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The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran Bonzi Wells, who hasn't played in an NBA game since 2008.
Wells signed his contract Thursday, the same day the Timberwolves completed a three-year deal with second-round pick Malcolm Lee.
The 35-year-old Wells earned a reputation as a hothead during his earlier years with the Portland Trail Blazers. But he connected with new Minnesota coach Rick Adelman during stops in Sacramento and Houston, and the Wolves hope he can add some veteran toughness to a very young team.
The 6-foot-5 Wells will provide some much-needed depth at shooting guard for the Timberwolves.
Signing Wells and Lee gives the Wolves 16 players on their roster. That means they will have to make a move with another player before the regular season opens Dec. 26.
BEST OF MAXIM
Ricky Rubio is finally here. The 21-year-old point guard joins the Minnesota Timberwolves this season after he was drafted by them fifth overall in 2009. But he spent two years in his native Spain before coming to the United States to fulfill his dream of playing in the NBA.Rubio hasnt played a game yet, but he has already created a bit of a buzz around the Twin Cities, as Wolves...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves already had one Spanish-speaking guard on the roster, and on Wednesday they added another by signing free agent J.J. Barea.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but USA Today reported Barea's contract is for four years and nearly 20 million."We are excited to add J.J. Barea to our team," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President...
The Minnesota Timberwolves bolstered their guard corps today by signing free-agent José Juan Barea. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are excited to add J.J. Barea to our team," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "His experience, leadership capabilities and all-around play should help us immensely this coming season and...
J.J. Barea is ready to team up with Ricky Rubio and add a little spice to the Minnesota Timberwolves' backcourt.
Barea signed his four-year contract with the Timberwolves on Wednesday, and the flashy combo guard will be expected to help the slick-passing Rubio make the transition from Spain to the NBA, as well as provide some veteran leadership and direction for one of the league...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- For two years, Ricky Rubio has been little more than a myth for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their success-starved fans.
They salivated over grainy YouTube clips of Rubio's fancy passing in European games, nervously read reports that the young Spanish point guard did not want to play in Minnesota and fretted over his paltry statistics for Regal Barcelona...
For two years, Ricky Rubio has been little more than a myth for the Minnesota Timberwolves and their success-starved fans.
2010-11 record: 17-65 Head Coach: Rick Adelman, his first year on the job in Minny. Key Departures: Sebastian Telfair, Lazar Hayward Key Additions: Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams, J.J. Barea, Brad Miller (who is out injured to start the season) Best-Case Scenario: Adelman, Rubio and Williams turn the Timberwolves into a run-and-gun force made of tweeners,…
The Minnesota Timberwolves signed free- agent guard J.J. Barea on Wednesday.
Ricky Rubio, the Spanish magician, is finally (fiiiiiinally) in the NBA. The point guard played for Minnesota and new Nugget Rudy Fernandez was his teammate on the national team.
“I think he has a lot of talent and he improves every day – he’ll probably have to improve his shot, but I think he has time and Minnesota and Rick Adelman will be good for him,” said Fernandez...
The Minnesota Timberwolves are welcoming J.J. Barea into the fold, hoping he can bring veteran poise and leadership to one of the youngest teams in the league.
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Three generations of point guards (Rick Adelman, Terry Porter, Ricky Rubio) put their heads together.