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Trey Burke picked 9th by Wolves; Traded to Jazz

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked the National Player of the Year Trey Burke with the No. 9 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday evening and quickly shipped the young point guard to the Utah Jazz for the 14th pick, UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, and the 21st overall pick, Louisville’s Gorgui Deng. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team The move make sense with the Wolves already set at the point guard position with Spanish phenom Ricky Rubio as their starter. Conversely in Utah Burke has an opportunity to step right in and not only contribute but lead a Jazz team that has been in need of a solid point guard since the franchise parted ways with All-Star Deron Williams. Here is a look at Burke’s NBA Scouting Profile via Draftexpress.com’s Mike Schmitz. var addthis_config = … Read entire article »

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Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio headline NBA All-Rookie Teams

Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio headline NBA All-Rookie Teams

Cleveland Cavaliers’ dynamic point guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves’ equally electrifying floor general Ricky Rubio headline the 2012 NBA All-Rookie Teams that were announced by the league this afternoon. Irving, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year, joins Rubio, Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson, Denver Nuggets’ power forward Kenneth Faried, New York Knicks’ combo-guard Iman Shumpert, San Antonio Spurs’ small forward Kawhi Leonard and Detroit Pistons’ point guard Brandon Knight as members of … Read entire article »

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Kevin Love suspended two games for stomping on Luis Scola’s face

Kevin Love suspended two games for stomping on Luis Scola’s face

Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love has been suspended two games by the NBA for stomping on the face of Houston Rockets’ power forward Luis Scola. The altercation took place this past Saturday when Love and Scola got tangled up with about 8 minutes left in the third quarter of the Wolves’ 100-91 home win.  Love, still reeling from a Scola thrown ball at his groin in their past meeting, retaliates on the defensive end by … Read entire article »

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Fantasy Alert: Ricky Rubio gaining momentum

Fantasy Alert: Ricky Rubio gaining momentum

I have to admit I was a little…okay, very uncertain about Spanish import Ricky Rubio‘s early production in the NBA. Although the kid had played professionally in his native Spain for years, I still thought it’d take a couple season for him to truly get acclimated to the hostile ways of the Association. Language barriers, increased physicality, unmatched speed and size at every position; but in Rubio’s defense, to this point, he has just played the way … Read entire article »

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Ricky Rubio hits the gym after 20 hour flight from Spain

Ricky Rubio hits the gym after 20 hour flight from Spain

Always a nice sign when the marquee player you so coveted shows he doesn’t have to be dragged, prodded and pulled into the gym. Such was the case with Minnesota Timberwolves’ new point guard and Spanish import Ricky Rubio Monday night. Rubio, fresh off a 20-hour flight from Spain, called an impromptu workout after meeting the eager fans of Minnesota, the front office and associated T-Wolves staff for the first time to do none other than what … Read entire article »

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Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

Cleveland Cavaliers win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the NBA universe, in a positive way, Tuesday night winning the coveted 2011 NBA Draft Lottery from the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. With prospective top pick Kyrie Irving in attendance and Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert‘s young son Nick representing the franchise, Cleveland got some much needed good news as they were awarded the 1st and, subsequent, 4th picks in the upcoming 2011 NBA Draft. The 2011 NBA Draft is scheduled … Read entire article »

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