TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Monday Musings: Roster Construction

Key takeaways for the upcoming season based on how the team's roster is currently constructed This tweet from Timberwolves' beat reporter Darren Wolfson got me thinking about how playing time will be distributed during the upcoming season. #Twolves FO had another personnel meeting today. Bottom-line: the current 15 isn't the 15 they envision in a few months. Wing, PG = targets...
Via Canis Hoopus
7 hours ago

Minnesota Timberwolves: Summer League Wrap-Up

  The Minnesota Timerwolves played very well in their Summer League games. The only downside to is the concussion suffered by Kris Dunn limiting him to only two games played. However Dunn played exceptionally well in those two games. Dunn, in his two games, had 21 points 9 rebounds and 4 assists in tough loss to the Toronto Raptors. Dunn made nine shots while taking 17. But he did...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Notes: Cap situation, best NBA Jam duo

As July rolls on, we take a look at the Timberwolves’ current cap situation, plus Upside & Motor’s look at the best NBA Jam pairings involving Wolves players. The Timberwolves are still a ways away from the salary floor, and their most-recent signing, Jordan Hill for two years and $8 million, didn’t do much to get […] Timberwolves Notes: Cap situation, best NBA Jam duo...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

The Ringer on Timberwolves’ Towns’ summer

Karl-Anthony Towns has already had a jam-packed off-season, and the reigning Rookie of the Year has been representing the Timberwolves everywhere from late night television to awards shows to Disney kid’s shows. We noted a couple of Karl-Anthony Towns’ early off-season showings here and here, and Towns gave an interview on the NBA Finals here […] The Ringer on Timberwolves’...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Timberwolves sign free agent F/C Jordan Hill to 2-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran big man Jordan Hill to a two-year contract. The Timberwolves announced the signing on Wednesday after first agreeing to terms with him on a deal worth $8 million last week. The 28-year-old Hill averaged 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 73 games for the Indiana Pacers last season. The 6-foot-10 Hill has also played...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denzel Valentine sinks two buzzer-beaters to win Summer League title

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League championship game on Monday night, 84-82, in a matchup that had a playoff feel to it. The thrilling game went into overtime after Denzel Valentine drained a game-tying three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left, after hitting just one of eight shots he attempted up to that point. Luckily for the Bulls, who...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League recap: Bulls 84, Timberwolves 82

The first round of the "Thibodeau Bowl" goes to his former team.Newly-hired Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau was on hand to watch the Wolves take on his old team in the NBA Summer League finals, and his new squad delivered a thrilling finale.Second-year guard Tyus Jones thought he'd delivered a dagger when his 3-pointer gave Minnesota a 77-74 lead over the Chicago...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denzel Valentine's last-second 3 sends game to OT

The NBA Summer League championship game is headed to overtime, thanks to some heroics from Denzel Valentine. The former Michigan State star and Chicago Bulls first-round draft pick sent the game to an extra session by burying a three-pointer with less than one second remaining. Then #Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine drills a late 3 of his own to tie the #NBASummer championship...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves owner: Ricky Rubio not likely to be traded

It might be time to add Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio to our zombie apocalypse team, because, if the unrelenting trade rumors that continually dog him are any indication, he’s a damn survivor. In an interview with Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday, Wolves owner Glen Taylor said that it’s unlikely the team deals away Rubio. “I don’t see that as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones wins NBA Summer League MVP

It has been an exciting year for the NBA Summer League and it will wrap up as the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves meet up on Monday to decide the champion. For the latter team, they have seen a superstar emerge in former Duke guard Tyus Jones. He has been electric for the already-loaded Timberwolves team this year as he has averaged 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke Star Tyus Jones Named NBA Summer League MVP

Former Duke star point guard Tyus Jones, who was drafted by 24th overall back in 2015, has been named the MVP of the NBA Summer League. Jones, who saw his playing time for the Minnesota Timberwolves increase late in the season, has been stellar this summer, averaging 19.4 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds in seven games thus far. He’ll attempt to win his team a Summer League...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns makes guest appearance on a Disney show

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is the latest NBA player to show off his acting skills on a Disney series. Towns, who is a natural, plays a fictional video game called "Karl-Anthony Towns: Nothin' But Net"  and gets destroyed on the show Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.In a separate part of the episode, Towns disguises himself as a much taller version of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett reportedly is contemplating retirement ahead of 22nd season

We might have seen the last of Kevin Garnett on an NBA court.The 21-season veteran who was drafted fifth overall out of high school in 1995 could be the next hoops legend to call it a career.While Garnett has said he wants to play at least one more season, he's having second thoughts, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor told NBA.com's Steve Aschburner that the 40...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett on fence if he'll return to play another NBA season

Kevin Garnett’s future remains up in the air, according to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. Taylor said that Garnett told him he would like to play next season, but is unsure if his body can handle it. “I just asked him, ‘Kevin, what are you going to do?'” Taylor said, via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com. “His answer was, ‘I’d really like to play next year ‘cuz I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Timberwolves offseason

With the increase of the NBA salary cap to $90 million this offseason, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been relatively quiet in free agency.  They have added players through the NBA draft and free agency but they haven’t been marquee signings.  Has the Wolves relatively quiet offseason been good or bad for them? The Wolves four offseason moves have consisted of drafting Kris...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Minnesota Timberwolves Make the Playoffs?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have continued to stockpile young talent through the draft. The Timberwolves have tremendous young talent and have a great chance to compete for a playoff spot in the Western Conference this season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are headlined by two number one overall selections in Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns. These two stars are complemented by...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins: T’Wolves are 'going to be a nightmare to play’

The Minnesota Timberwolves are without question one of the up-and-coming teams in the NBA with the biggest upside. While most experts believe the T’Wolves are a few years away from joining the ranks of elite squads in the Association, Andrew Wiggins believes the team will nevertheless present a formidable challenge on a nightly basis beginning next season. Wiggins acknowledges...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome To Minnesota, Russell Westbrook

This offseason, the unthinkable happened. First, Serge Ibaka was traded away to Orlando for Victor Oladipo, a move many thought would get Kevin Durant to stay. But Durant shocked the world and broke a lot of hearts (including mine) when he decided to sign a two year, $54.3 million dollar deal with the Warriors. And now, Russell Westbrook is all alone.Westbrook already told the Thunder...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wiggins posts ridiculous “Year 3″ workout video

If you want to buy stock in an NBA team, and you want to pick someone other than the Golden State Warriors, pick the Minnesota Timberwolves.  Minnesota was one of the most-impressive non-playoff teams of 2015-16 and has maybe the best young core in the entire league.  A big part of that young core, Andrew Wiggins, appears to be on the verge of a breakout season.  The former...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rush agrees to one-year deal with Timberwolves

Free agent forward-guard Brandon Rush agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, according to his agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The contract is worth $3.5 million. Rush, 30, revived his career with the Golden State Warriors last season. He played in 72 games and connected on 41.4 percent of his 3-pointers. Four other teams were in the mix...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Timberwolves end their 12-year playoff drought?

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not made the playoffs since the 2003-04 NBA season, when Kevin Garnett won the MVP award.  This could finally be the year the Wolves end the drought and return to the playoffs.  Coming off a 29-53 season expectations won’t be high for this team, but there are a number of reasons why they could make the playoffs next year. The first reason why...
Via isportsweb.com
21 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
June 23, 2016  |  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
June 23, 2016  |  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
June 10, 2016  |  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
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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