Thoughts After Watching Wolves For The First Time

I watched a pretty good chunk of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers late Monday night in LA. The Clippers won, collecting their first victory of the season.It was a pretty forgettable effort by the T-Pups. Jonny Flynn showed some flashes of brilliance, mixed with the occasional rookie mistakes. I liked what…
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Wolves Remain Active With Moves This Week

When the Minnesota Timberwolves introduced newly signed guard Ramon Sessions earlier this week, general manager David Kahn hinted that the team would likely make one more move this week. According to a Yahoo Sports report, that move was signing former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Sasha Pavlovic to a one-year, $1.5 million deal. The Wolves – aside…
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I Reluctantly Post This

I said in a recent post that I wasn’t going to get wrapped up in this Ricky Rubio stuff. But from the looks of an ESPN story, it’s a done deal. Unless, of course, Rubio has out-Favre’d Favre. According to the ESPN report, with information from a Minnesota Timberwolves release, the Spanish point guard the…
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Ricky Rubio: The New Brett Favre

The Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda has on his blog today that Spanish media reports say that Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Ricky Rubio is ready to sign a six-year deal to remain in Spain, with the deal having a two-year opt-out to join the NBA in 2011. We’ve heard it all with Rubio, and I…
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Rubio News Pops Up With Shooter’s Touch

Charley "Shooter" Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press mentioned in one of his online columns recently that Ricky Rubio is trying to make endorsement deals in the Twin Cities to help pay for his buyout with the Spanish club he plays for. Things have apparently gotten pretty icy between Rubio and DKV Joventut, so…
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Wolves Appear To Be Leaning Toward Rambis

Nothing is official as of yet, but the Los Angeles Times reports that it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves are preparing to offer Kurt Rambis their head coaching position. Rambis – a Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach known for sporting goofy glasses during his playing career – reportedly rejected a two-year deal from Sacramento in previous negotiations.…
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Recap Of The Last Week

I’ve been kind of lazy with the blog lately – I guess the dog days of August are officially here – so here’s a look at the last week. Twins acquire Orlando Cabrera The Minnesota Twins didn’t make a big splash prior to Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline, but they did trade for shortstop Oakland Cabrera,…
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Wolves Get Richardson … And So Much More

I’ve been away for the last few days at my high school reunion. It’s an odd feeling to see a group of people that you haven’t seen for 10 years, many of which you probably won’t see again for another 10 years. You don’t really get that anywhere else in life. Anyway, much has happened…
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Woodside Makes Summer League Debut

Former North Dakota State guard Ben Woodside saw his first NBA Summer League action today (Monday). Woodside – who did not play in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Summer League opener – scored one point in the team’s second game. He played a little more than eight minutes, going 0-for-1 from the field and 1-for-2 from the…
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Rubio Saga Gains Steam, Even When Nothing Is Said

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been getting quite a bit of attention from national media outlets, and not necessarily for anything good. Reports out of the Twin Cities had Ricky Rubio meeting with Wolves officials last weekend, yet neither side refuses to acknowledge it, and no one is quite sure whether or not there actually was a…
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