Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Lakers hurt NBA lottery odds with 101-99 overtime win over Timberwolves

    Silver Screen And Roll "Losing is winning in this topsy-turvy season in Los Angeles, and that was especially true as the the Lakers took on a fellow bottom feeder in the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers looked set to cruise to an easy win early, but a late Timberwolves run sent the game to overtime, where Jordan..." March 26

  • Wolves injuries nothing new, but now so much worse

    Fox Sports North "Andrew Wiggins playing 48 minutes Monday night in Salt Lake City. Sean Kilpatrick speeding up Interstate 95 in his BMW X3 to get to Madison Square Garden in time. Nikola Pekovic honoring his nicknamesake with a Godfather-style suit on the Timberwolves bench. There are injuries. There are..." March 24

  • Angry Flip Saunders after win: 'We're not tanking games'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In all the NBA’s history of tense, overtime games, there probably never has been a winning coach as livid as the Timberwolves’ Flip Saunders seemed after Monday’s 106-104 victory over Utah. He had just seen his team with only seven healthy players win in OT, at altitude, on the second night of..." March 24

  • 3d
    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Lorenzo Brown starting in Martin's SG spot because Martin's hamstring is bothering him. He'll be in uniform and still could play some

  • Hornets break losing streak with crucial road win over Twolves

    At The Hive "As tonight's game ticked down, the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers lost their respective games, creating a scenario where four of the six teams (Boston, Indiana, Milwaukee, Charlotte) in the battle for the 6, 7, 8 seeds in the Eastern Conference playoffs had losing streaks of three or more..." March 23

  • MVP Stephon Marbury building ‘dynasty’ with 3rd Chinese title

    New York Post "From suicidal thoughts to the top of the Chinese Basketball Association, Stephon Marbury’s truly improbable resurrection story hit another zenith Sunday, as the 38-year-old won a third title with the Beijing Ducks and was named Finals MVP. That’s back-to-back championships for Marbury and the..." March 23

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Overtime result is a win for the Wolves, in the standings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Madison Square Garden’s scoreboard read Timberwolves 95, Knicks 92 after overtime Thursday night, but the real winner might not be known for another eight weeks. The Wolves and Knicks played for sole ownership of the NBA’s worst record, and the clubhouse lead for best draft-lottery odds that..." March 20

  • Timberwolves sign Sean Kilpatrick to 10-day contract

    Inside Hoops "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract. The Timberwolves were granted an NBA hardship exception for a 16th roster spot due to having four players out due to injury. Kilpatrick, 25, has averaged 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9..." March 20

  • Local call: Wolves ink guard based on location

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves are so desperate for bodies that they signed a player Thursday based on how quickly he could get to the game. The Timberwolves signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, and he arrived in time to give them the league-mandated eight players in uniform for their..." March 20

  • Ankle injury figures to keep Pekovic out 'for immediate future'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic missed his fifth consecutive game Thursday because of that perpetually hurting ankle, and while coach Flip Saunders wouldn’t call him done for the season, he also predicted Pekovic won’t play any time soon. Remember, 14 games now remain after Thursday’s 95-92..." March 20

  • 7d
    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    #Twolves Injury Update: Rubio, Neal, Pek, KG and Hamilton are out. Muhammad, Hummel and Bennett inactive.

  • Raptors outlast Wiggins and undermanned Timberwolves

    Toronto Sun "If it wasn’t about Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday night, it was about Sam Mitchell. Wiggins, the Vaughan wonderboy and No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, now quite happily plying his trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, got into some early foul trouble thanks to DeMar DeRozan and wasn’t really a..." March 19

  • Andrew Wiggins Plans To Remain With Wolves For 'Very, Very, Very Long Time'

    Real GM Basketball "Andrew Wiggins has already been mentioned as a potential addition for the Toronto Raptors due to the franchise being his home team. However, Wiggins expects to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves long term. “I love Minnesota,” Wiggins said. “They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there..." March 19

  • 8d
    James Herbert @outsidethenba

    Rubio is gonna give it a go tonight

  • 8d
    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Ricky said at shoot he doesn't know if he'll play, but it's likely he'll be only one of Pek, KG and Neal to play tonight vs. Raptors

