Player Profiles

A collection of all the player profile stories for the Minnesota Timberwolves 2008-09.

Gomes Provides Options
Ryan Gomes gives the Wolves versatility in the frontcourt by suiting up at both forward positions. The fourth-year veteran has increased his productivity in the absence of several injured Wolves.

Welcome to Minnesota
Chasing the Rookie of the Year crown, Kevin Love is finding a home in the Midwest. Love reflects on a whirlwind first season in the NBA as he concludes a productive year for the Wolves.

Praising Rhino
Wolves' players, coaches and staff members respect Craig Smith's game and professionalism. In the mold of an NFL linebacker, Smith is dedicated to maintaining a strong physique throughout the season.

Patience Pays Off
"Hot Rod" Carney talks about the path that led him to playing a key role for the Wolves and what else the Wolves need to do to become an elite team.

Making a Point
Sebastian Telfair has overcome criticism to become a quality starting point guard for the Wolves.

Keeping Them Fine-Tuned
The Timberwolves training staff works hard to facilitate players’ health, fitness and strength. This tight-knit trio work in unison to keep the Wolves on the court in peak condition.

Brian Cardinal -- Hard Work Pays Off
The things that Brian Cardinal does on the court won’t make any ESPN highlight films, but he has become a valuable role player for the Wolves.

Ryan Gomes -- Aggressive and Productive
In his second season with the Wolves, Ryan Gomes is taking an aggressive approach to his game and the results have been positive.

Kevin Love -- Getting An Education
Kevin Love is becoming one of the best rebounders in the NBA. During the first half of the season, Love has fought through the rookie wall to give the Wolves a big lift off the bench.

Rodney Carney -- Waiting for his Chance
Rodney Carney talks about the frustration of being at the end of the bench, finding a mentor in Kevin Ollie, and learning what he can do when his chance comes: be ready.

Randy Foye -- Getting Better
Randy Foye talks about his increasingly important role on the team and his improved play in the last month.

Jason Collins -- Depth in the Middle
Offseason signing Jason Collins has provided much-needed depth at center and veteran leadership to the Wolves.

Al Jefferson -- Leader of the Pack
Al Jefferson talks about his first season and a half in Minnesota, becoming a leader on this young team, and his goals as one of the top big men in the NBA.

Craig Smith -- He's a Player!
Former second round draft pick Craig Smith talks about where he fits in on the Timberwolves, improving as a player, and where the nickname "Rhino" comes from.

Sebastian Telfair -- Looking Ahead
Moving on from a troubled past and improving as a consistent backcourt player is the focus for young point guard Sebastian Telfair.

Kevin Love -- Feelin' the Love
Rookie forward Kevin Love discusses the trade that brought him to Minnesota, his first month as an NBA player, and his lovely last name.

Rashad McCants -- Boost off the Bench
The Wolves' explosive and high-scoring sixth man Rashad McCants talks about his role on the team, his tattoos, and his tumultuous first three years in the NBA.

Randy Breuer -- Catching up with Randy Breuer
Former University of Minnesota big man and member of the original 1989 Timberwolves squad, 7'3" Randy Breuer recalls his days playing for the Wolves and offers his own insight on this year's team.

Mike Miller -- More than a Shooter
Mike Miller brings valuable experience, veteran leadership, and a steady shooting hand to Minnesota.

Kevin Love -- On-the-Job Training
Kevin Love hopes for a quick adjustment to NBA basketball as one of the top draft picks of the strong class of 2008.

Al Jefferson -- Ready to Get Better
Al Jefferson, already considered one of the best post players in the game, looks to take his game to new heights in the 2008-09 season.