Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Ricky Rubio likes Wolves' potential, and wants to be part of it

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ricky Rubio had barely sat down for his Timberwolves media day news conference when a local sportswriting legend bellowed: “Do you still want to get traded?” Rubio rubbed his face, smiled. “You haven’t changed, huh?” Welcome back to Minnesota. The question pertained to a June interview..." September 27

  • Nikola Pekovic Ruled Out For Entire 16-17 Season With Ankle Injury

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced that Nikola Pekovic will miss the entire 2016-17 season due to recurring right ankle pain. A determination about future seasons will be made at a later date." September 26

  • Adams: I ducked KG trash talk by pretending not to speak English

    The Oklahoman "Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, two of the greatest power forwards to ever play in the NBA, have retired in a span of two months. Thunder center Steven Adams said he learned from both of them. Garnett announced his retirement on Friday after 21 seasons, and while Adams, 23, caught the fiery "KG"..." September 25

  • Kobe Bryant on Kevin Garnett’s Retirement Announcement: "I Loved Every Minute I Competed Against You"

    Complex "Elite basketball players tend to hold other elite players in the highest regard whenever they speak about or see each other. Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett held this mutual respect for 20 years, and both are now on the other side of the game as retirees. After KG officially announced his retirement..." September 25

  • Wiggins: Canada has '2nd most talent' after U.S.

    Black Sports Online "Laugh if you want, but Canada Basketball is on the rise — with a national team roster that could soon give Team USA the run they’ve wanted for years now. With a young lineup full of NBA talents, Canada is set to replace Spain and Argentina as the toughest challenger USA Basketball according to..." September 24

  • Enes Kanter tweets hilarious joke about Kevin Garnett

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter paid tribute to Kevin Garnett on the day the NBA legend announced his retirement with one hilarious joke. Here’s what the Oklahoma City Thunder big man tweeted about KG." September 24

  • Doc Rivers says there would've been spot for Garnett on Clippers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers told ESPN.com on Friday that he was willing to bring Kevin Garnett to Los Angeles to join the Clippers but that the 40-year-old wanted to retire. Rivers, who once declared Garnett his favorite player to coach, said he has spoken with Garnett about..." September 24

  • Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Nikola Pekovic out for season, might be bought out

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nikola Pekovic's chronically sore ankle and Achilles' tendon will keep him out of action this season, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Earlier this week Wolves President of Basketball Operations and coach Tom Thibodeau said Pekovic, who spent a good bit of the summer in Minneapolis..." September 24

  • Timberwolves' Towns has message for Garnett: 'I'll take it from here'

    USA Today "After 21 years in the NBA, 40-year-old Kevin Garnett is expected to announce that his retirement ahead of the 2016-17 season, according to a report by the Star Tribune‘s Kent Youngblood. Garnett’s Timberwolves teammate Karl-Anthony Towns appeared to be shocked by the news. Towns has spoken..." September 24

  • Kevin Garnett to announce retirement from NBA

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Kevin Garnett era with the Timberwolves here has ended. Again. Garnett, the best player in franchise history, the player who led the team to eight straight playoff appearances starting in the spring of 1997, the leader of the 2003-04 team that reached the NBA’s Western Conference finals,..." September 23

  • Timberwolves, Rasual Butler Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have agreed to add veteran forward Rasual Butler to their training camp roster, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (via Twitter). It’ll be a non-guaranteed deal for Butler, so it sounds like he’ll have a chance to earn a regular-season roster spot, but is no lock to do..." September 22

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Report: KG, Timberwolves advancing toward a buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves spent most of the season not knowing whether Kevin Garnett would return for the final year of his contract. It seems they’re finally nearing a resolution for his $8 million salary. Is this so the Timberwolves can give Garnett a parting gift into retirement, as the Spurs did..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • All Timberwolves games will be televised this season

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "For the first time in team history, local fans can see every Minnesota Timberwolves’ game on television this season. Minnesota announced its broadcast schedule for the 2016-17 season Friday. Fox Sports North will broadcast 75 of the team’s 82 regular-season games, 10 of which will be aired on..." September 15

  • NBA Rumor: Cavs trading Iman Shumpert to Wolves, Lakers?

    Yibada "The Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves could be among the potential destinations for Iman Shumpert, with the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly attempting to trade the 26-year-old shooting guard in hopes of improving their roster. Sam Amico of Amico Hoops claimed that the Cavs were trying..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • How Cole Aldrich spent his summer vacation

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cole Aldrich and his wife were in Italy when the former Bloomington Jefferson big man signed a three-year, $22 million free agent deal with the Timberwolves. Thursday he was on the phone from Helsinki, Finland. "We're getting spoiled," he said. It's been quite the summer of travel for..." September 10

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • T-Wolves Still Waiting to Hear From Garnett

