After a brilliant season at Iowa State, Royce White -- a former Minnesota Mr. Basketball and two-time state high school champion, once with DeLeSalle and once with Hopkins -- was a first-round draft selection of the Kevin McHale-led Houston Rockets last June.SEE ALSO:-- Gophers' Royce White says he' ... More >>
While Kevin Love deserves to be on Team USA's roster as much as the next big-name forward in the NBA, he said he feels like he's missing something that the rest of the star-studded Olympic roster has. "It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs," Lo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson doesn't look "heavily intoxicated" in his mugshot [PHOTO]-- Adrian Peterson arrested in HoustonIf you thought Adrian Peterson would simply plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and move on with his life, think again.AP has hired superstar defense attorn ... More >>
On Tuesday, the Timberwolves traded away the 18th overall selection in tonight's NBA draft to Houston for a relatively unheralded white guy named Chase Budinger.Some fans were critical of the trade, saying Wolves management would've been better off taking their chances with a mid first-round pick in ... More >>
Throw those prospect ranking boards away, Timberwolves fans. Two days before the draft, the Wolves traded the 18th overall pick for small forward Chase Budinger.Budinger, a 24 year old who starred during his three years at the University of Arizona, is a solid but unspectacular three-year veteran wh ... More >>
A year ago, the David Kahn Era had gone so negative that ESPN's Bill Simmons successfully turned Kahn's last name into a punchline. Now, Kahn is laughing all the way to the bank. The PiPress' Charley Walters reports that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor plans to bring Kahn back for at least one mor ... More >>
Scola spiked the ball off Love's balls days before he got stomped.Just as the Timberwolves hit the .500 mark for the first time in over a half-decade, the team will have to play two games without its best player.Kevin Love has been suspended two games without pay by the NBA for stepping on Luis S ... More >>
Rick Adelman is coming to save us!Rick Adelman is about to be named the new coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, a bad basketball team that loses money in a sport that loses money, and is locked out, and might not even play any games this year.Welcome to Minnesota, Rick!The naming of Adelman is n ... More >>
wikiKurt Rambis: Should he stay or should he go?Maybe this is being overly optimistic, but the only good thing about ending the season with the worst record in the National Basketball League may be that the Timberwolves now have nowhere to go but up. After a 121-102 drubbing at the hands of ... More >>
AP stands by its tweet.It looks like Minnesota AP sportswriter Jon Krawczynski's lawyers are arguing that NBA referee Bill Spooner really did tell Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis he'd get points back after a lousy foul call in a game against the Houston Rockets in January. And since Kra ... More >>
A sportswriter's friend or foe?
Spooner wants $75K and an apology.The way the NBA looks at it, referee Bill Spooner is wasting his time suing Minnesota AP sportswriter Jon Krawczynski for defamation. The league doesn't think he has a case. In case you missed it, Spooner accuses Krawczynski put words in his mouth via Twitte ... More >>
TwitterJon Krawczynski covers Minnesota pro sports for the Associated Press.There isn't a sports fan alive who hasn't griped about lousy referees and umpires screwing up calls and entire games. But NBA ref Bill Spooner says local Associated Press sportswriter Jon Krawczynski went too far -- on Tw ... More >>
NBA All-Star reserves named today.
Mr. Double-Double gets the shaft.
Is Corey Brewer the NBA's most improved player?
The Wolves go down gunning in three overtimes. Let's talk about stats, baby.
The Rockets extend the T-Wolves losing streak to 11. No fun.
A retrospective of Minnesota's most heartbreaking franchise
Rudy Gay is long and lithe and has Pippen-esque qualities. Don't you think 'Rudy' is kind of a funny name for a basketball player, though?
Can you hear it? That chanting sound? "Yes. We. Can. Yes. We. Can." Barack Obama? No, silly-he hasn't been at the Target Center since Saturday. It's the Timberwolves, who absorbed their most inspiring loss of the season on Monday.
1. Coffin Nails 2. Just two reliables 3. Bad stats
1) Casey defies critics, still triumphs 2) That's Davis with a D...on the bench at crunctime 3) KG's unsung defense
1) Messing with James 2) Youth must be served 3) KG's typical excellence and other quick hits
Sooner or later, Kevin Garnett will leave Minnesota without a championship
1. Bench is a bust. 2. The Go-Go Wolves and solving the turnover riddle. 3. Bits and pieces
1. Mr. Negative 2.McCants on a tear. 3.Kudos after all.
Since when could the Wolves hold their opponents to fewer than 90 points a game?
1. Wally's woes continue. 2. You can't preach defense and then play Troy Hudson over Jaric and Carter. 3. A grab bag of positives.
The first weekend of the NBA playoffs is more than half over and I still haven't put my virtual money or my mouth on the line as to who will advance past the first round. Thus, without getting into too many details (the round will be over if I start spouting; although I'll try to chime in here a few ... More >>
The '05 Wolves' biggest letdown artist isn't Latrell Sprewell
Forget About the Wolves Bandwagon. Now Might Be the Time to Climb Aboard the Tow Truck.
God created the world in six days, so why does it take eight weeks to pick an NBA champion: A City Pages dialogue
On the brink of the playoffs, the Wolves' brain trust breaks down the best season in franchise history
Cassell, the Wolves' crunch time warrior
Playing both ends of the court
Another injury has the suddenly undersized Timberwolves looking up at their Western Conference rivals
Boom or bust may be the Wolves' only chance
Some props before the playoffs
The Wolves show signs of tenacity
The NBA embraces a long-prohibited defensive style. The Timberwolves are poised to cash in.
ESPN's The Life holds up the sensitive side of jock culture