Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Sixers top Timberwolves for second straight victory

    Philly.com "DECORUM WAS at a minimum at the Wells Fargo Center early yesterday morning, and defense was at a minimum there last night. At least on the part of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The day started with the ever-popular and raucous Wing Bowl, carried out by 94WIP. The night provided a defensive effort..." January 31

  • Report: Ricky Rubio cleared to play for Timberwolves on Monday

    Sporting News "Ricky Rubio has been cleared to play for the Timberwolves against the Mavericks on Monday, a source close to the situation told the Associated Press. Rubio hasn't played since Nov. 7 when he injured his left ankle. Including Minnesota's game on Saturday against Cleveland, he will have missed 43..." January 31

  • Love braces for boos in return to Minnesota

    ESPN.com "Kevin Love can already hear the reception he expects Minnesota fans will welcome him with on Saturday when he returns to Target Center to play the Timberwolves for the first time since being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer. "Truthfully? 'Booooooooo!' That (will be) probably more..." January 30

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    NBA trade rumble as deadline nears: Rival teams believe Mo Williams is available in 'Sota if you can satisfy Wolves' wishes on a draft pick

  • Sources: Wolves still shopping Chase Budinger, others, with 'almost zero chance' of a deal

    Sporting News "Minnesota swingman Chase Budinger, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, would more than welcome a trade—he’s not demanding it, but his representatives have let the team’s front office know he would like to be elsewhere. The Timberwolves have been trying to accommodate Budinger,..." January 30

  • Martin scores 21 in return, Wolves top Boston for home win

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Slowly, finally, the band appears to be getting back together. Wednesday night at Target Center, Wolves guard Kevin Martin returned to action after missing 34 games because of a fractured right wrist. “Back off the shelf,” he said. Back in the game. Martin started fast, struggled for a..." January 29

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    Mo williams (personal reasons) is out tonight.

  • NBA reveals dunk contest lineup

    ESPN.com "Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Minnesota's Zach LaVine, Orlando's Victor Oladipo and Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee will be the contestants in the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk contest, the NBA announced Tuesday night. Plumlee tweeted he was "thrilled" to be taking part in the contest. The dunk..." January 28

  • Kevin Martin will make injury return tonight vs. Celtics

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kevin Martin plans to play tonight against Boston at Target Center, his first game back since he fractured his right shooting wrist against New York on Nov. 19, according to sources with knowledge of his health. He had hoped to make his return last Wednesday against Dallas, but awoke that..." January 28

  • Saunders: Wiggins isn't getting calls he deserves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins went to the free-throw line 12 times Monday in Oklahoma City on his way to a 23-point night, his first 20-point game since he scored a career-high 31 points in Denver nine days earlier. With one hand on his wallet and without elaborating, Wolves coach Flip..." January 28

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Kevin Martin remains out for tomorrow night's game against Boston

  • Atlanta streaks past Minnesota, 112-100, for 16th straight win

    Peachtree Hoops "It wasn't as comfortable as some would have predicted, but the Atlanta Hawks extended their franchise-record winning streak to 16 games with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday evening. With high expectations toward extending their franchise-record winning streak to 16..." January 26

  • Timberwolves’ Robbie Hummel breaks hand, says he is out six weeks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It must be law: The Timberwolves get one player back from injury and another one goes out. And so it went during Sunday’s 112-100 loss at Atlanta, where reserve forward Robbie Hummel broke his shooting hand just three games after center Nikola Pekovic returned from a 31-game absence. The..." January 26

  • K-Martin update: Swelling delays return until at least Sunday

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Some more on Kevin Martin's condition, according to someone close to him: His right shooting wrist swelled up on him Tuesday and Wednesday and he had fluid drained from it on Thursday, a setback that has delayed his return from November surgery at least from Wednesday's loss against Dallas..." January 23

  • Mavs' 30th win a 98-75 yawner over T-Wolves, but 'we busted our butts,' Carlisle says

    Dallas Morning News "As the Mavericks were warming up for the second half Wednesday night, Tyson Chandler let loose one of those big, gaping yawns that can only be mustered up with supreme amounts of boredom. In this case, however, boring is good. The Mavericks could have nodded off in the second half at the..." January 22

  • Ricky Rubio's injury worse than ankle sprain

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Before Wednesday, the knowledge of Ricky Rubio's injury was that the Timberwolves point guard had a significantly sprained left ankle. Wolves coach Flip Saunders shed more light on the injury that has sidelined Rubio for a 36th straight game on Wednesday against Dallas. He was injured in..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion

    Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

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    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    Nikola Pekovic will be active and will play tonight. Kevin Martin will be active, but will not play. #Twolves

  • Stephon Marbury: I was depressed

    ESPN New York "Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury said the combination of his struggling basketball career, his failing "Starbury" sneaker company and the death of his father in 2007 led to a downward spiral that resulted in suicidal thoughts in 2009. "I wanted to die," Marbury said in an interview on HBO's..." January 21

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Rubio participated in contact drills for the first time today. Getting closer but looks like Martin and Pek as soon as tomorrow. RR not yet

  • Al Jefferson returns and Hornets breeze to easy win, 105-80, over Timberwolves

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s message to his players, following a 105-80 blowout of the Minnesota Timberwolves, amounted to this: Share the wealth. The Hornets have won seven of their last eight to climb back into the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. They’ve done so despite..." January 20

  • After rapid improvement, Wolves believe Wiggins is just hitting stride

    Fox Sports North "At some point during Andrew Wiggins' demonstrative, season-high 31-point night Saturday at Denver, an official who shall remain anonymous hopped in Flip Saunders' ear. "'Boy, Wiggins,'" the Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations recounts him saying. "'How much he's improved..." January 20

  • Jeff Adrien Reaches Deal With Guangdong Southern Tigers For Rest Of CBA Season

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent forward Jeff Adrien has reached agreement on an extremely lucrative contract with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association, sources told RealGM. Despite NBA interest and 10-day contract possibilities, Adrien decided to accept a guaranteed deal with Guangdong, where he will..." January 19

  • Timberwolves sign Miroslav Raduljica to second 10-day contract

    Inside Hoops "The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed center Miroslav Raduljica (pronounciation: rah-DOO-liht-zah) to a second 10-day contract. He was previously signed to his first 10-day contract on Jan. 8. Raduljica has appeared in three games with Minnesota, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.3..." January 19

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Wolves Injury Report for Monday at Charlotte: QUESTIONABLE - Kevin Martin; DOUBTFUL - Nikola Pekovic; OUT - Muhammad, Rubio

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    Flip said 1 of refs told him how much he thought Wiggins had improved over last month. "It’s almost astonishing his confidence level." (1/2)

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Wolves are willing to move Thaddeus Young as part of ongoing rebuild and Young said to be high on list players BKN covets

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets holding up the 3-way trade with OKC & Charlotte. They're trying to change some players in the deal....

  • Wolves Martin said he is 'getting close' to returning

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gone from the Timberwolves’ past 27 games now because of a broken wrist, veteran guard Kevin Martin declared himself something of a new man after Thursday’s practice. Or maybe rather, it was something of his old self. “I was back to K-Mart today,” he said. Martin said he is feeling fine..." January 16

  • Raptors are already thinking about Andrew Wiggins' free agency

    SB Nation "Wiggins won't be an unrestricted free agent for at least six years (!!) but the Raptors are already preparing for when the time comes, according to a report. The Toronto Raptors are already looking to potentially bring Andrew Wiggins home when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, reports..." January 15

  • Rumor: Andrew Wiggins’ father says son will compete in All-Star Dunk Contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is far, far from official… but we pretty much all knew that the NBA was going to invite high flying No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to the All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest. So this tweet from Hoopshype Canada seems very realistic. For the record, the All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest will take place..." January 15

  • Mo Williams' 52 points help Wolves end losing streak

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "At one point Tuesday night at Banker’s Fieldhouse Mo Williams went up to Indiana guard C.J. Watson and said, basically: Don’t bother. There is nothing you can do, no defense you can try, no tactic you can employ. Not tonight. “I said, ‘Man, there ain’t nothing y’all can do today,’ ”..." January 14

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    Tonight vs. #Spurs, #Twolves Mo Williams doubtful with right ankle sprain; Shabazz Muhammad questionable with lower abdominal soreness.

