Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Timberwolves clean house, fire 9 front office and basketball staff

    The Score "The Tom Thibodeau era is officially underway in the Twin Cities, as the Minnesota Timberwolves announced the dismissal of nine front office executives, assistant coaches, and basketball support staff on Friday. Among those relieved of their duties were previous general manager Milt Newton, vice..." May 20

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Towns to wear Saunders' wedding ring around neck at draft lottery

    The Score "Newly crowned Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns will represent the Minnesota Timberwolves at the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday at the New York Hilton in New York City. The Timberwolves will have 88 ping-pong balls in the mix as a result of finishing the regular season with the fifth-worst..." May 16

  • Karl-Anthony Towns Named 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns capped off a brilliant first season and was named the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday. He became just the fifth unanimous winner of the award since 1984. Towns, 20, appeared in all 82 games this season and averaged 18.3 points, 10.5..." May 16

  • Wolves' Towns expected to be revealed as NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One year after Andrew Wiggins became the first Timberwolves player to win the NBA's Rookie of the Year award, teammate Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to make it back-to-back winners at a Target Center news conference Monday morning. The Wolves on Sunday said they would make a "major NBA..." May 16

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Karl-Anthony Towns To Work On 'Every Facet Of Game' In Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "Karl-Anthony Towns is one of the most versatile rookie big men to emerge in the NBA in a considerable amount of time. Towns talked about how he will work on getting even better in the offseason. "I've always been a big philosopher of in the offseason you work on every single facet of your..." May 03

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • The Case For: The future of the Wolves

    SI "There was a time when MTV would label certain music videos "buzzworthy." If you happened to be paying attention to MTV Jams around 1997, this word mattered. Thrown in with the regular rotation of hits, "buzzworthy" was a cue that the song in question was a) new and b) could be big. The predictions..." April 28

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Kevin Garnett Waiting To See If 'Everyone Has Same Loyalty'

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Garnett has one year remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves valued at $8 million. Garnett missed the final 37 games of the season due to a leg injury but he continued to be with the team in a mentoring role. "I pride myself on being loyal," said Garnett. "I think..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Tom Thibodeau is finalizing a five-year deal to become president and coach of the Timberwolves, league sources tell @TheVertical.

  • With Thibodeau in place, Garnett will reportedly be back another season

    CBS Sports "With Tom Thibodeau reportedly in place as the president of basketball operations and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, forward Kevin Garnett appears primed to return for his 22nd season in the NBA, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Thibodeau has a strong relationship with..." April 20

  • Stan Van Gundy: Timberwolves 'very lucky' to be talking to JVG, Thibs

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy says the Minnesota Timberwolves are "very lucky" to be able to interview Jeff Van Gundy and former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau for their head-coaching vacancy. Stan, who is Jeff's brother and a friend of Thibodeau's, doesn't think the close..." April 20

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Told approximately $11M/year is the price being negotiated for the Thibs/Layden combo. Taylor not messing around. #twolves

  • Report: Mark Jackson to meet with Timberwolves

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Jackson will become the latest coaching candidate to meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report. The former Golden State Warriors coach will interview the current ESPN analyst for their vacant coaching position. " April 19

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors coach and ESPN analyst Mark Jackson for the coaching job

  • Tom Thibodeau pursuing full team control of T-Wolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Tom Thibodeau is aggressively pursuing the Minnesota Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations and coaching job because of his determination to have full control of an organization, league sources told The Vertical. Thibodeau wants to have final say on player personnel, organizational..." April 18

  • Tayshaun Prince says he has no plans to retire

    HNGN "The Minnesota Timberwolves missed the playoffs again this season, for the 12th consecutive season, but unlike a lot of the teams that missed the playoffs, they may not have to do any major roster rebuilding. The Timberwolves have an extremely young, talented roster with two cornerstone players in..." April 17

  • Minnesota to meet with Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy about leading franchise

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have meetings set with the two top targets of the franchise’s basketball operations and coaching search: Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy, league sources told The Vertical. Those meetings are expected to happen in the next few days, sources said. Minnesota owner..." April 16

  • Timberwolves let Sam Mitchell go as coach

    SI "The team will now begin a search for a new coach and president of basketball operations. “The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves has never been brighter,” owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “It’s important that we find the best leaders to shape our talented team and help them realize..." April 14

  • Timberwolves set franchise scoring record in win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Amid speculation that their head coach will not return next season, the Minnesota Timberwolves closed out the 2015-16 season with an impressive flourish. The Timberwolves routed the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 144-109 Wednesday at Target Center, setting a franchise record..." April 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    There is also a rising belief in NBA coaching circles that Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell could be ousted once the regular season ends.

