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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The College Tailgate Basketball Podcast Episode 1

The College Tailgate launches its podcast network with this NBA podcast hosted by Grant Becker featuring Ryan Patterson. They talk about the NBA all-star selections, Blake Griffin’s “incident,” the playoff races, under the radar rookies, who they would take second overall and they dissect a few trade rumors.

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I Wish Adrian Peterson Didn’t Play for the Vikings

Last Sunday Adrian Peterson slashed through and plowed over the San Diego Chargers defense as he compiled 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns. His two-yard blast across the plane in the second quarter was the first time Peterson scored a touchdown since November of 2013. This week he followed it up with another strong showing that included a 48-yard sprint for

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Durant a Wizard? Crazy? Maybe not.

I don’t believe Kevin Durant’s statements about resigning with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Why? He grew up in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, his is alma mater is Montrose Christian in Rockville, and his brothers, sisters, and mother all still reside in Maryland. If there’s any else to persuade you that KD is coming to the Wizards is that he is most

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Rondo to the Mavericks: Present Pain for Future Gains?

By Jamey Schilling When I first saw the news on my smart phone, I stood frozen in the parking lot of a grocery store for a few seconds. I couldn’t believe the news at first. I don’t think most Celtics fans could either, but it was true. Boston’s All-Star Point Guard Rajon Rondo is headed to the Dallas Mavericks. Looks like

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Kevin Love to CLE: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Kevin Love have finally parted ways, but the story is just beginning. There are countless layers to the biggest blockbuster the NBA has seen since Carmelo Anthony headed east. The media focus has largely been on the Cleveland end of the deal but perhaps the more complex end of this story lies in Minnesota. The trade has

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