Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Randolph, Gasol power Grizzlies past Timberwolves 105-101

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for 57 points and 22 rebounds on 24-33 shooting. No really, that actually happened. THE STREAK. IS. OVER. The Grizzlies were 0-13 in season openers since moving from Vancouver to Memphis, starting out every single season in the Bluff City with a losing..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Flip makes it official, Andrew Wiggins starting with Rubio, Brewer, Young and Pek. #Twolves #EyesOnTheRise

  • No bull: Wolves are Rubio's team now, but will he get big contract?

    Fox Sports North "Up until Ricky Rubio's rookie NBA season, bullfighting served as a cultural staple in his home city of Barcelona. For centuries, matadors gracefully danced their way around raging bovines, stenciling themselves into the local lore of northwestern Spain. Avoiding the thunderous advances of a..." October 28

  • Mavs looking to re-sign J.J. Barea

    ESPN Dallas "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the process of finalizing a buyout for veteran guard J.J. Barea that should enable Barea to become a free agent early next week, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Barea will be waived by the Wolves before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline for teams..." October 27

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    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    #TSRInjuryReport: Wolves: Andrew Wiggins (lower back contusion) is questionable for tonight's game. Bulls: Jimmy Butler (wrist) is probable.

  • Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

    Boston Herald "It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Timberwolves have waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves' roster now stands at 17 players.

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    KMartin is playing tonight but no Shabazz, Flip says pre game

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    #Twolves announce the team has exercised the third-year team options on Anthony Bennett, Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad #EyesOnTheRise

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Saw a Sporting News report about Chase for Thomas Robinson talks with Portland. Told no talks with them, at least not yet. #twolves

  • Timberwolves shopping forward Chase Budinger

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are shopping forward Chase Budinger in trade talks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Among talks with several teams, the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets have shown an interest, league sources said. Houston is reluctant to take on the $5 million player option..." October 17

  • Wolves aim to have everyone healthy for season opener

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In the midst of a weeklong schedule break, the Timberwolves have gone back to the basics during daily practices between last Friday’s preseason victory over Philadelphia and this Friday’s game against Milwaukee in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coach Flip Saunders, though, has been careful not to term it..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • The Klay Thompson gamble will determine fate of 3 franchises

    New York Post "As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent,..." October 16

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    Charley Walters @Charley_Walters

    Little birdie says contract extension talks between TWolves and point guard Ricky Rubio at standstill.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

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    Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun

    Anthony Bennett did practise and is shooting around pre-game, but being held out just to get back to 100%

  • SN Source: Wolves' best offer to Rubio in four-year, $48 million range

    Sporting News "With Denver forward Kenneth Faried agreeing to a five-year, $60 million contract well ahead of the October 31 deadline for fourth-year players, attention turns back to one of the most interesting players up for an extension — Minnesota point guard Ricky Rubio. Rubio has been after a five-year..." October 07

  • Fesenko fights for NBA job with Wolves with family back in war-torn Ukraine

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves training camp invitee Kyrylo Fesenko arrived in Minnesota weeks ago so he could work out, lose some more weight and prepare himself to earn his way onto an NBA roster for the first time since he played three games for Indiana in 2012. He has another good reason, too. Fesenko..." October 05

  • Flip Saunders brought a magician to the Wolves' training camp

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now that he has accepted not one but two exhaustive and time-consuming jobs, you’d think new Timberwolves coach and old president of basketball operations Flip Saunders wouldn’t have time for attending to every last detail. You’d think… A reformer of the team’s roster last summer, Saunders..." October 04

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    #Twolves center Nikola Pekovic and rookie forward Glenn Robinson III are participating in Friday's practice, per @Twolves_PR.

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Flip called Bennett biggest surprise of camp so far w/ his wide body underneath his ability to shoot it, but he doesn't want those to be 3s

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    Flip said yesterday he likes Mo Williams experience & leadership in 4th quarters & could see him playing alongside Rubio down the stretch.

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Timberwolves trio went through weeks of hell with Navy SEAL trainer

    Fox Sports Ohio "The children are slipping down Shabazz Muhammad's back, inches away from falling into a pit of whitewater rapids and fire. As Muhammad gropes for another handhold, his entire weight and an additional 100 pounds of helpless youth suspended above the perils below, he falters. A pair of guiding..." September 30

  • Saunders and Rubio decline to dive into discussion on contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Both Flip Saunders and Ricky Rubio deflected questions Monday about the status of Rubio’s possible contract extension with the Timberwolves. “He has a contract right now,” said Saunders, the Wolves president of basketball operations and coach. “The future, as I’ve said about all rookies, they..." September 30

  • Timberwolves willing to wait on contract extension for Rubio if he won’t accept 4-year deal

