Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Wiggins determined to let NBA career evolve on his terms

    Sportsnet "He heard you. Andrew Wiggins could hear the crowd at the Air Canada Centre chanting his name at the Rising Stars Challenge. He could hear the crowd chanting "MVP" even if it was a relatively meaningless exhibition game. "It was great man, there was a lot of love in my hometown," he told..." February 13

  • Report: Andrew Wiggins vexes Timberwolves by skipping weightlift sessions

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves suffered through a miserable 16-win season last year with a teenage shooting guard running point for them. Their reward? The teen, Zach LaVine, picked up valuable ball-handling and distributing experience that should serve him well. Andrew Wiggins, who won Rookie of the..." February 12

  • Shaq, Iverson among finalists for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were among the 14 names announced as finalists for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Friday afternoon. The finalists for basketball's highest distinction include: Shaquille O'Neal Allen Iverson Kevin Johnson Sheryl Swoopes Eddie Sutton..." February 12

  • NBA committee seeks feedback for corporate logos on jerseys

    ESPN "The NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys. Sources told ESPN.com that the league sent out a memo this week, ahead of the owners meeting Sunday at the All-Star Game in Toronto, where the topic of putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be..." February 12

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Newton's first real test: whether to move Shabazz. Hear tonight Blazers, Suns, & Celtics kicking the tires. LAC still too, & more. #twolves

  • Down 18, Wolves storm back to beat Toronto

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Toronto Raptors veterans DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry flew home by chartered flight late Wednesday night to play together for the Eastern Conference in Sunday's NBA All-Star Game back at their Air Canada Centre. Timberwolves youngsters Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins will schlep their..." February 11

  • Blazers, Celtics and Suns eyeing Shabazz Muhammad

    Sportando "The Blazers, Celtics and Suns are interested in Shabazz Muhammad of the Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson. The Clippers too are interested in the player of the Timberwolves." February 11

  • Report: Wolves have made ‘backchannel’ contact with Tom Thibodeau about coaching

    ESPN 1500 Twin Cities "On Thursday morning, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst appeared on the Mike & Mike radio show to discuss the NBA. During the segment, Windhorst revealed that the Timberwolves may already be searching for a permanent head coach. “In the modern NBA, the Knicks job is not the best job. I think the best job..." February 11

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    Derek James @DerekJamesNBA

    Windhorst says that teams are calling about Rubio but the Timberwolves really don't want to do that.

  • Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis combined for 54 points to help Pelicans beat Timberwolves, 116-102

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday finally experienced some long-awaited relief away from the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans finally enjoyed a easy road victory, 116-102, against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night at the Target Center with Holiday and Anthony Davis each..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Final push sends Wolves past Bulls

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the second game in a row, the Timberwolves slammed the door. In a season that hasn’t included a whole lot of victories, with a young team that at times looked like it had a whole lot yet to learn, tangible proof of improvement is now being offered. Which is why the announced 17,876 fans..." February 07

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Wolves hang on to end long run of losses vs. Clippers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One night after they had lost in Los Angeles to a Lakers team that hadn’t won in three weeks, the Timberwolves on Wednesday at Staples Center beat 108-102 a chugging Clippers team that even without Blake Griffin had lost just three times since Christmas. The Wolves ended a five-game losing..." February 04

  • Report: LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk Contest

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Zach LaVine will reportedly be in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend to defend his Slam Dunk Contest win from a year ago. The 20-year-old guard will be facing some stiff competition, though, with Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, Will Barton of the Denver..." February 04

  • Wiggins will not enter All-Star weekend Dunk Contest

    The Score "Andrew Wiggins appears to be once bitten, twice shy. The Minnesota Timberwolves sophomore reiterated to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Tuesday that he will not enter the upcoming All-Star weekend Slam Dunk Contest. "My story is, I lost in high school, right when I was in the McDonald's All-American..." February 03

  • Bryant goes off for season high, Lakers snap losing streak with 119-115 victory over Wolves

    Silver Screen And Roll "Kobe Bryant drained a huge dagger in the final minute of the fourth quarter to snap the Los Angeles Lakers' 10-game losing streak with a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant ended the night with a season-high 38 points in 33 minutes, battling a late surge from Andrew Wiggins to..." February 03

  • Spurs, Clippers, Thunder Eye Adreian Payne

    Hoops Rumors "The Spurs, Clippers and Thunder have “fringe” trade interest in Adreian Payne, as Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities says in his latest edition of “The Scoop” podcast. The No. 15 pick from the 2014 draft has seen spotty playing time this season but this week returned earlier than planned from..." February 03

  • Sam Mitchell hates Kobe: 'If I don't ever see him again, it will be too soon'

    The Score "Sam Mitchell and Kobe Bryant have a bit of a history. That history mostly consists of Bryant playing extremely well against teams Mitchell is involved with. Following Tuesday's 119-115 Los Angeles Lakers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Mitchell put it quite succinctly, albeit tongue in..." February 03

