SI.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected in the next 48 hours. Krzyzewski led Team USA to gold medals in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics..." May 23
Fox Sports North "At the time of Flip Saunders and Rick Adelman's most notorious preliminary Target Center meeting, both men were noticeably younger, Gatorade X-Factor was the hottest sports drink on the shelf, and TNT vehemently promoted the next episode of "Bad Boys" during its in-game spots. Kevin Garnett had..." May 20
Fox Sports North "It's one of the darkest yet brightest junctures in the largely painful Minnesota Timberwolves' existence. Repeated failures have wrought changes at the top of the organization. A success-starved city's cynicism is spiking. Poor luck piles on top of a growing heap of shortcomings. Yet hope..." May 20
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Fresh on the job, Flip Saunders, the Timberwolves’ new president of basketball operations, worked the room when NBA executives, coaches, scouts and 60 prospects in the June draft gathered in Chicago for three days last week. And it was a big room. By day in a sprawling four-gym complex on..." May 19
ESPN Dallas "The buzz coming out of Minnesota is that O.J. Mayo could be a prime summer target for new Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders. The Mavs would like to keep Mayo, but all indications are that they won’t be dragged into any bidding wars for him. Mark Cuban is likely..." May 12
Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are formalizing the release of Brandon Roy, ridding themselves of the $5.3 million owed him in the 2013-14 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. An announcement is expected in the near future. After seven career knee surgeries for Roy, this is likely the end..." May 10
Minneapolis Star Tribune "They say the new guy always wants to bring in his own guys... Well, Flip Saunders started to do that today. He fired five scouts -- international scouting director/player personnel Pete Philo, regional scouts J.T. Prada, Curtis Crawford and Steve Gordon as well as special-assignment scout..." May 09
CBSSports.com "Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has done a lot of good for his home state of Minnesota. He's donated an incredible amount of money to charities, employed thousands of people, and he was even a state senator from 1981 to 1990. One more thing he's making sure he does for the state of..." May 05
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Somebody asked Flip Saunders the other day to name his most exciting moment in a lifetime of basketball and the guy who formally returned to the Timberwolves on Friday after eight years away without hesitation chose an unforgettable Game 7 playoff victory over Sacramento in 2004. “Best time I..." May 04
Minnesota has fired general manager David Kahn, league source tells Y! Sports.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "According to NBA.com, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn has been fired. But here's the twist... Flip Saunders will likely replace him. According to the report, Saunders, 58, and Wolves owner Glen Taylor have met several times over the past few weeks..." May 02
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio, who says his surgically repaired left knee has recovered 100 percent, will play for Spain in the European Championship in September. Wolves guard J.J. Barea, who is signed for two more years, said he probably will play with the Puerto Rican national team, which..." April 30
Minneapolis Star Tribune "If Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn’s departure is imminent, it is news to him. The NBA’s website on Friday reported former Wolves coach Flip Saunders is negotiating with Wolves owner Glen Taylor a five-year contract worth more than $9 million to replace Kahn. The..." April 27
NBA.com "Former NBA head coach Flip Saunders is expected to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves as the team’s next president of basketball operations, NBA.com has learned. Saunders, 58, has been negotiating a contract that, with option years, could run through the 2017-18 season and could be worth more..." April 26
CBSSports.com "The founder and managing director of the National Basketball Players Association's former financial firm has been charged with attempting to defraud the union of $3 million by forging the signature of a dead man, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Joseph Lombardo, 72, the founder and director..." April 26
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Maybe Rick Adelman will decide that he can’t spend more time away from his ailing wife, that winters spent in airports and hotels can’t work in this new version of his life, but the Minnesota Timberwolves owe it to themselves and their illogically loyal fans to persuade him to stay. Adelman is..." April 21
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Timberwolves get it. They understand the value of sports analytics. In fact, they are part of the trend toward finding and employing better data to build and develop a better team. So they allow themselves to be caught on camera for it. Six small cameras, actually. They are positioned..." April 21
Fox Sports North "It should have been a simple question: Can this team, when healthy, make a playoff run next season? It sounded simple. Coach Rick Adelman's answer was simple, at least: "Oh, for sure, we can make a run for playoffs, I honestly feel that way." And wouldn't it be nice if it just ended..." April 20
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Derrick Williams had 21 points to help the Timberwolves beat the Spurs 108-95 Wednesday night, April 17, ending a 16-game losing streak at San Antonio in their final game of the season. Chase Budinger added 15 points and Greg Stiemsma and Ricky Rubio had 12 points apiece for Minnesota, who won..." April 18
Yahoo! Sports "Brazilian 7-footer Lucas Nogueira, a serious candidate to be a first-round draft pick, has decided to enter the NBA draft, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Nogueira, 20, possesses a 7-foot-6 wingspan and has been an intriguing prospect to NBA executives for several years. The center initially..." April 17
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman doesn’t know if he coached his final game at Target Center with Monday’s 96-80 loss to Utah, but he said he hopes he will know the answer in the coming weeks rather than months. The Wolves finish their season Wednesday. Sometime soon after that, Adelman and his..." April 16
#Twolves Adelman says his approach about next season is that he is returning unless he learns something new w/ regards to his wife's health.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said he reached the conclusion in late January that Brandon Roy, struggling to recover from surgery on his right knee, would not play again this season. Nearly three months later, another conclusion has been reached regarding Roy's..." April 15
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic fairly bristles if you suggest that, even with all those muscles and menacing tattoos, he’s really just cute and cuddly underneath. Never mind that he has been known to wrap the team’s equipment guy in a big, lovable,..." April 15
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Love said he plans on responding to the most disappointing season of his career with the best offseason of his life. At this point, days after surgery to remove a chunk of scar tissue from his left knee, with just a handful of days left in a lost season, Love struggled not to look back..." April 14
St. Paul Pioneer Press "With two games remaining, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said the team will not have any more practices. In fact, Adelman said the team has had limited practice time since the last week of March, when the Wolves had to deal with what Adelman called a "back-loaded" schedule. "We haven't done..." April 14
St. Paul Pioneer Press "When the 2012-13 season opened, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor thought his team would be good enough to contend for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. That was before prolonged injuries to Kevin Love, Brandon Roy and Chase Budinger changed expectations and contributed to the Wolves..." April 13
#Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out tonight with left calf contusion vs. #Suns.
