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  • Jimmy Butler's trade request leads to wild social media beef between Andrew Wiggins and Stephen Jackson

    CBS Sports "The NBA's most strange and unexpected beef has already reached can't-look-away-from-it level of fascinating. In the wake of Jimmy Butler's bombshell request to be traded away from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins' brother Nick responded on..." September 20

  • Knicks respond to Jimmy Butler trade request with restraint

    New York Post "Knicks president Steve Mills gave no indication he’s going to be hot on Jimmy Butler’s trail, despite the star putting the franchise on his wish list Wednesdayin his trade demand. Mills all but repeated his Monday remarks that the Knicks aren’t going..." September 20

  • Jimmy Butler is doing the Timberwolves a favor

    SB Nation "A year ago, Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves made a bet. They bet that despite having the league’s longest playoff drought, despite being one of the less attractive NBA markets for young millionaires due to weather and proximity to cultural centers, and despite having a young,..." September 20

  • Amid Jimmy Butler trade saga, Lauri Markkanen looks back on Timberwolves drafting him

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves appear on the verge of implosion. Jimmy Butler requested a trade. Tom Thibodeau’s future in Minnesota is uncertain. Andrew Wiggins‘ brother is picking fights with Butler online. Karl-Anthony Towns has his own problems with Butler. (Not those problems, he..." September 20

  • Report: Tom Thibodeau doesn't want to trade Butler to rebuild

    247 Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau isn't interested in trading disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler for young, rebuilding-type pieces, as he has no desire to oversee a rebuild in Minnesota. If Thibodeau does move Butler, it will likely be for established veteran..." September 20

  • Why Newest Jimmy Butler Trade Rumor Could Be Good News For Celtics

    NESN "We may have another plot twist in the soap opera that is the NBA offseason. Jimmy Butler reportedly has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he has three preferred destinations where he’d sign a long-term..." September 20

  • What would it take for Nets to land Jimmy Butler?

    New York Post "Throughout the Nets’ rebuild, they’ve stuck to the mantra of “not skipping steps.” But trading for Jimmy Butler wouldn’t just be a step; it would be a giant leap from the cellar to the playoffs — and relevance. The Nets made Butler’s short..." September 20

  • Opposing GM blasts Jimmy Butler, says he wouldn't trade for him

    247 Sports "One opposing general manager wouldn't trade for Jimmy Butler. Not long after Butler demanded a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, one anonymous general manager stressed why Butler is a problem and why he wouldn't trade for the All-Star forward: “I..." September 20

  • Report: Jimmy Butler wanted Timberwolves to add four years, $155 million to his contract this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler rejected the largest-possible extension the capped-out Timberwolves could offer him this summer – a four-year deal worth $100,514,631 ($25,128,658 average annual salary). After all, his projected max in free agency this summer is about $190 million over..." September 20

  • Report: Jimmy Butler 'Most Determined' to Force Trade to the Clippers

    12 Up "The NBA was shocked when the news dropped that Jimmy Butler requested a trade out of Minnesota. That's what happens when one of the best two-way players in the league looks for a new home when the new season is about a month away.  The second shock wave occurred..." September 20

  • NBA Rumors: Jimmy Butler Slept With Karl-Anthony Towns’ GF Which Caused Their Breakup & Request For Trade

    Total Pro Sports "After the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the pick that became Lauri Markkanen to the Bulls for Jimmy Butler, it was looked at as a success, because Butler was that piece that finally got the franchise back to the playoffs. Things quickly fell apart in..." September 20

  • "League Sources" Say Karl-Anthony Towns Is A Donkey

    Deadspin "All the reporting about the souring of the relationship between Jimmy Butler and the Timberwolves points to fit issues between Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins. Butler’s “honest conversations” with Wolves brass led in short order to a trade request, and a list of..." September 20

  • LeBron's arrival made Lakers less appealing to Butler

    The Score "Jimmy Butler doesn't want to play second fiddle to The King in Hollywood. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't one of Butler's three preferred destinations after the 29-year-old reportedly asked to be traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week. That's because..." September 19

  • Report: Knicks might be interested in Jimmy Butler trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are committed to a long-term rebuilding plan, but a chance to get Jimmy Butler at a bargain price might change their minds, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. New York was one of three preferred locations Butler gave to Timberwolves officials today when he asked to be traded...." September 19

  • Jimmy Butler’s preferred trade destinations reportedly revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler is looking for as much cap space as possible as he tries to leave the team, according to a report. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Butler’s three preferred destinations are the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New York..." September 19

