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  • Karl-Anthony Towns Says He And The Wolves Still Have ‘A Lot To Talk About’

    Dime Magazine "It was a weird ending to the season in Minnesota. By all accounts, everyone should’ve been elated. The Timberwolves finished with their first winning season since the Kevin Garnett era and ended a 13-year playoff drought. Granted, they were promptly trounced out of the..." July 19

  • Raptors, Wolves Held Exploratory Talks In 2017 On DeMar DeRozan For Andrew Wiggins

    Real GM Basketball "The Toronto Raptors held expiatory discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2017 offseason on a deal centered around DeMar DeRozan for Andrew Wiggins. " July 18

  • Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas recruiting Jimmy Butler to Denver

    Larry Brown Sports "If Jimmy Butler leaves the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer, one of his famous friends has a suggestion for where he should take his talents instead. On Friday, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas posted a picture of him and Butler working out and included a caption..." July 14

  • Wolves owner not ready to 'give up' on Andrew Wiggins

    The Score "The Minnesota Timberwolves still believe in Andrew Wiggins despite his disappointing season. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor appeared on ESPN 1500 on Friday and defended Wiggins against detractors who argued that the 23-year-old Canadian swingman should be traded this..." July 14

  • Butler Rejects Timberwolves' 4-Year, $110M Extension Offer

    Hoops Rumors "All-NBA forward Jimmy Butler has formally turned down a contract extension offer from the Timberwolves, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, citing team owner Glen Taylor. As Wolfson notes, the four-year deal would have been worth about $110MM. Butler and..." July 13

  • Jimmy Butler Hints He and Kyrie Irving Might Join the Knicks With Latest Instagram Activity

    12 Up "How much longer can such a storied franchise like the New York Knicks be a joke in the league? Probably as long as Joakim Noah's current outlandish contract.  Noah still has two years left of his fully-guaranteed $72.6 million contract, but the Knicks are hoping to overcome..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Timberwolves believe concerns with Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler can be smoothed out

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves have two impending extensions to attend to with two of their biggest stars in Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns. The franchise doled out a lucrative five-year, $150 million deal for young star Andrew Wiggins last season and now has two major..." July 12

  • Jimmy Butler hinting he wants to be traded to Spurs?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler is reportedly unhappy with his current situation with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kawhi Leonard is most certainly unhappy with his situation with the San Antonio Spurs. Does that mean the two teams should look into swapping star players? If social media activity is any..." July 11

  • Wolves, Karl-Anthony Towns Discussing Max Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves and star center Karl-Anthony Towns have engaged in discussions about a possible maximum-salary rookie scale extension, according to Michael Scotto and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link). Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft,..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Timberwolves SG Jimmy Butler likes comment on Instagram that says “Jimmy to Spurs”

    Clutch Points "Expect Jimmy Butler’s extension talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves to intensify sooner or later, as the talented shooting guard only has a year left on his current contract before becoming a free agent in the summer of 2019. The Timberwolves likely prefer Butler to remain in..." July 11

  • Tom Thibodeau noncommittal on Jimmy Butler extension

    Clutch Points "Jimmy Butler’s impending extension is one that has come to the forefront as rumors of his unhappiness with young teammate Karl-Anthony Towns broke last week, implying he won’t sign an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. President and head coach Tom Thibodeau..." July 10

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Timberwolves Sign Keita Bates-Diop

    Hoops Rumors "Second-round pick Keita Bates-Diop has formally signed a contract with the Timberwolves, according to the NBA’s official transactions log. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known. A forward out of Ohio State, Bates-Diop was viewed as a potential first-round pick in 2018’s..." July 07

  • Former Golden State Warrior Clifford Rozier Has Passed Away At 45

    Hot New Hip Hop "The former NBA lottery pick had fallen on hard times. Clifford Rozier may be better known for his exploits at the University of Louisville where he was awarded All-American status in his senior year. The power forward then declared for the 1994 draft where he was selected 16th overall..." July 07

  • Jared Terrell signs two-way deal with T-Wolves

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves officially announced the signing of Jared Terrell, who will be headed toward the Iowa Wolves of the G League this season. Terrell, a rookie from Rhode Island, gets a two-way contract. The 6-2 guard averaged 16.8 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Rams and was Atlantic 10..." July 05

