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2 hrs ago | Dunking with Wolves

Are Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio the same player?

Oct 20, 2013; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio sets up his teammates during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports We'll answer the question in the title right away: no, of course not; but they're pretty darn similar.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, NBA Players, Ricky Rubio

6 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin's main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Martin, NBA Players, Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Gorgui Dieng

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Swarm and Sting

Team USA vs. Serbia: FIBA Gold-Medal game preview

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Well, there's only one game left for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, and that is the Gold-Medal match against Serbia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

BleacherReport

How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal

As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they're all the same - it's just grabbing a missed shot.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players

Fri Sep 12, 2014

BleacherReport

Building the All-FIBA World Cup Teams After Semifinals

Global dominance, at least in the basketball sense, is within grasp for the two teams left standing at the 2014 FIBA World Cup. victory over France on Friday, the heavily favored Team USA now knows what awaits it in Sunday's championship clash.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Aron Baynes, Olympic Basketball, NBA Players, Petteri Koponen, NBA Basketball, New Jersey Nets

Canis Hoopus

The numbers are in and it's time to shut down the NCAA

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act requires universities to report financial data pertaining to their athletic programs to the U.S. Dept. of Education.

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Hardwood Paroxysm

Gorgui Dieng FIBA World Cup Review

Apr 16, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng drives in the second quarter against the Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports One of the more feel good stories of the second half of last season was the Minnesota Timberwolves' Gorgui Dieng.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Gorgui Dieng, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Louisville NCAA, Louisville Cardinals NCAA Basketball, Ronny Turiaf, Zach LaVine

Hardwood Houdini

Boston Celtics Daily Dish: Finally, It's Friday

Aug 1, 2014; Lawrenceville, GA, USA; A skydiver brings the American flag to the field during Atlanta Falcons practice during Falcons Friday Night Lights at Archer High School. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Hello Boston Celtics fans, and welcome to another Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kevin Love, NBA Basketball, NBA Players

The Washington Post

Holiday, Anderson gear up as Pelicans camp nears

In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, defends New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. Holiday missed more than half of last season with a stress fracture in his right tibia, which was surgically repaired on late February.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

BleacherReport

Is There 1 More Chapter to the Michael Beasley Story?

After six seasons fraught with drama and mixed efforts, Michael Beasley's future in the NBA is now as uncertain as it's ever been. "The Heat never made an offer, preferring instead to sign journeyman Shawne Williams, whose career hasn't been nearly as productive as Beasley's," adds Jackson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Michael Beasley, Phoenix Suns

BleacherReport

Could the Minnesota Timberwolves Actually Be Better Without Kevin Love?

When one of the 10 best basketball players in the world decides it's high time to ditch your team for greener pastures, "getting better" probably Sort out the pieces, plan for the future, survive: These are the actionable items with which the Minnesota Timberwolves are supposed to be concerned. Love's departure is sure to take its toll, of course, both immediately and in the long term.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett

Isportsweb.com

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should the rookies start?

This past offseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves got two rookies with a lot of potential and extreme athletic ability. Andrew Wiggins is the big name that the Timberwolves got in the Kevin Love trade, and was one of the most hyped prospects to come out of college.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Kevin Martin, NBA Players, Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine

BleacherReport

Predicting Cleveland Cavaliers' Final 2014-15 Record

Cleveland Cavaliers fans have more than a few reasons to be hopeful - if not mindlessly ecstatic - about the upcoming 2014-15 season. For the first time in a long time, a rebuild with no end in sight has given way to very reasonable championship expectations.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James, NBA Players, Kevin Love

Wed Sep 10, 2014

ESPN

France halts Spain's title dreams

The exodus began with exactly one minute and five seconds left, as the scheduled fiesta turned unexpectedly into a funeral. Spain slipped quietly out of the FIBA Basketball World Cup set in their own country to a chorus of jeers directed, without subtlety, at their head coach, Juan Orenga.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, NBA Players, Ricky Rubio, Portland Trail Blazers, Nicolas Batum

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Oklahoma City Thunder VS. Minnesota Timberwolves at the BOK Center

The Oklahoma City Thunder will return to the BOK Center during the 2014 preseason. The Thunder will host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, October 19. Doors open at 5pm and the game starts at 6pm .

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Canis Hoopus

Some Thoughts on Ricky Rubio at the FIBA World Cup

Spain takes on France today in a World Cup quarterfinal at 3:00 pm CDT, and the game will stream on ESPN3. If there is a way for you to watch, I recommend you do so.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Olympics, NBA Basketball

Canis Hoopus

Chauncey Billups Retires, U.S. Trounces Slovenia With Giant Second Half

Chauncey Billups is hanging it up after 17 NBA seasons. Meanwhile, Team USA outscored Slovenia 70-34 in the second half to advance to the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Chauncey Billups, NBA Players, Serge Ibaka, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Kevin Love

BleacherReport

Predicting the Roles/Impact of Each Minnesota Timberwolves Newcomer This Season

This team is filled with unproven players with very high ceilings, such as Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Anthony Bennett. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders spoke optimistically about the Timberwolves when asked which "rebuilding unit's core" would he prefer: I like what the Wolves have I like Orlando 76ers have some promise that needs to be shown not sure the Bucks have anything yet.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Corey Brewer, Zach LaVine, NBA Players, Ricky Rubio, Glenn Robinson III, Kevin Martin

Pounding the Rock

Spurs top ESPN experts Future Power Rankings

ESPN continues to honor the Spurs this offseason. There were the ESPYs won by Pop and Kawhi There was J.A. Adande declaring that even though the Cavs picked up LeBron and Kevin Love, it is the Spurs who won not only the championship, but the summer as well.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Tim Duncan, NBA Players, Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Kevin Love

Tue Sep 09, 2014

BleacherReport

10 Budding NBA Stars Every Fan Must Watch During 2014 Training Camp

With the gaze of the basketball world focused squarely on Spain and the 2014 FIBA World Cup, it's easy to forget the NBA is a mere three weeks away from the start of training camp. From power rankings to prospective starting lineups and just about everything in between, expect the predictions and prognostications to begin in earnest - as if they haven't already.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Utah Jazz, Kevin Love, NBA Players, Ricky Rubio

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