Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • The Case For: The future of the Wolves

    SI "There was a time when MTV would label certain music videos "buzzworthy." If you happened to be paying attention to MTV Jams around 1997, this word mattered. Thrown in with the regular rotation of hits, "buzzworthy" was a cue that the song in question was a) new and b) could be big. The predictions..." April 28

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Kevin Garnett Waiting To See If 'Everyone Has Same Loyalty'

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Garnett has one year remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves valued at $8 million. Garnett missed the final 37 games of the season due to a leg injury but he continued to be with the team in a mentoring role. "I pride myself on being loyal," said Garnett. "I think..." April 23

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Tom Thibodeau is finalizing a five-year deal to become president and coach of the Timberwolves, league sources tell @TheVertical.

  • With Thibodeau in place, Garnett will reportedly be back another season

    CBS Sports "With Tom Thibodeau reportedly in place as the president of basketball operations and head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, forward Kevin Garnett appears primed to return for his 22nd season in the NBA, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Thibodeau has a strong relationship with..." April 20

  • Stan Van Gundy: Timberwolves 'very lucky' to be talking to JVG, Thibs

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy says the Minnesota Timberwolves are "very lucky" to be able to interview Jeff Van Gundy and former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau for their head-coaching vacancy. Stan, who is Jeff's brother and a friend of Thibodeau's, doesn't think the close..." April 20

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    Darren Wolfson @DWolfsonKSTP

    Told approximately $11M/year is the price being negotiated for the Thibs/Layden combo. Taylor not messing around. #twolves

  • Report: Mark Jackson to meet with Timberwolves

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Jackson will become the latest coaching candidate to meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report. The former Golden State Warriors coach will interview the current ESPN analyst for their vacant coaching position. " April 19

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors coach and ESPN analyst Mark Jackson for the coaching job

  • Tom Thibodeau pursuing full team control of T-Wolves

    Yahoo! Sports "Tom Thibodeau is aggressively pursuing the Minnesota Timberwolves’ president of basketball operations and coaching job because of his determination to have full control of an organization, league sources told The Vertical. Thibodeau wants to have final say on player personnel, organizational..." April 18

  • Tayshaun Prince says he has no plans to retire

    HNGN "The Minnesota Timberwolves missed the playoffs again this season, for the 12th consecutive season, but unlike a lot of the teams that missed the playoffs, they may not have to do any major roster rebuilding. The Timberwolves have an extremely young, talented roster with two cornerstone players in..." April 17

  • Minnesota to meet with Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy about leading franchise

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have meetings set with the two top targets of the franchise’s basketball operations and coaching search: Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy, league sources told The Vertical. Those meetings are expected to happen in the next few days, sources said. Minnesota owner..." April 16

  • Timberwolves let Sam Mitchell go as coach

    SI "The team will now begin a search for a new coach and president of basketball operations. “The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves has never been brighter,” owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “It’s important that we find the best leaders to shape our talented team and help them realize..." April 14

  • Timberwolves set franchise scoring record in win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Amid speculation that their head coach will not return next season, the Minnesota Timberwolves closed out the 2015-16 season with an impressive flourish. The Timberwolves routed the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 144-109 Wednesday at Target Center, setting a franchise record..." April 13

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    There is also a rising belief in NBA coaching circles that Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell could be ousted once the regular season ends.

  • Sources: Timberwolves planning coaching search that will include Sam Mitchell

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are planning to engage in a coaching search that will include interim coach Sam Mitchell as part of the process, league sources told The Vertical. The Timberwolves are targeting the elite coaches on the market, including Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks,..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Rockets keep playoff hopes alive with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Houston Rockets did their part, emphatically. James Harden led all scorers with 34 points as the Rockets won their second game in a row, blasting past the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-105 on Monday. Trevor Ariza added..." April 11

  • Curry 3-point tracker: Needs 12 to reach 400

    CBS Sports "Steph Curry 3-point Tracker: Could fall short of 400 unless he catches fire By Zach Harper | NBA writer April 10, 2016 2:50 am ET Stephen Curry has looked ordinary the last three games shooting the ball. Well, he's looked as ordinary as he possibly can be. The Golden State Warriors' star..." April 10

  • Timberwolves complete season sweep of Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings will have played a combined 22 seasons of non-playoff basketball when the regular season concludes next week. For both teams, it's about the future. For the Wolves, a successful one may be here sooner rather than..." April 08

  • Timberwolves owner: KG wants to be back for 2016-17

    The Score "The Big Ticket plans to keep on chugging along. Having already played 21 seasons in his illustrious career, Kevin Garnett appears set to return for yet another campaign. "You'd have to ask him, but from everything he's told me, he wants to be (back)," Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told..." April 07

  • Ricky Rubio: Timberwolves GM said team ‘almost traded’ me

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves strongly considered the possibility of trading point guard Ricky Rubio at the trade deadline. We know this because his boss told him so. Rubio, who has shot the ball better this season and vastly improved his 3-point stroke, told The Associated Press this week that..." April 07

