Thursday was a beautiful day for Wolves fans. The Timberwolves schedule was released for the 2016-17 Regular Season. The Wolves open the regular season on October 26th in Memphis to face the Grizzlies, who added some nice pieces this offseason and have the highest paid player in NBA history in Mike Conley.
For the first time in Timberwolves history, the Wolves will play on Christmas day in Oklahoma City! While it doesn’t seem like the most exciting opponent without Kevin Durant, my belief is that the Wolves and Thunder will likely be battling each other for a playoff spot, so the game could have some significance towards the end of the year. The Wolves also play 19 games on National TV. The entire schedule can be found here.
While all this excitement was happening, Ricky Rubio was playing in the Olympics against Nigeria for 0-2 Spain where they got their first win. Ricky finally put together a decent game but what was truly impressive was his dunk! Check it out below!
We used to get excited to see Ricky throw it down in warm ups. And according to basketball-reference, Rubio has never dunked in an NBA game. There were a lot of questions on whether or not he could dunk, but at 6-3 and a huge wingspan, it doesn’t seem like it would be difficult for Ricky to do. It seems like hanging out with Wiggins and LaVine has rubbed off on Rubio finally…
Wolves fans… Get excited! The season is just a couple months away!
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