Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Ricky Rubio to push for bigger deal than Stephen Curry

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now that his third NBA season is completed, Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio headed Thursday into his summer, an offseason that began road tripping with friends to Lawrence, Kan., of all places, and later will include training time split between Spain and Minneapolis as well as a Spanish..." April 18

  • Source says Adelman won't return as Wolves coach

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There is no chance — zero — of Rick Adelman returning as Timberwolves head coach next season, according to one of the team’s decision-makers. Look for an announcement to that effect soon. Two college coaches mentioned as candidates to replace Adelman, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Iowa State’s..." April 17

  • Jazz beat Timberwolves in double OT to finish season

    Salt Lake Tribune "Ty Corbin promised his team would fight to the end. And on Wednesday night in Minnesota, they finally did. The Jazz snapped a five-game losing streak, capping a difficult season of rebuilding with a victory — a feat that hasn’t come easy or often this year — as they downed the Timberwolves..." April 17

  • Timberwolves owner wants to ‘wait one more year’ before admitting Kevin Love’s last contract was a mistake

    Pro Basketball Talk "The situation with Kevin Love in Minnesota is one of the more intriguing from a free agent standpoint, and it’s one that isn’t likely to be resolved for more than another year. Love is under contract through the end of the 2015 season, at which time he will almost certainly opt out of the final..." April 14

  • Kings win, likely will play finale without Cousins after center collects his 16th technical foul

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings had collectively patted center DeMarcus Cousins on the back for going 22 games without a technical foul. But that streak ended, along with the Kings’ five-game losing streak, in a 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. The technical foul was his..." April 14

  • Timberwolves not expected to offer Ricky Rubio a big contract

    Fansided "The Minnesota Timberwolves have a pretty massive decision on their hands this offseason as they’ll need to start re-negogiating the contract of point guard Ricky Rubio. While it at one point in time looked like he was in for a nice deal, his play these past two seasons have turned the Wolves off..." April 13

  • Timberwolves: Corey Brewer scores record-tying 51 in win over Rockets

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Corey Brewer said he "was messing around" when he predicted he'd score 30 points before Friday night's game against Houston. The Timberwolves forward is averaging 11.7 points per game, and that total would have topped his career high by one point. Then he banked in a halfcourt shot to beat..." April 12

  • Noah, Bulls pull away late from Timberwolves

    CSN Chicago "Like the first five games of the Bulls’ current winning streak, the formula was the same against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Guard D.J. Augustin provided a scoring spark off the bench. Center Joakim Noah played physical defense and efficient offense, recording his seventh-career..." April 10

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Coach Adelman confirms to the media that Pek, Martin, Shabazz and Chase are all out tonight. #Twolves

  • After four-month wait, Wolves defeat San Antonio

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Four months later, under far different circumstances, and in front of a relatively sparse crowd announced at 10,117, the game was finally played. Tuesday’s game between the Timberwolves and San Antonio at Target Center was originally scheduled for Dec. 4 in Mexico City, an international..." April 09

  • Timberwolves to Sign Othyus Jeffers for Remainder of Season

    Canis Hoopus "The Timberwolves have reached an agreement with Othyus Jeffers on a contract that will keep him in a Wolves uniform for the rest of the season, according to reports. Jeffers is a 28 year old wing player who is a veteran of the NBA Developmental league. Jeffers, who has had brief spells with the..." April 08

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Dante Cunningham posted bail late this afternoon/early this evening and has been released from custody.

  • T-Wolves’ Cunningham arrested on suspicion of ‘terroristic threats’

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham, charged last Friday with felony domestic assault, was arrested again by Medina police Sunday — this time on a possible terroristic threats charge. He was being held without bail at the Hennepin County jail. Medina police officer Chris McGill on Sunday..." April 07

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    Adelman: Shabazz Muhammad and Chase Budinger out for the rest of the season.