  • OT loss to Wolves slows Warriors' chase for 73

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have just 26 wins this season, but at least now they have one to feature on their season highlight reel. The Timberwolves shockingly stalled the Golden State Warriors' pursuit of history Tuesday night, riding a fourth-quarter comeback and Andrew..." April 06

  • Andrew Wiggins and the Timberwolves need each other

    SI "Andrew Wiggins leaves most of the world behind in a single step. His stride is long and sudden, the gift of his mother—an Olympic sprinter. Those athletes able to keep pace can rarely match his wiry strength. The few that do are seldom of his 6'8" standing, and almost never able to meet Wiggins at..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Mavericks pull away to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- With a trip to the playoffs on the line, the Dallas Mavericks aren't just focusing on one game at a time, they're focusing on one possession at a time. Dallas played like a team that can smell the playoffs Sunday, pulling away late to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves,..." April 03

  • Zach LaVine donates Dunk Contest winnings to school for deaf students

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in February, Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon gave fans in Toronto the most memorable dunk contest in years. LaVine won, but it was basically a draw. But it turns out that our entertainment isn’t the only good thing that came from their duel. LaVine announced today that he’s donating $10,000 from..." April 02

  • Jazz overcome slow start to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- At this point of the season, the Utah Jazz know they can't afford to lose games in which they're favored if they hope to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They acted like it in the second half Friday night. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and the..." April 02

  • Clippers shut down Wolves for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Clamping down on defense, the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to an easy win Wednesday. Point guard Chris Paul compiled 20 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds in the Clippers' 99-79 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Clippers earned their fourth..." March 30

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Ricky Rubio Doesn't Expect Wolves To Trade Him

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves were rumored to be entertaining a trade of Ricky Rubio ahead of the deadline. The Wolves decided to keep Rubio but it's unclear how he fits with the team in the long-term as they build around Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Rubio signed a four-year, $55 million..." March 29

  • Timberwolves hang on to defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- For most of three quarters, the Minnesota Timberwolves were in complete control against the Phoenix Suns. A late burst by the visitors made it interesting but the Timberwolves held on late in a 121-116 win over the Suns at Target Center on Monday. Andrew Wiggins led..." March 29

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Wiggins working hard on improving perimeter jumper. Taking more of them. "If it's not there, sometimes I'll shoot it anyway."

  • Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal

    CBS Sports "Celtics GM wasn't 'trying' to trade Pierce or Garnett at time of Nets deal By Matt Moore | NBA writer March 27, 2016 3:01 pm ET In a wide-ranging piece as part of a follow-up to an in-depth column on the Boston Celtics, Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp spoke with GM Danny Ainge about the..." March 28

  • Jazz move into playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Gordon Hayward made sure the Utah Jazz are going home on a good note. Hayward scored 16 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and Utah beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 93-84 Saturday night. Derrick Favors scored 19 points for Utah, which went 3-2 on a season-long..." March 26

  • Wolves owner says GM Milt Newton will be evaluated after free agency

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves won't make sweeping changes to the front office anytime soon. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press that Milt Newton will remain general manager for the draft and free agency. Taylor will evaluate his performance after..." March 26

  • Timberwolves rally past Wizards in 2 OTs

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards were the team battling for a playoff spot. The Minnesota Timberwolves ended up making the winning plays. Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Gorgui Dieng sank the game-winning jumper with 30 seconds left in the second overtime as the..." March 25

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • Towns leads T-Wolves past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The playoffs are not on the horizon for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, but they look more and more like a team with a bright future. Karl-Anthony Towns gave his potential rookie-of-the-year campaign another boost on Wednesday, leading the way with 26 points on 11 of..." March 23

  • Wolves owner: We'll evaluate HC Sam Mitchell, GM Milt Newton after season

    CBS Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to find a future after the tragic death of Flip Saunders earlier this year. There have been reports of possible shifts in the makeup of the ownership group around owner Glen Taylor, and there are naturally questions about whether the team will retain..." March 23

  • Greg Smith Signs With Wolves For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Greg Smith for the remainder of the season. Smith is coming off the second of two 10-day contracts." March 22

  • The Timberwolves must answer these 4 questions before they can start winning

    SB Nation "The 2015-16 Timberwolves season was never about wins and losses anyway. This is a franchise that hasn't even made the playoffs since Kevin Garnett's 2003-04 MVP season. Sam Mitchell, the current head coach, is the seventh man to hold that title over that 12-year span. Putative saviors -- on the..." March 22

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Warriors struggle, but beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Even the Golden State Warriors are starting to admit that what they have going on this season is special. It was a close one on Monday, but with a dozen games left in the season, the Warriors still have no concept of a losing streak. Draymond Green scored 24 points as Golden..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

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