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  • Report: T-Wolves, Ryan Saunders nearing multi-year deal

    The Score "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ryan Saunders are nearing a multi-year deal to make him the team's head coach full time, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The 33-year-old Saunders, son of legendary NBA coach Flip Saunders, had been serving as the Timberwolves' interim..." May 20

  • Minnesota committed to picking Rui Hachimura in 2019 NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the 11th selection in the 2019 NBA Draft. Though this isn’t the deepest draft class, the T’Wolves could still acquire a player that makes an immediate impact next season. Apparently, they have already made their decision: Gonzaga forward Rui..." May 20

  • Wolves Hiring Gianluca Pascucci As Assistant GM

    Nets Daily "Gianluca Pascucci, the Nets Director of Global Scouting — and the man credited with finding and pushing Rodions Kurucs— is leaving for an assistant GM job in Minnesota. He’ll join newly hired Gersson Rosas. As Adrian Wojnarowski reports, Pascucci and Rosas worked..." May 20

  • Ryan Saunders gets Timberwolves coaching job

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas has made one of his most pressing decisions in his new job – and he is keeping Ryan Saunders as head coach. A source confirmed to the Star Tribune that Rosas and Saunders are finalizing a deal for Saunders to become the..." May 20

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Timberwolves To Interview Bucks’ Darvin Ham

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have added another name to the list of interviewees for their head coaching job, according to Jon Krawcznyski of The Athletic (Twitter link), who identifies Bucks assistant Darvin Ham as a candidate for the position. Krawczynski..." May 14

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Wolves To Open Coaching Search Beyond Ryan Saunders

    Real GM Basketball "The Minnesota Timberwolves will open up their head coaching search to candidates beyond interim head coach Ryan Saunders. Gersson Rosas was recently hired by the Wolves as president of basketball operations and he will interview Juwan Howard and David Vanterpool as well as possibly..." May 14

  • New Wolves boss Gersson Rosas will make a decision on coach over next 7-10 days

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas hasn’t wasted much time tackling the major decisions he has ahead of him. After spending Monday at his introductory news conference and Tuesday getting to know the organization better, Rosas has spent a lot of time the past..." May 11

  • NBA Rumors: Timberwolves Could Swap Jeff Teague For Mike Conley Next Summer, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

    Inquisitr "The Memphis Grizzlies may have decided to keep Mike Conley for the rest of the 2018-19 NBA season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they still consider him as part of their long-term future. When the season is officially over, the Grizzlies are highly expected to make the All-Star..." May 10

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • NBA Rumors: Kings Could Trade For Karl-Anthony Towns

    Fadeaway World "Is Karl-Anthony Towns nearing the end of his run in Minnesota? As the 23-year-old center enters his fourth off-season with the Timberwolves, there is a growing sense that it might be his last. The team’s roster has proved ineffective, and the young star must be eager to get out..." May 05

  • NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Best Trade Packages For Russell Westbrook

    Fadeaway World "The Oklahoma City Thunder have just been knocked out of the playoffs in the first round for the third straight time now, with Russell Westbrook getting really exposed in both ends of the hardwood once again. It just feels as the Thunder will never win a Championship with Westbrook on..." May 03

  • Report: Pistons will consider going after Derrick Rose this summer

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Pistons will be in the market for a point guard this offseason. Minnesota Timberwolves point man Derrick Rose will become a free agent this offseason and be among their options, which the front office will debate as July 1 approaches, according to Vince..." May 03

  • Wolves To Hire Gersson Rosas As President of Basketball Operations

    SLAM Online "The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to hire Gersson Rosas as their new president of basketball operations, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports. The position had been vacant since the team parted ways with Tom Thibodeau in January. Rosas last served as the vice president of basketball..." May 01

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • Report: Chauncey Billups to interview for Timberwolves president of operations gig

    Yahoo! Sports "Chauncey Billups is one step closer to rejoining the NBA. The former Detroit Pistons star will be the final interview for the open Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations role, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. April 29