  • Cunningham back with team, but time with Wolves could be nearing end

    Fox Sports "In one alleged fit of rage, Dante Cunningham's future with the Timberwolves has become tensely tenuous. The reserve power forward was back with the team Saturday, two days after his arrest for domestic assault. He actually started in place of Kevin Love, who was a late scratch due to back..." April 06

  • Kyle O'Quinn bounces back as the Magic beat the Timberwolves 100-92

    Orlando Sentinel "On March 8, Jacque Vaughn fundamentally altered the Orlando Magic's starting lineup. Vaughn made second-year big man Kyle O'Quinn the team's starting power forward, partly to see how O'Quinn would fare against better players. Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves offered the..." April 06

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    RT @Twolves_PR: Coach Rick Adelman tells the media that Nikola Pekovic, Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Martin are all out tonight. #Twolves

  • Wolves work double overtime to top Miami 122-121

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves players and coaches flailed their arms in exasperation often late in Friday night’s game at Miami, demonstrating their feelings repeatedly about NBA officiating and the league’s star system. But sometimes things just even out, don’t they? They certainly seemed to with a 122-121..." April 05

  • Dante Cunningham charged with domestic assault

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office. Cunningham, 26-year-old key reserve for the Wolves, will make his first court appearance Monday, the attorney's office said. Bail has been set at..." April 04

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Wolves' Cunningham jailed on domestic assault allegation

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Police in the west metro early Thursday arrested Minnesota Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham on suspicion of domestic assault. Cunningham, 26, was apprehended by police in Medina and booked into the Hennepin County jail shortly after 6 a.m., according to jail records. He is being held..." April 03

  • Wolves cruise by Grizzlies 102-88

    Canis Hoopus "Not that they have any real chance at the playoffs anyway, but had the Wolves lost tonight, they would have been mathematically eliminated. Phoenix won their last tilt, so a loss tonight would have put 'Sota too far behind both the Suns and Grizzlies. Instead, Memphis came out and played like a..." April 03

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    #Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out, said coach Rick Adelman. Ronny Turiaf is gonna try to go tonight.

  • Clippers ride Jordan to victory over Timberwolves

    Orange County Register "DeAndre Jordan is the common thread the Clippers have been able to cling to these past 75 games. The team has been without Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Darren Collison and Jared Dudley at times. And Monday in Minneapolis, the Clippers were without Blake Griffin for the..." April 01

  • Nets win 13th in row at Barclays

    New York Post "At the start of 2014, there was little reason to think the Nets would wind up anywhere near the playoffs. Despite spending close to $200 million of owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s vast fortune to construct a roster the team felt would be championship-caliber, the Nets were anything but through the..." March 31

  • Lakers can still dream about Love

    ESPN.com "As far as auditions go, Kevin Love’s 22-point, 10-rebound, 10-assist triple-double in 29 minutes Friday was like a singer being sent straight through to Hollywood after he belted out his first note in front of the “American Idol” judges. If Love wanted to make an impression on Los Angeles..." March 30

  • Ricky Rubio to seek eight figure contract

    Fansided "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is still under team control for two more seasons, though his contract for the 2015-16 season will be of the qualifying offer variety meaning he could potentially cash in by signing a tender from an opposing team or re-signing with the..." March 30

  • Wolves have record night, thump Lakers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Well, you don’t see this every day, or year … The Timberwolves set franchise records for points and field-goal percentage in a game in Friday’s 143-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. And almost as unusual, they beat the NBA’s glamour franchise — the one with 16 championship titles — by..." March 29

  • Pekovic practices, but a Friday return remains doubtful

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing..." March 28

  • Wolves Dieng growing by leaps and (re)bounds

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One Wolves player after another, when asked about rookie center Gorgui Dieng, couldn’t help but smile. “You know, I like the rook,” Corey Brewer said. “He’s got game.” “He looks like me out there,” Kevin Love said, “stealing rebounds.” “He’s awesome,” J.J. Barea said. “I’m so proud of..." March 28

  • Adelman May Step Down In Offseason, Wolves Could Pursue Hoiberg

    Real GM Basketball "Rick Adelman nearly walked away from coaching last offseason and sources say he's convinced more than a few people in team circles that he'll opt out of the final season of his deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Adelman is 67 and his wife has been dealing with a persistent illness." March 28

  • Wolves snap losing streak with strong game against Atlanta

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "So which team looked like it had something to play for Wednesday night at Target Center? The game began with the Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks under .500, with each squad riding a three-game losing streak. The difference? The Hawks were still in the playoff picture in the Eastern..." March 27

  • Griz run home win streak to 10 with wire-to-wire win over Timberwolves

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Timberwolves star Kevin Love admitted Monday’s 109-92 loss at Memphis felt something like an emotional hangover one night after his team lost a big lead to Phoenix — and ultimately, a home game that doused what few playoff hopes still remained. Now the question is: Will those blues linger for..." March 25

