The Wolves are Biting: In case you missed, they are on a 4-game winning streak
The Wolves are enjoying an early success thanks to the Big 3 of their own.
Who would have thought that these three players would end up playing together in one team outside of Team USA? While the rest of the league were excited when the Oklahoma City Thunder landed Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to play alongside reigning MVP, Russell Westbrook, when the Cleveland Cavaliers have reunited Dwayne Wade and LeBron James, not everyone is talking about the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Why should the Timberwolves be included in the talks?
Reason #1: They are on a 4 game winning streak.
Reason #2: They are currently the 3rd best team in the West.
Yes, folks. The Timberwolves, a team who used to spend a big chunk of time being at the bottom of the standings in the Western Conference, is now among the best teams in the West as far as their record is concerned. And yes, their numbers don’t lie either:
109 Points per Game
With a starting unit that includes Karl Anthony-Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jimmy Butler who was traded from the Chicago Bulls during the offseason, we can expect the Wolves to score more. And they didn’t disappoint either. Through 9 games into the season, the wards of Coach Tom Thibodeau have been averaging 109 points per game and they have been able to reach the century mark in all of those 9 games. Impressive, isn’t? What’s more impressive is that they scored 119 and 115 against the Thunder- both were close wins. The Wolves’ 109 points average land them in 7th among all teams, 2nd in the West alone.
5 Wolves Scoring in Double Figures
Karl Anthony-Towns: 22 points per game
Andrew Wiggins: 19 points per game
Jimmy Butler: 15 points per game
Jeff Teague: 12 points per game
Jamal Crawford: 10 points per game
One of the main reasons why the Wolves are so successful nowadays especially when it comes to scoring points is that they have multiple guys on their team who are capable of scoring on a consistent basis. And the guys above are not just about scoring.
Anthony-Towns is also leading his team with 11 rebounds and 2 blocks per game.
Jeff Teague, another newcomer to the Wolves this season, has been contributing as one of the new point guards of Tom Thibodeau as he is averaging 8 assists (6th in the league) and close to 2 steals per game (10th in the league)- both are leading the team, to go along with his 12 points per game average.
If the Minnesota Timberwolves can keep up this level of consistency, they will keep on winning especially in the long haul. They will keep on biting and surprising teams. Who knows? They might be able to make a long-awaited return to the postseason should they keep on winning especially against the powerhouse teams in the league. But judging by their ongoing winning streak, KAT and company will be hard to limit and will be harder to defeat.
At Age 22, Andrew Wiggins has been slowly and steadily proving that he is the franchise player that everyone thinks he will be. Along side Karl Anthony Towns and the young core of the Timberwolves Wiggins has flourished into one of the key players of the team averaging 20 points per game this year.
The Canadian who is enjoying a great run has now piled up 16 straight 20+ points game and on his way to another great year.
Watch BEST PLAYS Andrew Wiggins 16 Straight 20+ Games
Just after a beat down from the other Los Angeles team, The Wolves headed by Andrew Wiggins were on a mission to win and get closer to the .500 record. They improved to 3-6 and the Lakers fall to 6-5. Wiggins is proving to be an all star type of player who shot 14-21 .667% with 4 rebs, 3 assists and a block. Bjelica also had a career high scoring 24 points and 8 rebs, Karl Towns had a decent game as well 22 points, 12 rebounds and 1 block. LA was headed by Lou Williams with 17, Clarkson and Randle added 14 however DLo struggled and only had 7 pts who shot 3-10 from the field. Here’s the highlight of Wiggins Career Night courtesy of Free Dawkins
Written by: Aldrin C. Team Powcast Solid Twolves and Celtics fan 🙂
He would have done it last year but i guess it was a bit premature because they were lottery bound but this year people think that the Wolves can comeback to the playoffs.
I know a lot may not agree but I still see Wiggins on par with Towns when it comes to potential. The guy is simply talented and is called Air Canada for no reason, I am not saying he is the next MJ but the first Andrew Wiggins.
I say that this is the year that he starts counting those all star trips and eventually being an nba champ!
Here is the unseen hours as posted on what he is working on this off season.
