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MINNEAPOLIS On Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Timberwolves waived small forward Martell Webster and traded veteran center Brad Miller to New Orleans.
Webster would have been owed 5.7 million next season, but only 600,000 of that sum is guaranteed. Miller, who announced his intention to retire at the end of last season but has not formally done so, is owed 5.1 million next season, with only 848,000 guaranteed.
Miller, 36, will likely still retire; the team had extended the decision on his buyout in hopes of packaging him in a deal like this one to clear salary cap space. By trading Miller, the 848,000 in guaranteed money will no longer count toward the Timberwolves' salary cap, as it would have had they simply released him. Included with Miller in the trade to New Orleans are two future second-round draft picks: Brooklyn's in 2013 and Minnesota's in 2016. The Timberwolves will receive a future conditional second-round pick.
With Friday's roster moves, the Timberw...
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MINNEAPOLIS Sometimes it's easier not to listen.
Sometimes, the best decision is to ignore, to forget about opinions and conjecture. Sometimes, the only thing to do is to play basketball.
On Friday afternoon, Derrick Williams and Wes Johnson stood at center court in the Minnesota Timberwolves' practice facility. They weren't the tallest players present at minicamp...
MINNEAPOLIS In a tale of sports news that had been written for weeks, the Timberwolves announced Thursday that they waived center Darko Milicic, designating him as their amnesty player.
Milicic, who spent two and a half seasons in Minnesota, averaged just 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 2011-12 and lost his starting job to Nikola Pekovic in February. He played in just 29 games and...
In just over a year in the NBA, Derrick Williams has gone from being the No. 2 overall pick to trade bait.
But the Minnesota Timberwolves forward says he is taking the rumors in stride. Williams practiced in Minneapolis on Friday in preparation to play with the Wolves' summer league team in Las Vegas next week.
His name was mentioned in possible deals while the Wolves were...
The 2003 NBA Draft isn't kind to Boston. LeBron, Wade and Bosh eliminated the C's last month in the playoffs while Carmelo is with the rival Knicks. That's where Darko Milicic comes in to play ...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Darko Milicic and submitted a formal offer sheet in an attempt to sign Portland forward Nicolas Batum.
Milicic received the amnesty designation Thursday, a one-time provision allowing a team to let a player go without his remaining contract counting against the league's salary cap or luxury tax.
Owner Glen Taylor said the team expected...
Darko Milicic went unclaimed on the amnesty waiver wire and will become an unrestricted free agent.
MINNEAPOLIS On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed what appeared to be the final step in clearing enough salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent small forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. However, a league technicality will impede them from doing so until 5 p.m. ET Sunday.
After releasing small forward Martell Webster and trading center Brad Miller to...
Everyone once in a while through no fault of their own, Life messes with some “POOR FRICKIN SOUL” whose only crime was being a victim of circumstance. Over the years Your Old Pal New York Vinnie has seen some players get totally dicked around by the NBA even though they tried their best and never caused any problems for their team or for the NBA. When you discuss players that...
Darko Milicic became an unrestricted free agent after he was amnestied by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Yahoo's Marc Spears, the Celtics are frontrunners in signing him:
Frontrunners for free agent center Darko Milicic are Boston, Brooklyn and LA Clippers, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 14, 2012
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David Kahn, the GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is known mostly as Bill Simmons’ punching bag and the poster-boy of incompetent general managers. Well, he didn’t do himself any favors when he signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an invalid offer sheet on Thursday. When Batum signed the four-year, 46.5 million dollar deal on...
The Hornets will buyout Brad Miller for $848,000.