Andrew Wiggins scores for Timberwolves. Steve Floyd/MSR News Obviously, I’ve covered sports long enough to have a feel for what's good and what’s not. Right now, the Minnesota Timberwolves have me in limbo. They sent All-Star guard Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia after he demanded to be traded. In exchange for the headache Butler, the organization did a nice job of getting … [Read more...]
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What’s done is done. The Minnesota Timberwolves traded All-Star Jimmy Butler and center Justin Patton to the Philadelphia 76ers, ending the latest chapter of the drama that has played out since October when Butler demanded to be sent elsewhere. Last year when the marriage was happy, the Timberwolves, starring Butler and Karl Anthony Towns, both named All-Stars, ended a … [Read more...]
Stay tuned — the 30th season of Timberwolves basketball could be dramatic, and it starts this week when the Timberwolves travel to San Antonio. Over the last 14 years, the Timberwolves have reached the playoffs just once. On the final day of last season, the team beat Denver in overtime to clinch the eighth and final spot. Then Houston beat them in the playoffs in five … [Read more...]
Karl Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler, two Timberwolves NBA All-Stars, can't stand each other if you believe the stories that have been written and the circling rumors. I covered the NBA All-Star game back in February in Los Angeles when they both were selected. For the first time in years, the Timberwolves had two-players selected; Towns played well in the game, and Butler … [Read more...]
The NBA Finals, which ended promptly with the Golden State Warriors sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers, has been over for nearly a month. Many sports fans would've loved to see the series go to seven games. But the speculation over where LeBron James would land during free agency eclipsed much of the finals action — so much so that many people were ready to fast forward to his … [Read more...]