Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Derrick Rose wants to be a Knick but voice from the past is calling

    New York Post "B.J. Armstrong, the agent for Derrick Rose, isn’t surprised the Timberwolves, with Tom Thibodeau their president and head coach, have emerged again as potential suitors for his client. But he hopes at least to meet with the Knicks before the free-agency period begins July 1. “If it was up to..." June 25

  • Jimmy Butler Pens Letter to Chicago After Being Traded: ‘I Love You’

    Complex "It’s been nearly 24 hours, but it’s still hard to believe—Jimmy Butler has joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The trade went down during the early picks of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Many said the Bulls didn’t get enough in return for Butler,..." June 24

  • Report: Wolves targeting free agent Lowry, Holiday, and other guards

    Larry Brown Sports "After triggering an earthquake with Thursday’s blockbuster trade for Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves may be coming back for an aftershock. Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News reports on Friday that the Wolves think they can upgrade at the point guard position in free agency and are..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Rajon Rondo, Ricky Rubio have unclear futures after Jimmy Butler trade

    Hoops Hype "After the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio became immediately impacted as well. USA TODAY’s Jeff Zillgitt reported the Timberwolves are still trying to trade Rubio after the recent move to land Butler. Dallas was once linked to Rubio..." June 23

  • Butler's trainer calls Bulls GM Forman a 'liar' after trade

    CBSChicago.com "The first inkling of how Jimmy Butler and his camp may have felt about him being traded from the Bulls to the Timberwolves in a blockbuster deal Thursday night during the NBA Draft came from his trainer, Travelle Gaines. Butler is on vacation in Paris currently. With a location stamp of Paris,..." June 23

  • Jimmy Butler learned about Wolves trade in middle of the night in Paris

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Butler hears the rumors -- he knew there was a chance he would be traded on the day of the NBA Draft, just like the rest of us. But that didn't stop him from heading to Paris with some other NBA players. Butler, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Dwyane Wade appeared to be having a..." June 23

  • Bulls Agree To Trade Jimmy Butler To Timberwolves

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have acquired Bulls forward Jimmy Butler, with K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune tweeting that the two sides have reached an agreement in principle on a Butler deal. According to Johnson (via Twitter), the Bulls will receive Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 overall pick...." June 22

  • Rival execs believe Timberwolves are offering No. 7 pick for Jimmy Butler

    CBS Sports "The Timberwolves have long had interest in reuniting Jimmy Butler with his former coach, Tom Thibodeau. Last year rumors flew that the Wolves and Bulls were discussing a Butler swap. On Thursday, the Wolves once again were linked to Butler. According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Minnesota is considering..." June 22

  • Mavs, Timberwolves Discussed Rubio, Matthews

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks and Timberwolves discussed a potential trade that would have sent Ricky Rubio and the No. 7 pick to Dallas in exchange for Wesley Matthews and the No. 9 pick, reports Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. However, a source described those talks as “dead” at this point, according to MacMahon, who..." June 22

  • Wolves Waive Nikola Pekovic

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived center Nikola Pekovic. Pekovic appeared in 271 games for the Wolves, averaging 12.6 points, on 51.8 percent shooting, and 6.7 rebounds. He was drafted by Minnesota in the second round (31st overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft." June 21

  • Wolves reportedly interested in Lauri Markkanen, Dennis Smith

    Larry Brown Sports "After back-to-back years of picking in the top five, the Timberwolves are on the outside looking in this year, but they’re still hoping to make a splash. According to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post on Monday, the Timberwolves, who hold the No. 7 overall pick in the draft, are..." June 21

  • Minnesota Timberwolves Announce Fitbit as Jersey Sponsor for 2017-18 Season

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that players will begin wearing Fitbit patches on their jerseys during the 2017-18 season. The T'Wolves and Fitbit reached a three-year deal that will also see Fitbit become the official wearable and official sleep tracker of the..." June 20

  • Cavaliers, Celtics Suns, Timberwolves Reportedly Exploring Jimmy Butler Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns are either targeting or have interest in a potential Jimmy Butler trade as the offseason heats up. Marc Stein of ESPN reported the Cavaliers are working on potential multi-team trades, while Vincent Goodwill of CSN..." June 19

  • Stephen Curry Didn't Want to Play For the Timberwolves, But David Kahn Still Messed Up By Passing on Him

    The Big Lead "David Kahn was president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2009 to 2013. His most famous move was passing on Stephen Curry with both the 5th and 6th picks in 2009. The Warriors then drafted Curry 7th and have now won two titles with him as their starting point guard...." June 19

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Jazz, Clippers, Bulls, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala plans to give serious consideration to leaving the Golden State Warriors in free agency. Teams would have to show Iguodala a vision of moving towards contention. The Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks are expected to pursue..." June 19

