Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Clippers sail by Timberwolves to return above .500

    Clips Nation "The Los Angeles Clippers took care of business and showed good energy throughout the entire game. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul led the team, but the rest of the team showed up and helped the team when Griffin was being his usual godly self. The Timberwolves were without Ricky Rubio. First..." November 30

  • Timberwolves reserve center Dieng gets nod as the closer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Even with a three-game winning streak and .500 record a month into the season, Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell did some explaining after Friday’s 101-91 victory over Sacramento. Winning usually requires no such thing, but Mitchell called upon reserve center Gorgui Dieng to essentially play the..." November 29

  • Wiggins leads Wolves past Kings 101-91 in Sacramento

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "However you add up numbers of such disparity, the Timberwolves now are all even after Friday’s 101-91 victory at Sacramento. Add 2-6 at home and 6-2 on the road and you get 8-8 — a .500 record — as well as a three-game winning streak for a young team now a month into its season. Winners at..." November 28

  • Wolves fend off Atlanta for second straight home win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wednesday’s fourth quarter was tight from start to finish. The Timberwolves were battling a veteran Atlanta team determined to avenge a loss to them in Atlanta two weeks before. The Wolves were trying to win consecutive home games for the first time this season. But through it all, Wolves..." November 26

  • Ricky Rubio frustrated with re-injuring ankle

    The Score "Ricky Rubio appears fed up after aggravating the ankle that forced him to undergo season-ending surgery in 2014-15. The 6-foot-2 point guard originally tweaked the ankle on Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers, but ended up worsening the injury when he faced the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. He..." November 26

  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves handle mean tweets pretty well

    Sporting News "If you're going to insult Tyus Jones on social media, can you at least spell his name right? The Timberwolves made their own Jimmy Kimmel-esque "Mean Tweets" video, which included a crazy Karl-Anthony Towns-Will Smith comparison Towns described as "pretty accurate."" November 25

  • Wiggins, Wolves rally past winless Sixers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Before his team lost its 15th consecutive game to start this season, Philadelphia coach Brett Brown recounted all the games his 76ers might have won and named the superstars who each “did his thing” by beating them come winning time, a list that includes Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane..." November 24

  • Double-doubles by Drummond, Morris power Pistons past Timberwolves

    Detroit News "As one of the younger teams in the league, the Pistons have had a tough time in the first part of the season finding themselves. Defense has been their calling card, but the offense has taken longer to catch up, with several new pieces on the roster. During their six-game, West Coast road trip,..." November 21

  • Fournier and halftime lineup change spark Magic to 104-101 OT win over T-Wolves

    Orlando Sentinel "Evan Fournier looked awful on Monday and Tuesday. An illness left him with a triple-digit temperature. He could barely get out of bed, and when he did stand up, he felt dizzy. On Wednesday, however, Fournier provided a polar opposite image: He drained a three-pointer over Tayshaun Prince’s..." November 19

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Rubio felt good this morning, I hear. Should be good to go tonight w/ the back-to-back. Hopefully pregame warm-ups go well. #twolves

  • Wolves bench leads fourth-quarter surge, beat Heat

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio returned to Tuesday’s starting lineup in Miami and just like that, his team returned to its road winning ways with a 103-91 comeback victory over the Heat. Well, maybe not just quite like that, but… They’re still winless at home after they ended a..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Sam Mitchell tells the media that Ricky Rubio will play during tonight's game vs. Miami #Twolves

  • Wolves Nearly Picked Giannis Antetokounmpo Over Shabazz Muhammad

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves nearly picked Giannis Antetokounmpo over Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Antetokounmpo went 15th overall to the Milwaukee Bucks." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Grizzlies get hot from long range and bounce the T-Wolves, 114-106

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Memphis Grizzlies played a hard fought game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and showed me that veteran savvy can still help win you a game in the NBA. They also showed me that shooting 50%+ from the entire floor also can still help you win a game. Both teams traded blows throughout the..." November 16