  • Timberwolves Sign Center Miroslav Raduljica to 10-Day Contract

    NBA.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed center Miroslav Raduljica (rah-DOO-liht-zah) to a 10-day contract. After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Raduljica, was signed by Milwaukee on July 26, 2013. The 7-footer spent the 2013-14 season with the Bucks, averaging 3.8..." January 09

  • Suns escape Minnesota with 113-111 win over Timberwolves

    Arizona Republic "Playing on a national TV stage for the first time, the Suns did not make the best showing for themselves but avoided ending Minnesota's 12-game losing streak with a 113-111 win at Target Center. After going 3 for 11, Markieff Morris made two clutch jumpers for the Suns to take a late lead, but..." January 08

  • Saunders and Budinger return, but weakness from flu lingers for Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders and forward Chase Budinger returned to the team for Tuesday’s practice, but they’re still suffering from the lingering effects of the flu. Saunders was too sick to meet with the media after practice, while Budinger felt a little weak. Along with forward Robbie..." January 07

  • New Wolf Daniels starting to get his shot

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When Troy Daniels came to the Timberwolves in the Corey Brewer trade last month, he talked about the opportunity he would get here. It’s starting to happen. In Thursday’s loss to Sacramento at Target Center Daniels played 12½ minutes — by far his most since joining the Wolves. He responded..." January 03

  • Kings hang on for 110-107 win over Minnesota

    Sacramento Bee "With their two leading scorers on the bench having fouled out, the Kings held on for a 110-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Thursday night at Target Center. Darren Collison made two free throws with 2.5 seconds to play and Troy Daniels’ three point attempt just before the buzzer was well..." January 02

  • Rubio joined in practice by Pekovic, Martin; all 3 could return in January

    The Score "When Ricky Rubio returns from his ankle injury, his pick-and-roll partner and on-court bodyguard will be joining him. The Diesel to Rubio's Shawn Michaels, Nikola Pekovic is nearing a return from injury, too, as is Kevin Martin. The three veterans practiced together for the first time since..." January 02

  • Andrew Wiggins' rise is just beginning

    SB Nation "Andrew Wiggins sometimes looks like a savvy 39-year-old veteran and other times like a 29-year-old athlete at the peak of his life and athletic abilities. He also looks like the 19-year-old that he is, but that's happening less and less often. The Timberwolves only have one win since November,..." January 02

  • Utah Jazz beat Minnesota Timberwolves 100-94

    Salt Lake Tribune "Quin Snyder sat silently, staring daggers at his team. For an entire timeout, the normally talkative Utah Jazz coach never said a word. This was his reasoning: If his players weren’t going to communicate defensively, why should he communicate with them? So an entire timeout passed uncomfortably..." December 31

  • Ricky Rubio could return to Timberwolves in 2-3 weeks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves expect point guard Ricky Rubio to return from his severe ankle injury in mid-January, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Rubio has missed 24 games with a severely sprained left ankle he suffered on Nov. 7 at Orlando. He took part in three-quarter speed running..." December 29

  • Miroslav Raduljica Finalizing Deal With Timberwolves For Rest Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent center Miroslav Raduljica is finalizing a guaranteed contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season, league sources told RealGM. Raduljica, a seven-footer, had spent the past week finalizing his buyout settlement with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball..." December 29

  • Kenneth Faried grabs 25 rebounds, saves Nuggets from sloppy loss against Timberwolves

    Denver Post "It's the little things Brian Shaw hates. The times when his players don't box out. The times when the ball bounces in front of them and they still don't go for the ball. The (many) missed free throws. The shoddy defense. He must have had a hard time sitting through Friday's game against the..." December 27

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    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    #TSRInjuryReport: Ricky Rubio (ankle), Kevin Martin (wrist) and Nikola Pekovic (wrist) are out.

  • Cavaliers take down Timberwolves, but Anderson Varejao goes down too

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With a dominating third-quarter burst, the Cavaliers claimed a 125-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night, but they lost their starting center in the process. Five minutes into the third quarter Anderson Varejao went down with an apparent left leg injury. He stayed on the floor..." December 24

  • Kevin Love says chance to win, not previous contract, was reason for forcing trade from Timberwolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "His team’s sixth-leading scorer Sunday — who didn’t reach his once customary double-double game all evening, let alone by halftime — Cleveland’s Kevin Love sat half-clothed at his locker stall after beating Memphis and spoke about what was, is and could be. On Tuesday night, Love will meet a..." December 23

  • Pacers hold on vs. Wolves: 'Any win's a good win for us'

    Indianapolis Star "The days have started to blend together, the moments seeming like one long blur. After nearly a week away from home, the Indiana Pacers might not have particularly enjoyed their final test – a back-to-back road game starting an hour earlier Sunday night than normal NBA tipoffs after losing an..." December 22

  • Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins in no rush for greatness

    Washington Post "Andrew Wiggins doesn’t yet see what others see in him. That doesn’t mean that Wiggins lacks ambition or confidence, because he is dripping in those categories; that floral pattern draft-day tuxedo supported the belief and comfort he has in his abilities. But there is a difference between..." December 22

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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