Four days into training camp, the Timberwolves are working on everything from cohesion to shooting. There is also a lot of competition for playing time on this squad.
“There’s a lot of young guys who want to take the spot and there’s the vets who don’t want to let that happen,” point guard Ricky Rubio told the team. “… I’d say that’s good with a training camp.”
Camp kicked off at Minnesota State University-Mankato with "
As we say goodbye to Kevin Love (or good riddance
), we also say hello to some new Timberpups, most importantly, Andrew Wiggins.
When I first heard about Andrew Wiggins while he was still in high school, possibly even middle school, I thought he was just going be another hype job, a kid who was heralded at a young age to be the next whoever much in the way two-time Timberwolves player Sebastian Telfair was.
“The next LeBron James” was a big title for Wiggins to be handed at such...!--more-->
I for one am one of those people who initially liked Kevin Love when he was drafted all those years ago -- he was a scoring and rebound machine and he seemed to have the potential to pull the Wolves franchise off the snide. But as the team worked toward the past few seasons with the glimmer of hope it would be "the year" the Wolves made it back to the postseason, the team never delivered. (Love also missed extended time in one season because of "knuckle pushups
It's hard to dispute...
Four years, $60 million. Those are the terms of the contract Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love was given in January 2012.
Two years into the deal, Love has made it abundantly clear that he no longer wants to remain in Minnesota.
How did we get here?
Love, who is set to make $16 million next year, is fed up with the team that acquired him in the 2008 NBA draft after zero playoff appearances in his six seasons. He told ...
Did you see this
. Now that's
dedication to our great state.
State-shaped forests aside, it's been a pretty busy week for our Minnesota sports teams — college and pro.
In case you've been too busy creating such Minnesota-themed odes to the greatest state in our nation (How long did shaping that forest take??
), here's a quick rundown of five sports stories involving...!--more-->
Sportscenter is usually a daily ritual for a big sports fan like myself. One of my favorite things about Sportscenter, isn't even the show itself, but the commercials they have to promote the treasured sports newscast. The commercials are part of a series titled, "This is Sportscenter" -- they always show professional athletes "working" for ESPN. Of course none of these athletes actually work there, but it's fun to imagine a world where Kevin Love delivers coffee to the ESPN anchors. This latest commercial with the Timberwolves star is definitely hilarious...