Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Jahlil Okafor doesn't want to play for Timberwolves, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Things could be about to get shaken up at the top of the 2015 NBA Draft order as a report suggests Jahlil Okafor does not want to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to a Fansided.com report, Okafor may ask the Timberwolves not to draft him: According to basketball scribe Chuck..." May 25

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    Not a huge surprise but Flip confirms to @PAOnTheMic that KG has told him he wants to return to the #twolves next season.

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    "That's totally untrue" - Flip to @1500ESPNJudd & @PhilMackey on Chad Ford's report about a possible Rubio trade.

  • Timberwolves owner on Flip Saunders: ‘I think eventually I want a different coach’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves will have the number one overall pick in this summer’s draft, thanks to the ping pong balls bouncing their way at the NBA Draft Lottery which was held in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday. The outcome was largely expected; Minnesota had more chances than any other team to win the..." May 20

  • Could Karl-Anthony Towns refuse to meet with Timberwolves?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, giving them the rights to the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft. It has been widely assumed that former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns will be selected in that spot, but it may not be that simple. Adrian Wojnarowski..." May 20

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    You know what's crazy, based on that Kevin Love deal, #wolves will have the No. 1 picks from 2013, 2014 & 2015 on their roster next season

  • Phil Jackson says Lakers and Timberwolves had “handshake agreement” on Kevin Garnett trade in 2007

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Timberwolves traded Kevin Garnett to the Celtics in 2007, it changed the balance of power in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics won the 2008 title immediately after acquiring Garnett and Ray Allen, and made the Finals again two years later. The Big Three of Garnett, Allen and Paul Pierce..." May 19

  • Celtics have rooting interest in lottery: Minnesota

    Boston Globe "When the Celtics stumbled through a slow start this season and traded away guard Rajon Rondo and forward Jeff Green, they seemed destined for the NBA draft lottery. But then they uncoiled their surprising run to the playoffs, meaning they will not be counting Ping-Pong balls Tuesday night. If..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Anthony Bennett training w/ @DrewHanlen, Wiggins/LaVine's guy. In Santa Barbara now. Fixing shot mechanics + wants to lose 15 lbs. #twolves

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Wolves' Wiggins to be named NBA Rookie of the Year

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In what should come as no surprise to anyone who followed the 2014-15 NBA season, Andrew Wiggins will became the first Timberwolves player to be named the league’s Rookie of the Year, according to a league source. The official announcement will be made Thursday. It was, as many of Wiggins’..." April 30

  • Sources: Chase Budinger picks up contract option, passes on free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has exercised the $5 million player option on his contract for the 2015-16 season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Budinger filed the necessary paper work on Wednesday, passing on the chance to become an unrestricted free agent this summer,..." April 30

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    As expected, Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins will be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year tomorrow, a source said.

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Drafting anywhere from 1 to 4, Flip said they'll have to take best player there regardless of position. You make mistakes drafting for need

  • Wolves guessing Garnett experiment lasts longer than five games

    Fox Sports North "Seated on the edge of a waste receptacle and slouching forward in the corner of Minnesota's locker room March 2, Kevin Garnett for once looked comfortably human. The Twin Cities yesteryear hoops hero had just dragged his 38-year-old bones up and down the Target Center floor for 21 minutes, 56..." April 21

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    Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke

    Saunders said in order for LaVine to play the 2, he'll need to get stronger. LaVine said that's a focus of his as well.

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • OKC misses playoffs despite rout of Minnesota

    The Oklahoman "Enes Kanter had his head bowed, buried under a blue bath towel as he sat in full uniform at the first cubicle on the left upon entrance into the visiting locker room inside the Target Center. As the majority of his teammates moseyed around, aimlessly for the most part, Kanter just sat there,..." April 16

  • High pick in draft will provide Wolves with another key player

    Fox Sports North "Considering he's brought a magician and hypnotist to past Timberwolves training camps, it's not that difficult to picture Flip Saunders wearing an oversized turban and black-and-blue robes while gazing into a crystal ball. Heck, now that the season's almost over, the club's president of basketball..." April 15