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    No Rubio today

  • Kevin Garnett compares Steph Curry to Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Garnett was around when Michael Jordan was still in his heyday, so when he favorably compares Jordan and Stephen Curry, people take note. It’s the takeaway Garnett had after his Minnesota Timberwolves were beaten 129-116 on Thursday night, a night in which Curry put up 46 points. “Like..." November 15

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Rubio is listed as questionable on Wolves injury report today. He was probable previous two games and didn't play in either b/c of hamstring

  • Wolves' comeback falls short vs. Indiana

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "No longer an ongoing oddity in NBA history, the Timberwolves lost their perfect road record with Friday night’s 107-103 defeat to the Pacers. Until then, the Wolves hadn’t lost away from Target Center, but they hadn’t won there, either. They are the only team in NBA history to go 0-4 at home..." November 14

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    Timberwolves @Timberwolves

    UPDATE: Ricky Rubio will not play tonight against the Pacers.

  • Warriors improve to franchise-best 10-0 behind Curry’s 46 points

    San Francisco Chronicle "Every time Stephen Curry plays at the Target Center, the Timberwolves’ fans cringe at the reminder of their nightmare 2009 draft, when Minnesota selected point guards with both the No. 5 and No. 6 picks. The No. 7 pick that year was Curry — the guy who lit up the Timberwolves for 21 of his 46..." November 13

  • Garnett compares Curry to Jordan: 'This guy is his own thing'

    CSN Bay Area "Prior to Thursday's game in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett offered some high praise for Stephen Curry. "Michael Jordan was a whole 'nother thing and this guy is his own thing," the future Hall of Famer declared. "It's beautiful for basketball and beautiful for the sport." How did Curry respond? By..." November 13

  • Glen Taylor in negotiations to sell minority stake in Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is engaged in serious talks to sell an approximate 20 percent stake in the franchise to a group led by Memphis Grizzlies minority partner Steve Kaplan, league sources told Yahoo Sports. For the Kaplan group, a significant motivation in purchasing the..." November 13

  • Strong bench play propels Hornets to 104-95 win over Timberwolves

    Charlotte Observer "This sure didn’t look like the Charlotte Hornets had much chance early. They started out missing their first nine 2-point shots and allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to have a bit of a dunk fest. But with a strong performance from the bench – particularly Jeremy Lamb (18 points) and Jeremy Lin..." November 11

  • Jeff Teague’s punch of Nemanja Bjelica upgraded to Flagrant 2

    Pro Basketball Talk "On Monday, Jeff Teague made contact with Nemanja Bjelica in the Hawks’ loss to the Timberwolves that triggered a review from the NBA office. On Wednesday morning, they determined that the punch should have been called a Flagrant 2. " November 11

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Late change in the starting lineup. LaVine replaces Rubio. Rubio out with sore left knee. #Twolves

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Andrew Wiggins took a fall last night, probably won't play tonight. Told they're trying to get him ready

  • Up-and-down Wolves hang on to defeat Hawks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Just when the Timberwolves had given it all away Monday night at Philips Arena, their future — consecutive No. 1 overall draft picks Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns — turned to the present and took back a rollicking 117-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Leading by 34 points early in the..." November 10

  • A glimpse into what Wolves' Ricky Rubio could be

    SI "In the first flickers of this NBA season, we’ve already seen Toronto’s five-game surge, Damian Lillard’s defiance, a burst out of the gate from what seems to be the entire rookie class, Andre Drummond’s actualization, Washington’s rebirth, and the perfect lunacy that is Stephen Curry. Those..." November 09

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves have arrived at Georgia Tech University for practice. K-Mart is back with the team after missing last night due to personal matter.

