Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Andrew Wiggins Leaves Agent Who Negotiated Max Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Andrew Wiggins has filed paperwork to leave BDA Sports after his agent Bill Duffy negotiated a five-year, $148MM maximum extension for the Timberwolves‘ budding star, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Duffy revealed to Wojnarowski that Wiggins filed paperwork to terminate his relationship..." August 23

  • Cole Aldrich on the Timberwolves’ renovated roster, trade rumors and his role

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Only six players from last year’s Timberwolves roster are still under contract with the team. One of those is reserve center Cole Aldrich, who signed a three-year deal with the Timberwolves as a free agent in 2016. But even Aldrich, a Bloomington native, was a candidate to be moved this summer,..." August 22

  • Karl-Anthony Towns on the Timberwolves: ‘Watch out for us’

    TMZ "Karl-Anthony Towns thinks his Minnesota Timberwolves are gonna "have some fun" this year at the rest of the NBA's expense, telling TMZ Sports it's time for the league to watch out for the pups in Minneapolis. The Wolves are pretty stacked, adding Jimmy Butler to a squad that already has Andrew..." August 17

  • Adidas has doubts about Andrew Wiggins, wants to steal Giannis from Nike

    CBS Sports "Adidas over the last few years has gained momentum on the shoe front. They've signed big stars such as James Harden and Kristaps Porzingis to long-term deals while giving signature shoes to players like Damian Lillard. With Andrew Wiggins locked in early, they appeared to be set for the..." August 15

  • Minnesota trying to re-sign Shabazz Muhammad

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly in the process of trying to re-sign forward Shabazz Muhammad, according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis. Muhammad’s future with the team has been somewhat in jeopardy this summer, with the team having to decide exactly what direction to go..." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Timberwolves signing Marcus Georges-Hunt

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves are adding a guard. No, not Kyrie Irving. Marcus Georges-Hunt. Georges-Hunt is a borderline NBA player. After going undrafted out of Georgia Tech last year, he signed a 10-day contract with the Heat then played for the Magic. Orlando waived him, but the waiver process..." August 08

  • Wolves owner plans to sign Wiggins, keep team

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor made some interesting observations when I stopped by his Mankato office after attending Vikings training camp last weekend. While Taylor can’t talk about other teams’ players — such as trade rumors about the Wolves’ possible interest in Cavaliers point guard Kyrie..." August 07

  • For Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves dynasty and huge NBA payday on the horizon

    Sporting News "In late June, with the excitement of the Timberwolves’ acquisition of All-Star guard Jimmy Butler setting in, Karl-Anthony Towns blurted some excessive enthusiasm. With Butler on board, plus Towns, former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and new point guard Jeff Teague, Towns said, “This is what..." August 06

  • Timberwolves didn’t offer Andrew Wiggins for Kyrie Irving, but Cavaliers want more anyway

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly offered the Cavaliers a trade for Kyrie Irving. What did the proposal include? Apparently not Andrew Wiggins. If the Timberwolves aren’t willing to trade Wiggins – and their max extension offer for him suggest they’re not – I don’t see how they acquire..." August 03

  • Timberwolves, Melo Trimble Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves and former Maryland point guard Melo Trimble have reached an agreement on a contract, league sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Wojnarowski reports that Trimble will receive a partially guaranteed deal from Minnesota. Trimble is coming off a 2016/17..." August 02

  • Wolves Not Offering Wiggins For Kyrie, Focused On Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Details of the Timberwolves’ reported offer for Kyrie Irving aren’t known, but Andrew Wiggins isn’t part of Minnesota’s proposal, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News (Twitter link). Wolfson adds that for the Wolves to have a real shot at acquiring Irving, their offer would need to..." August 02

  • Despite Kyrie Irving rumors, Timberwolves owner views Andrew Wiggins as untouchable

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Just prior to free agency, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Pioneer Press young stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns were “kind of untouchable” in terms of trade negotiations. A lot has changed in the month that followed, with Minnesota signing three veterans — Jeff Teague, Taj..." July 29

  • Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks, Heat have proposed Kyrie Irving trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving requested a trade – reportedly ideally to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Timberwolves. All those teams – plus the Clippers and Suns – have made offers to the Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: So far, these are among the teams who’ve made offers to the Cavaliers for..." July 28

  • Three-team trade scenario could involve Irving, Wiggins, Love, Carmelo

    The Sports Daily "I think I speak for everyone when I say that the perpetual NBA trade rumor machine needs to take a couple of months off and let Major League Baseball and the NFL take over some headlines. But following Minnesota Timberwolves‘ young star, Andrew Wiggins, and his claim that he deserves nothing less..." July 28