  • Markieff Morris leads Phoenix Suns rally in win vs Minnesota Timberwolves

    Arizona Republic "As the Suns players' facial hair is turning unruly with a no-shave policy for the playoff chase, they are making the hair on their coaches' heads turn grey or fall out. Watching the Suns this season often has been a hair-raising experience, but games like Sunday's 127-120 victory at Minnesota..." March 24

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    Barea to play today. No Pek

  • Rubio trying to add floater to his game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Yes, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman confirmed it before Thursday night’s game at Houston: That indeed was a floater point guard Ricky Rubio lofted over a Dallas defender during a Wednesday performance when he delivered his third career triple-double with a 22-point, 15-assist, 10-rebound..." March 21

  • After lethargic start, Rockets come alive to beat Timberwolves

    Houston Chronicle "If Rockets coach Kevin McHale was holding something, he would have broken it. If he had a door, he’d have slammed it, a desk, he would have pounded it. His body language was clear and it was screaming, but when McHale gathered the Rockets who had been on the floor, he had plenty left to..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Love, Rubio lead Wolves to 123-122 OT win in Dallas

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whether playoff challenger or spoiler, the Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday for the third time in their four-game season series this season with Wednesday’s 123-122 overtime thriller at American Airlines Center. Wolves star Kevin Love’s shot with 17 seconds left put the..." March 20

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    No Pek again tonight (sore right ankle).

  • Wolves hold on to beat Sacramento

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With starting center Nikola Pekovic out once again because of that bothersome right ankle Sunday, the Timberwolves asked rookie Gorgui Dieng to produce a career performance. In his first career start, he delivered just what they needed in a 104-102 victory over Sacramento. Dieng played 37..." March 17

  • Bum ankle too much to handle for Pekovic

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic played with pain in his right ankle for the past seven games, ever since he returned after missing essentially the month of February because of bursitis. He did, that is, until Friday night, when the pain became too much. Pekovic left a 105-93 loss to the..." March 15

  • Bobcats beat Timberwolves, holding Kevin Love scoreless in the second half

    Charlotte Observer "“Kevin (Love) can get so hot,” Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson observed. “He started out hot...” And then the Charlotte Bobcats placed the Minnesota Timberwolves superstar in a deep freeze. Love went scoreless in the second half, missing his seven shots from the field, as the Bobcats..." March 15

  • Timberwolves Come From Behind, Beat Bucks 112-101

    Canis Hoopus "Tonight, the Wolves came back from a double digit deficit to beat the NBA's last-place Milwaukee Bucks 112-101. Kevin Martin had a great night shooting the ball, going 9-18 for 26 points on the night. Kevin Love shook off some early shooting woes to finish with 27 points, 10 boards and 6..." March 12

  • Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan lift Raptors to victory in Minnesota

    Toronto Star "The shot was the dagger, a corner three-pointer right in front of the Minnesota Timberwolves bench with about a minute left, and DeMar DeRozan knew it. He’d heard some chirping from the Timberwolves earlier in the game, but the last laugh is always the best, and as the ball ripped through the..." March 10

  • Wolves throttle Detroit from the start in 114-101 win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves reached last season’s total on Friday night with this season’s 31st victory, a 114-101 decision over Detroit at Target Center that delivered everything they had failed to do two nights earlier against New York. On Wednesday, they were thumped by a Knicks team that had lost..." March 08

  • Knicks snap 7-game losing streak with win vs. Timberwolves

    New York Post "Who needs Love? The Knicks didn’t need Kevin Love Wednesday night, as Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler were just fine as they showed rare pride in whipping the Timberwolves, 118-106, at Target Center to snap a seven-game losing streak. Indeed, it seemed like a Miracle in..." March 06

  • Dangling Chandler is Knicks’ chance to find Love this offseason

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony wasn’t tampering late Monday night in the visitor’s dressing room at The Palace of Auburn Hills when asked about 2015 free agent Kevin Love, but he clearly gave away how much he thinks of him. As the Knicks front office readies to show Anthony its grand plan after the season for..." March 06

  • Wolves' clinic at the line finishes off Nuggets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "You can quibble with how the Timberwolves got there Monday after a 132-128 victory at Denver that just never would end, but there’s no mistaking they completed the season’s longest road trip with a 4-1 record. With six weeks left in the season and their margin of error to reach a distant..." March 04

  • Wolves welcome two starters back, and win in Sacramento

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves welcomed two starters back after weeks away injured….and lived to tell about it with a 108-97 victory at Sacramento on Saturday night. The Wolves repelled the Kings’ fourth-quarter comeback and kept their playoff aspirations percolating by winning for the fifth time in six..." March 02

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