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  1. NBA players flexible when it comes to yoga

    Feb 8, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

    Yoga Aid Challenge 2009 Takes Place Around Australia

    My wife (if I tried to go with a cute name like Mrs. BasketballTalk I’d be sleeping on the couch for a week, so we’ll stick with wife) has long said that there needs to be a class called “Yoga for dudes.” Men tend to turn away from the crunchy “be at one and breathe…

  2. Video: Watch Kevin Love learn he is an All-Star

    Feb 7, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Fun little video from the people at Recording NBA History: They were inside the Timberwolves locker room when Kevin Love learned he will be an NBA All-Star this season. Kurt Rambis gives the news… and you wonder how much the cameras in the room changed the amount of ribbing Love would have taken from teammates.…

  3. Kevin Love selected to replace Yao Ming in the All-Star Game

    Feb 4, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    UPDATE (7:36 PM EST): The league has announced that Kevin Love will indeed serve as Yao Ming’s injury replacement for the All-Star Game. Before we all get too excited: what does it say about the All-Star system that there’s actual jubilation when players are chosen correctly? At this point, it should be regarded as truth…

  4. Andre Miller is not on the Blake Griffin All-Star Bandwagon

    Feb 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    Blake Griffin — the rookie highlight package of the Clippers — is in the All-Star Game. Kevin Love and his video game stats are out. LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland is out as well. Andre Miller, the Trail Blazers point guard, thinks that’s a travesty, as Jason Quick reported in the Oregonian. “It’s all publicity and…

  5. Four Celtics but no Love among All-Star Game reserves

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    David Stern has some work to do out West. The coaches’ selections for the seven All-Star Game reserves for each conference came out and the East went pretty much to form. Now David Stern gets to add one player to that list and he has some pretty clear choices. The Western Conference? That’s hard. You can…

  6. These should be your All-Star Game reserves

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

    The fans have spoken — the 10 NBA All-Star Game starters have been chosen. And as we said before, good on ya. The fans did well this time around. The way this works is the fans pick the five starters, then the coaches (or more likely an assistant coach, or the video guy, or the…

  7. Kevin Love’s glamorous All-Star campaign video

    Jan 27, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    When you think of high fashion in the NBA who do you think of. Well, after Dwyane Wade. And Amar’e Stoudemire. And Lamar Odom. Eventually you would get to Kevin Love. Eventually. He has some style. But he has gone the glamorous route for the video touting his All-Star campaign.

  8. The Rubio Dilemma deepens for Wolves

    Jan 23, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Spain v USA

    Ricky Rubio is supposed to be the savior. That’s the plan. He’s the piece that will come in and make all the misfit toys shine like new. And to be honest, even with the Timberwolves sucking for another year, the idea of Rubio being added to Micheal Beasley and Kevin Love with Wes Johnson thrown…

  9. Kahn says not to expect big moves from Timberwolves

    Jan 10, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics

    Sure, the Timberwolves are 9-29, the third worst record in the league. But to hear Team President David Kahn is to hear someone preach of a Zen like patience and understanding. To hear someone who understands their chance will come and not to rush headlong into anything. That or it’s to hear someone trying to…

  10. Westbrook, Love thinking about making a “Big Three” in Oklahoma City?

    Jan 4, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    We all know that Kevin Love is great. The 22-year old Love is almost indisputably the NBA’s best rebounder, launches threes like a guard and makes 43% of them, knows how to score inside, and is an exceptional passer for a big man. He’s not quite a go-to scorer, and his defense is an issue,…

  11. Nuggets called Timberwolves about Kevin Love last summer

    Dec 29, 2010, 8:12 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    It seemed last season that the Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have a ton of love for Kevin Love. This season his play demanded it. But before the Wolves caught on, there were teams that recognized what the Wolves had and they coveted it. Nuggets coach George Karl said Wednesday that Denver called Minnesota about Kevin Love’s availability last…

  12. Kurt Rambis sees Kevin Love as the evolution of the power forward

    Dec 20, 2010, 11:35 PM EDT

    Love_Rambis

    Kurt Rambis was a power forward who did what power forwards of his generation were supposed to do — get in the paint, bang, get rebounds and do the dirty work. Now he is coaching Kevin Love, who is having a breakout season doing some dirty work like rebounding — and doing that better than…

  13. Kevin Love joins rare, sad company

    Dec 19, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets

    The following players have scored 43 points or more, grabbed 17 rebounds or more, and lost the game. Hakeem Olajuwon (x2) (52,18; 46, 19) Chris Webber (51, 26) Patrick Ewing (51, 18) Kevin Garnett (47, 17) Shaquille O’Neal (46, 21) Charles Barkley (44, 17) Zach Randolph (43, 17) David Robinson (43, 17)   And now,…

