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The Minnesota Timberwolves have had a busy offseason, acquiring some much needed talent. The Twolves addressed their biggest need at shooting guard with Kevin Martin, added some much needed defense with Corey Brewer and drafted two promising prospects. The Wolves have had a great first off-season under incumbent General Manager Flip Saunders. Saunders has put together a team that could make some noise this season, and could make a playoff trip for the first time since the departure of Kevin Garnett.
Corey Brewer was drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and after being jettisoned by former General Manager David Kahn, Brewer signed a three year contract to reunite with his former team. Brewer was drafted due to his defense, and is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. Brewer’s defense is much needed, as the Timberwolves were one of the worst defensive teams in the league. Although it comes at the cost of Andrei Kirilenko, Brewer was the che...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- An overspent, frustrated Corey Brewer left the Twin Cities two and a half years ago.
According to the Timberwolves' newest swingman, it's a smarter, more prudent Brewer that'll return this season.
"I've learned what I can do and can't do," said Brewer, who signed Friday with the team that originally drafted him.
What the 6-foot-9, 185...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday night they've finalized contracts with first-round draft picks Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng.
Both rookies, who made their debuts in the Timberwolves' NBA Summer League-opening loss Saturday, ended up in Minneapolis via a draft-and-trade deal with Utah. The Jazz selected Muhammad 14th overall and Dieng 21st...
LAS VEGAS -- Climb up through the lower bowl of the Thomas & Mack Center at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and every audible conversation is about one 20-year-old rookie in electric yellow shoes.
"He played at UCLA."
"... the one who lied about his age."
"... in high school here in Vegas."
"How do you pronounce it? Shabaaazz? Shabaaahhhzz...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrei Kirilenko won't leave the Twin Cities many signature moments to remember him by, but that isn't because the veteran small forward didn't make a difference during his one season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The man nicknamed after a gun just operates more like an M-16 than a bazooka.
The guy they call AK-47 takes a knack for steady, persistent...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The sharp and savvy swing man, returning to a Target Center near you.
He hates being late. He keeps that California sun-bleached hair tidy. He speaks well, shoots well, and is coming back as part of the Timberwolves' revamped roster.
It wasn't a given that Chase Budinger would emerge from unrestricted free agency without requiring a new-home search somewhere...
MINNNEAPOLIS -- It's merely a formality, but Chase Budinger surely can rest a bit easier tonight.
After celebrating his agreement to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves back on July 2, the unrestricted free-agent small forward made it official Friday. The team announced it's signed him to an undisclosed salary, though media reports say he'll make 16 million over three...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Welcome back to the start.
When the Target Center emptied for a final time during the 2012-13 season April 17, the needs for the team sauntering off the floor were readily apparent.
Get healthy. Get bigger. Get deeper. Get shooting. Get defense.
Get better. Much, much better.
Since then, a front-office regime change has brought an aggressive roster-building approach...
MINNEAPOLIS -- For the rare NBA diehard in Minneapolis who considers three weeks without pro hoops a purgatorial layoff, it's a midsummer oasis in Vegas.
For the more casual observer, it's a first glimpse into top draft picks' outlook at the next level.
For 13 men who, for at least the next 10 days, will wear matching Minnesota uniforms, it's a proving ground.
Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders told reporters Friday that assistant Bill Bayno has agreed to join the Toronto Raptors staff.
Bayno, 51, had worked under Rick Adelman since the Timberwolves' head coach was hired in 2011. Bayno now joins Dwane Casey's staff in Canada, where he's expected to concentrate primarily on defense.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and veteran power forward Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million contract.
Turiaf's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal in a phone interview on Thursday night. Bartelstein said Turiaf was encouraged by the direction of the franchise under new boss Flip Saunders and excited by the style of play used by coach Rick Adelman.
MINNEAPOLIS -- It took a bit more time and maneuvering than expected, but the Kevin Martin-Rick Adelman reunion in Minnesota is now official.
The Timberwolves announced Thursday night they've acquired Martin, a former player of Adelman's on two separate occasions, from Oklahoma City in a three-team, sign-and-trade deal that sends point guard Luke Ridnour and a 2014 second...
The Minnesota Timberwolves officially announced the team's acquisition of guard Kevin Martin via a sign-and-trade as part of a three-team deal with Oklahoma City and Milwaukee.
Under the deal, the Wolves sent Luke Ridnour and a 2014 second-round pick to the Bucks. Minnesota and Milwaukee received cash considerations from Oklahoma City, while the Bucks send the draft rights...
The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired Luke Ridnour as part of a three-team deal involving the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Bucks also received a 2014 second round draft pick from Minnesota (via the Los Angeles Lakers) and cash considerations from Oklahoma City as part of the trade, while the Thunder signed Kevin Martin to a contract and traded him to the Timberwolves...