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Jimmy Butler tries to score against Andrew Wiggins
The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly interested in trading for Bull’s guard Jimmy Butler. Butler is a former player of now head coach and president of basketball operations of the Timberwolves, Tom Thibodeau.
Thibodeau made it clear to the Chicago Bulls front office that the he and the Timberwolves are interested on trading for Butler and is willing to part with their prized 5th overall pick in this year’s NBA draft.
Butler is considered one of the best two way player in the league today along with Lebron James, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and Paul George, He led the Bulls this season averaging 20.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.9 minutes per game.
Thibodeau are looking to add some veteran experience and a player with an immediate impact for the Timberwolves young team and Butler fits the bill. Butler could led this team to a playoff birth in the very deep western conference. Chances are very high that the Timberwolves will dominate the west in the coming years with core of Andrew Wiggins, Karl Anthony-Towns, Ricky Rubio and Jimmy Butler.
But in order for the Timberwolves to get Butler, they need to give up more than their 5th overall pick. They should package one of their young guns, either Andrew Wiggins or Zach Lavine and Shabazz Muhammad along with the 5th pick. The Timberwolves will be dumb if they trade their future star Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins is much younger and has a higher ceiling than Butler. There is a big chance that Wiggins will be a better player than Butler.
The Bulls are considering a reconstruction to the team as they failed to enter the playoffs this season. A couple of weeks ago, reports said that they were shopping Derrick Rose to the Sixers for Nerlens Noel and will not going to resign Joakim Noah.
Playoffs! Guaranteed I dont care if Tom Thibodeau had negatives after leaving the Bulls but this young core will learn a lot from this guy and they also added Scott Layden as the general manager in place of Milton.
The Wolves definitely stepping up to the right direction
These young core of Wolves is starting to work great together as a team as they manager to beat the Pelicans without Anthony Davis. Karl Anthony Towns led the team with 30 pts 15 rebs and 4 assists, followed by Zach Lavine’s 25 points while Andrew Wiggins contributed 20 points and the game winning Free Throws in the dying seconds to help his team seal the victory.
Anthony Davis is out with sprained right big toe, Eric Gordon is back and led his team with Ryan Anderson both with 31 points.
Karl Anthony Towns PLAYED BIG and its nice to see him play like this, I have a feeling that this Kid would be stronger after the all star break. We all know that Towns beat Isiah Thomas in the skills challenge and this victory solidifies the bright future for this Kid.
Towns led his team to win against the Celtics today with a score of 124-122. This is the 18th win this season for the Wolves and as soon as they get rid of Sam Mitchell next year would be better for this Franchise.
The Wolves will have a chance to get better next season with another lottery pick and I certainly hope that this would be the last one. I would post an analysis on how to improve the wolves next season .
The Future is bright indeed this is probably the best weekend for the Minnesota Timberwolves after KG’s reign. Zach Lavine’s stock value also catapulted to its peak, The reigning Slam Dunk Champ defended his title and even won the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge MVP
Here is the highlight of the game:
Karl Anthony Towns also gave his best to win the Taco Bell Skills Challenge it wasn’t an easy task as he was up against Isiah Thomas from the Boston Celtics, It is indeed a Samson Vs Goliath but this time the big fella got the win. Here is the highlight of that exciting finish
Andrew Wiggins also had a great weekend as he finished with 29 points to co lead the world team who was headed by Kristaps Porizingis with 30. Here is the highlight of the World vs USA team.
Future is bright indeed as the wolves young guys performed and gave it their best. Its definitely a good year for them and better for the future.
Minnesota Timberwolves had too many turnovers at the Rockets game, coach Sam Mitchell said following his team’s loss 104-107 against home team Houston Rockets. The Timberwolves noted 20 turnovers in this game and The Rockets apparently maximize every loose ball they got and they came up as the winner of the contest.
James Harden shines for the home team by noting 27 points and 11 assists. Harden also scored his 10000th career points after sinking a free throw during this game. Big-man Dwight Howard added by 15 points and 10 boards. Terrence Jones came from the bench and made 16 for the Rockets W.
Andrew Wiggins became the top performer for the away team. He scored 28 points on his name. Rookie Karl Anthony Towns made 12 points and 16 rebounds, while point guard Ricky Rubio distributed the ball well by making 12 assists.