  14. Kevin Love knows coats

    Dec 6, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    Live in Minnesota in the winter, you get to know coats. Well. So that brings us to Kevin Love — rebounding machine, Team USA member, pretty shooting stroke, lover of coats. Yes, lover of coats. Hence this short movie you see below. (via Ball Don’t Lie) It’s all for a good cause — which is…

  15. Timberwolves Tolliver out 6-8 weeks with knee sprain

    Dec 6, 2010, 2:04 PM EDT

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    Just so we’re clear, in Timberwolves vocabulary “a while” is six to eight weeks. Anthony Tolliver sprained his knee last Friday and the team’s official twitter account said he would be out “a while” on Saturday, with an MRI to come. The MRI came Monday and it showed an MCL sprain that will keep him…

  16. Wolves Anthony Tolliver out for “a while” with sprained knee

    Dec 5, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Anthony Tolliver — the guy better known as “why are they playing him and not Kevin Love more?” — will be out for “a while” with a sprained right knee, the team announced. He will get another evaluation on Monday that may give us a better timeline for his return. He sprained it Friday night…

  17. This season’s top rebounders on pace for all-time mark

    Nov 29, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    The NBA has seen a lot of fantastic rebounders in its history, but never before has the the league seen so many prolific board men grace its courts at one time. Even during the all-or-nothing days, the Vanishing Point days, the Dirty Mary Crazy Larry days, the NBA typically boasted just one or a few…

  18. Minnesota focusing on improving their high five efficiency rating

    Nov 15, 2010, 3:04 PM EDT

    Kevin Love

    Two weeks ago, Kevin Love and Wesley Johnson botched an in-game high five in amazingly awkward fashion. That one particularly graceless moment sparked hard-hitting journalists across the country into action, and the folks at Timberwolves.com have put together a probing, insightful look into “one of the most tragic moment in Minnesota sports history.” You know…

  19. Kevin Love has letdown after 31-31 game, only grabs 17 rebounds

    Nov 14, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Minnesota Timberwolves

    Well, hey, it was probably too much to ask for the youngster to keep it up. Two days after making himself a part of NBA history with 31 points and 31 rebounds, Kevin Love came crashing back to Earth for the Minnesota Timberwolves, only scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds in a 111-105 loss to…

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Where we watch Pistons/Clippers so you don’t have to

    Nov 13, 2010, 3:47 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Atlanta Hawks

    What you missed while being blinded by Oregon’s home court this season… Timberwolves 112, Knicks 103: We talked about Kevin Love’s 31-31 night that sparked the come-from-behind win. Michael Beasley also dropped 35 in this one. He had 42 the other night. We’re far from convinced with him, but we’re watching now. Jazz 90, Hawks…

  21. All you need is Love — Kevin gets 31 points, 31 rebounds

    Nov 13, 2010, 3:27 AM EDT

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    The Detroit Pistons were in the visiting locker room at Staples Center, having just beaten the Clippers, when all of a sudden Tracy McGrath just let’s out a “day-am” that turns heads when he saw it on his phone, according to Eric Incus of HoopsWorld. Rudy Gay was tweeting about it. Even for other NBA…

  22. Jonny Flynn expected to return to Timberwolves next Wednesday

    Nov 11, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

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    The Minnesota Timberwolves have not gotten good production out of the point guard position this season. Now, to be fair, look at the numbers and you see they haven’t gotten good production at any position except the four (I’m tired of pimping Kevin Love in spots like this, so just pretend I did). But unlike…

  23. Teams calling Timberwolves about Kevin Love, getting nowhere

    Nov 11, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

    KLove_fouled

    “You know, if you’re not going to play him, we’ll take him off your hands…” The Minnesota Timberwolves front office has gotten a few calls that essentially went like that, inquiring about the availability of Kevin Love in a trade, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports. All those inquiries “have been met with an…

  24. Kevin Love just wants to play

    Nov 5, 2010, 4:21 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    Brandon Roy is averaging 40.5 minutes a game this season to lead the league. Team’s stars usually average 35 give or take a little. Pau Gasol is at 37.4 per game this season for the Lakers, Rudy Gay 39.2, Russell Westbrook 36.4, Paul Pierce 37.2. Then there are guys like Beno Udrh getting 36 per…

  25. Free Lou Williams?

    Nov 5, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT

    Louis Williams,  Hilton Armstrong

    Kevin Love averages just 26 minutes a game, and the world is outraged. How could Kurt Rambis leave an elite rebounder and promising young big man on the bench for the pitiful Timberwolves? How dare he play Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley, and Anthony Tolliver — all lesser talents than Love at this juncture — instead…

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