Warning: This article may be lame to some readers, after all, it's just for fun. All opinions will be taken into consideration as far as nicknames go, now let's have fun!
Since acquiring the oh so confident David Kahn, the new identity of the Timberwolves franchise could be a positive one.
I noticed that in the press conference and in all of the Timberwolves interviews that all the players and the staff refer to Al Jefferson as "Big Al". This has become his perennial nickname, and it does fit, due to his name and of course his 6'10'' stature.
Other players have nicknames as well. Sebastian Telfair's nickname is "Bassy". But "Bassy is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region in southeastern France (whatever that is). So it's safe to assume that his name is Bassy due to it sorta sounding like Sebastian.
Craig Smith has a nickname as well. Craig Smith's nickname is "The Rhino". We can all assume that this because of his ability to charge into the paint and score.
Rodney Carney has a nickname that was given to him last season. He was given the name "Hot Rod". Rodney Carney was most likely given this nickname due to his incredible speed.
He can be seen on the fast break ahead of everybody, he's arguably the most athletic guy on the team. He dunks with finesse, and I think I speak for all Timberwolves fans when I say, RESIGN CARNEY!
These above nicknames are known to myself, and while I don't know the whole team's rosters' nicknames, I would like to make up some that maybe, just maybe can be put into consideration.
If anyone has the actual nicknames of the respective players below, please write the nickname in a comment and I will put it in the article, and if you can provide proof thats great!
Randy Foye was the 2nd leading scorer of the T'Wolves last year, so why wouldn't he have a nickname. Actually he was given one, by the name of "Fourth Quarter Foye". The background behind that was in the stretch of 10-3 in the month of January, Foye amazed everyone with his fourth quarter performances.
They rallied a few times behind on the scoreboards due to Randy Foye stepping up in the fourth quarter. Randy Foye gives the T'Wolves a win over the Chicago Bulls with a crazy lay-up that was heavily contested by Kirk Hinrich (Youtube).
That nickname is fit, and yet somewhat catchy, but too long and sometimes can sound a little bit lame. But it's original so I'm deciding to stick with the idea. However a slight change I think is in order. What about "4QF" (yeah...no)?
His jersey number is four and his name "Foye" sounds a lot like four. But instead of "4QF", what about "FQ4". It still sounds like fourth quarter Foye. Let me know what you think.
FQ4 is dribbling down the court, crossover to Bassy, to Big Al in the post, Big Al gets double teamed, the dish out to FQ4, and another clutch three pointer!! Yeah... sounds good don't it?
Kevin Love rebounded the boards with an amazing fashion, so I think he should be given a nickname. But I can't really think of anything, so I'm just going with "K.Love". If anyone has any suggestions, please write a comment
Ryan Gomes stepped up when Al Jefferson went down, often scoring more than 20 PPG. I think a nickname is in order. It's funny because I've watched a few highlights and there's one female broadcaster that has a nickname, but it's not exactly a nickname.
She calls him "Gomez", yet his name is Gomes. But she dosen't say Gomes, as in rhymes with homes, she says "Gomez" as in rhymes with Lopez. I think it's funny but it fits. Let me know if this is his actual nickname, or if this is a good idea.
Corey Brewer will be back from his injury, and he's too likable to not have a nickname. But he lacks a concrete offensive game, but has a complete range of moves on the defensive end. He always has a huge cheese on his face, so I think we should call him "Lock-Jaw". It's funny to me, but I like it. Let me know if you like it too.
I want Kevin McHale back, so i'm going to give him a nickname too. I want to call him "K-Mac". You gotta love it.
Again all opinions will be taken into consideration. Please no offensive comments.
Hope you got a few laughs reading this article!