Tyus Jones

The Five Most Underrated Players in the NBA [Opinion]

The NBA regular season is rapidly coming to an end, and the playoffs are less than a month away. With the season coming to an end that means the …


Duke, Kentucky again rely on freshmen in NCAA Tournament

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Kentucky are viewed as the masters of the one-and-done era, winning championships with extraordinarily young rosters. …

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D'Antoni calls Harden best offensive player he's ever seen

Max Holloway hopes to be cleared for UFC return soon<p>Published<p>8 hours ago<p>on<p>Mar 21, 2018<p>Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports<p><b>UFC</b> featherweight champion <b>Max …


MOORE: The Role Of Derrick Rose

“We have to battle… We have more than enough to win.”<p>Those were Tom Thibodeau’s closing remarks during his media availability Tuesday afternoon, …


Duke's Mike Krzyzewski embracing zone defense in one-and-done era

When Mike Brey worked at Duke for eight seasons in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he recalled Mike Krzyzewski using “about 10 possessions” of zone …


Northwest notes: Gary Harris close to returning; Trail Blazers talk present, future

The Nuggets are targeting Monday’s game in Philadelphia or Tuesday’s game in Toronto as possible return dates for Gary Harris, who has been shelved …


What’s at Stake for Each Sweet 16 Team

After a weekend of upsets, the field of 68 teams has been winnowed down to just 16. All have a chance to cut down the nets in San Antonio next month, …

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The Injured Warriors Are Lucky to Have Quinn Cook

March’s most surprising Cinderella has won an NCAA title before. Quinn Cook didn’t upset a 1-seed. But he is an undrafted, 6-foot-2 Warriors reserve, …


East Metro boys basketball player of year: Apple Valley’s Tre Jones

Tre Jones heard the voices early in his high school basketball career. They were loud, and they echoed. He was a fine player, sure, people said, but …

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2018 NCAA Tournament: History Revisited

Duke and Syracuse have met before in the NCAA Tournament.<p>The first time was back in 1966, when the Blue Devils faced the Dave Bing-led ‘Cuse in the …

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Rose is embracing role, and Wolves are on board

Derrick Rose’s addition to the Wolves' rotation with a month left in the regular season has provided both periods of adjustment and promise


Key Player: Timberwolves vs. Rockets

After a saddening loss to the San Antonio Spurs, the Minnesota Timberwolves need clarity now more than ever. Our key player last game was, Tyus …


Timberwolves Wrap: Costly collapse in San Antonio

The Timberwolves were competitive for much of the night in San Antonio on Saturday but fell apart down the stretch against the Spurs, who have pulled …


Spurs 117, Wolves 101: Heel Spurs

The Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night by the score of 117-101. The Wolves, whose record drops to 40-30 overall, …


San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Final Score: Spurs leapfrog Timberwolves, 117-101

Spurs continue their march to secure their playoff position with a win.Missing their star - Jimmy Butler - the Minnesota Timberwolves came into the …


Spurs vs. Timberwolves recap, reactions: Aldridge dominates for 39 points

Stellar team defense and a monster performance by LaMarcus Aldridge boosted the Spurs to a 117-102 win over the Timberwolves. The sentiment has been …


Hartman: A salute to the Joneses, Minnesota's great basketball family

There’s no doubt that there has never been a pair of brothers from Minnesota who have been as decorated as Tyus and Tre Jones.

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Shootaround Report | Playoffs In March

It’s no secret that every game for Western Conference playoff teams are crucial at this point in the season.<p>The difference between the third seed and …


San Antonio puts an end to Wolves' two-game winning streak

Trailing by nine points early, the Spurs ran away with the game late thanks to veteran forward LaMarcus Aldridge’s 39-point, 10-rebound performance


Wolves' Gibson doesn't mind playing heavy minutes

Until this season, Taj Gibson had never averaged more than the 28.7 minutes he played for coach Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls in a 2013-14 …


The Timberwolves are finally improving in the fourth quarter

The Timberwolves are still a relatively young team — especially with Jimmy Butler out — but have been playing much better in the fourth quarter over …


How You Know You’re Washed

Derrick Rose signed with Minnesota last week, which made sense for one reason and no sense for many others. It made sense because Rose used to play …


2018 NBA Mock Draft: Ayton goes first, Trae Young falls to Knicks

It's finally March! The last chance for everyone to get a good, hard look at some of the top prospects as they put everything on the table before the …


Tim Benz: If not Dan Hurley, 2 other Pitt coaching options are in Pittsburgh, too

The fans from the visiting schools packed PPG Paints Arena to see the players. But many of the fans from Pittsburgh in attendance came to ...

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DevilsIllustrated.com - Duke freshmen focusing on the here and now

<b>PITTSBURGH –</b> There isn’t a whole lot Division I college basketball can offer that Duke’s star-studded cast of freshmen haven’t already …

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Duke's offensive firepower enough to make up for any defensive lapses – for now

There’s a lot to be said, given Duke’s recent history in the NCAA tournament and a roster full of freshmen, for getting out of the first round, …


Weekly Wrap, March 16 – NBA.com: Hoop Magazine

It is one thing to <i>make</i> the playoffs. It is another thing to be a postseason made man.<p>By using our SUPERGLOOO metric, where we combine Player …


Wolves’ Towns steps up vs. playoff teams

<i>Welcome to the 2017-18 edition of the Timberpups Tracker. This year, we’re taking a different tact. With Minnesota having taken over a G League</i> …


Ranking the Top 15 College Basketball Programs by Their Current NBA Talent

March Madness participants are well-represented throughout the NBA.<p>So, too, are many of the schools watching the 68-team tournament unfold from home.<p>Players from more than 130 schools have logged time in the Association this season. Some, like Arizona State (James Harden) and Lehigh (C.J. …


Three Observations From The Wolves' Win Over Wizards

Karl-Anthony Towns flexed his star power in a close win over the Wizards in Washington on Tuesday. His prowess in this game is well-documented, but …

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