TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves Notes: More free agency notes, and Garnett

Free agency is about to begin, and while the Timberwolves won’t be making any big splashes, they’ll certainly be players in the market when it’s all said and done. We’ve covered pre-free agency from a variety of angles this week, and now it’s upon us. Even in the waning moments before the madness begins, however, […] Timberwolves Notes: More free agency notes, and Garnett...
Via Dunking with Wolves
10 hours ago

Report: Timberwolves to trade Ricky Rubio after free agency?

Sean Deveney of Sporting News is reporting that the Timberwolves are likely to see more (and better) offers for Ricky Rubio after the initial free agency rush subsides. We’re all well aware of the draft night trade rumors from exactly a week ago, and seemingly everyone else in the NBA blogosphere had an opinion on […] Report: Timberwolves to trade Ricky Rubio after free agency...
Via Dunking with Wolves
12 hours ago

The Value of Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves

What is the true value of Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves as the NBA’s free agency period begins? One of my favorite days of the NBA season is upon us: the first day of free agency. I love the it. So much chaos. So many Woj bombs. So much ‘he signed for how much?!’ I’m […] The Value of Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves - Dunking with Wolves - Dunking with Wolves - A Minnesota...
Via Dunking with Wolves
18 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: What Should the Timberwolves Do?

On the eve of NBA free agency, what should the Wolves be trying to achieve? The craziest 48 hours of the NBA calendar are almost upon us, and the Wolves, along with most of the league, have a lot of money to spend. Free agency is going to be even more of a free-for-all than usual, and the decisions the Wolves make will have a big impact on the team going forward. So, what's up?...
Via Canis Hoopus
20 hours ago

Timberwolves finalize addition of NBA's 1st Chinese minority owner

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the addition of the first Chinese minority owner in NBA history. The Timberwolves announced that the deal has been completed to add Lizhang Jiang and Meyer Orbach to the team's ownership group. Jiang will own 5 percent of the Timberwolves and WNBA's Lynx while Orbach has purchased a 9.5 percent stake. Lizhang is the founder...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn Goes to the Wolves – Redundant or Brilliant?

Did the Minnesota Timberwolves find the fourth member of their core, or did Thibodeau simply pick another version of the point guard he already has? Effort. Defense. Basketball I.Q. Coachable. Team Player. Two-way Player. Heart. These are the attributes Tom Thibodeau has most valued in the players he has coached in the past. The greatest defensive mind in the league, “Thibs”...
Via The Lottery Mafia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Timberwolves adding NBA's 1st Chinese owner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners to his ownership group, including the NBA's first Chinese owner, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves' ownership group, the person said Monday...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Timberwolves adding 1st Chinese minority owner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners, including the NBA's first Chinese owner. Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves' ownership group. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 pick Kris Dunn breaks down talking about his mom at the NBA Draft

Kris Dunn had a tough road to becoming the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.He grew up separated from his father, had a turbulent childhood that included his mother spending time in jail and then, while in college at Providence, had to deal with the sudden news that his mother had passed away.All of those emotions came rushing back to Dunn after the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

SEE: Kris Dunn’s JC Penny suit, Gucci shoes

Providence star Kris Dunn sported the ultimate high-low look at the draft on Thursday night. Dunn was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he was turning heads from the getgo with the high level of swag he exhibited. Check out the JC Penny suit, showing Dunn’s humility, and then look down at the ultimate display of flashyness with his blinging...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio tenure with Timberwolves likely over

The Minnesota Timberwolves drafted Providence point guard Kris Dunn No. 5 overall, likely signalling the end of the road for Ricky Rubio, who was also a No. 5 overall pick in 2009. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Timberwolves have been trying to trade Rubio all week leading up to the draft and that his tenure is likely over. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What If Minnesota Drafted Stephen Curry

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 21, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Minnesota general manager...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler

It was recently reported about a week ago by ESPN, that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in trading the fifth pick in the draft as part of a deal to acquire All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.  This seemed to make a lot of sense to everyone considering that Butler played for Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago and the Bulls are in a awkward stage after...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves have interest in trading for Faried

