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Flip Saunders says the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard after Kevin Martin in free agency because they were looking for a shooting guard who could give them 17-18 points a game.
Martin says he can do that in his sleep.
Martin met with the media Monday, nearly a month after a sign-and-trade deal with Oklahoma City reunited him with coach Rick Adelman. Martin played for Adelman in Sacramento and Houston and became one of the better scorers in the league. Last season he averaged 14 points per game while taking more of a supporting role with the Thunder.
Martin says he is confident he will be able to quickly regain the scorer's mentality in Minnesota. He says he is shooting to average 22 points per game.
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Timberwolves management has reportedly threatened Shabazz Muhammad with a stint in the D-League after the rookie was caught with a female companion in his room at training camp.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Timberwolves Making Smart Move With Shabazz Muhammad
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff..
The Minnesota Timberwolves made a smart choice drafting small forward, Shabazz Muhammad with the 14th overall pick in the draft. He was considered a possible number one overall pick when the college season began, but his selfish play, attitude and character...
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on re-signing restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic.
President of basketball operations Flip Saunders says talks are ''moving in a positive direction.'' Saunders has met with Pekovic's agent, Jeff Schwartz, and has extended an offer of four years and $48 million.
The two sides continue to have discussions that Saunders termed...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Swarmed on all sides by a group of cacophonous youngsters, Chase Budinger is in a peaceful place.
The deafening screams of excitable, youthful Timberwolves fans, though stringent on the eardrums, are welcome compared to the jaws of scrutiny that often accompany the club the small forward re-signed with this offseason. The unrest spiked again last winter while...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Somewhere among the arduous courtship of Nikola Pekovic, the continued tweaking of the Minnesota Timberwolves' on- and off-court personnel, and his ongoing transition into the NBA front-office universe, Flip Saunders found some time to celebrate his daughter's wedding.
Then, he got a phone call.
Less than two months after defending Shabazz Muhammad in spite...
In case you were wondering what Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio was doing during his summer break, he is practicing with Spain’s national team.
During one of those practices, Ricky decided to hoist up a half-court shot that found the bottom of the net:
Ricky Rubio working on his shot [Reddit NBA]
Flip Saunders has continued to state his confidence in the Minnesota Timberwolves' ability to re-sign Nikola Pekovic -- now positive a deal should be done before training camp.
“We’re moving in a positive direction,” Saunders said. “I still believe he wants to be here. I believe we are the best situation for him. He has had some success here. Success is not guaranteed...
Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has asked and received permission to speak with Milt Newton the Washington Wizards’ vice president of player personnel about a possible front office position.
Saunders returned to Minnesota in May and has long been rumored to have interest in Newton as a candidate for general manager. They worked together...
Flip Saunders wants people to know he’s not sending out empty threats. Actually Saunders isn’t threatening anyone at all.
After being sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program, Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders made it clear that Shabazz Muhammad might have to do a stint in the D-League if he doesn’t shape up.
Saunders clarified his remarks via The Star Tribune...
Given that professional basketball players spend most of their careers singing odes to the prospect of winning championships moving on from an NBA title contender to a youthful team trying to establish itself looks on the face of it like a tough shift.
But new Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin sat at the podium at Target Center on Monday introduced in person to the Twin Cities...
Milt Newton formally interviewed for the general manager position with the Minnesota Timberwolves this week.
Newton has been in the front office of the Washington Wizards for nearly a decade.
Flip Saunders worked with Newton when he was head coach of the Wizards.
MINNEAPOLIS -- If he needed any confirmation regarding his decision to migrate to the Twin Cities, Kevin Martin received it immediately after signing his new contract.
Once Martin's four-year, 30 million, sign-and-trade deal became official July 11, often-gruff coach Rick Adelman gave the shooting guard he'd coached twice before an unconventional embrace.