Minnesota suspends Daquein McNeil after arrest

Minnesota suspends backup guard Daquein McNeil, after arrest on domestic assault

      
 

 

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Daquein McNeil Arrested: Latest Details, Mugshot and More on Minnesota Guard

Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil was arrested Monday night on domestic assault charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, according to reports.     

Andy Greder and John Shipley of Twincities.com have more:

Daquein McNeil, a reserve guard on the Gophers basketball team, has been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a domestic assault arrest Monday. The sophomore was arrested on probable cause after fleeing the scene and is being held without bail in Hennepin County jail.

He is charged with second-degree domestic assault and domestic assault/strangulation.

Fox 9 News on Twitter shared his mugshot:

According to the Twincites.com report, police picked up McNeil after his girlfriend called 911 and alleged that he “ripped her clothes off, beat her with a belt and choked her.”

Athletics director Norwood Teague made the following statement, per that report.

“We are currently gathering information and cooperating with the authorities,” he said. “This athletics department values respect and positively impacting the lives of others and will not tolerate any form of domestic assault from its staff or student-athletes.”  

McNeil has appeared in four games this season, averaging 3.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 18.8 minutes per game. As a freshman in 2013, he averaged 1.6 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game.

 

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Minnesota suspends backup McNeil after arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Minnesota guard Daquein McNeil (5) goes up for a shot over Franklin Pierce guard Jaleel Bell, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Minneapolis, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Minnesota won 109-57. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sophomore guard Daquein McNeil has been arrested on a charge of domestic assault and suspended from all team activities.


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Minnesota Timberwolves: Kevin Martin injured indefinitely

After picking up their first win in five games against the New York Knicks, the Minnesota Timberwolves got some horrible news. Kevin Martin the starting shooting guard for the Timberwolves fractured his wrist against the Knicks and is out indefinitely. This really hurts the Timberwolves, as Martin is the team’s leading scorer and is one of the few veterans on the team.
Incredibly, Martin actually got hurt in the first quarter in the game against the Knicks, and still ended up scoring 31 more points and to lead the Timberwolves to victory. Apparently, Martin didn’t realize anything was wrong until the game was over.
Much like last season the Timberwolves have a lot of guys injured early in the season. So far, the Timberwolves are missing Ricky Rubio with a sprained ankle, Nikola Pekovic with a sprained wrist and now Martin out also with a wrist injury. Not to mention that Thaddeus Young is also missing from the team because he is grieving his mother’s death. So right now, the Timberwolves are missing fou

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Progress Reports for Minnesota Timberwolves Newcomers

The 10-game sample size may be small, but the Minnesota Timberwolves newcomers have underperformed. 

The Wolves acquired Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Andrew Wiggins in the blockbuster trade of the summer. They also added depth at the point by drafting Zach LaVine and signing veteran Mo Williams.

These offseason acquisitions put the Wolves in a weird limbo between winning now with skillful veterans and looking to rebuild around a young core. 

So far this season, the younger players have been unable to live up to expectations, and the veterans on this team have underperformed offensively. 

These new Wolves haven’t been in the pack for long, but Judgment Day is upon them.

OK, it’s only a progress report.

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New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The New York Knicks will look to rebound from a heartbreaking Tuesday night loss to the Milwaukee Bucks when they take on the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center Wednesday night.

Down by 26 points in the third quarter, the Knicks rallied to trim the Bucks’ lead to two late in the fourth quarter. However, Milwaukee made its free throws down the stretch to put New York away for good.

The Knicks may catch a break against the Timberwolves, however, as Minnesota is extremely short-handed.

Already without Ricky Rubio (ankle), the Wolves will also be missing Nikola Pekovic (wrist) and Thaddeus Young (personal leave), per Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.

The Timberwolves have lost five straight games and have lost their last three home meetings with New York.

Catch all of the action at 8 p.m. ET on either MSG or Fox Sports North.

Be sure to keep it right here as Bleacher Report provides you with live coverage throughout the game.

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Five reasons Shabazz Muhammad needs more minutes

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a young roster with a lot of potential, and one of these players is Shabazz Muhammad. This is Muhammad’s second season with the team, after he was drafted out of UCLA in the first round. However, even though Muhammad is a young player on a team that is rebuilding, he still isn’t getting much playing time.
Shabazz Muhammad
Part of the reason for this is that he plays the same position as Andrew Wiggins, who the Timberwolves are trying to get as many minutes as possible so he can refine his game. However, Muhammad should still be getting playing time, as he continues to look good whenever he is in.
Here are the five reasons Muhammad should see more minutes:
1) Muhammad worked hard all summer to improve with an intense conditioning program and he continues to hustle his tail off whenever he is in. Even when Muhammad isn’t playing his best, he still has a positive impact on the floor, as he makes the hustle plays, whether it is going for a loose ball or drawing a charge.
2)

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6 Best Trade Destinations for Minnesota Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer

Corey Brewer may not be with the Minnesota Timberwolves for too much longer. 

“The Minnesota Timberwolves, fresh off heavy back-to-back losses in New Orleans and Dallas and in the latest indication of their growing focus on the future, are in active trade discussions with multiple contending teams pursuing veteran swingman Corey Brewer, according to league sources,” reports ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, revealing the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets have emerged as the primary suitors for the 28-year-old’s services. 

So long as the Wolves can receive future assets in return, it makes sense for them to shop Brewer. After all, trading him would free up minutes for the many young players on Minnesota’s roster, as well as clear the books a bit and save the organization some money. It’s Shabazz Muhammad, Glenn Robinson III, Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins who are the future of this franchise on the wings after all. 

Brewer, a small forward who can also play the 2, is averaging 9.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals through nine outings in 2014-15, but it’s production that would be best utilized by a different team. Plus, we know he can do more when he’s not playing behind Wiggins and receiving only 22.9 minutes per game.

Chances are, Brewer will be dealt to a contender in need of some perimeter defense and transition offense, if he’s moved at all. But which squads present the best fit for his talents?

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Minnesota Timberwolves: Wrapping up an abysmal week for the team

This past road trip was very bad for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Technically, this road trip was broken up by a home game, but that game was held in Mexico, so really the Timberwolves have had six straight away games, and only managed to pull away one win from their long road trip.
The worst part of this road trip was definitely this week, as the Timberwolves went 0-3, losing by an average of about 24 points. Additionally, against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Timberwolves set a franchise record for the most lopsided loss in franchise history, as they lost by 48 points.
The Timberwolves terrible recent stretch is a result of injury, youth, inconsistent offense and horrible defense. Ricky Rubio’s injury continues to really limit the team’s ability to run an effective offense. Also, these last few games the Timberwolves haven’t had Thaddeus Young because his mom died and he is dealing with her death with his family. Young’s absence takes away a veteran presence and one of their main scorers, which is an

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks 11/15/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Dallas Mavericks looked to continue their recent run of success on Saturday night when they took on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The sharpshooting Mavs had won two straight and three of their last four, and faced a reeling T-Wolves squad that had dropped four straight.

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