  • Wolves work overtime in Chicago to beat Bulls

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Still winless at home and undefeated on the road, the Timberwolves left United Center on Saturday 102-93 overtime winners over the Chicago Bulls, mainly because of two things they had delivered too infrequently in recent seasons: attention to defense and rebounding. “This year, different team,”..." November 08

  • Wolves Have No D-League Plans Yet For Tyus Jones

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves don't have any immediate plans to send Tyus Jones to the D-League to get minutes. Jones is currently the Wolves' fourth point guard. " November 08

  • Heat push to a 96-84 fundamental victory in Minnesota

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Sometimes it can be as simple as doing what you do best. For the Miami Heat that made Thursday night's 96-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves an exercise in fundamental success. Goran Dragic played in the attack mode he had been lacking. Dwyane Wade went back to his old-man game of..." November 06

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Lillard "leads" Portland's win over the Timberwolves

    CSN Northwest "Now THAT'S leadership, right there. Damian Lillard broke out of a little early season rut Monday night on an emotional opening night for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who were honoring their late coach and general manager, Flip Saunders. Lillard is not the sort of guy who is going to go out..." November 03

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    With 26p & 13r, @KarlTowns is youngest player in @nba history w/ double-doubles in each of first two career gms (confirmed by @EliasSports).

  • A sad trip home for Wolves after win over Nuggets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Near the end of a week overflowing with sorrow, the Timberwolves headed home after Friday’s 95-78 victory over the Nuggets celebrating a 2-0 record for only the seventh time in their history. They did so just hours before they will together attend a memorial service honoring the life of..." October 31

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Sam Mitchell tells the media that Andrew Wiggins will play tonight. He came into today listed as probable with upper back spasms. #Twolves

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • "We Had A Sixth Man On The Floor"

    NBA.com "For Flip If you watched Fox Sports North last night, you probably came away incredibly impressed with what they did in honoring Flip Saunders. It left my roommates and I teary eyed and reminded us (as if we needed it) just how special of a person Flip was. The shirts worn by both teams were..." October 29

  • Wolves 'had a little help' in stirring season-opening victory over Lakers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves said hello to their 27th NBA season and in a very public way said their first real goodbye to coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders with Wednesday’s stirring 112-111 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Limited to just 22 games played last season..." October 29

  • Garnett matches NBA record by appearing in his 21st season

    The Score "Kobe Bryant wasn't the only future Hall of Famer setting records when Wednesday's Lakers-Timberwolves matchup tipped off. With his start in Minnesota's season opener, Kevin Garnett officially entered his 21st NBA season, matching Robert Parish and Kevin Willis for the most all time." October 29

  • Wolves to wear commemorative jersey patch to honor Flip Saunders

    CBS Sports "To honor the memory of Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders who passed away on Sunday, all NBA coaches will wear a special lapel pin throughout the season. In similar fashion, the Timberwolves announced on Tuesday that the team will wear a commemorative patch on their..." October 27

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Minnesota owner says Sam Mitchell coach, Milt Newton GM for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Mitchell deserved another shot as an NBA head coach at some point — he had done a good job building up the Raptors when he was north of the border before, he had paid his dues since. But this is not how he wanted to get that chance. With the passing of Flip Saunders on Sunday, Mitchell..." October 27

  • Stephon Marbury's 'mistake' was leaving Flip Saunders' Timberwolves

    Sporting News "Back when everyone in the NBA was looking for the next John Stockton–Karl Malone pairing, Flip Saunders thought he might have a promising pairing on his Timberwolves. He had a young big named Kevin Garnett who could dominate a game at both ends. He had a young point guard in Stephon Marbury whose..." October 26

  • Kevin McHale on Flip Saunders, fishing, drinking beer and loving basketball

    Houston Chronicle "When Kevin McHale first met Flip Saunders, they enjoyed a day with a sport far from the basketball courts they would soon share. McHale was a prized recruit, Saunders his host. They began a friendship that day that would last for decades and one that McHale remembered on Monday, a day after..." October 26

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    It is with extreme sadness to report that today Phil “Flip” Saunders has passed away at age 60. pic.twitter.com/l8tthTocAt

  • Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer at age 60

    ESPN "Flip Saunders, who tallied more than 1,000 victories over a 35-year coaching career that included successful stops with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons, died Sunday of cancer at the age of 60. He also coached the Washington Wizards during a career that spanned 17 seasons as an..." October 25