In-N-Out may not have a location in Minnesota. But that’s not stopping the Timberwolves from going after their double-double, Manimal-style. According to a report by Sean Deveney of Sporting News on Wednesday, the Wolves have interest in trading for Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried. Faried, 26, averaged 12.5 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Denver in 2015...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Promises to Win Multiple NBA Championships

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 Sunday night in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. After the game, many NBA players tweeted their input about the final game of the season, and no statement was bolder than the one from Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns. RELATED: Karl-Anthony Towns Has Morphed Into a Dunking Machine Towns had an impressive rookie...
Via Stack
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Pre-Draft Rumors

The NBA draft is only a week away. There are a lot of rumors floating around the Timberwolves organization. The most common factor in the rumors is the fifth overall pick in draft. Although this draft is considered weak, excluding Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, many teams feel they can get a quality starter at the fifth spot in the draft. The Timberwolves are interested in Jimmy...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: adidas Unveils New Andrew Wiggins PE Basketball Shoe, Internet Promptly Destroys Them

Just a few weeks after Under Armour suffered non-stop mockery for its release of the all-white Curry 2 Low "Chef," adidas is doing its best to one-up the Baltimore-based brand with a monstrosity of its own. RELATED: Under Armour Releases New Steph Curry Shoes, Internet Immediately Destroys Them After Wiggins' dominant sophomore season, in which he averaged 20.7 points per...
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Timberwolves Should Not Trade For Jimmy Butler

One of the more talked about stories of this upcoming NBA offseason is, 'What exactly are the Chicago Bulls going to do with their two-time All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler?' There have been plenty of rumors going around that the team will consider trading Butler, but for the right price. The Minnesota Timberwolves have claimed that they would be willing to trade away the fifth...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins’ new adidas shoes are being mocked

A look at the new adidas shoes Andrew Wiggins will wear next season went viral on Thursday, and the sneakers were met with the same derision as Steph Curry's shoes were last week. The Minnesota Timberwolves youngster has been with adidas since entering the NBA as the first pick in the draft in 2014. His last shoes were the Crazylight boost that were actually quite cool. Many on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves want Jimmy Butler for No. 5 pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly want Jimmy Butler. It makes sense, given that new Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau used to coach Butler with the Chicago Bulls. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford, Minnesota is willing to give their No. 5 pick in the upcoming draft to tempt the Bulls to part with him. Story going online now with @chadfordinsider: Wolves making...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wiggins won't play for Canada in Olympic Qualifying

Minnesota Timberwolves guard-forward Andrew Wiggins has officially declined to play for Team Canada in a Olympic Qualifying Tournament next July. In a statement released Friday through his agent, Wiggins cites the need to stay with the Timberwolves and prepare for the upcoming season. The 21-year-old former No. 1 overall draft pick is entering his third season in the NBA and will...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio may be open to trade if Wolves miss postseason

Ricky Rubio admitted that the Minnesota Timberwolves’ long run of futility during his time with the team may become too much to bear should the team again fail to reach the playoffs next season. “When I arrived to Minnesota, my hope was to break the seven years’ streak without [a] presence in [the] playoffs. I still have that hope, but it’s very tough mentally when year...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ticket goes for 40: Reminiscing on Garnett's 22-year journey

Kevin Garnett turned 40 years old on May 19. I repeat, KG turned 40 YEARS OLD. Being 40 is young when you aren’t a professional athlete, but in KG’s case, it shows that he has given over half of his life to the game of basketball. In my case, it is a reminder that I am one step closer to being washed up. At 29 years of age, I still feel young and spry, but with KG turning...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns donates car to charity on behalf of Flip Saunders

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Monday, receiving a unanimous vote in his favor. Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in last June’s draft, was selected by the late-great Flip Saunders, who served as the T’wolves head coach and president of basketball operations until he succumbed to Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in October. ...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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