Minnesota Timberwolves: Trading Corey Brewer would be a good move

Corey Brewer
In the past few weeks, the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Corey Brewer was the center of many trade rumors. Most of the rumors dealt with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, two teams that are in contention to win the NBA finals and have already expressed interest in Brewer.
Cleveland would like to get another veteran, and would like to reunite Kevin Love with Brewer, as the two of them had a number of fast break points as Love would outlet to Brewer whenever Brewer leaked out. Houston has wanted Brewer before this year, Kevin McHale is the current head coach of the Houston Rockets really likes Brewer’s game, and actually drafted Brewer in 2006 when he was the general manager of the Timberwolves.
However, Flip Saunders the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves has said he is intent on keeping Brewer, so as of right now it appears unlikely for the Timberwolves to deal him. Even though Brewer is a veteran player that provides solid defense and is a good transition threat, I believe

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 11/26/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Milwaukee Bucks looked to build a bit of momentum on Wednesday night when they took on the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Bucks snapped a two-game losing streak their last time out but faced a tough test from a Timberwolves squad that had dropped two straight and seven of its last eight. 

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Timberwolves Injury Update: Ronny Turiaf is ‘out’ for tonight’s game against the Kings

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter tonight’s game against the Sacramento Kings coming off a 121-92 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Anthony Bennett lead the Timberwolves with 20 points in 32 minutes off the bench. At 3-8 on the season, the Timberwolves sit fourth in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, backup center Ronny Turiaf is officially listed out for tonight’s game against the Kings. Dirk  via Wikimedia CommonsIgor Mello of CBSSports.com reported that Turiaf has had a difficult time with a hip injury that his limited him to just two games and one rebound.  It’s possible Turiaf will be ready for Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, but he continues to be listed as day-to-day. Expect Bennett to continue to get the majority of the work off the bench behind Gorgui Dieng. Turiaf, in his 10th NBA season, has not scored in 19 minutes over two games this season. The veteran has played for the Lakers, Warriors, Knicks, Heat, Wizards, Clippers and Timberwolves and has career averages

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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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Timberwolves Injury Update: Kevin Martin may need right wrist surgery

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday by the score of 121-92. The blowout loss dropped the Timberwolves to 3-8 on the season, fourth in the Northwest Division. Anthony Bennett lead the Timberwolves with 20 points on 9-of-14 shooting in 32 minutes off the bench. The Timberwolves were without Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin, both out with wrist injuries. The bad news on Martin is that his wrist is fracture and he may need surgery.TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia Commons Rotoworld.com reported that  Martin will have his wrist examined in the coming days to determine whether or not he’ll need surgery. It appears that Martin will be out at least six weeks, which is a significant loss to the Timberwolves. In absence, expect Chase Budinger, Corey Brewer and Mo Williams see the majority of the minutes in the back court and small forward. Martin, in his 11th NBA season out of Western Carolina, is averaging 20.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this season. The veteran guard has played f

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Kevin Martin Injury: Updates on Timberwolves Guard’s Wrist and Recovery

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin will be out of action for an indefinite period of time after suffering a wrist fracture during the team’s 115-99 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

The team’s official public relations feed on Twitter provided a statement, which suggested a clearer timetable should emerge after further evaluation:

Despite suffering the injury in the opening quarter, Martin would go on to score a game-high 37 points in the win.

Martin leads the 3-7 Wolves in scoring at a shade over 20 points per game. He was also averaging around 30 minutes per contest in the team’s first 10 games of the season. Those minutes will likely be split among several players, including Corey Brewer and Mo Williams, for as long as he’s sidelined.

 

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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.

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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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Nikola Pekovic Injury: Updates on Timberwolves Center’s Wrist and Return

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next week after suffering a sprained wrist.   

Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reported the injury from Minnesota’s practice on Tuesday:

News of Pekovic’s injury comes after the big man played just 12 minutes in the Timberwolves’ 131-117 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday. While Youngblood and others reported Saunders did not sit Pekovic because of an injury, this would indicate otherwise. Pekovic had played at least 28 minutes in all but two appearances so far this season.

With Pekovic on the shelf, second-year center Gorgui Dieng will step into the starting lineup. Dieng was the beneficiary of Pekovic’s absence Saturday, putting up 12 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. The former Louisville star averaged 12.0 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game across 18 games (15 starts) in which he received extended playing time with Pekovic out last season.

It’ll be interesting to see if history can repeat itself. If it does, the Timberwolves, who at 2-7 are already looking toward the future, may have an interesting dilemma on their hands.

 

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