  • Jimmy Butler’s agent responds to report Butler is ‘fed up’ with Towns, doesn’t intend on signing extension

    Twin Cities "More alleged offseason Timberwolves drama came down the pipeline Tuesday, as a Chicago Sun-Times report surfaced stating, among other things, that Wolves guard Jimmy Butler is “fed up” with Karl-Anthony Towns. The report, which cited a league source, said Butler..." July 05

  • Nemanja Bjelica agrees to 1-year, $4.4M deal with 76ers

    ESPN "Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a one-year, $4.4 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN. Bjelica, 30, spent the past three seasons with the Timberwolves, who recently rescinded his qualifying offer to make him an unrestricted..." July 05

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler could have plans to try and take over the East

    Chicago Sun-Times "The one-man nemesis for the Bulls has now left the Eastern Conference. Bulls-slayer LeBron James is now a Laker, taking his talents to Hollywood. But the idea that the Eastern Conference is somehow there for the taking, especially as far as the Bulls are..." July 03

  • Jimmy Butler fed up with Karl-Anthony Towns, won’t sign extension

    Clutch Points "In a relatively shocking news report, it is being said Jimmy Butler is fed up with Karl-Anthony Towns and won’t sign extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Joe Cowley, a talented scribe with the Chicago Sun-Times, Butler is “all but fed up..." July 03

  • Timberwolves sign first-round draft pick Josh Okogie

    Twin Cities "The Timberwolves on Monday night announced they have signed rookie guard Josh Okogie, their first-round pick (No. 20) overall in this year’s draft. The team did not release terms of the contract. " July 03

  • Anthony Tolliver, Timberwolves Reportedly Nearing Contract Agreement

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves and free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver are reportedly nearing a one-year contract agreement. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported the news of the contract, which will be for between $5-6 million.  Tolliver, 33, spent last season with the..." July 02

  • Nemanja Bjelica to become a free agent

    EuroHoops.net "Nemanja Bjelica will become an unrestricted free agent since the Minnesota Timberwolves withdrew their qualifying offer on him, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Serbian forward was previously an RFA until the Timberwolves pulled their qualifying offer. After recovering..." July 02

  • Rose earns extra $14.5M from Adidas after re-signing with Timberwolves

    The Score "Derrick Rose will only make the veteran's minimum to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he'll earn a huge payday off the court. After landing another contract, and thus remaining in the NBA, Rose triggered $14.5 million in endorsement money from Adidas, according to..." July 01

  • Timberwolves Eyeing Nick Young, Other Free Agents

    Hoops Rumors "The Wolves have interest in Nick Young among several other free agents, according to ESPN’s Darren Wolfson (Twitter link). Young is coming off a down year in Golden State where he sported just a 10.0 player efficiency rating and scored just 7.3 points per game. It’s hard..." July 01

  • Report: Timberwolves offering Butler largest possible extension, would be worth nearly $110 million over four years

    Pro Basketball Talk "Between Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau, there is plenty of drama in Minnesota. But that doesn’t mean the Timberwolves want to let the sometimes combatively competitive Butler opt out and leave next..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Timberwolves, Derrick Rose Agree To One-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "  Former MVP Derrick Rose is finalizing a one-year deal to return to the Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports confirms (via Twitter) that the two sides have agreed to a one-year, $2.1MM contract,..." July 01

  • Timberwolves could reportedly look to add Luol Deng and Joakim Noah

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2003-04, the Minnesota Timberwolves have not necessarily been active heading into free agency. Previous reports earlier this offseason indicated that Minnesota might very well look to make a major move during the summer. Some speculation..." July 01

  • Timberwolves could reportedly look to add Luol Deng and Joakim Noah

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off their first playoff appearance since 2003-04, the Minnesota Timberwolves have not necessarily been active heading into free agency. Previous reports earlier this offseason indicated that Minnesota might very well look to make a major move during the summer. Some speculation..." June 30