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kevin Garnett has a contract to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves for $8 million next season. He has battled injuries for years and would spend little time on the court itself, but the team wants him as a respected mentor to Karl-Anthony Towns and the other young stars on the team. Doc Rivers..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Karl-Anthony Towns on the Timberwolves: 'We've got to make the playoffs'

    CBS Sports "Karl-Anthony Towns is thinking big. Earlier this summer, the 20-year-old phenom said that he wants to spend his whole career with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Towns has capable co-stars in Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, a demanding coach in Tom Thibodeau and the best mentor imaginable in Kevin..." September 07

  • Report: Timberwolves C Nikola Pekovic not ready physically but working out

    Hardball Talk "Nikola Pekovic played just 12 last season before the Timberwolves shut him down with more right-foot problems. It’s still an issue for the center. Sam Wolfson of ESPN 1500: He’s in town. He’s been in town the last few weeks. He worked out in front of Wolves personnel last week. He is..." September 06

  • Sam Mitchell knocks Glen Taylor, Tom Thibodeau, Scott Layden for Timberwolves’ firing process

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Mitchell was so bothered by how the Timberwolves fired him, he said it upset Kevin Garnett – a real BS move. If you’re upset, don’t put it on someone else. Speak for yourself and let Garnett speak for himself. Well, Mitchel is speaking for himself now. And he’s being clear about his..." September 06

  • Jeff Adrien -- Punished For Stealing Car from Hotel Valet

    TMZ "Dear people, Don't take cars from hotel valets that aren't yours or you'll be punished ... just like ex-NBA player Jeff Adrien. We broke the story, the 30-year-old former Timberwolves player essentially stole a Mercedes from a West Hollywood valet stand back in December and took it on a 6..." September 05

  • Timberwolves to work out Dorell Wright, Rasual Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tom Thibodeau likes his veterans. The new coach/GM/Grand Poobah of the Minnesota Timberwolves has an incredibly talented but young team to work with. A team that has 15 guaranteed contracts on the books for next season. But he’s still willing to look at adding veteran depth, reports Darren..." September 04

  • Towns jokes in praise of 'PorzinGOD': 'He is a higher life form'

    The Score ""Glory be to Kristaps Porzingis. Thou shalt block shots. Thou shalt crash thy boards. Thou shalt shoot. Thou shalt score." The New York Knicks' Latvian big man blew any and all expectations clear out of the water during his rookie campaign, averaging 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks..." September 03

  • Should the Minnesota Timberwolves Shop Ricky Rubio After Drafting Kris Dunn?

    Bleacher Report "In 2009, point guard Ricky Rubio was drafted fifth overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves and has been playing with the team since the 2011-12 season. The Barcelona native, however, may not be a part of the T-Wolves' long-term plans as they are looking to rebuild their team. This year, Tom..." August 31

  • NBA rookies love Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons – not so much

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rookie of the Year, best playmaker, best defender and funniest. Kris Dunn even received a vote for best shooter despite his jumper holding him back in pre-draft evaluations. Dunn – the Timberwolves’ No. 5 pick – cleaned up in the NBA’s annual rookie survey. But when it came to the most..." August 30

  • Report: Timberwolves sign guards to camp deals

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Wolves are adding back court depth to their training camp roster, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reported Thursday that the Wolves have signed guards John Lucas III and Toure’ Murry to training camp deals. Lucas III lacks size at 5-foot-11 but has played in seven NBA seasons, including..." August 24

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Zach LaVine: 'Next step' in career is becoming an All-Star

    The Score "Zach LaVine is setting the bar high. Entering his third season, the Minnesota Timberwolves guard is working toward a return to All-Star weekend - as something other than a Slam Dunk contestant. "My ultimate goal is whenever I go on the court, I just want to be known as one of the better..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • Kings interested in Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said not to expect a Ricky Rubio trade. But Rubio comes up so frequently in trade rumors, and Minnesota just drafted Kris Dunn. Everyone expects the Timberwolves to shop Rubio eventually. When they do, the Kings apparently want to talk. Darren Wolfson of..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Wolves' Kris Dunn says he's healthy after concussion in Summer League

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves rookie point guard Kris Dunn, who played in just two NBA Summer League games last month after sustaining a concussion during early action — thus missing out on the young Wolves’ run to the championship game — said Thursday he’s healthy and back on the court. Dunn, who is in New Jersey..." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Karl-Anthony Towns aiming to be best basketball player in the world

    Sportress of Blogitude "Karl-Anthony Towns is a supremely confident basketball player whose talent more than backs it up. Perhaps it shouldn’t be all that surprising, then, that the Minnesota Timberwolves star has set extremely high goals for himself and his NBA career: He wants to be hailed as the best basketball..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Ex-Wolves coach Mitchell: My firing could force Garnett into retirement

    The Score "Former Minnesota Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell still has a bitter taste on his tongue from his abrupt and unceremonious dismissal at the end of last season. According to Mitchell, he's not the only one. Quadragenarian power forward Kevin Garnett, who has a year left on his contract with the..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

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