  • Wiggins says he's worth 'nothing less' than the max

    SI "Andrew Wiggins has lofty goals for the 2017–18 season: a playoff berth and an All-Star appearance. Before all that, though, he is seeking a max rookie contract extension. The 22-year-old wing, who is in Las Vegas for Adidas Basketball’s LVL3 event this week, believes that Minnesota’s busy..." July 28

  • Report: As Kyrie Irving rumors swirl, Timberwolves still negotiating extension with Andrew Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves were working on a contract extension for Andrew Wiggins. Then, Kyrie Irving‘s trade request became public. He reportedly listed Minnesota among his preferred destinations. Jimmy Butler (a friend of Irving’s) and Karl-Anthony Towns have petitioned Timberwolves management to add..." July 27

  • The Obvious Kyrie Irving Trade Everyone is Missing

    The Sports Post "Kyrie Irving has popped up in trade rumors with almost every team in the NBA over the past week. He has listed the New York Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves as his preferred destinations. The Phoenix Suns are a popular player in the sweepstakes, either to get Irving..." July 27

  • Taj Gibson donates $20K to 3-year-old daughter of Chynna Battle

    Sportsnaut "Brooklyn native Taj Gibson, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, has donated $20,000 to the three-year-old daughter of Chynna Battle. Battle was slain on July 12 when two armed men shot into a crowded courtyard outside the Stuyvesant Garden Houses. She left behind her daughter, Amelia, and..." July 27

  • In an Ironic Twist T-Wolves Considering Trading Andrew Wiggins for Kyrie Irving

    Black Sports Online "The first thing LeBron did when he came to Cleveland was made sure Andrew Wiggins was traded for Kevin Love. Hard to say what would have happened if Cavs kept Wiggins, but maybe they will have a chance to test that theory out now." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Jamal Crawford was ‘upset’ and ‘hurt’ over being traded by Clippers

    Larry Brown Sports "Jamal Crawford spent the last five seasons with the LA Clippers, and he was none too pleased about being dealt unceremoniously this offseason. In an interview Tuesday with Alex Kennedy on “The HoopsHype Podcast,” the former Sixth Man of the Year voiced his disappointment over being..." July 25

  • Timberwolves Twitter roasts Dave Chappelle in special '0-For-30'

    CBS Sports "Dave Chappelle is slated to perform in Minneapolis this week, but if he holds a grudge he might abscond before this show. The Minnesota Timberwolves celebrated the arrival of the acclaimed comedian by thanking him, but not for what people may expect. While most people these days try to emulate..." July 25

  • Andrew Wiggins Set to Become Highest-Paid Canadian Athlete

    Complex "Minnesota Timberwolves star, Andrew Wiggins, is on the verge of signing a monster deal. According to reports from ESPN this week, it looks like the team is ready to lock up the 2014 first-overall pick to a five-year deal worth a whopping $148 million. The hefty contract would immediately make..." July 22

  • Timberwolves turn attention to big contract for Andrew Wiggins

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves introduced three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford on Wednesday as their 11th player on a team that still wants to add at least three more players and sign young star Andrew Wiggins to a whopping contract extension by October’s season opener. Wiggins is eligible..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Report: Cavs were close to getting Jimmy Butler before David Griffin left

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers were reportedly on the verge of adding another star player to the mix this offseason before they parted ways with their former general manager. In a story outlining the reasons why LeBron James is frustrated with the way things have gone in Cleveland this offseason, Jeff..." July 18

  • Jimmy Butler confirms that he thought he would stay with the Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler’s uniform has changed, but his exit story from the Bulls last month continued to stay the same. Appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,’’ Butler confirmed a Sun-Times story that when he left a June meeting with general manager Gar Forman and VP of basketball operations John Paxson,..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Jamal Crawford wanted to 'take the journey' with Wolves over chasing title

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Sometimes in life some things just seem meant to be, and for 18-year NBA veteran Jamal Crawford, finally playing for the Timberwolves feels like one of those situations. A former Michigan standout who played once at Williams Arena, Crawford’s pro career started in Minneapolis six months later..." July 16

  • Jordan Hill on Hornets' radar, sources say

    Sporting News "The Hornets have already had an interesting offseason, bringing in declining star center Dwight Howard ahead of free agency, picking guard Malik Monk in the draft, seeing second-round pick Dwayne Bacon shine in summer league and securing backup point guard Michael Carter-Williams in free..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Five NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

    Sportsnaut "Money might have flown around the NBA during the early stages of free agency, but that wasn’t the only avenue teams used to upgrade their rosters. More so than in previous years, the trade route become a prevalent area for teams to address weaknesses. From the Houston Rockets adding Chris Paul..." July 11

