 9, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Kevin Love, he of the Wes Unseld-like outlet passes, picked up a sweet length-of-the-court assist last night. Thing of beauty. Check it out. But it was a rules violation. Watch it again. Love never comes out of bounds after grabbing the ball (following a made shot), he just gets one foot out of bounds and…

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