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Clippers GM Winger informs T-Wolves he intends to stay put

    Amico Hoops "Cross Michael Winger’s name off the list of potential candidates to become president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Los Angeles Clippers general manager told the Timberwolves he will remain with the Clippers, according to Jon Krawczynski of The..." April 21

  • Report: Timberwolves to interview Nets' Trajan Langdon for front-office job

    Nets Daily "Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon, who’s previously been linked to then-vacant GM jobs in Washington and New Orleans, will interview for the job of president of basketball operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Among the other candidates for the POBO job are former Piston..." April 19

  • Report: Chauncey Billups to interview for Timberwolves’ team president role

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves could turn to a familiar old face to try to turn the fortunes of their franchise around. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Minnesota Timberwolves plan to meet with Chauncey Billups over the role of team president. Billups played for..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Timberwolves To Meet With Clippers’ Michael Winger

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have received permission to speak to Clippers general manager Michael Winger about a potential president of basketball operations role in Minnesota, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). It’s not clear when the..." April 16

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Jeff Teague, Kent Bazemore, Marvin Williams, C.J. Miles opting in

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kent Bazemore signed with the Hawks in 2016, when the salary jumped more than $24 million – more than triple the next-largest increase in NBA history. That same year, with Charlotte coming off its best season since reemerging as the Bobcats, Marvin Williams re-signed with the Hornets. In..." April 15

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Jeff Teague Picking Up 2019/20 Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague has elected to pick up his $19MM player option for the 2019/20 season, reports Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link). The decision, which doesn’t come as a surprise, puts Teague on track to reach unrestricted free agency in..." April 12

  • Bulls almost didn’t take Derrick Rose No. 1 overall because of his brother’s past

    Clutch Points "On Thursday, “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story” finally aired on Stadium. The documentary revealed many previously-unknown details about Rose’s life, career, and relationships. The point guard was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick in 2008. But the Bulls..." April 11

  • Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose reveals when he’ll retire from the NBA

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose says he’ll retire from the NBA when he’s not affecting the game anymore. Rose says he can’t be out on the court and just be some random player who doesn’t impact the game for his team in a positive..." April 11

  • Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague undergoes left ankle surgery

    KSTP.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves announced guard Jeff Teague underwent successful surgery on his left ankle. The surgery was a successful debridement of his left ankle. The operation was performed by Dr. David Porter at the Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.  " April 11

  • Wolves Launch Search For President Of Basketball Operations

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have officially launched their search for a new president of basketball operations to replace Tom Thibodeau, who was dismissed during the season, the team announced today in a press release. Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic first reported late on Tuesday..." April 10

  • Report: Timberwolves Expected to Retain GM Scott Layden, Coach Ryan Saunders

    SI "The Minnesota Timberwolves expect to retain general manager Scott Layden and head coach Ryan Saunders after the season's end, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday. Although, The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski reports Minnesota will open a search for a new..." April 10

  • Wolves To Sign Mitch Creek For Remainder Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "Minnesota will sign Mitch Creek for the remainder of the season, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link). Creek signed a 10-day deal with the team during the last week in March, though he has not yet played in a game for the Timberwolves.  " April 09

  • Andrew Wiggins open but undecided if he’ll play for Canada at FIBA World Cup

    Sportsnet "Minnesota Timberwolves star Andrew Wiggins is open to the idea of suiting up for Canada at the 2019 World Cup but remains undecided, Sportsnet’s Michael Grange reports. Couple of interesting..." April 09

  • Timberwolves rebrand as 'Direwolves' ahead of 'Game of Thrones' premiere

    The Score "Long since eliminated from playoff contention, the Minnesota Timberwolves have little left to play for over their final two regular-season games. Well, except for an awesome brand tie-in with a historic television show. The team announced Tuesday that it has..." April 09

