Today, the surging Minnesota Wild acquired some goaltending insurance by acquiring 33-year-old Russian veteran Ilya Bryzgalov for a fourth-round pick.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio gets Zen on Alexey Shved [VIDEO]Bryzgalov will probably be slotted behind Darcy Kuemper on the goalie depth chart, but as eviden ... More >>
One day before the Western Conference All-Star reserves were announced, fans in attendance at the T-Wolves game Wednesday night got a special treat.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio runs K-Love "Love Dial" in awesome new ESPN promo [VIDEO] During a timeout, the team debuted a very cool video meant to promote Ni ... More >>
Yours truly combined forces with fellow diehard T-Pups fan William Davis (of AM950 fame) to bring you the Timberwolves Podcast.In the first of what we hope will be many weekly installments, we break down the disappointing first-half of the T-Wolves season, discuss just how desperate our favorite NBA ... More >>
Ricky Rubio officially had 13 assists during last night's 112-97 blowout of the Jazz in Salt Lake City. But his most entertaining pass came during a stop in the action.SEE ALSO: Ricky's in-game pep talk to Shved: "Alexey, change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!" [VIDEO]Rubio played a little bit of c ... More >>
The above photo shows Ricky Rubio enjoying his day off at Pizzeria Lola last night. SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio runs K-Love "Love Dial" in awesome new ESPN promo [VIDEO] It was sent to us by someone who is Facebook friends with one of the girls in the picture. It was posted on her Facebook page about 11 p ... More >>
Every since Ricky Rubio came to Minnesota in 2011, the Minnesota TimberTrolls have been entertaining Wolves fans with quirky photoshopped images, GIFs, and videos.SEE ALSO: Minnesota TimberTrolls: The TV Series [VIDEO]One of their coolest creations is arguably a new Cheers parody the Trolls posted t ... More >>
Excited to wear our new Adidas jersey tomorrow night. Come out to the @targetentermn to see them in person!! pic.twitter.com/WPR1INh6kj-- shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) November 27, 2013 One season after the Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in modern history to wear sleeves, our&nb ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: As pointed out below by commenter lubbadubb, dialing the "Love Dial" billboard number yields a sultry voicemail treat from Ricky himself. Although it's a bit hard to follow the specifics, it definitely sounds like the Spanish heartthrob says something about "naked women" and "hot mi ... More >>
Three in the Key is Chris Koza's column exploring a musician's life as a basketball fanatic. The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter-composer leads the band Rogue Valley. Get him on the court, and he's trouble.Not all rivalries are created equal. The Rolling Stones versus the Beatles has a differ ... More >>
In the wake of the crazy Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin Miami Dolphins scandal, Timberwolves officials have put the kibosh on any and all rookie hazing.SEE ALSO: Shabazz Muhammad sent home from rookie camp for hosting female guestToward that end, Shabazz Muhammad told the LA Times that team offici ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --The Twins are finding new and creative ways to squeeze a few more bucks out of fans.FROM LAST WEEK: Twins owner Jim Pohlad says there's "no ceiling" on payroll, yet it keeps going down anywayToday, team officials announced that starting Friday, they'll sell $15 batting practice ... More >>
Seventeen games under .500 and 10 games out of a playoff berth, it's been a bitterly disappointing year for the Timberwolves. But one undeniable bright spot has been Ricky Rubio's stellar play now that he looks to be fully recovered from last season's knee injury.SEE ALSO:-- Ricky Rubio's in-game pe ... More >>
If the whole basketball thing doesn't work out for him -- and these days, it's working out pretty well -- Ricky Rubio would probably be an amazing self-help guru.SEE ALSO: Harrison Barnes detonates Nikola Pekovic [NASTY DUNK VIDEO]A little under a year ago, we marveled at the wisdom Ricky displayed ... More >>
The All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars game is pretty much a glorified pickup contest, but still -- a no-look, through-the-legs pass is a no-look, through-the-legs pass. SEE ALSO:-- Ricky's return started off promisingly...-- ... but went off the rails for a whilePerhaps the top highlight from last Fri ... More >>
Last night, the Timberwolves went down in defeat, and two more key players left the game with injuries. In other words, it was pretty much a typical day in the course of an increasingly lost season.SEE ALSO: T-Wolves' ridiculous rash of injuries prompts TimberTrolls to design new team logo [IMAGE] A ... More >>
Ricky Rubio is back from his ACL injury and is doing his best Adrian Peterson impression.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio puts backyard wrestling career on hold, returns to practiceOkay, so Rubio hasn't been as impressive as All Day, but who could be? Nonetheless, just two games in, Ricky has already demonstra ... More >>
Less than a year after signing a four-year, $62-million contract extension (well, really three years, with an option for a fourth), Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love is already hinting he wants out.SEE ALSO:-- T-Wolves' 'Cream Team' roster is about selling tickets to white fans, black council leader ... More >>
