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  • Report: Timberwolves’ Derrick Rose, Robert Covington, Jeff Teague out for rest of season

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves received awful news today, as Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague were all declared out for the season, according to Seth Kaplan of Fox Sports. Covington had a setback in his recovery from a knee injury while..." March 21

  • Report: Timberwolves fan called Blake Griffin ‘boy’

    Pro Basketball Talk "With his recent outburst at hecklers in Utah, Russell Westbrook ignited a long-overdue discussion of how fans interact with players during games. The Jazz even recently banneda fan who repeatedly called Westbrook “boy” last year. Unfortunately, that..." March 19

  • Jeff Teague leaves Timberwolves to get left foot evaluated

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague has left the team to get his left foot evaluated. The Timberwolves are in Houston preparing for their Sunday matchup against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague has left the team..." March 16

  • Blake Griffin was set off when Timberwolves fan called him ‘boy’

    Yardbarker "Blake Griffin had to be restrained from going after a heckler during a game in Minnesota earlier this season, and now we know what set him off. According to Detroit Pistons reporter Vince Ellis, being called “boy” is what triggered Griffin. Griffin had been..." March 16

  • Timberwolves, Cam Reynolds Agree To Multiyear Deal

    CBS Sports "Reynolds and the Timberwolves have come to terms on a multi-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Reynolds second 10-day contract was about to expire, and the Wolves organization seems to have liked what Reynolds has shown them. In six appearances with the team,..." March 15

  • Karl-Anthony Towns on shutting it down: ‘I can’t do that. I’ve got too much pride.’

    Yahoo! Sports "Through his first three and a half NBA seasons, Karl-Anthony Towns never missed a game. No nights off for “load management” and he had been fortunate with injuries. What ended the streak was not something on the court but a car accident this past February that sent him into the..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Wolves Have No Plans To Shut Down Towns, Wiggins

    Hoops Rumors "Even after winning their last two contests, the Timberwolves remain 5.5 games out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference with just 15 left to play, meaning their hopes of making a postseason push are minuscule. Nonetheless, the club has no plans to shut down its two highest-paid..." March 12

  • Karl-Anthony Towns avoids serious injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The best news for the Timberwolves came off the court Sunday, as further testing on a right knee injury to Karl-Anthony Towns showed no serious injury, interim coach Ryan Saunders said. "Things came back normal," Saunders said. "He got an MRI. It's just a..." March 11

  • Towns limps off court, will undergo further testing

    ESPN "Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns pulled up lame with less than 10 seconds to go in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 135-130 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Coach Ryan Saunders told reporters after the game that Towns will undergo..." March 10

  • Report: T-Wolves optimistic Karl-Anthony Towns avoided serious injury

    TSN "There is optimism about the MRI results regarding the right knee of Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Jon Krawczynski, Timberwolves reporter for The Athletic, notes the news is a "huge sign of relief" for..." March 10

  • With $32M on the line and Timberwolves needing him more than ever, Karl-Anthony Towns coming into his own

    Pro Basketball Talk "Karl-Anthony Towns unknowingly walked up on Anthony Tolliver getting interviewed about Towns in the Timberwolves’ locker room. “Hey, what’s up, man,” Tolliver said. “I’m not talking about you or nothing.” Towns laughed. Then, as..." March 09

  • Cam Reynolds To Sign Second 10-Day Deal With Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves plan to give swingman Cameron Reynolds a second 10-day contract, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News. Reynolds’ first deal, which he signed February 27, is due to expire today. Reynolds has seen minimal playing time since coming to..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Russell Westbrook to KAT: 'Get to the F--king Playoffs' Before Speaking to Me

    Bleacher Report "Russell Westbrook unsuccessfully attempted to get under the skin of Karl-Anthony Towns and Dario Saric during the Oklahoma City Thunder's 131-120 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Athletic's Jon Krawczynski set the..." March 06

  • The Sad Demise of Wiggins Island

    Canis Hoopus "Throughout the Jimmy Butler era in Minnesota, there were legitimate concerns about the fit between him and Andrew Wiggins. Both are athletically gifted players who love to go to work in the post and beat players with a variety of fade away jumpers, so they got in each..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • What is Tyus Jones' future with Timberwolves?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves have an interesting point guard situation, with four guys on the current roster having delivered solid stints this year but none of them guaranteed to be here next season. Let’s zero in on the one with the most local interest — Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones..." March 04

  • Minnesota owner says interim coach Ryan Saunders “has a good chance” to get job full-time

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Minnesota Timberwolves did not suddenly turn a corner after coach and GM Tom Thibodeau was let go midseason. The Timberwolves have gone 10-12 under interim coach Ryan Saunders, although they have looked better in recent weeks. In their last 10 games the Timberwolves have a top-10..." March 02

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Minnesota assigns Robert Covington to the G League

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves are getting a key contributor back just in time for a late-season push to the playoffs. Before Robert Covington makes his long-awaited return to the NBA game, though, Minnesota has assigned him to the G League’s Iowa Wolves, the team..." February 27

