Last year, Golden State Warrior superstar Steph Curry launched an individual offensive display of historical significance, making 402 3-point field goals during the regular season while shooting a highly accurate 45.4% from behind the arc. This total bested the previous record (set by Curry the year before) by a remarkable 116 and really is a ridiculous outlier stat no matter how you look at it.
Going into the draft Thursday, it was basically a lock that the Timberwolves were going to select Karl-Anthony Towns with the first number one overall selection in Minnesota basketball history.
This certainty came after months of speculation that Coach/GM Flip Saunders was enamored with Duke big man Jahlil Okafor. In fact, Towns didn’t know he was going to be picked first until NBA commissioner Adam Silver nodded at him before announcing the first pick.
The NBA held its draft lottery Tuesday night and the Minnesota Timberwolves came away with the top pick of the 2015 draft. This marks the first time in franchise history that the team would be making the first selection in the NBA Draft. The pick comes in another deep draft class, which should bring in another good player to pair with the last two first-overall picks and other lottery selections in the past few drafts.
Even with the Wild in the midst of an unprecedented surge, Kevin Garnett’s return dominated Minnesota sports headlines last week.
A video released by the Timberwolves’ Youtube channel this past Friday captures the nostalgic joy that filled the Target Center during Wednesday night’s re-debut of KG against the Washington Wizards..
After one of the craziest trade deadline days ever in the NBA (over 8% of the league was traded), the Timberwolves came away with one extremely familiar face: Da Kid, The Franchise, The Big Ticket, KG, Kevin Garnett.
Timberwolves fans collectively rejoiced this afternoon when the organization announced they reached a five-year, $60 million deal with budding center Nikola Pekovic. While the Wolves have been down in terms of team success over the past nine years, Pekovic is widely considered one of the better centers in the NBA and clearly represents a crucial piece to the team building long-term success.