Harden added that the key of their success tonight is that they played for the team and they got each other’s back. This is the fifth straight victory for the Rockets.
The Rockets will host Lebron James and co. this Saturday, while the Timberwolves will travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on the same day.
Other NBA Results today: Bucks 101-106 Wizards Hawks 84-107 Hornets Knicks 104-110 Nets Pacers 94-103 Celtics Mavericks 89-108 Thunder Pelicans 109-97 Kings Jazz 85-99 Blazers Heat 90-104 Clippers
20-year-old Andrew Wiggins proves he’s just getting started as he has been named NBA’s Rookie of the Year last season. As if being the first player in the Minnesota franchise to ever win such award isn’t impressive enough, the forward continues to lead the Timberwolves with his remarkable performance on the court.
adidas and Andrew Wiggins release new Crazylight Boost 2.5 colorways. Each colorway is uniquely designed to exhibit Wiggins’ family history, and his on-court play with Minnesota Timberwolves.
adidas unveils new Andrew Wiggins PEs for the Crazylight Boost 2.5. Each colorway features unique design elements inspired by Wiggins’ family history and on-court play with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Marita
The “Marita” is Wiggins’ first silhouette dedicated to his mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, and her success as an Olympic sprinter who helped Canada win two silver medals in the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays in the 1984 Summer Games. They feature a silver to red gradient upper, blending Primeknit threads with forefoot mesh to deliver added breathability on the hardwood. Silver accents along the midsole, heel cap, collar lining and laces are paired with a red and white outsole for a true Canadian tribute. Gold hits to the upper’s foil treated seam and AW logo cap off the hometown exclusive.
North Star Calling on Minnesota’s state motto – L’Etoile du Nord or The Star of the North – Wiggins’ “North Star” PE is constructed with a metallic heel counter and silver detailing. Designed in team colors, the shoe features a black and blue Primeknit upper with seamless integration of mesh tooling and deep blue accents throughout.
“Marita” and “North Star” colorways are available for Php7995 at select adidas stores, the adidas online shop, the NBA Store, Planet Sports, Toby’s Sports, and Titan stores in the country.
Andrew Wiggins has pledge that he wants to be an all star on 2016 in his home country Canada. It’s not like he is asking for too much because games like this would very well put him over the edge against other guys out there. Outside of Harden, Wiggins has been a consistent 2 guard from the Western Conference yes i know Klay Thompson is doing good as well but Wiggins will get my vote.
Yes call me a big fan and a huge one indeed since the KG days. I believe that these 3 guys will be the future of the team and maybe able to put the Wolves back to contention in the years to come. They just combined for a whopping 67 pts and with Ricky’s almost quadruple double 9 pts 8 steals 10 reb 12 assists. Those 4 guys wanted to win but the entire Knicks squad had more fire power from the bench that gave them the victory and they were headed by Aaron Afflalo who has been one of the most consistent players from the Knicks. KP with 7 Blocks, I will include that highlight between KP AND KAT.
I feel that next year they would use the expiring contract of Nikola Pekovic or possible use him and Rubio as a trade bait to get a more solid PF or Center. I believe that KAT can function like a KG who can either play 4 or 5 depending on who they are playing with. Well this is certainly a great season to watch for Wolves fans around the globe.
Here is the highlight of the bounce brothers, Wiggins 23 pts Lavine 19 pts.
The future big 3 from the west, Displayed a balance attack but fall short in the hands of the Clippers last Nov 29, 2015. The young Wolves had a record of 8-8 prior to this game something that they haven’t achieved in a long time.
Wiggins was the reason why they were able to come back to this game, He started a bit slow but was able to find his rhythm and even scored 9 points on the 3rd quarter, he ended the night with 21 points 2rebs and 2 assist and a block shot.
Towns bagged in a quite but efficient 17 pts shooting 8-13, grabbed 8 rebounds and a block shot as well.
Lavine had a good game to boast the future of this franchise, he scored 18 points grabbed, 3 rebounds, dished out 7 assists. The Future is indeed bright for this Franchise, however the question that stands right now is after 3 years will they still be together? That’s what we all would find out, don’t forget to drop by I assure you that I would still be a wolves fan even after 3 years.