  • Globetrotting Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns working on 'secretive stuff'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Karl-Anthony Towns’ off-season has taken him to Europe and back again and all around this country…and it’s not even technically summer yet. Straight off the plane from Denmark, Towns was in Los Angeles Tuesday to promote video game Call of Duty’s new World War II version at the Electronic..." June 16

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Knicks to once again pursue Ricky Rubio trade

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is reportedly back on the New York Knicks' list of potential trade targets for the 2017 NBA offseason. Early Saturday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported "some members of the organization" would like the Knicks to seek a deal for Rubio. New York was..." June 03

  • Andre Iguodala To Receive Interest From Suns, Wolves, Hawks

    Real GM Basketball "Andre Iguodala is expected to receive interest from a number of teams in free agency such as the Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks. Iguodala's ability to re-sign with the Golden State Warriors will be heavily impacted by the amount of money Kevin Durant takes during his own..." June 01

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Chris Cohan Vetoed Warriors' Kevin Garnett Trade In 2007 For Financial Reasons

    Real GM Basketball "The Golden State Warriors were close to trading for Kevin Garnett in 2007 before the Minnesota Timberwolves eventually dealt him to the Boston Celtics. The Warriors were coming off a first round upset of the Dallas Mavericks and were one of the NBA's most compelling teams. "After the playoff..." May 28

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves ready to move on

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has been on the trade block for some time now. Even after a career-best performance this past regular season, it doesn’t look like that’s changed. In discussing players that could be moved during the draft, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders indicates..." May 26

  • Derrick Rose could be a free-agent target of Timberwolves

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer, league sources told ESPN. Rose, 28, will be a free agent for the first time in his career after spending last season with the New York Knicks. Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in..." May 24

  • Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have interest in revisiting trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio. The Knicks and Wolves discussed a Rubio trade at the deadline." May 23

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio Switches Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has switched agents and will now be represented by Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press (via Twitter). Rubio was previously represented by longtime NBA agent Daniel Fegan. Rubio, 26, enjoyed arguably his best..." May 17

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Nets Interested In Shabazz Muhammad?

    Hoops Rumors "Shabazz Muhammad will be a restricted free agent this offseason and Darren Wolfson of ESPN.com (podcast) hears that the Nets are a team to keep an eye on. Brooklyn has pursued several restricted free agents since Sean Marks took over GM duties, though the organization has been unsuccessful in its..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Kevin Garnett opens up on not cursing on TV and his ugly Timberwolves breakup

    USA Today "Kevin Garnett tends to lean forward. He often cradles a basketball with a nervous energy. But he’s sitting on a leather recliner in front of a tiger rug and wearing what Charles Barkley considers “skinny jeans,” and this is a TV set, not a hardwood court. Garnett is fresh off a 21-season NBA..." April 18

  • Knicks lose pre-lottery tiebreaker to Timberwolves

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks create more than enough problems for themselves. They’re getting bad luck, too. New York lost a pre-lottery tiebreaker to Minnesota today. If neither the Knicks nor Timberwolves move into the top three in the lottery, Minnesota will pick one spot ahead of New York – 6-7, 7-8, 8-9..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Timberwolves owner expecting team to take step forward next season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves were expected to take a big step forward this season under new basketball czar Tom Thibodeau, but they won just two more games than they did in 2015-16 and struggled to improve defensively. After that heavy investment, owner Glen Taylor is expecting much more next..." April 15

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Harden's triple-double helps Rockets edge Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- As far as postseason tune-ups are concerned, the Houston Rockets opted not to nitpick at every blemish of their performance on Wednesday night, choosing instead to focus on readying for what should be a riveting showdown. James Harden recorded his 22nd triple-double and the..." April 12

  • Karl-Anthony Towns sets Timberwolves' single-season scoring record

    Sporting News "Karl-AnthonyTowns broke the Timberwolves’ single-season scoring record in the first quarter of Minnesota’s home game against the Thunder. With his 2,011th point of the 2016-17 season, Towns surpassed the 2,010 points Kevin Love scored for the Timberwolves in 2013-14. Playing in 80 of..." April 12

  • Oladipo jumper lifts Thunder past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Minus Russell Westbrook and two other starters, the playoff-bound Oklahoma City Thunder still had enough to handle the perennial lottery-destined Minnesota Timberwolves. Victor Oladipo scored 20 points, including the game-winning jumper with 6 seconds left, as Oklahoma City..." April 11

  • The Timberwolves New Logo May Have Leaked Due To An Ad Glitch

    Uproxx "The Minnesota Timberwolves will be the NBA’s latest team to update its logo, with the official unveiling scheduled for Tuesday night. Uniforms won’t be revealed until the late summer, but the new color scheme and logo will be released on April 11. Unfortunately for the Wolves, an ad glitch on the..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Mourning Russell nails 3 at buzzer to lift Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- D'Angelo Russell's grandmother died earlier in the day, and the Los Angeles Lakers point guard planned to sit out the team's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. But Russell had a change of heart. "Honestly, I knew that's what my grandmother would..." April 10

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