    Twin Cities "Contract talks that could make Ricky Rubio the second-highest-paid Timberwolves player will take place in person this week, and both the 23-year-old point guard and the Wolves seem ready to make a deal. Rubio and Wolves owner Glen Taylor spoke several times by telephone last week, with each..." September 28

  • Timberwolves hire former Lakers player as shooting coach for Ricky Rubio

    Pro Basketball Talk "Now that Kevin Love has been traded to the Cavaliers, Ricky Rubio effectively takes over as the face of the Timberwolves franchise. Not that he’s necessarily ready for that responsibility, or even deserving of it from a pure statistical perspective. But as the team’s starting point guard, he..." September 26

  • Report: Wolves willing to extend Ricky Rubio for 4 years, $42 million

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to pay Ricky Rubio $42 million for four years, but his agents want the max and believe he can get more than what the Wolves are offering on the open market, per 1500ESPN's Darren Wolfson. CBSSports.com's Zach Harper covered the Rubio dilemma in detail and..." September 23

  • Ricky Rubio needs to learn from Rajon Rondo to get paid

    SB Nation "Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly at loggerheads over the point guard's early extension demands. Minnesota can lock in Rubio long-term before the end of October or let him become a restricted free agent in July 2015. This is not a unique situation -- few eligible youngsters..." September 22

  • Wolves, Ricky Rubio 'a good distance apart' on extension

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have until Oct. 31 to negotiate a contract extension, and the two sides are "a good distance apart," according to the St. Paul Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Wolves general manager Milt Newton told reporters Thursday that "we're not necessarily in a rush" to..." September 21

  • Wolves offer max deal to Eric Bledsoe

    ESPN.com "With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum-level..." September 20

  • Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a..." September 19

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    Asked of #Twolves starters, Flip Saunders told @105theticket youngsters to be interspersed w/ vets. Noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting.

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Newton says he's optimistic on the Rubio extension front. But admitted they don't see eye-to-eye with Fegan on the $$. #twolves

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    #Twolves still hope to move Barea. But told they are open to buying him out.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a guaranteed deal with Minnesota, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Robinson was 40th pick in 2014 Draft.

  • Ricky Rubio never talked to Kevin Love about staying with Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "As the hours lurched to the gold-medal game on Sunday night, Ricky Rubio still wondered whether he could bring himself to a television for United States-Serbia. For weeks, there had been a sure, steady beat of anticipation of Spain reaching these World Cup of Basketball Finals, only to witness..." September 15

  • Broken up with Wolves, Love talks commitment with Cavs

    Fox Sports North "The world's best, rather than a mess. Instead of Brew, Uncle Drew. Promises and affinity, rather than discourse and remorse. At its outset, Kevin Love's Cleveland tenure resembles everything his time in the Twin Cities wasn't. New hope abounds in the Land of 10,000 Lakes after the blockbuster..." September 09

  • Thad Young on Sixers rebuild: ‘They were getting rid of everybody and getting worse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Sixers traded their last remaining skilled veteran this summer, when they jumped into the Kevin Love trade between the Timberwolves and Cavaliers to send Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, while taking on lesser players and obtaining a future first round draft pick for their willing..." September 01

  • Report: Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade great for Wolves ticket sales

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have discovered a new, exciting formula for selling season tickets: 1. Trade superstar for Canadians 2. Bring Canadians to state fair 3. Profit! After sending Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way trade that returned Andrew Wiggins, Anthony..." August 31

  • Experienced Young brings athleticism, high character to Wolves

    Fox Sports North "Now that he's arrived in the Twin Cities, Thaddeus Young would like to clear up any misconceptions. He's not a "grizzled, old" veteran, he said. His seven years of NBA service are a product of coming out of Georgia Tech as a 19-year-old and becoming a pillar player in Philadelphia. "I feel..." August 28

  • Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team

    ESPN.com "New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and focus on your team instead. Love, appearing on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" on Wednesday morning, responded to comments made by Taylor, who said Tuesday that the..." August 27

  • Glen Taylor is the biggest reason the Timberwolves keep losing

    SB Nation "On Tuesday, Timberwolves franchisee* Glen Taylor held court at the Minnesota State Fair as the newest hopes of the team were introduced. As he is wont to do, he openly discussed his feelings with the media. Kudos to him for that. Without franchisees, players, coaches and GMs spouting off,..." August 27

  • Timberwolves owner rips Kevin Love following trade to Cleveland

    SB Nation "Taylor says he never wanted to trade Love, but he's quite happy with the return on the deal. Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor spoke out about the recent trade of franchise star Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. More than that, he used it as a opportunity to criticize the three-time..." August 26

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Report: Wolves tried and failed to trade J.J. Barea to Sixers

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves want to cut ties with point guard J.J. Barea and failed to trade him to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Zgoda added that he thinks Barea will be waived if Minnesota can't move him. The writing was on the wall for this..." August 26

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