Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
Thoughts on the controversial Draymond Green groin kick? Karl-Anthony Towns: No, I don’t think he meant it. Anyone who knows Draymond knows he’s not like that. Draymond’s a fierce competitor, but that’s not his character. He was just trying to get a foul called, and it just so happened that he just swung and his arms and legs just happened to hit him there. It was not intentional whatsoever.
Goals for next season: Karl-Anthony Towns: For me, it’s all about team goals. We want to make the playoffs, we want to end the drought. I think it’s 13 years now. We want to end that drought and we want to go to the playoffs, and we don’t just want to be there and be a first round team. We want to be able to make a deep run, so we’re making those steps now. It also depends on me improving every single aspect of my game.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio’s mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer. Rubio’s family announced Wednesday that 56-year-old Tona Vives had died. She was treated all through the last season, seeing doctors in both Spain and Minnesota. Rubio delivered his best NBA season for the Timberwolves last year while trying to help his mother through the treatments.