1. NBA Lockout: How Fans Could Get Their Basketball Fix

    The NBA lockout is grating on every basketball aficionado. Unfortunately, the average fan won't be able to help solve the complex and murky waters of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  2. Rick Adelman: 5 Things He Needs To Do To Win Coach of the Year

    Minnesota Timberwolves fans rejoice. There is finally some good news to break the lockout doldrums. Rick Adelman is the new coach. He comes with his work cut out for him. The Wolves have a boatload of talent and a dearth of victories...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,534 reads 27 comments

  3. September 11th: What Role Does Sports Play in Healing?

    September 11th, 2001 was a confusing and terrible day for all of America. The sports world was not immune to the effects of the attacks. Games were postponed for days after the terrible attacks...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 236 reads 0 comments

  4. 75 Greatest NBA Players on the League's 75th Anniversary

    The NBA 's 50 greatest players list has been cause for some controversy among fans. Of course Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are no-brainers, but where is Dennis Johnson? It's been 15 years since the original list has been made..

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 5,686 reads 5 comments

  5. Minnesota Timberwolves: Anthony Randolph or Darko Milicic at Center?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have a big question mark at center. Last season, Darko Milicic was a serviceable warm body. Anthony Randolph showed flashes of potential, but is still rough around the edges...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,620 reads 19 comments

  6. 50 Sports Personalities You'd Want to Meet for Lunch

    Personalities of the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and numerous other sports competitions run the gamut from self-absorbed to selfless...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 4,554 reads 6 comments

  7. Michael Beasley's Antics Matter: The Minnesota Timberwolves Should Trade Him

    Michael Beasley hasn't made the lockout any easier on the Minnesota Timberwolves management or fans. Due to the lockout, General Manger David Kahn has not been able to discuss the small forward's future with the organization...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,707 reads 135 comments

  8. Comparing NFL Quarterbacks to NBA Point Guards

    Aaron Rodgers , Russell Westbrook, Drew Brees and Derrick Rose have proved that point guard and quarterback are two positions where NFL and NBA teams need to have a quality player...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 5,439 reads 67 comments

  9. NBA Lockout 2011: Would Changing the Age Limit Clean Up the NCAA?

    A major point of contention between players and owners in the NBA lockout is the "age rule," which disallows players to opt for the draft until they are 19 and one year out of high school...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 575 reads 5 comments

  10. Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 Most Exciting Players in Team History

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have been stocked with high-fliers, pure shooters and dominating post players. Michael Beasley, and (hopefully) Ricky Rubio are two of the team's most explosive and exciting young players...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 3,128 reads 19 comments

  11. Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 10 Moments in Franchise History

    The history of the Minnesota Timberwolves is loaded with exciting players, extraordinary accomplishments and intense playoff games. While the team's history may not match up to that of the Lakers or Celtics , it has had some unique moments...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 1,099 reads 8 comments

  12. Minnesota Timberwolves: 10 Most Important Games on Schedule for 2011-12 Season

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have a lot to prove. Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams are two very big pieces in the team's rebuilding puzzle. Kevin Love and Michael Beasley have loads of talent...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  13. Imagining Athletes as Superheroes

    Dwight Howard and Shaq both claim the nickname Superman. Dwayne Wade is the Flash. Some pro athletes liken themselves to superheroes, and fans can't get enough of the comparisons...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 5,503 reads 2 comments

  14. Minnesota Timberwolves: Is Don Nelson the Right Choice for Head Coach?

    Don Nelson is reportedly interested in coaching the Minnesota Timberwolves . Should David Kahn and Glen Taylor take a chance on Nellie leading Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams and the rest of this extremely young team? Short answer: no...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 826 reads 6 comments

  15. Blake Griffin vs. Kevin Love: Could This Blossoming Rivalry Save the NBA?

    Kevin Love and Blake Griffin are poster boys of the NBA rivalry. They are players with powerful skill sets, exciting personalities, buzz-worthy achievements and have great on-screen chemistry...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,013 reads 27 comments

  16. David Kahn: 5 Most Questionable Moves During His Tenure with Timberwolves

    Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn is the mad scientist of basketball GM's. Many of his experiments have failed miserably...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 2,670 reads 16 comments

  17. Minnesota Timberwolves: Top 10 Guards in Franchise History

    Paging through the short history of the Minnesota Timberwolves is like a trip through a buffet line. You'll find stuff you love and stuff you really don't care for...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 284 reads 9 comments

  18. Washington Nationals Are the Hardest Team to Support: Where Does Your Team Fall?

    The Washington Nationals are the hardest team in all of professional sports to cheer for according to a study done by the Business Journals periodical...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 565 reads 5 comments

  19. Kevin Love: 6 Ways the Timberwolves Can Ensure He Stays With the Team

    The Minnesota Timberwolves ' cup runneth over with drama. This offseason has been no exception. Fortunately, the summer 2011 news cycle surrounding the team was largely positive with the additions of Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about almost 3 years ago 809 reads 37 comments

  20. Ricky Rubio: 7 Ways He Must Adapt His Game to the NBA

    Ricky Rubio is the popular new foreign exchange student in class. He's flashy, cool and sure to be a hit with the ladies. Except Timberwolves fans are not quite sure what to expect...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about 3 years ago 3,256 reads 10 comments

  21. Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit, Christian Lopez and 6 Other Selfless Sports Moments

    Derek Jeter and Christian Lopez are all over the news regarding the infamous 3,000th hit ball. Most of the media is applauding Lopez for giving the ball to Jeter. However, some thought he should have sold it to the highest bidder...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about 3 years ago 3,456 reads 42 comments

  22. USWNT World Cup Performance Demonstrates All That Is Good with Sports

    The US Women's National Team performance against Brazil on Sunday was a breath of fresh air for American sports...

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  23. Yao Ming Retires: What Does This Mean for the NBA Big Man?

    Yao Ming 's retirement is another blow in for the traditional NBA center. The league is no longer ruled by giants. It is ruled by giant-killers. A tall, powerful, post-up center is no longer necessary to succeed in the NBA...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about 3 years ago 4,454 reads 26 comments

  24. Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams: Who Is More Affected by the Lockout?

    It must feel like the first week of December for Minnesota Timberwolves fans. Except Christmas might not come for months. The team's new presents, Derrick Williams and Ricky Rubio, will continue to be mysteries to fans...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,183 reads 0 comments

  25. What Does Michael Beasley Drug Citation Mean for Minnesota Timberwolves?

    Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley was cited for possession of 16.2 grams of marijuana last week. Read the full story here . The citation carries a fine and suspension from the league (if there were no lockout)...

    Nick Hansen Written by Nick Hansen about 3 years ago 1,170 reads 5 comments