Acquiring Rose is a bad idea for Minnesota

The Minnesota Timberwolves need to add defensive prowess and efficient 3-point shooting to their roster this summer. Naturally, one of the first free agents they’ve been linked to is a poor defensive player who cannot shoot threes. ESPN’s Ian Begley reported in May the Timberwolves “view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer.” Earlier this month Begley reported

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Divorce Court: Rose vs Bulls

Since Derrick Rose’s first torn ACL in the 2012 NBA playoffs, there has always been an expectation that the Bulls point guard would return to the same acrobatic and accurate player he was. Nearly three knee surgeries, a number of left hamstring problems and sprained ankles, and a surgery for an orbital fracture later, the MVP Derrick Rose we all wanted

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The Seven Most Annoying NBA Story Lines This Season

The NBA is back, baby! LaMarcus Aldridge joins the Spurs, the Warriors are already getting disrespected (and not happy about it), the Clippers are better than ever and Houston is absolutely loaded. The Oklahoma City Thunder finally seem healthy again and Cleveland is bringing basically everyone back from last season. I’m as excited for this season as any in the past

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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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My NBA All-Star Ballot

Believe it or not, the NBA regular season is at its halfway point. And while the All-Star game in New York isn’t for another three-and-a-half weeks, fan voting is closed, so the rosters are basically already decided. Whether it’s a good idea to name someone an All-Star after a mere 40-game sample is a discussion for another time, so I

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7 Thoughts About the NBA’s First 7 Weeks

By Ryan Patterson Basketball is fun. The NBA is basketball played by grown men who are paid seven and eight figures annually. So, it stands to reason that the NBA is, on a nightly basis, the most fun basketball in the world. While some people may disagree with this, it is nearly impossible to argue that this season has been

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Is Derrick Rose Soft?

“Down and holding his knee…. Down and holding his knee.” The five words that have given Chicago Bulls fans nightmares for the past three seasons. Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has played in 50 games over the past 3 seasons. Rose tore his ACL late in 2011 which also held him out of the 2012 campaign and then went on to

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10 Bold Predictions for the NBA Season

The NBA is back! The storylines are endless. The talking points are infinite. Everybody has a fresh start, a brand new chance to win. It’s time to make some predictions about what we’re going to see this season. 1. The Oklahoma City Thunder will not have home court advantage in the playoffs. The last three NBA seasons have seen the

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NBA Preview: Central Division

By: Michael Hendricks Well listen up, basketball fans: it’s that glorious time of year again! The NBA basketball season is upon us, and it promises to bring with it a plethora of ups and downs and twists and turns. And for the Central Division, things are looking quite a bit different than they did last year. Injuries aplenty, dramatic returns,

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Ladies, Let’s Talk Sports

By Jordan Scott The Christmas meal is done, all the dishes are washed and your man is sitting on the couch with a beer discussing the game with the other men, and you ask yourself “What game?” – If you’ve ever found yourself in that situation in years past, let me help you. Now before all you feminists get your

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