Timberwolves Rumors & News

  • Andrew Wiggins: ‘Me and Jimmy Butler are Going to Be a Problem’

    SLAM Online "Andrew Wiggins says his newly-formed partnership with Jimmy Butler is “going to be a problem” for Timberwolves opponents. Wiggins isn’t the only player in Minnesota with high hopes for the 2017-18 campaign. The 22-year-old fired his agent and is patiently negotiating a five-year, $148..." September 25

  • Andrew Wiggins mulling Minnesota Timberwolves' max offer without agent

    NBA.com "Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed. In his typical, laid-back fashion, Wiggins is greeting the life-changing money with a shrug of the shoulders and a "what's the big deal?" Even..." September 23

  • Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Five-Year, $148M Max Contract

    Real GM Basketball "Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to soon finalize a five-year, $148 million max contract. Wiggins was the first overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Kansas by the Cleveland CAvaliers and was subsequently traded to the Wolves in the Kevin Love trade. Wiggins averaged..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Timberwolves agree to deal with veteran point guard Aaron Brooks, source says

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "For months, the Timberwolves have wanted to bolster their point guard depth with the addition of one more veteran. They got it done on the eve of training camp, agreeing to a deal with Aaron Brooks, a source confirmed Thursday night. Brooks, 32, averaged five points and 1.9 assists in 13.8..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Timberwolves expect Andrew Wiggins to sign extension soon

    Fanrag Sports "If all goes according to plan, Andrew Wiggins will be a very rich man by this time next week. The Minnesota Timberwolves and the young forward are expected to come to terms on a five-year, $148 million extension before Saturday’s first practice. This news comes from ABC5’s Darren Wolfson, who..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • Wolves Sign Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble. Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. He was a fifth-year senior at Duke University in 2016-17..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Stephon Marbury Says His ‘Numbers’ Are Worthy Of The Basketball Hall of Fame

    Dime Magazine "Stephon Marbury may be attempting an NBA comeback, but he says it’s not for a Hall of Fame push. That’s because the 40-year-old says he already has Hall of Fame numbers. Marbury spoke to SI Now on Thursday and said his career numbers both in the NBA and playing in China are enough to justify..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Nate Robinson working out for Timberwolves

    Larry Brown Sports "Could Tom Thibodeau be bringing in yet another one of his ex-Bulls players? Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN relayed on Wednesday that Nate Robinson was among a group of players working out for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 33-year-old Robinson last played in the league during the 2015-16..." September 14

  • Shabazz Muhammad To Re-Sign With Wolves For $1.6M

    Real GM Basketball "Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum of $1.6 million. Muhammad will have his Bird Rights restored with the Wolves for the 2018 offseason. Muhammad became an unrestricted free agent this offseason but still returned..." September 12

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Stephon Marbury says he's attempting a comeback

    Click On Detroit "Former NBA star Stephon Marbury said on Twitter Tuesday that he's "working on" an NBA comeback. Marbury, now 40-years-old, hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, when he played for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. Marbury, who was drafted in 1996 by..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Former Minnesota prep stars come in to work out for Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Still needing to fill at least three more rosters spots, the Timberwolves auditioned a smattering of free agents Wednesday morning in a workout that included many of their signed players now that training camp is little more than two weeks away. The list included players such as power forwards..." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Jimmy Butler says he feeds off confrontation unlike his former coach, Fred Hoiberg

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Butler was traded from the Bulls to the Timberwolves in one of the real stunning moves of the summer. Butler is a bona fide star and not a player that most franchises would give up on. But his personality was always an awkward fit in Chicago. One of those clashes was with Bulls coach Fred..." September 06

  • Pelicans, Timberwolves Vying For Dante Cunningham

    Hoops Rumors "The Pelicans are intent on re-signing forward Dante Cunningham, but the Timberwolves have been aggressively pursuing his services as well, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (via Twitter). Over the course of the past three seasons, Cunningham has started 108 games for the Pels, establishing..." August 30

  • Celtics had concerns how Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward would mesh

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Boston Celtics got their man this summer — they signed Gordon Hayward as a free agent. Didn’t cost them one of their trade assets. The Celtics are on the verge of adding a new All-Star to play with him in Kyrie Irving, if and when that trade involving Isaiah Thomas finally goes through...." August 30

  • Tom Thibodeau expects Timberwolves’ free agency moves soon

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The free-agency waiting game appears to be near completion, at least according to Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations acknowledged “everything has moved a lot slower this summer” in NBA free agency, in part because teams have less money to throw..." August 29

  • Kevin Durant wonders who will be willing to sacrifice to win in Minnesota

    Pro Basketball Talk "No doubt, the Minnesota Timberwolves are now one of the most talented young teams in the NBA. Karl-Anthony Towns is the best young center in the game and a true franchise cornerstone. They added Jimmy Butler, an All-NBA player who is a force on both ends. They have Andrew Wiggins, who averaged..." August 28

  • Karl-Anthony Towns speaks out against Trump, Charlottesville violence

    USA Today "Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns on Friday became the latest athlete to speak out against President Trump in the wake of the violent rallies which erupted in Charlottesville, Va. two weekends ago, writing in The Players' Tribune that he was "shocked" by the president's..." August 25

  • Jimmy Butler says ‘so-called dislike’ for Dwyane Wade is ‘crazy’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler offered a message to some of his former young Bulls teammates that may have this “so-called dislike’’ for Dwyane Wade. “Hell, probably some of them can’t stand or don’t like me,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in a phone interview Thursday. “That’s fine. I’m still waking up fortunate..." August 24

  • Wiggins' new deal with Wolves not in jeopardy after firing agent

    The Sports Daily "Dear Andrew Wiggins, Yeah, you fired your agent. Yeah, that’s your right. Sure is… Still, why did you fire your agent? When you did, look what happened. Yeap. You just delayed your extension. I mean…when you think about it, does it really matter? Okay, so you fired your..." August 24

  • 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

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