Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Jazz top Timberwolves to take division title

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Dominating games through stifling defense is second nature to Utah. Now the Jazz are finding ways to also take over on offense. Utah used its full arsenal of offensive weapons with great success in a 120-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. It helped..." April 08

  • Blazers beat Wolves, inch closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- On a night when little was coming easily for the Portland Trail Blazers, Allen Crabbe was a godsend. "He was the reason we won the game," teammate Damian Lillard said after Crabbe came off the bench to score 25 points in Portland's come-from-behind 105-98 victory over the..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Warriors defeat Wolves, inch closer to best record

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After combining with Stephen Curry to deliver a devastating 1-2 punch to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the third quarter Tuesday night, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson looked forward to adding a knockout blow to the arsenal. Make no mistake, Thompson insisted. A..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Timberwolves end Blazers' six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Portland Trail Blazers are still in position to make the playoffs. The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, have to be content with playing the role of spoiler. That was exactly what Minnesota did on Monday as the Wolves held on for a 110-109 win over the Blazers,..." April 03

  • Omri Casspi thinks Wolves should win 50 or more games next season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At first glance tonight’s game between the Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings at Target Center looks like a matchup of two games in a similar place. They are both out of the playoff picture; the Wolves and Kings entered the game 12th and 13th, respectively, in the NBA’s Western..." April 03

  • Kings bounce back with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Since joining the Sacramento Kings in a trade from New Orleans, rookie Buddy Hield has seen a spike in his offensive numbers. Saturday was another step in the right direction for the first-year guard. Hield scored a career-high 22 points while Ty Lawson added 21 points off..." April 02

  • Rubio, Towns carry Timberwolves past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio is giving opponents something new to worry about -- his shooting. Rubio totaled a career-high 33 points and added 10 assists, while Karl-Anthony Towns scored 32 points as the road-weary Minnesota Timberwolves returned home and recorded a 119-104 victory against the..." March 30

  • Rubio's three FTs send Wolves past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio wanted the game in his hands on the free-throw line. "That moment is the reason you work in the arena by yourself shooting hundreds of free throws," Rubio said. "You want to have moments like that, to feel that pressure. It's hard to..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • McCollum leads Trail Blazers past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers' lead was so large through most of their 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night, CJ McCollum saw only 29 minutes of action. But the fourth-year guard made the most of his opportunities, bombing in 32 points on only 13 shots..." March 26

  • Lakers defeat Timberwolves in OT to end skid

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Shaquille O'Neal was the center of attention before the Los Angeles Lakers ended a six-game slide on Friday night. Afterward, Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns was the focus after a spat late in the game with Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Jordan Clarkson scored a..." March 25

  • T-Wolves to unveil new logo during final regular-season home game

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves’ were the trendy pick for a breakout team this season with Tom Thibodeau coaching Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. Instead, Minnesota fell flat. At, 28-42 the Timberwolves will miss the playoffs for the 13th straight year – the NBA’s longest active postseason..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Spurs come back to beat Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- As a veteran group, the San Antonio Spurs are familiar with making big plays down the stretch to win games. The young Minnesota Timberwolves are still trying to figure out how to do just that. On Tuesday at Target Center, it was the Spurs teaching the Wolves a painful..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Kevin Garnett To Warriors, Not Celtics? 2007 Trade Was ‘Basically Done’

    NESN "A lot had to fall into place for the Boston Celtics to win the 2008 NBA title. But Kevin Garnett arguably was the most important piece of the puzzle, and it turns out the Celtics indeed were lucky to land the All-Star big man. We know the facts: Boston swung a blockbuster deal with the..." March 21

  • Warriors, T-Wolves to play 2 preseason games in China

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that NBA Global Games China 2017 presented by Master Kong will feature two preseason games in China between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. The Warriors and Timberwolves will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen..." March 20

  • Timberwolves sign Casspi for rest of season

    247 Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have finally found their forward. Following season-ending injuries to both Zach Lavine and Nemanja Bjelica, the Wolves will sign free agent Omri Casspi for the remainder of the year, according to Marc Stein of ESPN: "Free-agent swingman Omri Casspi has come to..." March 20

  • Pelicans use late spurt to bury Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- All savory gumbos start with what south Louisiana chefs call the "trinity" -- a sauteed roux of onions, bell pepper and celery -- and, like most recipes, good results take time. After the New Orleans Pelicans lost six of their first eight games trying to blend in the trinity..." March 19

  • Omri Casspi closing in on deal with Timberwolves

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to bringing in veteran forward Omri Casspi after head coach Tom Thibodeau personally recruited him over dinner. Casspi was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after injuring his thumb in his only game with the club after being shipped over in the..." March 19

  • Timberwolves out on Lance Stephenson after second 10-day contract expires

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves will release wing Lance Stephenson, league sources told ESPN. After completing two 10-day contracts with the team, Stephenson had to either be signed for the remainder of the season or let go. Minnesota has chosen to go in a different direction, sources said, and..." March 18

  • Wolves Consider Adding Healthy Body To Roster

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have a full 15-man roster, but a handful of those spots are being occupied by players currently unable to contribute. Nikola Pekovic won’t play this season, Zach LaVine is out for the year, and this week Nemanja Bjelica and Lance Stephenson have gone down with injuries as well...." March 17

  • Heat closing in on .500 with win over Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he and his teammates have a saying: "Go from good to great." Whiteside was talking about passing up a good shot for a better one, but he might as well have been talking about Miami's season now that expectations are rising to nose-bleed levels...." March 17

  • Celtics maintain home dominance vs. Wolves

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Karl-Anthony Towns was 9 years old the last time the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Celtics in Boston. Now, thanks to the work of Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas, the talented young big man will have to wait until at least next season for it to happen. Horford had his best game..." March 15

  • Surging Timberwolves pull away from Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio had heard his name enough in trade rumors and admitted that the constant buzz was something that wore on him. The consistent smile from the Spaniard isn't as present as it was in his early years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The grin reappeared momentarily after..." March 13

  • Bucks hold off Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Once again, defense saved the day for the Milwaukee Bucks, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games Saturday night with a 102-95 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Bradley Center. The Bucks recorded six defensive stops over the final 2:48 to hold..." March 11

  • Wiggins-led Timberwolves slip past Warriors

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- An overtime loss at San Antonio was followed by a resounding win at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Minnesota Timberwolves then withstood Golden State and Stephen Curry's counter on Friday. Minnesota is proving its evolution against some of the best in the NBA...." March 10

  • CJ McCollum: Wolves deserve automatic loss for slippery floor that postponed game

    CBS Sports "Monday night, the Portland Trail Blazers were in Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves in an important Western Conference matchup. Both teams are currently just outside the playoff picture, and need every win they can get down the stretch. As you might recall, however, the game was cancelled due..." March 10

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