  • Derrick Rose is comfortable with T-wolves, 'open' to returning to Bulls

    Sporting News "Derrick Rose may want to re-join the Bulls. The 30-year-old guard, who has spent the last two seasons with the Timberwolves, will be a free agent this summer. His agent, B.J. Armstrong, discussed the possibility of Rose returning to Chicago, where his career began, during an interview..." April 08

  • Derrick Rose (elbow) can resume basketball activities in 2-3 weeks

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose can resume basketball activities in 2-3 weeks. Rose underwent surgery on his right elbow to remove bone chips on March 23. Bone chips in the elbow are small pieces of bone or cartilage that have come loose and float around in..." April 07

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Ryan Saunders Is Still Shaking Off The Thibs Rust

    Canis Hoopus "After almost three years of grinding the Minnesota Timberwolves organization into an even more disappointing granule than it was, it was a joyous day around the fan base when Tom Thibodeau’s reign of terror finally ended. Naively, it felt like the black clouds and..." April 03

  • The Timberwolves Played ‘You’re So Vain’ To Introduce Jimmy Butler Amid Boos In Minnesota

    Dime Magazine "Minnesota Timberwolves fans have a lot of beef with Jimmy Butler, who says he’s over his time with the team that traded him to the Philadelphia 76ers earlier in the 2018-19 season. But that doesn’t mean Timberwolves fans have forgotten, and they had their say in the matter on..." April 01

  • Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng confronted Jimmy Butler in a hotel elevator last season

    Clutch Points "It’s no secret that Jimmy Butler didn’t have the best relationships with some of his old teammates on the Minnesota Timberwolves. While much of the drama and speculation involved Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, big man Gorgui Dieng also had some beef with..." March 31

  • Sixers’ Jimmy Butler on why he wanted out of Minnesota: ‘None of your business’

    Twin Cities "Jimmy Butler may never publicly address why he wanted out of Minnesota. Back in Minneapolis on Saturday morning, hours ahead of his return to Target Center, the Philadelphia 76ers guard addressed his thoughts on Tom Thibodeau, Karl-Anthony Towns, Ryan Saunders and the Wolves franchise..." March 31

  • Karl-Anthony Towns explains how coaching change has affected Minnesota

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered another defeat on Saturday, as they fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 118-109. Following the disappointing loss, Wolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns admitted that one of the biggest reasons the team has been struggling of late is due to their inability..." March 31

  • Refs’ questionable calls in Warriors-Wolves game were correct, NBA rules

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Warriors were adamant that the referees made several bad calls at the end of their 131-130 overtime loss to the Timberwolves on Friday night. Upon further review by the NBA, Leon Wood and Marat Kogut made the correct calls. At least that’s what the league says. The..." March 31

  • Wolves To Sign Mitch Creek To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Wolves are working on a 10-day deal for Mitch Creek, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports (Twitter link). Minnesota has been hit with a rash of injuries in the backcourt and Creek may get a chance to see playing time with the team. Creek signed two 10-day deals with Brooklyn..." March 30

  • Steph Curry Taunts Ref After Incredible Buzzer-Beating Three, Warriors Lose Seconds Later On Weird Foul

    Deadspin "After the Warriors leapt out to a 19-point third-quarter lead against the Wolves tonight, Minnesota responded with a nutty 50-22 run, only to falter at the end of regulation. That was probably fine for fans, since the game had been an entertaining back-and-forth contest, and five minutes of..." March 30

  • Steve Kerr calls officiating ‘mind-boggling’ after wild loss to Minnesota

    KNBR "The Warriors’ 131-130 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday featured one of the wildest, and most controversial, endings we’ve seen all season. Down three points with 5.8 seconds left, the Warriors inbounded the ball to Kevin Durant who promptly hit a..." March 30

  • Steph Curry, Kevin Durant blast refs after Warriors' controversial loss

    NBC Sports Bay Area "About 30 minutes after Golden State's 131-130 overtime loss to the Wolves, Kevin Durant was asked about his foul on Minnesota big man Karl-Anthony Towns in the final second of Friday's game.  "You're just trying to get me fined," Durant said...." March 30