  • Energetic Payne getting minutes, Wolves taking good with bad

    Fox Sports North "When Adreian Payne didn't respond suitably to Flip Saunders' sideline instructions early in the third quarter of last Wednesday's game at Phoenix, the Timberwolves coach quickly yanked his power forward of the future from the lineup and made him sit and think about it for 7 minutes of court..." March 17

  • Timberwolves' Flip Saunders to miss Wednesday's game for personal issue

    CBSSports.com "The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that Flip Saunders will not coach in Wednesday's game at Toronto due to a personal issue. Assistant coach Sam Mitchell will serve as the team's coach for the contest." March 17

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Rubio, Pek, KG and Neal all questionable again on new Wolves injury update for tomorrow's game at Toronto

  • Before real tests, Nets easily take care of depleted Timberwolves

    New York Post "The Nets did what they were supposed to do Monday night, easily dispatching a Timberwolves team that nearly had as many players out with injuries as it did available to play. The combination of Monday’s 122-106 victory and Saturday’s win over the 76ers in Philadelphia have the Nets momentarily..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • 10d
    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves will once again play with eight healthy bodies tonight. KG, Rubio, Neal and Pek all out. Robbie, Bazz and AB inactive.

  • Spurs close homestand with resounding victory over Minnesota

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The end result was marred by a sprained ankle that is expected to keep Manu Ginobili out for at least a week. That setback aside, the Spurs had little to quibble about with Sunday’s effort at the AT&T Center, bouncing back from their disappointing loss to Cleveland with an..." March 16

  • 10d
    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    #TSRInjuryReport: Hummel (hand), Muhammad (finger) & Bennett (ankle)-Out; KG (knee), Neal (hand), Pek (ankle) & Rubio (ankle)-Questionable.

  • No regrets for Wolves' Neal in leaving Spurs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves guard Gary Neal left San Antonio two summers ago and missed out on the Spurs winning an NBA title that had painfully eluded them in 2013. He did so to follow the money — a two-year, $6.5 million contract offer from Milwaukee — and said before Sunday’s game that he doesn’t regret..." March 16

  • 11d
    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves will start LaVine, Martin, Wiggins, Dieng and Hamilton.

  • Suns improve offense, stay in control to beat Minnesota

    Arizona Republic "The Suns needed to get back to a more familiar high-scoring offense, even if some of the sources of the return were less familiar. Coming off the worst consecutive offensive home games in franchise history, the Suns found enough of their old ways to lead for nearly all of a 106-97 victory..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Andrew Wiggins' defensive abilities and potential being tested nightly

    CBSSports.com ""On defense, I love challenges and the great scorers that come at you all game.” Just three games into his NBA career, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins was being asked to stop Joe Johnson over and over again. Wolves coach Flip Saunders joked that putting Wiggins on Johnson was..." March 11

  • Wolves' Dieng happy with play, but Saunders says young center 'really tired'

    Fox Sports North "There's a bit more slouch in Gorgui Dieng's gait lately, a little less of the playful enthusiasm and emotional reaction to officials' calls he mixes with a phlegmatic disposition around the Target Center. The second-year Timberwolves center isn't down on himself. By all accounts, he's had a..." March 10

  • Clippers now 8-5 without Blake Griffin thanks to 89-76 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    L.A. Daily News "Blake Griffin’s total of consecutive games missed reached 13 Monday when the Clippers played host to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center, no thanks to a staph infection in his right elbow that was surgically removed Feb. 9. Jamal Crawford missed his third game in succession because of a..." March 10

  • 19d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.

