Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau has a plan to give the team a boost this season.
He and the front office are simply putting together a group of former Chicago Bulls who played for Thibodeau and hoping they’ll gel.
The latest: They signed Luol Deng after his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers ended. He’ll join fellow ex-Bulls Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson. And this has gotten to the point where rumors about ANOTHER former Bull joining the squad has been squashed:
Even the Wolves acknowledge hearing the “Timberbulls” chatter … but word is they have no current plans to pursue Joakim Noah should Noah part ways with the Knicks in the near future as expected https://t.co/0ZyE1xFn3M
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 12, 2018
Now, the Timberwolves have a new nickname – which you saw in the tweet above – and even the team’s Twitter account has gotten in on the act. Meet the Timberbulls!
Make your ‘Timberbulls’ jokes…
but reuniting @LuolDeng9 with Thibs, D-Rose, Jimmy and Taj can only be a good thing » https://t.co/6fBVkoJL7r pic.twitter.com/HzVR54eSz3
– Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) September 11, 2018
This looks familiar#TimberBulls pic.twitter.com/ahBXErELO0
– Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 10, 2018
TIMBERBULLS ASSEMBLE https://t.co/RoNLmFD3ZJ
– Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) September 10, 2018
Hot Tub TimberBulls: is Tom Thibodeau trying to hold on the bygone days? Or just hold on to the Wolves? pic.twitter.com/RSOnXVU7cu
– Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) September 11, 2018
Joakim Noah watching Tom Thibodeau and Luol Deng reunite with the other TimberBulls pic.twitter.com/crW9voYifW
– Jeremy Cohen (@TheCohencidence) September 10, 2018
Me trying to troll the Timberbulls while also trying not to make @ShahbazMKhan’s job too miserable. pic.twitter.com/KddDsQZ2Dl
– John (@HeuristicLineup) September 12, 2018
– NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) September 13, 2018
there’s just one more thing for thibs to do to complete the timberbulls pic.twitter.com/KMEpOWO394
– Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) September 10, 2018
This is going to totally be a thing all season, especially if the Wolves struggle.
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