  • Jamal Crawford Rumors: Timberwolves Will Sign SG Once He Clears Waivers

    Bleacher Report "Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Saturday that veteran guard Jamal Crawford "is in serious talks to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves once he clears waivers." Charania added that Crawford is expected to sign a two-year, $8.9 million deal, with the second year being a player..." July 08

  • Taj Gibson Arrested in NYC Driving With Suspended License

    TMZ "Taj Gibson was arrested in NYC early Thursday morning after cops say the NBA star was driving a Mercedes-Benz with a suspended license ... TMZ Sports has learned. Gibson -- who signed a 2yr., $28 million deal with the Timberwolves earlier this week -- allegedly made an illegal u-turn in front..." July 08

  • Timberwolves Sign Justin Patton To Rookie Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have officially signed first-round pick Justin Patton to his rookie contract, the team announced in a press release. The move was made official earlier this week. Patton, the 16th overall pick in this year’s draft, was part of a trade that sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the..." July 06

  • Timberwolves first-round pick Justin Patton breaks bone in foot

    Sporting News "The positive Timberwolves off-season took a step backwards Tuesday as 2017 first-round pick Justin Patton underwent successful surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The 7-foot Creighton product, who is expected to see time behind Karl Anthony-Towns this upcoming season,..." July 04

  • Warriors sign forward Omri Casspi to one-year deal

    Clutch Points "After successfully retaining their core this summer, with the re-signing of Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors are still finding ways to further improve their roster. Although they have been linked to Jamal Crawford and Nick Young, the Warriors are headed..." July 04

  • Shabazz Muhammad becomes UFA after Wolves pull offer

    247 Sports "Shabazz Muhammad will be looking for a new city to call home this offseason. According to ESPN's Chris Haynes, the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled their qualifying offer - worth $4.2 million - from Muhammad on Sunday, freeing him from team control and making him an unrestricted free agent. The..." July 03

  • Timberwolves, Taj Gibson reportedly agree to 2-year, $28M deal

    CBS Sports "Tom Thibodeau is getting the band back together. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, the Minnesota Timberwolves and free agent big man Taj Gibson have agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal. This will reunite Gibson with Thibodeau, his former coach with the Chicago Bulls, and Jimmy Butler,..." July 02

  • Timberwolves to meet with coveted free agent Paul Millsap

    Hoops Hype "The Minnesota Timberwolves have made no secret of their desire to improve after trading for Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls. The latest rumor is the front office will meet with Paul Millsap, a free agent power forward from the Hawks. Last season, the Atlanta forward averaged a..." July 01

  • Jeff Teague Reportedly Commits to Deal With the Minnesota Timberwolves

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Jeff Teague have possibly already agreed to a contract ahead of free agency, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The terms of the deal are unknown at the current moment but expect details to emerge after free agency begins. Teague played one season with the Indiana..." July 01

  • Kyle Lowry to Timberwolves ‘chatter’ has started

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Timberwolves finally bit that long-awaited bullet on Friday, sending point guard Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz in exchange for a future first-round pick. This move frees up the necessary cap space for Minnesota to add another top-end free agent or two. Following the acquisition..." June 30

  • Jazz trade for Ricky Rubio, ending George Hill’s time in Utah

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have acquired guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. The Jazz will send Minnesota one of its two first-round picks in the 2018 draft. Radio station 1280 AM The Zone was the first to report the trade. According to Tribune..." June 30

  • Jeff Teague Rumors: Timberwolves Potential Landing Place for Free-Agent PG

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly moving on from point guard Ricky Rubio, and they already seem to have a possible replacement in mind. Shortly after he reported Friday that Minnesota will trade Rubio to the Utah Jazz, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones cited league sources..." June 30

  • Pippen: Jimmy Butler wasn't a good leader with Bulls

    SLAM Online "Adding to the claims that Jimmy Butler was “a bad locker room guy,” Scottie Pippen said that Butler had leadership issues in Chicago. While guesting on ESPN’s The Jump, Pippen claimed that Butler disrespected Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and an assistant coach, which ultimately turned the..." June 30

  • Report: Jimmy Butler Recruiting Kyle Lowry to Minnesota

    SLAM Online "During Jimmy Butler‘s introductory press conference with the Timberwolves, Butler said that he would be recruiting “a lot of really good players, much better than myself” to join him in Minnesota. Butler was already “in the ear” of Kyle Lowry about joining him in Chicago, and—according to..." June 29

  • Utah Jazz Interested In Timberwolves Guard Ricky Rubio

    CBS Minnesota "NBA free agency officially starts July 1, and every day there seems to be a different rumor surrounding Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Timberwolves front office officials were reportedly working the phones on NBA Draft night trying to work a deal to trade Rubio, but instead..." June 29

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