  • Kevin Garnett backs Sam Mitchell after reports of unrest among young Timberwolves

    Sporting News "A lot has been said about the relationship between Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell and his team. None of it had come from the mouth of Kevin Garnett — until Tuesday, when the veteran big man made it clear that he is in his coach’s corner. "I feel real good about the progression of this team..." February 02

  • The Timberwolves need to start getting a lot more from Andrew Wiggins

    Canis Hoopus "Despite the promising 8-8 start to the season, I don't think anyone was realistically expecting the Wolves to make the playoffs this year. They have talent, but it's all either too old or too young. That said, we were expecting the Wolves to be fairly competitive. That has not happened, for a..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Wolves injury report today is why AP was recalled: KG (sore knee) and Pek (sore foot) are doubtful for Lakers game. So is KMartin (wrist)

  • Wolves recall Payne from D-League

    Fox Sports North "Adreian Payne is headed back to Minneapolis. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they have recalled the former first-round pick from the NBA D-League's Erie BayHawks. Payne made three appearances for the BayHawks, averaging 26.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game." February 01

  • Trail Blazers beat Timberwolves, 96-93, stretch winning streak to 4 game

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers clinched their first four-game winning streak of the season with a 96-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Sunday at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum each scored 21 points, including crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and the Blazers got a huge..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Gorgui Dieng elevates his play for the Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gorgui Dieng played three seasons for Rick Pitino at Louisville, so the Timberwolves center knows a little something about being coached “hard,” a word interim coach Sam Mitchell chooses occasionally to describe his approach this season — particularly with Dieng. At age 26, in his third NBA..." January 31

  • Utah Jazz cruise past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 103-90

    Salt Lake Tribune "By the time the game-deciding run was finished, the Utah Jazz redeveloped their defensive identity over the course of one quarter. And it was a transformation that seemingly happened before the eyes of 18,850 at Vivint Smart Home Arena. By the end of the third quarter, Utah's offense was a..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Thunder closes out strange but successful road trip with win in Minnesota

    The Oklahoman "Six days ago, the Thunder set out on its longest road trip to date, a four-game trek that started in Dallas, ended in Minneapolis and included a four-day stay in New York during one of the worst blizzards in the city’s history. Along the way, OKC’s starting center sprained his elbow, its..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Timberwolves Assign Adreian Payne to D-League

    Canis Hoopus "In a somewhat surprising move, the Wolves have assigned 2nd year forward Adreian Payne to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League. Payne, who has been skirting around the edges of the rotation all season, has lost playing time recently as the team has recommitted to Nemanja Bjelica and Nikola..." January 26

  • Tyronn Lue gets his first coaching win as Cleveland Cavaliers pull off 114-107 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A late third-quarter surge by the Cleveland Cavaliers was enough to award Tyronn Lue his first head coaching victory Monday night. Cleveland secured the 114-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Quicken Loans Arena on Australia Day, which featured Aussie tributes in the stands and special..." January 26

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Now KMartin out tonight again, with that sore right shooting wrist

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Minnesota has no intention of reaching out to David Blatt to join staff, league sources informed @clevelanddotcom. He deserves another shot.

  • Wolves find a way to pull out victory over Memphis

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As the Memphis Grizzlies were gnawing away at the Timberwolves' lead Saturday night, with the announced crowd of 15,608 at Target Center hoping but perhaps not really believing, it was starting to look like so many games had before: big lead, sizable collapse. But not this time. With Ricky..." January 24

  • Garnett heaps praise on Towns, mum on Mitchell

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After the Timberwolves’ morning shootaround Saturday, Kevin Garnett spoke on a number of issues. On some, including the growth of rookie center Karl-Anthony Towns in particular and the state of the younger players in general, he was rather effusive. On others, not so much. For example, when..." January 24

  • Andrew Wiggins not interested in dunk contest, even in his hometown

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have two of the best dunkers in the league in Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins. LaVine won the 2015 slam dunk contest in jaw-dropping fashion and will more than likely defend his crown at February's All-Star weekend. Wiggins, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • No Dirk, no problem: Mavericks beat Wolves 106-94 in overtime

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks were without their star Wednesday night, as Dirk Nowitzki sat this one out(and perhaps more) with knee swelling. To win, Mavs fans knew someone was going to have to step up. And the handsome one stepped forward. Chandler Parsons is back Late last season, there was a..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Anthony Davis scores 35 points to lead Pelicans' second-half surge to beat Timberwolves 114-99

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Before Tuesday night's game against Minnesota, New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry didn't hold back from saying the truth. He said the Pelicans are at the make or break point of their season and if they don't make a strong push during their current seven-game homestand, their season is..." January 20

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20