Los Angeles Times "If the NBA season ended today, the Clippers would face the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs. But it doesn't end today. There's a week and four games left to play — after which it's all but certain the Clippers will still face the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the..." April 11
San Francisco Chronicle "With about 1 1/2 minutes remaining in the Warriors' 105-89 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday night, the 30th consecutive sellout crowd at Oracle Arena started chanting, "Playoffs." Let that sink in. The underdog and overlooked Warriors (45-33) won six games out of their past eight to clinch..." April 10
Minneapolis Star Tribune "If there was any lingering doubt, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love’s season officially is over, but it’s not just because of that healing shooting hand. Love will have arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue in his left knee later this week. Love will consult with two surgeons on Wednesday..." April 09
SI.com "Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman won the 1,000th regular season game of his 22-year career when Minnesota defeated Detroit 107-101 at the Target Center on Saturday. Adelman (1,000-703) becomes just the eighth coach to cross the 1,000 wins threshold, joining Don Nelson (1,335-1,063), Lenny..." April 07
St. Paul Pioneer Press "About an hour before the Timberwolves tipped off against the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, April 5, at Target Center, Wolves coach Rick Adelman appeared concerned. Adelman insisted he wasn't caught up in the anticipation of getting his 1,000th career win. He said he was more worried about..." April 06
#Twolves Injury Update: Kevin Love not cleared for contact (broken right hand). Will be re-evaluated early next week.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s different this time, Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. Last year an injury-ravaged Wolves team nowhere near the playoffs shut things down early. “Last year’s team was ready for the season to be over,” Adelman said. “And their effort showed it. This team is not like that. They do things as..." April 04
Minneapolis Star Tribune "On the same day that ESPN aired video of Rutgers men’s coach Mike Rice shoving his players and throwing basketballs at them during practice, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman held a wide-ranging conversation Tuesday about his career and methods with reporters now that he is only two victories away..." April 03
CSN New England "The return of Kevin Garnett was certainly something many Minnesota Timberwolves fans were looking forward to seeing Monday night. He was for so many years not just the face of the franchise, but the heart, mind, body and soul of who they were and what they aspired to be as team. So as..." April 02
CSN New England "You know there had to be at least a few hundred Celtics fans at the Target Center on Monday night who thought this was all some really cruel April Fool's joke. No Rajon Rondo because of an injury. No Kevin Garnett because of an injury, but not as serious as Rondo's season-ending torn right..." April 02
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio continues to show signs of being a significant scoring threat after struggling with his shot in the weeks following his return from knee surgery. In Saturday night’s 99-86 loss to Memphis, Rubio went 6-for-12 from the field and hit one of his two three-point shots..." April 01
Rant Sports "Stop me if you have heard this before. Minnesota Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic is out tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sprained left ankle. The sprain apparently occurred in last night’s home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The official news was just broken via the..." March 31
Hoops Hype "The Ricky Rubio-Kevin Love honeymoon continues. The Spanish guard said he has a great relationship with the All-Star forward during a conference call Tuesday in which he was asked about Love's comments to Yahoo! Sports last week. "Kevin said he loved me and that's huge coming from the star of the..." March 31
St. Paul Pioneer Press "For one of those rare moments this season, the Timberwolves displayed the characteristics of a team making a push for the NBA playoffs. Of course, there will be no postseason for the Wolves, but they showed the Oklahoma City Thunder and a crowd of 18,121 that they can limit one of the game's..." March 30
The Oklahoman "Kendrick Perkins couldn't explain it. No one could, really. “They played well,” Perkins said, over and over, of the Minnesota Timberwolves. And the Thunder didn't. That's about what Friday's 101-93 loss inside the Target Center boiled down to for Oklahoma City. “I don't think we did..." March 30
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The clock continues to tick on Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, whose healing shooting hand won’t be re-evaluated now until sometime next week. He visited his New York City surgeon earlier this month and was told he would be evaluated in another two to three weeks. Next week will be three..." March 30
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Late in a season that in many ways has seemed so lost, the Timberwolves joined some elite company with Friday’s 101-93 victory over Oklahoma City and, in doing so, moved their coach one triumph closer to doing the same. Only five teams have beaten the mighty Thunder at least twice this season,..." March 30
Wolves' Brandon Roy (knees) hopes to return to court next week.
Love's surgically-repaired hand will be re-evaluated by his New York surgeon next week. He has not had a CT scan on the hand yet.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "The scouting report against the Timberwolves is pretty simple -- pack the paint, because they can't shoot three-pointers. Don't tell that to the Detroit Pistons. The Timberwolves, who came into the game shooting an NBA-worst 29 percent from behind the arc, hit 14 three-pointers Tuesday..." March 27
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Chicago Bulls went to their third option at starting shooting guard on Sunday night at Target Center after Marco Belinelli joined Rip Hamilton on the injured list, and still 6-7 Jimmy Butler delivered a 43-minute, 20-point, 9-rebound performance that once again illustrated the challenges..." March 26