My Dream Come True – Wolves News 6.7.10

Anybody catch the shot of Kurt Rambis and Kevin Love in the stands during Celtics/Lakers Game 2 last night?

Yup, after 21 years of waiting, I was finally able to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves participate in the NBA Finals.  It was a dream come true.  Unfortunately, I have a feeling that’s the closest this team is going to come to the Finals for quite some time…

In less depressing news…

Rubio Wants Wolves to Make Improvements
Kareem Shaker, GantDaily.com

Recently, Rubio expressed his desire to play in 2011-12, but wants the Wolves to make some serious improvements to the squad that finished with a dismal 15-67 record last season.

Spanish team Barça bought out Rubio’s contract for €3.5 million ($5.0 million), then put a clause in his six-year deal with the club that would allow a more manageable buyout of $1.4 million (Timberwolves pay $500,000).

Rubio met with Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis last week, and walked away feeling “he can envision playing for Kurt,” according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

However, the 19-year old phenom may want to be traded if Minnesota continues its horrid play.

So it sounds like Ricky is open to playing for the Wolves as long as we don’t suck.  Unfortunately, “not sucking” is something that this franchise tends to struggle with.  Still, there’s hope, and hope is what we need the most right now.

 

Is Kahn Feeling Gay?
From SLAM Online

One team that will make a strong run at Gay is the Minnesota Timberwolves. Team owner Glen Taylor and president of basketball operations David Kahn have already targeted Gay as an attainable player to uplift the struggling franchise.

If this free-agent signing goes through, then I hope the Georgia Tech forward falls to us at #4.  We may only win 18 games next season, but no other team in the league could trot out a starting five with the comedy of…   wait for it…  Corey Brewer Favors Gay Love Sessions.

By the way, Last Comic Standing premieres tonight on NBC!

 

Anyone in the market for yet another youngster full of potential who will do nothing for us?
From NBC Sports

The Warriors and Timberwolves have reportedly discussed a trade that would send Anthony Randolph to Minnesota for the Wolves’ #4 pick and “maybe” Al Jefferson or Kevin Love.

Ok, I’ve heard the #4 for the #6 and Randolph rumor, but what’s this “maybe” Al Jefferson or Kevin Love talk?  Worst. Trade. Ever.

 

And that’s about all the Wolves news I could scrounge up at the moment.  If anything interesting comes up throughout the day (doubtful), I’ll do some updating.  At any rate, there’s very little to nothing in this news piece that wasn’t already posted over the weekend in our awesome TWB Forum.  If you aren’t checking it out or participating regularly, what are you waiting for?  It’s by far the best part of this site!

 

Now we’ll wrap up with the latest poll in our TWB Reader Mock Draft

 

With the 7th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons select…

Greg Monroe, Power Forward from Georgetown

 

 

With the 8th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers select…


 

 

TWB Reader Draft Board

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Wizards John Wall PG Kentucky
2 76ers Evan Turner SG Ohio State
3 Nets Derrick Favors PF Georgia Tech
4 T-Wolves DeMarcus Cousins C Kentucky
5 Kings Wesley Johnson SF Syracuse
6 Warriors Al-Farouq Aminu SF Wake Forest
7 Pistons Greg Monroe PF Georgetown
Derek Hanson

About Derek Hanson

Doctor by day, blogger by night, Derek Hanson founded the Bloguin Network and TWolves Blog. He is one of the original Timberwolves fans, hailing back to 1989.

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