Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Jimmy Butler disrespected Lou Williams and other snubs by opting not to play in the 2018 All-Star Game

    Clutch Points "Fergie’s appalling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and the fact that we’ve witnessed a glimpse of real defense being played in the closing minutes of the 2018 All-Star Game completely overshadowed one of the rare precedents pertaining to the NBA star showdown – Jimmy Butler opting not to..." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Lou Williams Had an Incredible Response to Jimmy Butler Sitting Out the All-Star Game

    Complex "The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was fun. It was a highly competitive matchup between Team LeBron and Team Steph. It actually looked like the stars who played gave it some effort. A few All-Stars—Kevin Love, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kristaps Porzingis—couldn't play because they were hurt...." February 19

  • Butler sits out All-Star Game: 'I got to rest my body'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "While both teams unexpectedly competed to the very end of Team LeBron’s 148-145 dramatic victory over Team Stephen in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler sat and watched it unfold all around him all night at Staples Center. Did he miss out? “No, I like it,” he said...." February 19

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Timberwolves Open To Shabazz Muhammad Buyout

    Hoops Rumors "A report earlier in February indicated that Timberwolves swingman Shabazz Muhammad hoped to be traded or waived before last week’s trade deadline. While neither of those things happened, the Wolves remain open to accommodating Muhammad’s departure, majority owner Glen Taylor tells Sid Hartman of..." February 16

  • Timberwolves have no plans to sign Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "When it became apparent the Utah Jazz had no desire to keep Derrick Rose following the blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves quickly emerged as a potential suitor in rumors. However, per Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, owner Glen Taylor said the..." February 16

  • The Jimmy Butler Trade Is The Rare Deal Where Both Teams Won

    Dime Magazine "Last Friday, the Bulls played the Timberwolves in their only nationally televised game of the year. That game was scheduled for a reason: Over the summer, both teams radically shook up their present and future outlooks with a trade consisting of Jimmy Butler heading to Minnesota for Zach LaVine,..." February 15

  • Paul Pierce says Kevin Garnett's number will be next retired by Celtics

    ESPN "Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce believes Kevin Garnett's No. 5 will soon hang alongside Pierce's No. 34 in the rafters at TD Garden. After Pierce's number was retired Sunday in Boston, the 10-time All-Star wondered if, in an era of players switching teams in free agency, it might be a while..." February 14

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Jimmy Butler not interested in playing in NBA All-Star Game

    Clutch Points "Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is not here for the All-Star Game. Butler was named an All-Star reserve along with his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns and is slated to play on Team Stephen Curry. But if Butler had things his way, he wouldn’t participate in the game at all, per John Meyer of Canis..." February 12

  • Derrick Rose buyout rumors: Wizards join Timberwolves as interested teams

    CBS Sports "As expected, the Utah Jazz waived Derrick Rose on Saturday, paving the way for him to join another team in the near future. Rose was traded to the Jazz from the Cleveland Cavaliers last week as part of the three-team deal that sent Rodney Hood and George Hill to Cleveland, but reports indicated..." February 10

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Report: Thunder, Timberwolves interested in Joakim Noah if bought out

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder have expressed interest in acquiring center Joakim Noah, in case he reaches a buyout with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Noah hasn’t been open to a buyout situation, nor have the Knicks at this moment. The Knicks and..." February 08

  • Kevin Garnett Returns to AND1 as Global Ambassador

    SLAM Online "Kevin Garnett is returning to AND1 for the first time since 2003. He’ll serve as AND1’s Global Ambassador as the brand gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary, about 15 years after he had two signature sneakers with AND1. “I’m thrilled to get back to my roots and partner with AND1, one of..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • T-Wolves' Muhammad seeks trade ahead of deadline

    ESPN "Out of the rotation and clearly out of Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau's plans, guard Shabazz Muhammad has requested to the franchise that it move or waive him before Thursday's NBA trade deadline, league sources told ESPN. Muhammad's representatives recently made the..." February 03

  • ‘Tired’ Stephon Marbury Set To Retire From Basketball

    SLAM Online "Basketball legend Stephon Marbury is preparing to step away from the game for good. The two-time NBA All-Star, who currently plays for the China Basketball Association’s Beijing Fly Dragons, has his last regular season game on Feb. 11. Then his 22-year pro career is set to come to an end,..." February 02

  • Hornets would not want to take on Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague in Kemba Walker trade