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Andrew Wiggins says he is definitely playing for the Canadian national team this summer

  • Pelicans beat Timberwolves to set up showdown with Spurs to secure playoff bid

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans left the Target Center Monday night still with high stakes unfinished business ahead trying to secure their first postseason berth since the 2010-11 season. New Orleans beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-88 at the Target Center. But the Pelicans (44-37) didn't seal..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    The #Twolves today announced guard Ricky Rubio underwent successful diagnostic arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle

  • Kevin Garnett Likely to Return for 21st Season

    Canis Hoopus "This would be his 21st season in the NBA and his age 39 season. Garnett was re-acquired by the Wolves at the trade deadline this season from the Brooklyn Nets, making his return to the franchise where he got his start and played for a dozen incredible seasons. Unfortunately, he has only..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Wolves list Robbie Hummel (back contusion) as questionable, KG as doubtful for Monday's game vs. Pelicans

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Flip said Wolves are going with what they've got these next 3 games, which I interpret as meaning KG will not play again this season

  • Warriors need late surge to hold off Timberwolves

    San Francisco Chronicle "Even with little for which to play, the Warriors keep finding ways to win. They sleepwalked into a little pressure from the Timberwolves on Saturday night and then dominated the game’s final four minutes to take a 110-101 victory in front of a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena. “We weren’t very..." April 12

  • Ricky Rubio to undergo ankle surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle early next week, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Rubio missed 43 games after badly spraining his left ankle on Nov. 7 against the Orlando Magic. The source said the surgery is considered to be a..." April 12

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Wolves list Hummel and KMartin as questionable and KG as doubtful for tonight's game at Golden State

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves Updated Injury Report (1/2): Kevin Martin (illness) and Robbie Hummel (back contusion) are QUESTIONABLE. KG is DOUBTFUL.

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Also: told Gary Neal (ankle) hopes to play in the final two home games next week. Ultimately, the docs and Flip will decide. #twolves

  • Lakers show some good as rookies soar to beat Timberwolves, 106-98

    Los Angeles Times "Not everybody thumps the Lakers. Sometimes they get to be the big kids on the block. Especially when they're playing one of their little lottery friends. The Lakers stuck it to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 106-98, ending a five-game losing streak Friday and improving a ghastly home record to..." April 11

  • Wolves rookies push through exhaustion to end season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are four games away from the end of an introductory season more demanding than whatever they might have imagined. Each player met with coach and chief basketball executive Flip Saunders this week to discuss the season that soon will be over..." April 10

  • Wolves' Pekovic undergoes surgery

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic underwent surgery in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday that left coach Flip Saunders hopeful his richly paid big men will play again without pain. Renowned foot surgeon Dr. Bob Anderson shaved bone from around Pekovic’s right Achilles’ tendon, detaching..." April 09

  • Portland Annihilates Minnesota, 116-91

    Blazer's Edge "LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers split the season series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, taking them down easily, 116-91 Wednesday night at Moda Center. The extra rest certainly seemed to help the players who did not make the trip to New York...." April 09

  • Casspi's career high lifts Kings over Wolves

    Sactown Royalty "Yes, the Minnesota Timberwolves are not a very good defensive team. Yes, they were also missing pretty much every NBA-level big man on their team. Yes, the Sacramento Kings were also down plenty of scorers so there was a lot of shots available for the taking. That shouldn't take anything away from..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Wolves sign Arinze Onuaku to 10-day contract

    Canis Hoopus "With Nikola Pekovic done for the year and Gorgui Deing's status unknown, the Wolves again turn to the field for an emergency big body Onuaku has played negligible minutes in just 5 NBA games. He played his college ball at Syracuse (...!!?!?!??!!....) spent some time overseas, and has more..." April 07

  • Rubio will not return this season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There was a bit of news to come out of the Wolves’ practice today: Ricky Rubio will not play again this season. Coach Flip Saunders said Rubio’s sore left ankle – originally injured in Orlando Nov. 7 – was not responding well enough to treatment and that there was still soreness there. “He’s..." April 05