  • Cole Aldrich Reportedly Released by Timberwolves; Will Become Free Agent

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly waived center Cole Aldrich on Saturday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Per Wojnarowski, Aldrich will become an unrestricted free agent after the T'Wolves declined to guarantee his $6.9 million contract. The 29-year-old..." June 30

  • Nemanja Bjelica Receives QO From Timberwolves

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have issued a qualifying offer to forward Nemanja Bjelica, reports Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. The move ensures that Bjelica will become a RFA this Sunday, giving Minnesota the right to match any offer he receives. The move doesn’t come..." June 29

  • Jimmy Butler extension likely to wait until 2019

    Clutch Points "Jimmy Butler is likely to follow the same trend as other players of his free agency class, likely waiting until 2019 to sign an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Jerry Zgoda of The Minneapolis Star Tribune. “If Butler signs an extension, it likely..." June 29

  • Draymond Green, Kevin Durant pushing for Warriors to sign Jamal Crawford

    KNBR "Draymond Green and Kevin Durant are lobbying Warriors general manager Bob Myers to sign veteran guard Jamal Crawford this offseason, according to a report by Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. Stephen Curry and some other assistant coaches are reportedly on board with acquiring Crawford..." June 28

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Jared Terrell Agrees To Two-Way Deal With T-Wolves

    Hoops Rumors "Rhode Island guard Jared Terrell has agreed to a two-way deal with the Timberwolves, the school’s men’s basketball team tweets. Despite getting passed over on Thursday night, Terrell had attracted Minnesota’s attention during the pre-draft process. Terrell..." June 23

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Timberwolves Select SG Josh Okogie With No. 20 Pick

    CBS Minnesota "The Minnesota Timberwolves selected shooting guard Josh Okogie with the No. 20 pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Okogie is out of Georgia Tech. " June 21

  • Timberwolves Exploring Trade Down From No. 20

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have looked into the possibility of moving down from No. 20 in the draft, according to Jon Krawcyznski and Michael Scotto of The Athletic. League sources tell Krawczynski and Scotto that the Wolves have talked to at least three teams picking below them in the first round about..." June 21

  • Towns has not asked for trade, could start extension talks next month

    Clutch Points "Rumors of Karl-Anthony Towns being upset with head coach Tom Thibodeau have dissipated after the end of their postseason, now presenting a different situation. According to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, the Minnesota Timberwolvescenter has not asked for a trade and could start..." June 21

  • Timberwolves Seeking Another Draft Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Timberwolves have talked to at least two teams about acquiring another pick, Darren Wolfson of KSTP tweets. Those inquiries regarded another first-round selection, though a high second-rounder could also appeal to the team, Wolfson adds. The Timberwolves own the No. 20 and No. 48..." June 21

  • Brooklyn Trades for Dwight Howard, Sets Sights on Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler in 2019

    The Big Lead "Smart teams in the NBA are forward-thinking. They know when stars are going to hit the free agent market, so they plan ahead. The Lakers have done that, and now can add two superstars who want to join forces this summer. The Brooklyn Nets just did that for the Summer of 2019. By..." June 20

  • Jamal Crawford says top priority in free agency is right fit

    Clutch Points "Jamal Crawford will approach this free agency period having learned from previous mistakes. Only a year ago, the three-time Sixth Man of the Year chose to sign a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, while teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State..." June 19

  • Report: Jamal Crawford Declines Timberwolves Contract Option, Enters Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Jamal Crawford is set to be a free agent after declining his $4.5 million player option with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2018-19 season Monday, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. " June 18

  • Minnesota’s Tyus Jones considered asking for trade, Thibodeau eased concerns

    Sporting News "By all metrics, things are going well in Minnesota. For the first time in 14 years, the Timberwolves were in the playoffs, winning 47 games and improving by 16 wins, second-most in the NBA. They pushed their offensive rating from 10th to fourth, and their defensive rating from 26th to..." June 17

  • Jimmy Butler reportedly not a fan of Andrew Wiggins

    Sportsnaut "It was less than a calendar year ago that Andrew Wiggins was considered a building block for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fresh of a summer in which Minnesota added Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson to the mix, the team handed Wiggins a five-year, $146.5 million extension last October. It..." June 15

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