Did you know that during his rehab from knee injury, Ricky Rubio became an avid backyard wrestler?RUBIO RISES FROM THE ASHES:-- Ricky Rubio, facing recovery from devastating injury, displays wisdom beyond his years-- Ricky Rubio tears ACL, the basketball world grieves [VIDEO]The video evidence is ri ... More >>
Last season, the Spain-based Minnesota TimberTrolls won our hearts with awesome photoshop work, cool video clips, and their undying love of Ricky Rubio.The Trolls are at it again this year, and this week they created a new team logo in commemoration of the Wolves' ridiculous rash of injuries. SEE AL ... More >>
Seven months after blowing out his knee, Ricky Rubio is shooting jumpshots again.THE T-WOLVES HAVE A HOME GAME TONIGHT. GET IN THE MOOD:-- Andrei Kirilenko: Newest T-Wolf's top 10 plays-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Contest [VIDEO]Ricky isn't expected to ... More >>
Early last month, Ricky Rubio was on top of the world.Just 21 years old, he'd already won fans worldwide with his thrilling play for excellent teams during a prodigious Spanish career. In the midst of his first NBA season, he was leading the long-forsaken Timberwolves to the cusp of their first play ... More >>
Life can be a cruel, cruel journey sometimes.Friday night, Ricky Rubio planted his leg while defending Kobe Bryant, and his left knee buckled. Initially, it looked like Bryant and Rubio had just bumped knees, but concern about Ricky's injury quickly mounted when he couldn't put any weight on his ... 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 >>
Yesterday, Timberwolves rookie forward Derrick Williams learned he'll be taking part in the slam dunk competition next Saturday night during the NBA's All-Star weekend.Williams' rookie campaign, frankly, has been somewhat disappointing. The second overall pick in last year's draft, the 6'8", 240- ... More >>
It turns out Ricky Rubio's Minnesota arrival reinvigorated the Timberwolves in more ways than one. We expected Ricky to draw some Spanish fans to the team -- but nobody saw the Minnesota TimberTrolls coming. The TimberTrolls are a group of Spaniards who watched a T-Wolves game or two because of R ... More >>
It seems like Ricky Rubio is not only rapidly capturing the attention of fans of the NBA, but also the affections of musicians as well. While the Spanish point guard tries to eventually work his way into the Timberwolves starting line-up (as well as the hearts of Minnesota basketball fans who ... More >>
After nearly a decade of ineptitude, this season's incarnation of the T-Wolves is generating some buzz.But last night's disappointing loss to Milwaukee dropped the team to 0-2 and featured the shoddy defense and ball-handling characteristic of the horrible Kurt Rambis teams fans are so eager to f ... More >>
wikipediaRambis is looking for a new gig.Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis didn't put in an appearance at the Ricky Rubio rock star welcome at MSP earlier this week, and he won't be coaching Rubio either. The Timberwolves have decided to fire him, and plan to announce their decision after toni ... More >>
YouTubeRubio arrives, the media goes nuts.As if baggage claim wasn't enough of a pain in the neck for travelers under ordinary circumstances, Ricky Rubio waded into the area Monday at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, greeted by a mad sea of media and fans, and shut the place down. ... More >>
Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>
Rubio's still tweeting under his Barcelona colors. Let's get some Wolves garb on this kid, stat.Ricky Rubio is finally in the house. The hoped-for savior of the Minnesota Timberwolves is scheduled for a media roll out this afternoon, fresh off the plane from Barcelona, and he's tweeting his a ... More >>
Ricky Rubio makes up his mind.Regal Barcelona point guard Ricky Rubio uttered some words on Friday that Timberwolves fans have longed to hear since the 2009 draft: "I have finally decided to go to the NBA," he told reporters at a press conference in Spain. "I have a dream that can now becom ... More >>
Ricky Rubio, it's make your mind up time.Fresh off helping his Regal Barcelona team nail the Spanish ACB hoops championship, it seemed like Ricky Rubio would soon be winging his way to a Timberwolves locker. But now, the point guard touted as the T-Wolves' savior may be getting cold feet.
He's no Rubio.
A new season opens for the 'Wolves and sixth straight losing campaign appears inevitable.
The Spanish teen dazzles in Barcelona. He still can't shoot though.
Kahn assures us that the young Spaniard is psyched about coming to Minnesota 18 months from now.
The Wolves win back-to-back games. I'm serious.
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away.
Our basketball Jonas is all about the money. Solution? Root for J-Flynn!
Sorry, Wolves fans. Best case: you'll have to wait two seaons to see the teen phenom in a Timberwolves uniform.
The Wolves send Mark Madsen, Sebastian Telfair, and Craig Smith to Clippers in exchange for the brawny swingman. Plus: Kevin Love tweets about trade, doesn't sound too happy.
Timberwolves President David Kahn met with Rubio's Spanish team this week to figure out a way to bring the game's most electric young star to the Target Center next season.
We took him with the fifth draft pick, so here's five great vids to celebrate.
The most highly touted teenage prodigy since Bron-Bron will be howlin' for the Wolves next season. His name is Ricky Rubio. He's a Spaniard. (Also, a confirmed mutant).