Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • McCollum leads Trail Blazers past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' lead was so large through most of their 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night, CJ McCollum saw only 29 minutes of action. But the fourth-year guard made the most of his opportunities, bombing in 32 points on only 13 shots..." March 26

  • Lakers defeat Timberwolves in OT to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal was the center of attention before the Los Angeles Lakers ended a six-game slide on Friday night. Afterward, Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns was the focus after a spat late in the game with Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Jordan Clarkson scored a..." March 25

  • T-Wolves to unveil new logo during final regular-season home game

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves’ were the trendy pick for a breakout team this season with Tom Thibodeau coaching Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Instead, Minnesota fell flat. At, 28-42 the Timberwolves will miss the playoffs for the 13th straight year – the NBA’s longest active postseason..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Spurs come back to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- As a veteran group, the San Antonio Spurs are familiar with making big plays down the stretch to win games. The young Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to figure out how to do just that. On Tuesday at Target Center, it was the Spurs teaching the Wolves a painful..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Kevin Garnett To Warriors, Not Celtics? 2007 Trade Was ‘Basically Done’

    NESN "A lot had to fall into place for the Boston Celtics to win the 2008 NBA title. But Kevin Garnett arguably was the most important piece of the puzzle, and it turns out the Celtics indeed were lucky to land the All-Star big man. We know the facts: Boston swung a blockbuster deal with the..." March 21

  • Warriors, T-Wolves to play 2 preseason games in China

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that NBA Global Games China 2017 presented by Master Kong will feature two preseason games in China between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors and Timberwolves will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen..." March 20

  • Timberwolves sign Casspi for rest of season

    247 Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally found their forward. Following season-ending injuries to both Zach Lavine and Nemanja Bjelica, the Wolves will sign free agent Omri Casspi for the remainder of the year, according to Marc Stein of ESPN: "Free-agent swingman Omri Casspi has come to..." March 20

  • Pelicans use late spurt to bury Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- All savory gumbos start with what south Louisiana chefs call the "trinity" -- a sauteed roux of onions, bell pepper and celery -- and, like most recipes, good results take time. After the New Orleans Pelicans lost six of their first eight games trying to blend in the trinity..." March 19

  • Omri Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the..." March 19

  • Timberwolves out on Lance Stephenson after second 10-day contract expires

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves will release wing Lance Stephenson, league sources told ESPN. After completing two 10-day contracts with the team, Stephenson had to either be signed for the remainder of the season or let go. Minnesota has chosen to go in a different direction, sources said, and..." March 18

  • Wolves Consider Adding Healthy Body To Roster

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have a full 15-man roster, but a handful of those spots are being occupied by players currently unable to contribute. Nikola Pekovic won’t play this season, Zach LaVine is out for the year, and this week Nemanja Bjelica and Lance Stephenson have gone down with injuries as well...." March 17

  • Heat closing in on .500 with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he and his teammates have a saying: "Go from good to great." Whiteside was talking about passing up a good shot for a better one, but he might as well have been talking about Miami's season now that expectations are rising to nose-bleed levels...." March 17

  • Celtics maintain home dominance vs. Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Karl-Anthony Towns was 9 years old the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Celtics in Boston. Now, thanks to the work of Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas, the talented young big man will have to wait until at least next season for it to happen. Horford had his best game..." March 15

  • Surging Timberwolves pull away from Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio had heard his name enough in trade rumors and admitted that the constant buzz was something that wore on him. The consistent smile from the Spaniard isn't as present as it was in his early years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The grin reappeared momentarily after..." March 13

  • Bucks hold off Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Once again, defense saved the day for the Milwaukee Bucks, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games Saturday night with a 102-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Bradley Center. The Bucks recorded six defensive stops over the final 2:48 to hold..." March 11

  • Wiggins-led Timberwolves slip past Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- An overtime loss at San Antonio was followed by a resounding win at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Minnesota Timberwolves then withstood Golden State and Stephen Curry's counter on Friday. Minnesota is proving its evolution against some of the best in the NBA...." March 10

  • CJ McCollum: Wolves deserve automatic loss for slippery floor that postponed game

    CBS Sports "Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers were in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves in an important Western Conference matchup. Both teams are currently just outside the playoff picture, and need every win they can get down the stretch. As you might recall, however, the game was cancelled due..." March 10

  • Postponed Minnesota Timberwolves-Portand Trail Blazers game rescheduled for April 3

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association announced today that the March 6 game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves, which was postponed due to unsafe playing conditions on the arena floor, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET at Target Center." March 09

  • Timberwolves top Clippers in scrappy affair

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The veteran Los Angeles Clippers played their physical style and tried to muscle the young Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota responded with its own edge, turning the tables on Los Angeles with a strong defensive performance and by showing its continued growth...." March 08

  • Timberwolves will sign Lance Stephenson to another 10-day contract

    CBS Sports "Lance Stephenson has been dealing with an ankle injury in recent days, but it must not be too serious of a problem. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reported Tuesday night that the Minnesota Timberwolves are set to sign Stephenson to a second 10-day contract. The 6-foot-5 swingman played in four games with..." March 08