  • Wiggins' brother thrilled after Butler reportedly requests trade

    The Score "The Andrew Wiggins-Jimmy Butler pairing didn't go as smoothly as planned during their first year together with the Minnesota Timberwolves and it appears the supposed discord between the teammates is very real. It was reported earlier Wednesday that Butler has requested a trade..." September 19

  • Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Requests Trade

    Hoops Rumors "Timberwolves All-NBA swingman Jimmy Butler has requested a trade, league sources tell Jon Krawcznyski and Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter links). According to the duo, Butler has given Minnesota a list of one to three teams with which he’d be open to signing an..." September 19

  • Report: Jimmy Butler-Timberwolves meeting moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau are meeting today, not necessarily for Butler to express his desire to leave the Timberwolves – but maybe! This is a huge meeting with big ramifications for Minnesota and even across the league. Every detail is subject..." September 18

  • Jimmy Butler Isn't 'Dead Set' on Asking for Trade

    Bleacher Report "Although Jimmy Butler has yet to sign an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he may not be looking to force his way out of town. According to TNT analyst David Aldridge, Butler was not "dead set" on requesting a trade as he prepares to meet with general..." September 18

  • Towns delaying extension because of Butler?

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler‘s meeting Monday with the Timberwolves will determine how much longer he stays in Minnesota, Shams Charania of The Athletic says in a new video (Twitter link). Charania also drops the bombshell that center Karl-Anthony Towns refuses to sign his rookie contract extension until..." September 17

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics interested in signing Jamal Crawford

    NESN "Jamal Crawford has played for many different teams in his NBA career, and the Boston Celtics could be the next stop for the 18-year veteran. The 38-year-old guard and the Celtics have “mutual interest,” The Athletic’s Jared Weiss said during Sunday’s..." September 17

  • Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Timberwolves Star Jimmy Butler

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler's impending free agency has long been one of the most anticipated of the upcoming summer—the four-time All-Star will be one of the headliners of a 2019 class that could also include Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus..." September 17

  • Report: Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns Remain at Odds

    SLAM Online "The relationship between Jimmy Butler and fellow All-Star teammate Karl-Anthony Towns is strained, and reportedly may stand in the way of Butler inking an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Butler and head coach Tom Thibdoeau are scheduled to..." September 17

  • Wolves owner has 'significant concern' with culture under Thibs, Layden

    Bleacher Report "As the Minnesota Timberwolves prepare for the 2018-19 season, head coach Tom Thibodeau is being put under a microscope.  Per ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, team owner Glen Taylor has "significant concern with the broader franchise culture" under the guidance of..." September 16

  • Timberwolves' Patton breaks right foot following 2 surgeries on left

    SI "Timberwolves center Justin Patton will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a fractured right foot next week, according to The Athletic. Minnesota acquired Patton in a huge draft-day trade with the Bulls, who originally selected the Creighton product with the 16th overall pick of the..." September 16

  • Justin Patton suffers another broken foot

    Clutch Points "Justin Patton has had incredibly tough luck at the early stage of his career. He’s dealt with a slew of injuries that have hampered his development. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man and former first-round draft pick had suffered another broken foot according to Shams..." September 15

  • Report: Butler seriously considering Timberwolves future

    Larry Brown Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler could be on his way out of Minnesota. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Butler is beginning to “seriously contemplate his future” with Minnesota, and is set to meet with president and head coach Tom Thibodeau this..." September 15

  • KG thinks Rose should start for T-Wolves

    Scoop B "This week, the Minnesota Timberwolves became Chicago Bulls west. Earlier this week, the T-wolves signed Luol Deng to their roster. The move reunites Deng with former Chicago Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau and Bulls  teammates, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in..." September 15

  • Tom Thibodeau blows off critics 'TimberBulls' jabs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tom Thibodeau does not appear to care about how his evident affinity for his former Chicago Bulls players has reshaped the Minnesota Timberwolves’ roster over the past two seasons has inspired the “TimberBulls” moniker. Actually, Thibodeau is not amused by it..." September 14

  • Lakers should add Jamal Crawford or Nick Young

    247 Sports "I know the Los Angeles Lakers are stubborn in their approach. We've heard it all offseason long. Rob Pelinka put together this team with the idea that they could beat the Golden State Warriors by being a non three-point shooting team. They've seen what's happened with..." September 14

  • Jamal Crawford has offers from Lakers, Sixers, Warriors

    Clutch Points "It is quite a surprise that Sixth Man extraordinaire, Jamal Crawford is still one of the free agents available at this stage of the offseason. The 38-year-old veteran guard is known for his ability as a microwave scorer who has killer handles with the ball. Last season, Crawford spent..." September 13