  • 20d
    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Gary Neal hurt his hand in practice, per Flip. Off to get an X-ray. #twolves

  • 21d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing that the Timberwolves have today claimed Justin Hamilton off waivers after New Orleans let him go this week

  • 21d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Wolves are waiving Glenn Robinson Jr. to make roster room for Hamilton

  • Nuggets blow out Timberwolves 100-84

    Denver Stiffs "Your Denver Nuggets win their second straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-84. Nice to see smiles on the faces of the players for a change. Leak outs. Remember those? Seemed like a relic of a time gone by, where it was one of the staples of George Karl's offense with Corey..." March 05

  • Kevin Garnett on Denver Nuggets: “A quitter is a quitter”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Denver Nuggets have won two in a row, playing with a newfound effort since coach Brian Shaw was let go and Melvin Hunt was given the interim tag. Wednesday night the Nuggets outplayed Minnesota and picked up a 100-85 win. After the game, the question was if Kevin Garnett expected that kind..." March 05

  • Neal might have a future with Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of the last players to leave the locker room after the Wolves lost to the Clippers Monday was guard Gary Neal. He was moving slowly for a reason. With Kevin Martin out, Neal, in his fifth season, had played a career-high 40 minutes and 40 seconds. Neal scored 19 points with nine rebounds..." March 04

  • Chris Paul’s 26 points, 14 assists lift Los Angeles Clippers over Minnesota Timberwolves

    L.A. Daily News "The road-weary Clippers were getting outrun by the younger Minnesota Timberwolves and found themselves in danger of splitting a tough four-game trip. That’s when Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan locked in defensively to finish on a high note. Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Clippers..." March 03

  • Kevin Garnett, Austin Rivers clash

    ESPN Los Angeles "Although Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett showered each other with praise before Monday's game between the Clippers and Timberwolves, Austin Rivers wasn't as complimentary late in the fourth quarter, when both players received double technicals for jawing at each other. With 3:23 left in the game..." March 03

  • 24d
    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Pek did not participate in this morning's shootaround. He will warmup before the game & make a decision on tonight. Officially questionable.

  • Garnett buys 1,000 tickets for Wolves fans

    ESPN.com "Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota's next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team. The Timberwolves made the announcement on Sunday morning. They host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. The freebies courtesy of the..." March 01

  • 25d
    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Pek played 92 seconds in 2nd half because he's laboring again in too much pain with that troublesome ankle. They'll evaluate again Monday

  • Gasol spearheads late push past T-Wolves, 107-97

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies start slow, but Marc Gasol scores 27 and Mike Conley hits a big three late to lead the team to victory 101-97. So the Grizzlies played uglier than that shiner Nikola Pekovich's eye and that divot in Russell Westbrook's head. But they survived for the 101-97 win over the Minnesota..." March 01

  • Wolves stomp Washington in Garnett's return to Target Center

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Garnett has won an NBA championship, league MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards and is a 15-time All Star, but a career that someday will carry him to the Basketball Hall of Fame took him on Wednesday to places during the Timberwolves’ 97-77 victory over Washington that he has never..." February 26

  • Harden’s 4th career triple-double paces Rockets in win over Timberwolves

    Houston Chronicle "Terrence Jones put one last offensive rebound back in, turning the final minutes of a tight game into a rout, and then leaned his head back to shout to the rafters as he bopped his way back down the floor. With power forwards all over the Rockets’ rotation now that Jones was ready to play..." February 24

  • 31d
    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    Shabazz Muhammad underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a ruptured ligament in his middle finger (left hand).

  • Ankle injury 'a blessing in disguise' for Rubio to work on shot

    Fox Sports North "Anyone wishing to precipitate upon Ricky Rubio's parade back to the active list need only point out the numbers. How despite the electrifying point guard's return from a severely sprained left ankle, the Timberwolves are still 12-42. How even though Rubio spent as much of the off time as he..." February 23

  • Kevin Garnett, Flip Saunders likely to pair up in bid to buy Timberwolves

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The contract extension Kevin Garnett, 38, will sign with the Timberwolves this summer will be for two years. During that period, Garnett and Wolves president-coach Flip Saunders are expected to try to form a group to buy the team from Glen Taylor. Garnett has amassed more than $325 million in..." February 23

  • Timberwolves’ Shabazz Muhammad to undergo surgery, will miss remainder of the season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves aren’t going to the playoffs this year, so the loss of one of their regular rotation players may not seem all that important on the surface. But every game is a development opportunity for the team’s young players, and in that regard, losing Shabazz Muhammad for the remainder..." February 22

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