Karl Anthony Towns got owned by Jahlil Okafor in this game, unfortunately for Jah he was the only one really trying to get the W for his team. On the other side of the court Mr. Wiggins didn’t want to be the first victim of this win-less 76ers squad right now. Seems like the 76ers are on the verge of tanking this season once again, they don’t have a choice they still don’t have Embiid.
Wiggins kept the Twolves on this game and ignited the come back to help his team get the W.
He scored 32 pts grabbed 6 rebounds and dished out 3 assists. It maybe just 3 but the last 1 was the 3 pointer by Martin that stretched the lead to 5 (96-91) with 28 seconds remaining. Final Score 100-95.
The big four? It was a game full of Hassan Whiteside’s monstrous triple double 22 pts 14 rebs 10 blocks! a monster indeed but that wasn’t enough as the big 3 in minny combined for 55 pts, 24 from Wiggins, 17 for Lavine, 14 pts 14 rebs for towns and 16 from Shabazz. Rubio is back as well after missing 4 games. Here is the highlight of the game:
Wiggins went down after their win against the Hawks and was sideline for a game. That gave confidence to Zach Lavine since then Lavine has been averaging 20ppg the last 4 games. Wiggins on the other hand has averaged 26ppg the last 5 games.
They just need more consistency from the rest of the squad so they can pull up more wins and all I am asking for is for this young team to make it atleast 45% winning margin.
It maybe too much to ask but I would be more than happy if they achieve that or maybe even bump it to a .500 end of the year. They will have options next year and I know for a fact that they would be playing motivated for Flip Saunders and the city of Minnesota.
Andrew Wiggins made a name for himself after winning the MVP from
BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge
And also won Rookie of the year, before the season ended Wiggins said that he wants to make the All star this year in Canada and with his back to back 30 ppg he is making noise in making people realize that he isnt joking around. The Wolves are 4-0 in the road with this latest win from Atlanta. they also beat Chicago , Denver and Lakers.
However sadness Wiggins is sidelined with a sore knee today.
Yes My ever beloved Twolves is off to a 2-0 start but don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they will automatically make the playoffs this year but this is a great start never the less dedicating every game to Flip Saunders who passed away last October 25, 2015 due to cancer.
TOWNS – TOWNS – TOWNS!! the future is looking like the next great big next to Davis, Cousins, Okafor etc. He helped the Wolves beat Denver by the score of 95-78. Towns led all scorers followed by my boy Andrew Wiggins with 18 and Kevin Martin’s 14 pts with Rubio contributing 12 pts and 8 assists. This young core with good veteran support could make noise very soon barring any injuries. I am really hoping that my Twolves would at least get to .500 this season.
Here’s the highlight of the game courtesy of NBAHighlightsDaily:
And Towns highlight video courtesy of GD’s Latest Highlights
On August 11, 2015, it was announced that Saunders was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, for which he was undergoing treatment; Saunders planned to remain the Timberwolves’ head coach and president. However, after being hospitalized following complications in September, team owner Glen Taylor announced that Saunders would miss the next season.Saunders died on October 25, 2015 at the age of 60. Here is a video created by fox sports to remember Flip Saunders:
It has been mentioned many times that these two could be the future of the NBA, not only that it could also be a rivalry ala Kevin Durant / Lebron James. I know it may or may not happen that they could equate the greatness of the players mentioned above.
Wiggins has always played to his best whenever he has gone up against Parker since highschool days and even in college, it is such a shame that Parker got injured last year so the contest for Rookie of the year has been easy for Wiggins. Rest assured that these 2 young superstars will go ham on each other if given a chance. But you know i will always be rooting for my boy Wiggins!
Wiggins anchored his team to victory against the bucks in the last game of the pre-season for both teams.
The wolves win vs the bucks (112 – 108) . Wiggy scored a team high 24 pts with 6 rebs, 2 assists and a block. Wiggins will play a lot of 2 or 3 depending on situations but expect that he would do better than his first season.
* Jabari Parker did not play in this game due to injury, he is getting ready for the start of the season and may start playing November 2015.