Memorable nicknames in Timberwolves history

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May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of the Los Angeles Clippers logo on the court before game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Craig Smith is another forgettable name. He played for the Wolves, the Clippers, the Trail Blazers, and now…he’s in Israel.

Craig Smith entered the NBA in 2006 as a second-round pick by the Timberwolves. He played in all eighty-two games in 2006 and even started in five of them. Smith is a 6′-7″ power forward but was built wide and thick. I will never forget Craig Smith’s go-to move: a touch floater running into the lane.

Tom Hanneman created yet another powerful and unforgettable nickname, this time based on the player’s build. He called him Craig “the Rhino” Smith. The Rhino was only in Minnesota for three years, but thanks to Tom Hanneman, he’ll be remembered forever.

Also, there’s actually a highlight video of him on the internet. Now that’s unbelievable.

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