  • Timberwolves To Sign Cam Reynolds To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The  Timberwolves are signing swingman Cameron Reynolds of the G League’s Stockton Kings to a 10-day contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Reynolds provides depth with Robert Covington currently sidelined by a knee..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Karl-Anthony Towns: I'm 'Lucky to Be Alive,' Had 5% Chance of Surviving Accident

    Bleacher Report "Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns missed his team's first two games following the All-Star break after being involved in a February 21 car accident, and according to him, he is "lucky to be alive." Towns discussed the accident with..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns remains in concussion protocol after car accident

    Sporting News "Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns remains in the league's concussion protocol following Thursday's car accident, forcing him to miss Minnesota's last two games. Wolves interim coach Ryan Saunders provided an update Saturday, explaining..." February 25

  • Details of car accident involving Karl-Anthony Towns emerge

    Bring Me The News "Details about the crash Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in on Thursday have emerged.  According to reports from the Star Tribune and KSTP, Towns was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended by a semi around 1:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35W near..." February 24

  • Ja Rule Performs at Bucks Halftime Show ... And No One Cares

    TMZ "Ja Rule performed Saturday night at the Milwaukee Bucks vs Minnesota Timberwolves game in Milwaukee ... and no one gave a crap. Ja was booked to perform during the halftime show, which was a 90s theme, but he mocked it by saying it was ridiculous to book an act that was all about the..." February 24

  • Karl-Anthony Towns still in concussion protocol, travels with team

    ESPN "Karl-Anthony Towns remains in concussion protocol and did not play in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 140-128 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, a night after missing a game for the first time in his career. The All-Star forward was in a car accident Thursday and didn't play..." February 24

  • Timberwolves Will Not Sign Isaiah Canaan For Rest Of Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves will not sign Isaiah Canaan for the rest of the season after his second 10-day contract expired, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN. With injuries to Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Tyus Jones, Minnesota signed Canaan as depth. In seven games (one start) covering his two..." February 23

  • Karl-Anthony Towns placed in concussion protocol after car accident

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without center Karl-Anthony Towns after he was involved in a car accident. On Friday, Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders said Towns had gotten in a car accident on the way to the airport Thursday night. He was initially considered..." February 22

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Karl-Anthony Towns questionable against Knicks following car accident

    Larry Brown Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves may be without Karl-Anthony Towns in their first game back from the All-Star break on Friday, as the big man was involved in a car accident the day prior. Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders told reporters Towns got into a car accident on his way to the airport..." February 22

  • How Do Timberwolves Address the Point Guard Position for the Future? 588

    Canis Hoopus "In today’s NBA, we are witnesses to some of the top talents to ever play in the league. There is maybe more talent than there ever has been. The new age is all about switchy wings who can play and/or defend multiple positions. Every team is looking for them, and no team ever..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Timberwolves’ Robert Covington hints he’s close to returning from injury

    Clutch Points "Minnesota Timberwolves starting small forward Robert Covington has been out of action since Jan. 2 with a bruised right knee, but he could be close to returning to the floor. Covington tweeted out a video of him working out during the All-Star break, and he appears to..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Isaiah Canaan to a second 10-day contract

    Talk Basket "The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign point/shooting guard Isaiah Canaan to a second 10-day contract. On January 30, 2019, the 27-year-old player signed his first 10-day contract with the team. " February 09

  • NBA Rumors: Teams Tried to Get Andrew Wiggins 'On the Cheap' from T-Wolves

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves were quiet at the 2019 NBA trade deadline, but at least one of their players drew interest from teams around the league. According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, multiple teams attempted to make a move for Andrew Wiggins "on the..." February 08

  • Timberwolves looking to trade Jeff Teague, Gorgui Dieng as deadline nears

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The trade deadline of 2 p.m. Thursday is fast-approaching and the Wolves have remained quiet, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been checking to see what deals might be out there to make. Specifically, the Wolves are looking for a way to move on from the contracts of..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • NBA Rumors: Multiple Teams Interested In Andrew Wiggins

    Fadeaway World "Andrew Wiggins has received a lot of attention lately from opposing teams who have wanted to put forward offers that could tempt the Minnesota Timberwolves. Several teams checked in with the Timberwolves last month to see if the team was interested in trading their small..." February 06

  • Wolves' playoff chances gone?

    CBS Sports "The game didn't have the same stakes as Game No. 82 a year ago, when the same two teams battled on the same floor to virtually the same score. But with 14.5 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets leading the Minnesota Timberwolves, 107-106, Saturday night as the Timberwolves were..." February 03

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • Wolves To Sign Isaiah Canaan To 10-Day Deal

    KSTP.com "A source tells our Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson that the Timberwolves are expected to sign free agent guard Isaiah Canaan to a 10-day contract. Canaan is in his sixth season in the NBA and has spent time with four different teams, including two separate stints in Houston. He was..." January 29

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29