Wolves annouce that Kevin Martin is out indefinitely with a fractured wrist
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Hours after they lived through what each called one of the worst nights of his life, Timberwolves teammates and summertime workout buddies Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer delivered their most influential performances of this young season in Wednesday’s 115-99 victory over New York at Target..." November 20
Real GM Basketball "Flip Saunders appeared to be backtracking on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reported trade talks involving Corey Brewer. "He's just too valuable to us to move," Saunders said." November 20
Things are fluid, as always in trade talks, but latest word is Houston more likely than Cleveland as landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves second-year center Gorgui Dieng’s accelerated path to a starter’s job someday just got accelerated. Wolves coach Flip Saunders increased Dieng’s playing time in the season’s opening weeks, both in an attempt to keep starter Nikola Pekovic healthy and to accommodate the development..." November 19
ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves, fresh off heavy back-to-back losses in New Orleans and Dallas and in the latest indication of their growing focus on the future, are in active trade discussions with multiple contending teams pursuing veteran swingman Corey Brewer, according to league..." November 17
Dallas Morning News "With nine new players on his roster, three of them starters, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle kept saying it would take 10 games before anyone could have meaningful conversations about this team. Game No. 10 occurred Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Taken by itself, Dallas’ 131-117..." November 16
Lineup note: Gorgui Dieng will start at PF with Thaddeus Young away from the team for personal reasons.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "In the opening minute of Friday night's game, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday bolted from the right side and easily made an open 10-foot jumper. It was the beginning of a record-setting offensive attack that virtually left the Minnesota Timberwolves staggered by halftime. Anthony..." November 15
Yahoo! Sports "Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett doesn't want to be an NBA general manager or coach when his playing days are over. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ all-time leading scorer has his eye on an even higher position with his former NBA franchise. Garnett told Yahoo Sports he wants to one day own the..." November 15
The following statement was just released by the Timberwolves on the passing of Lula Hall, Thad Young's mother pic.twitter.com/sZDNQI0lqO
Houston Chronicle "Zach LaVine jumped out of the gym. Andrew Wiggins showed glimpses of the talent that made him the first pick of the draft and the key to rebuilding the Timberwolves without Kevin Love. Both will no doubt light up New York on All Star weekend. The Rockets, however, had Kostas Papanikolaou and..." November 13
ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13
CBSSports.com "Prior to making his first start in the NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves' rookie Zach LaVine had logged exactly 12 minutes and 55 seconds of NBA basketball. He was being thrust into the starting point guard role over 12-year veteran Mo Williams, even though the Wolves were on the road on a back-to-back..." November 12
SB Nation "The former No. 1 pick says that last year he couldn't see the plays his coaches were calling last year. That's fixed after offseason LASIK surgery. His numbers don't look much different than last year, but Anthony Bennett says he feels better than he ever did while playing for the Cavaliers...." November 11
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For three days the Miami Heat drilled on one end of the court. Over and over and over. Including during Saturday morning's shootaround. "Repetitive things," center Chris Bosh said, "so guys can just react without having to really think about it too much." Tired of having to be defensive..." November 09
Fox Sports North "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will be sidelined indefinitely after an MRI confirmed he has a "significant" sprain in his left ankle, the team announced Saturday. Rubio rolled the ankle sideways driving to the rim against Orlando's Willie Green with 2:28 left in the second quarter of..." November 09
While Timberwolves announced G Ricky Rubio is out indefinitely with a significantly sprained left ankle, I'm told he could miss 7-8 weeks.
Orlando Sentinel "Aaron Gordon stood alone in the right corner, slightly bent at the knees and waist in case a teammate hurled the ball to him. Tobias Harris drove along the right edge of the lane, collided with a Minnesota Timberwolves player and threw the basketball to Gordon. In one smooth motion, Gordon..." November 08
CBSSports.com "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio rolled his left ankle with less than three minutes to go in the first half against the Orlando Magic on Friday, and he had to be helped to the locker room." November 08
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whether leading by 15 points after only six minutes or trailing by six with fewer than five minutes to go, all that ever matters is where you are at the end. On Wednesday in Brooklyn, that inevitable fact made the Timberwolves 98-91 comeback winners. The Wolves opened a six-game road trip that..." November 06
Deadspin.com "After T-Wolves shooting guard Kevin Martin earned himself a $15,000 fine on Monday for doing the Big Balls Dance, a reporter asked Minnesota head coach Flip Saunders what he thought about Martin's display of testicle-based showmanship. Turns out, Flip Saunders is haunted by the Big Balls Dance,..." November 04
Wolves guard Kevin Martin fined $15,000 by NBA for obscene gesture during a loss to Chicago on Nov. 1.
Chicago Sun-Times "If Tom Thibodeau can get through this season, go ahead and name him Coach of the Year. Not only is he dealing with minutes restrictions that seem to handcuff his rotation, but the will-he-or-won’t-he controversy surrounding Derrick Rose and his constant injury problems has risen again. A..." November 02
Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio has reached agreement on a four-year, $55 million-plus contract extension, a league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Still a chance Wolves and Ricky Rubio get something done tonight before deadline as well.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Flip Saunders denied any extra emotion. But it had been a while. Nearly a decade, actually, since Flip Saunders last stalked the Target Center sideline as coach of the Timberwolves. Thursday night, he made his return, on a team looking to the future, with a play that came from the past...." October 31
ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31
Grizzly Bear Blues "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for 57 points and 22 rebounds on 24-33 shooting. No really, that actually happened. THE STREAK. IS. OVER. The Grizzlies were 0-13 in season openers since moving from Vancouver to Memphis, starting out every single season in the Bluff City with a losing..." October 30
The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29
Fox Sports North "Up until Ricky Rubio's rookie NBA season, bullfighting served as a cultural staple in his home city of Barcelona. For centuries, matadors gracefully danced their way around raging bovines, stenciling themselves into the local lore of northwestern Spain. Avoiding the thunderous advances of a..." October 28
ESPN Dallas "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the process of finalizing a buyout for veteran guard J.J. Barea that should enable Barea to become a free agent early next week, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Barea will be waived by the Wolves before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline for teams..." October 27
#TSRInjuryReport: Wolves: Andrew Wiggins (lower back contusion) is questionable for tonight's game. Bulls: Jimmy Butler (wrist) is probable.
Boston Herald "It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
The Timberwolves have waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves' roster now stands at 17 players.
KMartin is playing tonight but no Shabazz, Flip says pre game
Saw a Sporting News report about Chase for Thomas Robinson talks with Portland. Told no talks with them, at least not yet. #twolves
Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping forward Chase Budinger in trade talks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Among talks with several teams, the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets have shown an interest, league sources said. Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option..." October 17
Minneapolis Star Tribune "In the midst of a weeklong schedule break, the Timberwolves have gone back to the basics during daily practices between last Friday’s preseason victory over Philadelphia and this Friday’s game against Milwaukee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coach Flip Saunders, though, has been careful not to term it..." October 16
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
New York Post "As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent,..." October 16
Little birdie says contract extension talks between TWolves and point guard Ricky Rubio at standstill.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Anthony Bennett did practise and is shooting around pre-game, but being held out just to get back to 100%
Sporting News "With Denver forward Kenneth Faried agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract well ahead of the October 31 deadline for fourth-year players, attention turns back to one of the most interesting players up for an extension — Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been after a five-year..." October 07