Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Pistons' Stan Van Gundy denies report of Jackson-Rubio trade talk

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy denied an ESPN report that there are currently trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves involving point guard Reggie Jackson. In a series of texts to the Free Press, Van Gundy said the organization doesn't "have a single thing under..." January 21

  • Timberwolves, Pistons discussing Ricky Rubio-Reggie Jackson trade

    NBA.com "With the trade deadline almost a month away (February 23), teams across the league continue to contact each other with different offers. As reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Chris Haynes, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Detroit Pistons are currently discussing a deal that would potentially..." January 21

  • Towns, Timberwolves take down Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Karl-Anthony Towns carried the Minnesota Timberwolves with a clutch fourth-quarter performance Thursday night. The 21-year-old center scored 27 his 37 points in the second half, and the Timberwolves edged the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 at Staples Center...." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Ricky Rubio seems to support trade out of Minnesota

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves and point guard Ricky Rubio appear to be headed for an inevitable divorce. Spanish reporter Antonio Martin Guirado caught up with Rubio Thursday on the campus of UCLA, where the Wolves were practicing ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Clippers that night. In..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Leonard, Aldridge propel Spurs past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- If there has been a chink in the San Antonio Spurs' formidable armor this season, it's been their occasional inability to play up to their lofty standards in the first halves of games -- especially at home. But the fact that the Spurs are the second-best team in the NBA's..." January 18

  • Timberwolves actively shopping Ricky Rubio

    Fanrag Sports "Ricky Rubio’s time with the Minnesota Timberwolves could be coming to a close. The team has dangled its franchise point guard in trade offers this season, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports. In packages with Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota has offered its veteran point guard to several..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Mavericks halt Timberwolves' three-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves had hoped to extend a season-long three-game winning streak before tough road tests at San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers, but they failed to take advantage of the struggling Dallas Mavericks and fell 98-87 on Sunday at the American Airlines Center...." January 15

  • Towns' double-double carries Timberwolves past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Facing a four-game homestand with three of the top teams in the Western Conference visiting Minnesota, the Timberwolves had a tough road trying to climb from the bottom of the standings. Three straight wins have propelled Minnesota ahead and the young Timberwolves are gaining..." January 13

  • Timberwolves end Rockets' nine-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Watching another vanish against the Houston Rockets, the Minnesota Timberwolves were thinking about the last time they faced Houston in Minnesota. Then, in a December meeting, the Rockets won in overtime after erasing a 21-point Timberwolves lead, including a 12-point lead with two..." January 11

  • Kevin Garnett joins LA Clippers as consultant

    ESPN "Kevin Garnett has officially signed on as a consultant this week with the LA Clippers. The 15-time All-Star will occasionally help out at practices but will not be on the bench at games or travel with the Clippers, a team representative said. Garnett was with the team in Irvine during training..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Timberwolves go to Towns in win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Another double-digit, second-half lead had vanished for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. The Dallas Mavericks had closed within a possession after a 3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki. Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio weren't going to let another game slip..." January 09

  • Gorgui Dieng on Andrew Wiggins: “He cannot pick and choose when he wants to play”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins has had a good third NBA season, but his progression has been slower than some in the North Star state would like. So too have some called out his inconsistency, the latest of which was teammate Gorgui Dieng. When asked about Wiggins after the..." January 08

  • Game-ending surge allows Jazz to rally past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a healthy roster for the first time all season, the Utah Jazz hope Saturday is a sign of things to come. The Jazz rallied from a double-digit deficit to top the Minnesota Timberwolves 94-92. Utah's George Hill had a team-high 19 points, while Rudy Gobert provided..." January 07

  • Wizards overcome Wiggins' 41 in 112-105 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Andrew Wiggins rebounded from a brutal offensive performance in the Timberwolves' previous game with a showing against the Wizards that reminded all he was selected first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. It just wasn't enough to take down -- or rather, slow down -- another former No. 1..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • President Barack Obama to young Timberwolves: ‘Play better defense’