  • Leonard leads Spurs past Timberwolves in OT

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- In the big scheme of things in the NBA, playing games in one city one night and another on the next is part of the grind. But how teams compete in back-to-back nights is not commonplace unless you're talking about the San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio won for the 18th time in the..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Karl-Anthony Towns’ dad may sue Wolves after being injured by mascot

    Yardbarker "Karl-Anthony Towns is the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves organization. That apparently doesn’t matter much to his father after a late January incident involving the T-Wolves’ mascot. Karl-Anthony Towns Sr. alleges that an incident involving the mascot at a January 26 Timberwolves game..." March 03

  • Towns, Timberwolves take down Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- The Timberwolves are figuring out how to impose their defensive will for 48 minutes. The result is that Minnesota is becoming an opponent other NBA teams don't want to face late in the season. A 107-80 victory over Utah on Wednesday night offered the latest evidence of that..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Towns, Wiggins power Wolves past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Andrew Wiggins is a scoring machine for the Minnesota Timberwolves right now. Teammate Karl-Anthony Towns is nearly keeping up while doing a ferocious job rebounding. But it's the team defense the Minnesota Timberwolves are playing lately that has them thinking..." February 28

  • Rockets make 20-plus 3s for record eighth time

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Delivering commentary that ran contrary to his offense-only reputation, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni expressed concern over a substandard defensive performance that was buried under another avalanche of 3-pointers. James Harden paced a balanced scoring attack that featured eight..." February 26

  • Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio tried to downplay his name in trade rumors but noted the emotional toll those rumors can take on players. Thursday's deadline passed and Rubio was still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, with coach Tom Thibodeau saying the team didn't see any potential trades..." February 24

  • Trade rumors felt different to Ricky Rubio this time

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Just like last season, the NBA’s annual trade deadline passed on a Thursday afternoon and veteran point guard Ricky Rubio remains a Timberwolf. But apparently it wasn’t the same. “As pros, we know what’s the deal,” Rubio said, “but this time felt a little different.” This time, Rubio..." February 24

  • T-Wolves reportedly backed away from Ricky Rubio-Derrick Rose trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves had a Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose trade to consider at the deadline, but they reportedly backed away. ESPN’s Marc Stein says Minnesota could have traded Rubio for Rose straight up but declined the deal. Minnesota may have declined a trade for Rose for a few..." February 23

  • Ricky Rubio Remains ‘Significant’ Target For Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio continues to be a “significant” trade target for the Knicks today, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). We’ve heard in recent days that the two teams have discussed multiple variations of a deal involving Rubio and New York..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Kevin Garnett Believes That ‘Entitled’ AAU Players Have ‘Killed’ The NBA

    Dime Magazine "AAU basketball gets blamed for many things and Kevin Garnett has officially joined the increasingly long line of people from the basketball world ready to tee off on the organization. In a lengthy interview with NBA TV that aired on Monday, Garnett went in a number of directions, but his take on..." February 22

  • Wizards Interested In Shabazz Muhammad

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards continue to search for help off the bench and they have shown interest in Shabazz Muhammad, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post tweets that the team is looking for someone who will remain under team control past this season. Muhammad..." February 22

  • Wolves among teams inquiring about Knicks' Derrick Rose

    CBS Sports "Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau may be looking to reunite with Derrick Rose in Minnesota. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the Timberwolves have talked to the Knicks about a possible trade involving Rose. Begley reports that “it is unclear” what the Timberwolves would offer the Knicks for the..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

    Larry Brown Sports "Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy. After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per..." February 17

  • Wiggins nets 40 as Timberwolves beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Andrew Wiggins' neon green shoes make him easy to see on the court. It does not mean he can be stopped. Wiggins continued his torrid stretch with 40 points, his fourth 40-point game of the season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 112-99 on Wednesday night...." February 16

  • James, Irving help Cavs pull away from Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Losing a star player is never easy, but the best teams in the NBA find a way to get by when that does happen. That is what the Cleveland Cavaliers did Tuesday. Hours after it was announced that forward Kevin Love would be out six weeks following knee surgery, Cleveland..." February 14

  • T-Wolves cruise past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Facing another shorthanded team, the Minnesota Timberwolves again raced out to a big first-quarter lead. This time, however, Minnesota held the advantage as the Chicago Bulls were without Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Karl-Anthony..." February 12

  • Davis scores 42 in Pelicans' road win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With just nine players available for Friday night's game against Minnesota, the New Orleans Pelicans were going to need someone to step up. Anthony Davis was the obvious choice, but the big man had some help. Davis scored 42 points -- his sixth 40-point game of the..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Jones, Wiggins deliver late in Timberwolves' victory

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves squandered far too many double-digit leads throughout the course of the 2016-17 season. On Wednesday, Minnesota decided to flip the script. The Timberwolves battled back from 13 points down and held on to beat the visiting Toronto Raptors..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Adreian Payne Out Indefinitely

    Hoops Rumors "The Wolves announced that Adreian Payne will be out indefinitely with a blood disorder, as USA Today passes along. The team said that Payne has thrombocytopenia, a condition that results in a low platelet count. It can cause bleeding, bruising and slow blood clotting after an injury, according to..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

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