  • Wolves reportedly not interested in Joakim Noah

    Sportsnaut "Stop the presses. It’s not happening. Head coach Tom Thibodeau will not be adding a fifth member of his former Chicago Bulls team to the Minnesota Timberwolves’ roster. Fresh off signing Luol Deng to team up with fellow former Bulls teammates Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson..." September 12

  • Timberwolves to work out Monta Ellis, Brandon Paul, Brandon Rush

    Basketball Society Online "The Minnesota Timberwolves will work out Monta Ellis, Brandon Paul and Brandon Rush, according to a report from The Athletic. The Timberwolves signed veteran small forward Luol Deng on Monday. The team would need to go over the luxury tax to add another player. September 11

  • Tom Thibodeau unlikely to reunite with Joakim Noah

    Clutch Points "Despite the newest signing of veteran forward Luol Deng, the Minnesota Timberwolves are unlikely to add to the mix just yet and bring in Joakim Noah to complete the former Chicago Bulls starting five under Tom Thibodeau. The Timberwolves plan to stay..." September 11

  • Report: Timberwolves agree to one-year deal with Luol Deng

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Thibodeau continues to collect former Bulls in Minnesota. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with free agent Luol Deng on a one-year deal after he was bought out by the Los Angeles Lakers. " September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Luol Deng, Tom Thibodeau to meet Sunday

    Yardbarker "After Luol Deng and the Lakers came to an agreement over a buyout, the expectation was that Deng’s former coach Tom Thibodeau, now head coach and president of basketball operations for the Timberwolves, would come calling about adding Deng to the team. Things appear to..." September 09

  • Timberwolves work out Marcus Georges-Hunt, Rashad Vaughn, John Jenkins

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves are an up-and-coming team in the NBA that is currently at a crossroads in their development. After making the playoffs and finishing eighth in the Western Conference in 2017-18, the Timberwolves have proven that their combination of veteran..." September 07

  • ESPN's Brian Windhorst perplexed that Karl-Anthony Towns hasn't signed an extension with the Wolves

    Bring Me The News "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is on record saying he fully expects Karl-Anthony Towns to sign a contract extension, but ESPN's Brian Windhorst is perplexed about what the holdup is.  During the Aug. 27 episode of ESPN's "The Jump," Windhorst said..." September 07

  • Thibodeau adding ex-Bulls is easy punchline -- and winning strategy

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Cooler, where we love an easy punchline as much as the next person, but still … let’s get to it: *Timberwolves head coach and personnel boss Tom Thibodeau has shown an affinity for acquiring players he once coached in..." September 06

  • Report: Appeal in Derrick Rose rape case to be heard in November

    247 Sports "It appears as though that Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose could be forced to miss time during the 2018-19 NBA regular season schedule because of an alleged incident that occurred off of the court.  According to a report from sports attorney Daniel Wallbach,..." September 05

  • Report: Timberwolves now going after Luol Deng

    Clutch Points "Shortly after securing a buyout agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Minnesota Timberwolves have started their pursuit of free-agent forward Luol Deng, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. The news comes on the heels of many jokes that coach Tim..." September 05

  • Timberwolves To Work Out Several Veterans

    Hoops Rumors "Minnesota appears to be looking to bring in a veteran on the wing with Darren Wolfson of ESPN reporting (Twitter link) that the team will host several free agents for workouts this week. Nick Young, Arron Afflalo, and Corey Brewer are among the players expected to meet with..." September 05

  • Timberwolves Eyeing Luol Deng, Joakim Noah?

    Hoops Rumors "Following his buyout and release from the Lakers, Luol Deng is poised to become an unrestricted free agent today once he officially clears waivers. Early reports indicated that the veteran forward is expected to receive interest from multiple contending teams, and one of those teams figures to..." September 03

  • With Deng gone, here's how Lakers can sign Butler, Kawhi in 2019

    247 Sports "After two rather unremarkable and essentially non-existent seasons in Los Angeles, veteran forward Luol Deng was officially waived by the Lakers after reportedly reaching a buyout with the team on Saturday. “We want to thank Luol for his time with the Lakers,”..." September 01

  • Ben Simmons wants Jamal Crawford in Philly

    Newark Star-Ledger "Sixers PG Ben Simmons (25) shoots over Celtics G Terry Rozier (12) during the first quarter of game 3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center, Saturday, May 5, 2018.Tim Hawk | For NJ.com  The Philadelphia 76ers will start training camp next month,..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • Iggy Azalea, I'm Not Dating Jimmy Butler!!

    TMZ "Cancel your Jiggy Butzalea shirts -- they're not dating! After Iggy Azalea was spotted with NBA star Jimmy Butler in Malibu over the weekend, some speculated the two were an item. But, Iggy says that ain't it -- the two just happened to be..." August 29