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves received a 90-minute tour of the White House that included a visit with President Obama during one of their two days between games in Philadelphia and Washington. The commander in chief and leader of the free world for the next two weeks offered them a scouting report of..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Covington's dramatic hoop gives 76ers win over 'Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- All season long, the Philadelphia 76ers have had problems closing out games. That was not the case on Tuesday night, however. Robert Covington scored on a lob from Dario Saric with 0.2 of a second left as the Sixers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-91. "That's the..." January 03

  • Motiejunas worked out with T-Wolves before signing with Pelicans

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves brought unrestricted free-agent Donatas Motiejunas to town for a look but never got their chance to act before he agreed on Sunday to sign with New Orleans. Drafted 20th overall in 2011 with the pick the Wolves owned before they started trading down that night, Motiejunas’..." January 02

  • McCollum's career night rallies Blazers past Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was asked about the recent play of point guard C.J. McCollum before a New Year's Day meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I don't know how much more C.J. can do," Stotts said. A few hours later, McCollum showed him...." January 01

  • Young stars carry Timberwolves past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In a game that featured several of the NBA's bright young stars, Minnesota's stars shined just a little bit brighter than Milwaukee's. Led by youngsters Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves took care of the visiting Bucks by a 116-99 final on..." December 30

  • Nuggets reject Wolves' comeback bid

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Danilo Gallinari gave the Denver Nuggets a lead, and Wilson Chandler preserved it in the final seconds. Gallinari hit a turnaround bank shot in the lane with 27 seconds left, Chandler followed with a block on Andrew Wiggins at the other end, and the Nuggets escaped with a 105-103..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Pekovic near the end of his career

    EuroHoops.net "Nikola Pekovic held a press conference in Serbia in which the main subject was the future of Partizan, the club in which he is the president, the past debts and the future of it. However for the first time, Pekovic who has a contract until 2018 with the Minessota Timberwolves, stated publicly..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Timberwolves hit 15 3-pointers in 104-90 win over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Atlanta Hawks got a second chance against Minnesota less than a week after losing a game at home to the Timberwolves, with Dwight Howard back after being held out of the loss. Howard's addition in the middle couldn't stop the Timberwolves from shooting their way to victory..." December 26

  • Westbrook (who else?) leads Thunder past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- The numbers Russell Westbrook has been putting up this year have caught the NBA by storm. Almost every night out, he is being mentioned with the likes of Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan as far as records being broken. But it wasn't the statistics that stood..." December 25

  • Zach LaVine is developing into a polished scoring threat for Minnesota

    Yardbarker "Throughout his short NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Zach LaVine has been known for one thing: his high-flying dunks. Ever since his days at UCLA, all people could talk about was his athleticism and high-flying acrobatics. However, its only for so long you can hold that moniker..." December 25

  • Cousins-led Kings rally late to defeat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Sacramento Kings did the basketball equivalent of last-minute holiday shopping on Friday, and were rewarded for their patience with a win. DeMarcus Cousins led the way with 32 points as the Kings won for the fourth time in the past five games, rallying in the final quarter..." December 23

  • Stephon Marbury Says NBA Wanted Him Out of the League After He Asked For Trade From Timberwolves

    Complex "Stephon Marbury has been out of the NBA since 2009. His second act as a basketball messiah in China gives him no reason to feel any regret about leaving the NBA behind. But Starbury seems upset that he left the league without much choice, and thinks he knows what him a pariah early in his..." December 23

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Timberwolves take down Howard-less Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks won at Oklahoma City without Dwight Howard, but they couldn't manage a repeat at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves two days later. Karl-Anthony Towns, taking advantage of the absence of the 6-foot-11 Howard, had 17 points and 18 rebounds as the Timberwolves..." December 21

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Timberwolves hold off Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- As part of their growing pains, the young Minnesota Timberwolves are learning the hard way how to close out games. Monday was a step in the right direction for Tom Thibodeau's squad. Two days after blowing a late lead, the Timberwolves held onto a late advantage to..." December 19

  • Rockets prevail in OT for 10th win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- James Harden and Ryan Anderson came together and the two agreed that the Houston Rockets weren't going to lose Saturday night's game in Minnesota. The timing just happened to be in the final minutes when Houston was down by double digits. The confidence among the..." December 18

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

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