A prospective ownership group that includes Alex Rodriguez still has not sealed a deal to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves, but is still sounding a note of optimism as negotiations continue.

The 30-day exclusive negotiating window for Rodriguez’s group ended without a deal, allowing other interested parties to get back into the picture. A member of the group, Marc Lore, insisted that talks with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor are “ongoing, and going well.”