Why the Timberwolves should not trade for Jimmy Butler

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to part with the number five pick in the 2016 NBA Draft in hopes of acquiring Jimmy Butler, according to a Monday report by ESPN. Butler just completed his fifth season in the NBA, earning his second all-star selection and a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Second team. The 26-year-old is one of the best

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(Almost) Preseason NBA Awards

After a myriad of offseason acquisitions transformed the infrastructure of the National Basketball Association over the long months between May and October, we have finally set sail on the 2015-16 season and there have already been a number of story lines. From C.J. McCollum’s 37 point opening night performance for the new-look Blazers to Jahlil Okafor’s near record-setting debut performance

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NBA Teams Primed to Improve: Western Conference

The 2015-16 NBA season kicks off in less than three months and right now every fan base would like to believe their team will be better this season than they were last year. Unfortunately, improvement is only a reality for a small number of teams. Who’s ready to take the leap? Western Conference New Orleans Pelicans Last year was a huge

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The 2015 NBA All-Athletic Team

Seeing Thunder guard Russell Westbrook hit his head on the backboard at the All-Star game on Sunday got me thinking: Who are some other players in the league who might accidentally hurt themselves from jumping too high near the rim? Obviously, the list would be quite lengthy, since the NBA generally has the most athletic players in the world, in

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Andrew Wiggins: The Heir to King James

Lebron James: Man among boys, god among mortals. It is hard to compare any player to Lebron, with one near-sighted exception. Andrew Wiggins. Although Wiggins lacks the physical, overbearing physique of James, he has athleticism that can challenge even the King. Although he may have kinks in his game that he still needs to sort out, it is not hard

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Midseason Grades: CBB Phenoms

By Madison Hayden Andrew Wiggins (B-): The jewel of the 2013 recruiting class, Andrew Wiggins hasn’t delivered the dynamite season many of us were expecting. He’s been solid, but far from spectacular, and certainly hasn’t been very consistent. Wiggins has shown us flashes of brilliance, but seems to disappear on the court far too often. Three times this season, opponents

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