  • Sources: Timberwolves planning coaching search that will include Sam Mitchell

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are planning to engage in a coaching search that will include interim coach Sam Mitchell as part of the process, league sources told The Vertical. The Timberwolves are targeting the elite coaches on the market, including Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks,..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Rockets keep playoff hopes alive with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Houston Rockets did their part, emphatically. James Harden led all scorers with 34 points as the Rockets won their second game in a row, blasting past the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-105 on Monday. Trevor Ariza added..." April 11

  • Curry 3-point tracker: Needs 12 to reach 400

    CBS Sports "Steph Curry 3-point Tracker: Could fall short of 400 unless he catches fire By Zach Harper | NBA writer April 10, 2016 2:50 am ET Stephen Curry has looked ordinary the last three games shooting the ball. Well, he's looked as ordinary as he possibly can be. The Golden State Warriors' star..." April 10

  • Timberwolves complete season sweep of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will have played a combined 22 seasons of non-playoff basketball when the regular season concludes next week. For both teams, it's about the future. For the Wolves, a successful one may be here sooner rather than..." April 08

  • Timberwolves owner: KG wants to be back for 2016-17

    The Score "The Big Ticket plans to keep on chugging along. Having already played 21 seasons in his illustrious career, Kevin Garnett appears set to return for yet another campaign. "You'd have to ask him, but from everything he's told me, he wants to be (back)," Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told..." April 07

  • Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that..." April 07

  • OT loss to Wolves slows Warriors' chase for 73

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have just 26 wins this season, but at least now they have one to feature on their season highlight reel. The Timberwolves shockingly stalled the Golden State Warriors' pursuit of history Tuesday night, riding a fourth-quarter comeback and Andrew..." April 06

  • Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves need each other

    SI "Andrew Wiggins leaves most of the world behind in a single step. His stride is long and sudden, the gift of his mother—an Olympic sprinter. Those athletes able to keep pace can rarely match his wiry strength. The few that do are seldom of his 6'8" standing, and almost never able to meet Wiggins at..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Mavericks pull away to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a trip to the playoffs on the line, the Dallas Mavericks aren't just focusing on one game at a time, they're focusing on one possession at a time. Dallas played like a team that can smell the playoffs Sunday, pulling away late to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves,..." April 03

  • Zach LaVine donates Dunk Contest winnings to school for deaf students

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in February, Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon gave fans in Toronto the most memorable dunk contest in years. LaVine won, but it was basically a draw. But it turns out that our entertainment isn’t the only good thing that came from their duel. LaVine announced today that he’s donating $10,000 from..." April 02

  • Jazz overcome slow start to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- At this point of the season, the Utah Jazz know they can't afford to lose games in which they're favored if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They acted like it in the second half Friday night. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and the..." April 02

  • Clippers shut down Wolves for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Clamping down on defense, the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to an easy win Wednesday. Point guard Chris Paul compiled 20 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds in the Clippers' 99-79 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Clippers earned their fourth..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Ricky Rubio Doesn't Expect Wolves To Trade Him

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves were rumored to be entertaining a trade of Ricky Rubio ahead of the deadline. The Wolves decided to keep Rubio but it's unclear how he fits with the team in the long-term as they build around Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Rubio signed a four-year, $55 million..." March 29

  • Timberwolves hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For most of three quarters, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in complete control against the Phoenix Suns. A late burst by the visitors made it interesting but the Timberwolves held on late in a 121-116 win over the Suns at Target Center on Monday. Andrew Wiggins led..." March 29

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