Northwest Division

Timberwolves Tab Thibodeau for Dual Role

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To put a stop to the second longest playoff drought in NBA history, the Timberwolves turned to Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves have been left out of the post season each of the past 12 years — a stretch only surpassed by a 16-year drought suffered by the Clippers from 1976-77 to 1990-91 — and just days after firing Sam Mitchell, tabbed Thibodeau …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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Saunders Passes Away at Age 60

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Minnesota won’t begin its 27th season until Wednesday, but it has already suffered the greatest loss in franchise history. Sunday afternoon the Timberwolves revealed minority owner, President of Basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders passed away at the age of 60. The Timberwolves expected to be without Saunders throughout the 2015-16 season, as he went public with his battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma …

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Nemanja Bjelica Could Be Final Piece in Timberwolves Rebuild

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been collecting young assets and aggravating their fan base with losing seasons since before the departure of Kevin Garnett in 2007. Following their Western Conference Finals appearance in 2004, the T’Wolves began a descent into mediocrity that has since felt unbreakable. For a franchise that has had 26 draft picks in eight years, success has been …

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Oklahoma City Wants to Win as an Organization

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The crowd in Orlando for the 2015 NBA Summer League is solely comprised of media, scouts, agents, NBA players, family members and team personnel. As the teams on the court change, the affiliations in the crowd switch, with only one constant, representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Along with Oklahoma City, the six day Summer League tournament features the Magic, …

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Timberwolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

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Minnesota has shown a knack for collecting first overall picks over the past 10 months. After dealing away perennial All-Star forward Kevin Love a year before he became an unrestricted free agent, the team was able to land Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins. The Timberwolves managed a 16-66 record with the duo, but achieved their biggest victory of the season …

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Denver Fires Shaw as Coach

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Denver didn’t wait for the final six weeks of the regular season to end to begin making its changes for next season. Brian Shaw has been fired as coach of the Nuggets following a six game losing streak, one shy of the franchise record, has dropped the teams record to 20-59. 

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Thunder Cruise to an Easy Victory

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ORLANDO- A season long five-game road trip couldn’t have started better for Oklahoma City. A jumper from Steven Adams 19 seconds into the contest snapped the initial tie, and the Magic never seriously threatened during a humiliating 127-99 loss. The Thunder scored the initial 13 points in the contest, without Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook tallying a single point during …

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Podcast: Nuggets Seeking a Star

Following a major overhaul in the summer of 2012, which saw Denver replace its coach, general manager, assistant general manager and lose Andre Iguodala in free agency. The rebuilding Nuggets finished with a 36-46 record but without a clear star on the roster, the team is expected to either move up in the 2014 NBA Draft to land one of …

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Portland Survives Overtime in Opener

Portland has grown accustomed to impressive debuts from Damian Lillard. The reigning Rookie of the Year had no problem deferring to LaMarcus Aldridge, continually setting him up for open looks. The result was a career-night for Aldridge.

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