Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had an extremely quiet offseason. They swapped Ricky Rubio and Taurean Prince with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and haven’t signed any free agents. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Timberwolves completed a trade for Patrick Beverley. The Memphis Grizzlies are trading Patrick Beverley to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez, […]

Karl-Anthony Towns finally returned to the court last night after missing 13 games due to COVID-19. The Minnesota Timberwolves have been abysmal without him, sitting at 6-17 and last in the Western Conference. Despite his return, the Timberwolves lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 119-112 on Wednesday, further reducing their playoff hopes. What does the […]

Malik Beasley

On Tuesday, Malik Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves was sentenced to 120 days at Hennepin County Workhouse with work release and home confinement option. In the offseason, he signed a 4-year $60 million contract to stay in Minnesota. Malik Beasley Sentenced to 120 Days for October Arrest Minnesota Timberwolves’ Malik Beasley Charged with two Felonies, […]

The Minnesota Timberwolves are last in the Western Conference. With a 4-11 record, there is clearly more than one problem here.  For starters; Karl Anthony Towns has missed games, Jake Layman nor Juancho Hernangomez have returned to last season’s form, health and safety protocols have limited availability, and the roster construction is poor.  The most […]

With the James Harden superstar trade officially done, another blockbuster deal is in the books. Throughout NBA history, trading players of this caliber is a rarity. Especially midseason. Only so many superstars have moved in the NBA’s 75-year history. Today we will be looking at these trades and counting down the five best superstar trades […]

It’s no secret that the 2020-21 season hasn’t treated the Minnesota Timberwolves very well. For starters, Karl-Anthony Towns ruled out with a wrist injury after only 2 games. This forced Ryan Saunders to dig deep into the bench for frontcourt production. Fortunately, 6-foot-9 power forward Jarred Vanderbilt was waiting for an opportunity to prove himself.  […]

Minnesota Timberwolves
Dylan Guest, Editor - Aug 21, 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves now have the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. In addition, they traded for D’Angelo Russell this past season. Timberwolves fans did not catch a real glimpse at what a Russell-Karl-Anthony Towns duo looks like, but it’s definitely promising. Their return to the playoffs might be sooner than some think. How the […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Aug 4, 2020

The NBA is back in full swing. The Disney bubble has worked nearly flawlessly and is producing high-quality basketball. With that being said, eight teams are missing out on it. That doesn’t bode well for their development. NBA trades will likely be in full swing this coming offseason, especially with a relatively weak free-agent class. […]

NBA Consolation Tournament a possiblity
Tyler Marling - Jun 24, 2020

According to Last Word on Sports sources, the NBA is planning on having a consolation tournament for the eight teams that were left out of the continued season. In order of worst record to best, the eight teams that would compete in a possible consolation tournament would be the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota […]

Adam Zigner - Jun 15, 2020

Although ranking the top 30 NBA players in today’s game is an incredibly difficult task, The Last Word on Pro Basketball staff has taken it on. Debuting at number 16 in the countdown is Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns. Top 30 NBA Players Number 16 – Karl-Anthony Towns After a stellar freshman season at the […]

There are NBA players and organizations that are helping in the coronavirus issue. These players and organizations are showing the world the bright side in the coronavirus pandemic. Apologies in advance if some players are not mentioned on this list as there are too many to mention. There are many NBA players helping in the […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Apr 29, 2020

Although the season is currently postponed, the 2019 NBA Draft lottery class has had plenty of time to showcase their skills and abilities. It’s definitely too early to label any flops, but some have not lived up to expectations yet, while others have flourished. With the draft being less than a year ago, it’s important […]

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Decade Team
Tyler Marling - Apr 4, 2020

The Minnesota Timberwolves all-decade team has some really good talent in the frontcourt. Despite an NBA Most Improved Player, Kevin Love, and back-to-back NBA Rookie of the Year awards by Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, the 2010s were a decade to forget for the franchise. Minnesota made the playoffs just one time, the 2017-18 season, when they […]

Cameron Cornell - Mar 9, 2020

The fantasy basketball playoffs usually cause a lot of stress for owners. Many tough decisions have to be made regarding star players that are injured and have unknown timetables. With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, you don’t want to make the wrong decision with a specific player. Working the waiver wire will make […]

When the Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies (now the Memphis Grizzlies) both played their first NBA game in 1995, there were only two Canadian players in the NBA. Now, Canada has the second-most NBA players. This includes 16 Canadian NBA players who were on opening-night rosters according to Canada Basketball. This list will look at […]

In the NBA, the position of center has been evolving over the past decade more than any other position. The majority of centers that failed to evolve never reached the elite threshold. In today’s game, the best of the best are great all-around players. They can completely take over a game at times and always […]

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Michael Hanich - Feb 13, 2020

Many NBA teams have been at the front and center of trade deals or at least potential trade talk. Many of the potential trade deals have involved Kevin Durant or Kyrie Irving as significant features. One team that is surprisingly not in the trade spotlight are the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers are known to […]

Tristan Rawcliffe - Feb 13, 2020

With NBA free agency basically wrapped up, most teams are more or less done making big moves before next season. We do still have lingering trade rumors surrounding stars such as Kevin Durant, Donovan Mitchell, and Russell Westbrook. However, as each day passes it’s looking less likely we see a massive trade go down anytime […]

In an offseason full of major stories, the NBA’s tampering investigations into the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks have taken center stage. The Knicks are under scrutiny surrounding the four-year, $104 million deal signed with Jalen Brunson this summer. The league is also looking into the 76ers negotiations with James Harden. Tampering has been […]

Brooklyn Nets Trade
Dylan Guest, Editor - Feb 13, 2020

The Brooklyn Nets have been rocked with trade requests from superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant has recently been rumored to be of interest to the Boston Celtics, whereas the Los Angeles Lakers have been rumored to be interested in Irving. The Nets, either way, should be able to bring in great assets for these players. But […]

Golden State Warriors Draymond Green
Dylan Guest, Editor - Feb 13, 2020

The Golden State Warriors are going to have a tough decision to make with Draymond Green. The forward signed a four-year, $100 million contract before the 2019-20 season. The last season on that deal, however, is a player option. Now, according to The Athletic, Green is looking to ink a five-year, $164.2 million deal. So, […]

Russell Westbrook Trade
Dylan Guest, Editor - Feb 13, 2020

Russell Westbrook trade rumors have been relentless this entire offseason. He was the most popular NBA trade candidate until Brooklyn Nets superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving requested trades. Now there’s also a possibility of a Donovan Mitchell trade from the Utah Jazz. What we do know, however, is that the Westbrook experiment didn’t quite work for the […]

LeBron James Free Agency
Dylan Guest, Editor - Feb 13, 2020

It may be too early for this kind of exercise, but impending free agency, even a year down the line, for a star like LeBron James is always a major deal. He changed the scope of free agency with The Decision in 2010, and 2023 could be his last big move. James will turn 38 years old during next […]

Paige Bueckers
Christopher Sedlak - Feb 13, 2020

On Monday, Paige Bueckers of UConn tore her ACL in her left knee during a pickup game. She will miss the entire season. The injury to  Bueckers will have a monumental impact on her team. She is the best player on the Huskies; she will be dearly missed. This piece will explain the implications of […]