    Clutch Points "One of the players included in a lot of trade chatter the past couple of weeks is Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. Being a former All-Star and with his ability to score in different ways, it is very understandable why there are a number of teams intrigued by the prospect of adding him..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • How worried should you be about Jimmy Butler's knee injury?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When Timberwolves guards Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford were both late scratches when the Wolves faced the Raptors last week, my first strange thought was that they had strategically picked a point in the season to both get some rest and put more responsibility on Karl-Anthony Towns and..." January 27

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • Steve Kerr's thoughts on T'Wolves? 'I've seen some really ugly uniforms'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Headed into Wednesday's slate of games, the new and improved Minnesota Timberwolves (31-18) sit in third place in the Western Conference standings. Something else outside of their record first comes to mind for Steve Kerr though. "I've seen some really ugly uniforms," Kerr said at practice..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Jimmy Butler ruled out Monday with knee injury

    Sporting News "The Timberwolves will be without guards Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford on Monday when they travel to play the Clippers. Butler, dealing with a sore right knee, is averaging a team-leading 21.7 points per game this season. He is also averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 48 percent..." January 22

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Jimmy Butler okay with last loss, “We need to humble our damn selves”

    ESPN "It's not often that you can find a positive after losing to one of the worst teams in the league. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler did. "We need to humble our damn selves," Butler told reporters after the Timberwolves fell to the Orlando Magic 108-102 on Tuesday night. "I'm glad we..." January 17

  • Magic guard Arron Afflalo throws punch at Timberwolves forward, both get ejected

    New York Daily News "A Tuesday night basketball game between the Magic and Timberwolves quickly turned into fight night. Magic guard Arron Afflalo and Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica got into a fight in the second quarter and were ejected from Tuesday's game. The two players shoved one another, before..." January 17

  • Wolves To Sign Amile Jefferson To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves will fill their open two-way contract slot by signing forward Amile Jefferson to a two-way contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Charania adds that Jefferson will be a free agent this summer, meaning his new deal will just be a rest-of-season..." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Clippers proposed a Blake Griffin-for-Karl-Anthony Towns trade

    Clutch Points "The gears for a huge trade proposal are seemingly set in motion today by the L.A. Clippers, who have sent the Minnesota Timberwolves a ground shaking proposal involving Blake Griffin and Karl-Anthony Towns, per Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders. Before things get even more interesting,..." January 13

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Karl-Anthony Towns says Andrew Wiggins ‘underappreciated’ by media

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves grabbed a convincing win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to grab their third straight win and third of the four meetings against their Northwest division foe. This saw an all-around offensive performance from the Timberwolves that featured Andrew Wiggins getting the..." January 11

  • NBA fines Isaiah Thomas $20,000 for striking Andrew Wiggins

    NBA.com "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins above the shoulders, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. " January 10

  • Minnesota's future could hinge on Jimmy Butler's contract situation

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves' season is coming along the way Tom Thibodeau always envisioned when he started assembling his revamped roster over the summer. Jimmy Butler has played some of the best all-around basketball of his career recently and could garner some MVP votes if he maintains the..." January 09

  • Isaiah Thomas Got Ejected After Karate Chopping Andrew Wiggins’ Chin

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas is back on the floor for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While the dynamic scoring guard has shown his ability to get buckets since making his debut after missing the start of the year due to a hip injury, Thomas is still apparently trying to iron out some wrinkles that have formed as he’s..." January 09

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: I Wanted To Be Able To Play Like Magic Johnson

    Real GM Basketball "Karl-Anthony Towns was trained by his father to work on a guard's ballhandling and shooting work first before moving onto big man's footwork and post-up drills. “When I was growing up everyone told me how they thought I should play the game of basketball, which was never the way I wanted to..." January 08

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Karl-Anthony Towns' shows his potential on defense with six blocks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns’ six blocked shots during a rollicking victory at Indiana on New Year’s Eve tied a career high reached twice before, but not since the first three months of his rookie season. His league-leading 29th double-double this season — 18 points, 14 rebounds — is..." January 01

  • Bulls PG Kris Dunn shades former coach Tom Thibodeau

    Yardbarker "Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn is enjoying a breakout sophomore season, and he seems to think the change in scenery has a lot to do with it. In an interview with David Aldridge of NBA.com that ran on Monday, Dunn threw shade at his ex-coach, Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota..." January 01

  • Wolves reportedly concerned about Jeff Teague’s knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Jeff Teague went down with a knee injury towards the end of a win over Denver on Wednesday, and there is some anxiousness over the severity of it. The former All-Star was injured on a jump ball play late in the fourth quarter when Nuggets guard Gary Harris landed on him and rolled over his left..." December 28

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