Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Timberwolves Sign Lance Stephenson

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves are set to sign Lance Stephenson to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). Minnesota had been carrying 14 players, so the club won’t need to make a corresponding move to create an opening on its 15-man roster. Stephenson, 26, was one of..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Heat hold off Wolves for 11th win a row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Miami Heat have learned this season to overcome many different obstacles. Miami is now trying to learn how to deal with success and an offense that can overshadow its typically strong defense. Goran Dragic scored 33 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers,..." February 06

  • Green-led Grizzlies outduel Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- From the beginning, Memphis Grizzlies first-year coach David Fizdale stressed to his team that he believed in each player, and each player would be needed at some point in the season. Fizdale's message -- and belief -- is a big reason Memphis has won games like they did..." February 05

  • Zach LaVine Out for Rest of the Season

    NBA.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken this morning at Mayo Clinic by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm revealed that Wolves guard Zach LaVine has a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in his left knee. LaVine, who will have surgery at a..." February 04

  • Marcus Morris, Leuer lead Pistons over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Setting career highs seems to be the new trend for the Detroit Pistons. Just one game after shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope set a personal best with 38 points, both of the team's starting forwards reached new heights. Marcus Morris scored 36 points and..." February 03

  • Cavs start new month with much-needed win vs. Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- On the day the Cleveland Cavaliers intensified their search for more playmakers, the two they have helped set a season-high in assists. For at least one night, the Cavaliers' explosive offense played to their potential. Kyrie Irving passed for a career-high 14 assists to go with..." February 01

  • Wiggins, Timberwolves dump Magic in OT

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Considering Andrew Wiggins' fourth-quarter heroics, it was only fitting that he led Minnesota to victory in overtime. Wiggins scored six of his game-high 27 points in overtime as the Timberwolves edged the Orlando Magic 111-105 on Monday night at Target Center. Before..." January 31

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Towns, Timberwolves trample Nets

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Karl-Anthony Towns arrived at the Minnesota Timberwolves home arena feeling sick and wondering if he would play. Minnesota is glad its young center gave it a go, and those in attendance would have had no clue Towns wasn't feeling well. Towns had 37 points and 13 rebounds..." January 29

  • Ex-NBA Player Charles Shackleford Dies In N.C.

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Charles Shackleford -- who played for the Nets, 76ers and Timberwolves in the '90s -- was found dead in his hometown of Kinston, North Carolina ... police confirm. Shackleford was 50. Cops tell TMZ Sports, "We can confirm Charles Shackleford was found deceased in Kinston this..." January 27

  • George fulfills All-Star billing as Pacers nip Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- About a half hour before Paul George and the Indiana Pacers took the court Thursday against Minnesota, George was named as an NBA All-Star for the fifth time in his career. Not long after, the Pacers forward lived up to his All-Star billing. George scored a team-high 32..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Wiggins' buzzer-beater sends Timberwolves past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Anthony Wiggins was the first option on the final play. Wiggins preferred to think of himself as the only option. After missing a free throw with 12.1 seconds left that opened the door for the Phoenix Suns to take a one-point..." January 25

  • Zach LaVine Declines Invite To Defend His Dunk Contest Title

    Hot New Hip Hop "LaVine reportedly out for the 2017 dunk contest. NBA fans won't be getting the much anticipated Zach LaVine vs. Aaron Gordon Dunk Contest rematch during All-Star Weekend next month. According to Basketball Insider's Michael Scotto, LaVine, the two-time defending Dunk Contest champion, has..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Grizzlies, Wolves To Control New D-League Affiliates

    Hoops Rumors "Two NBA teams have made major announcements this afternoon regarding their partnerships going forward with D-League affiliate. The Grizzlies, who are affiliated with the Iowa Energy this season, have acquired an expansion NBADL franchise which will be owned and operated by the Grizz. According to..." January 24

  • Towns lifts Timberwolves past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In the first half, the anticipated matchup between Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Denver's Nikola Jokic was fulfilling as their two teams traded offensive blows with little defense to show from either team. Towns owned the second half and the Timberwolves pulled out..." January 22

  • 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

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