Feature 3 // 30 Aug 2018, 02:45 IST SHARE The Spring Valley Timberwolves are coming off of a dominating win 49-8 over rival class AA The Wayne Pioneers. The Timberwolves has made it to The West Virginia Class AAA Championship over the last two years getting dominated by The Martinsburg Bulldogs twice, but The Timberwolves feel like this time could be very different if they get back to that spot in the championship game.Even though beating The Wayne Pioneers, The Pioneers came into the game a class AA contender as well as The Timberwolves. The Pioneers still has a chance of winning the rest of their 9 games. The Timberwolves are in the tough MSAC that is often called The SEC of West Virginia. You can get beat any week if you don't come in heavily prepared. The Timberwolves are a running hard-nosed team just pounds the ball down their opponent's throat and eats up lot's of time on the scoreboard. They always have a big strong healthy looking line and … [Read more...] about Can The Spring Valley Timberwolves get back to the class AAA state championship for the third time in a row?
News 16 // 28 Aug 2018, 07:10 IST SHARE Tom Thibodeau is not worried about rumours that Jimmy Butler is unhappy with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Butler could become an unrestricted free agent next off-season if he declines his player option for 2019-20 and multiple reports have suggested he is looking to leave Minnesota.But Thibodeau said Monday he has not heard anything about Butler looking to sign elsewhere from the star 28-year-old forward himself."I've been around a long time, I don't buy into any of that stuff," Thibodeau said (via the Star Tribune)."You have to distinguish what's real and what's not real. You never heard any of that come from Jimmy's mouth. It's always a source close to Jimmy. If Jimmy has something to say to someone, he usually says it directly.”Butler reportedly turned down a four-year, $110million extension offer from Minnesota this offseason.Thibodeau said the team did not anticipate Butler accepting the offer because … [Read more...] about Thibodeau doesn’t buy into rumours Butler is unhappy with Timberwolves
E.Jay Zarett Omnisport @EjayZarett Updated at 9:24 p.m. ET Updated at 9:24 p.m. ET Tom Thibodeau is not worried about rumors that Jimmy Butler is unhappy with the Timberwolves. Butler could become an unrestricted free agent next summer if he declines his player option for 2019-20 and multiple reports have surfaced this summer that said Butler is looking to leave Minnesota. But Thibodeau said Monday he hasn’t heard anything about Butler looking to sign elsewhere from the star 28-year-old forward himself. “I’ve been around a long time, I don’t buy into any of that stuff,” Thibodeau said (via the Star Tribune). “You have to distinguish what’s real and what’s not real. You never heard any of that come from Jimmy’s mouth. It’s always a source close to Jimmy. If Jimmy has something to say to someone, he usually says it directly.” … [Read more...] about Tom Thibodeau ‘doesn’t buy into’ rumors Jimmy Butler is unhappy with Timberwolves
Josh Okogie received some love in the NBA’s annual Rookie Survey, The Timberwolves’ first-round pick finished third among all rookies in voting in questions asking who’s the most athletic rookie and who’s the best defender in the 2018 draft class. But for the big questions, the ones that matter most, he went unmentioned. When players were asked who will win Rookie of the Year, Okogie didn’t receive a single vote. Same goes for the question asking which member of this draft class will have the best NBA career. That’s all fine and good with Okogie. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to understand, I’ve personally never in my life have been voted for something,” Okogie said in a phone interview Tuesday. “Somebody today texted me today saying, ‘They didn’t pick you for this or predict you for this,’ and I’m like, ‘Dude, they never predict me for those things.’ And I like that, because … [Read more...] about Timberwolves’ Josh Okogie isn’t getting any rookie of the year hype, and that’s fine with him
As you all suspected, Tom Thibodeau is a trash-talker, a foodie who enjoys long walks around the lake, rocks out at Springsteen concerts and listens to Drake. “Tom is not the guy you see screaming on the sideline,” longtime friend Mike Opat said. “Well, he is that guy — he is the coach who wants to get the most out of his team. But there’s more to him than that.” Opat helped get Target Field built. Tom Thibodeau is trying to fill Target Center. The Hennepin County commissioner and the Timberwolves basketball boss would seem to have little in common other than locale, yet to hear them talk about each other is to imagine them in the summer’s most unlikely buddy movie. “He is a terrible basketball player,” Thibodeau says of Opat. “He’s bitter about some of the long-range jumpers I shot in his face,” Opat says of Thibs. After two years running the Wolves, Thibs seems to be known more for growling than winning, even … [Read more...] about Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau recharged himself over summer