TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tom Thibodeau: From lone nut to Timberwolves leader

Tom Thibodeau tried to instill qualities of toughness, passion, and defense into the young Minnesota Timberwolves last season, but he and the team fell short. This year, Thibodeau has brought in two important players to help him translate the method to his madness. Tom Thibodeau is highly regarded as one of the best basketball minds in […] Tom Thibodeau: From lone nut to Timberwolves...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 hour ago

Timberwolves working on extension for Andrew Wiggins

The Minnesota Timberwolves, after making several big splashes this offseason as the organization significantly upgraded its roster, has set its sights on signing Andrew Wiggins to a long-term extension.“We’re working on it right now,” Wolves coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau said Wednesday, via Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.The contract is expected to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves rumor: Andrew Wiggins contract extension

The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly having discussions about an Andrew Wiggins contract extension. An Andrew Wiggins contract extension might be coming to fruition. According to ESPN, the two sides are working on a five-year $148 million extension. During the press conference to introduce new Timberwolf Jamal Crawford, Tom Thibodeau also told reporter’s “We’re working...
Via Dunking with Wolves
4 hours ago

Bulls fans post billboard begging team to fire John Paxson, Gar Forman

It’s safe to say plenty of Chicago Bulls fans are not happy with John Paxson and Gar Forman. For proof, look at this billboard that some of them purchased. We have to give it to the Bulls fans here. They’re making they’re wishes pretty well known.Paxson and Forman have long been sources of frustration in Chicago. The Bulls didn’t do enough to round out a team that had a potentially...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 best lineups

With a roster overhaul this summer, Tom Thibodeau will have many opportunities to get creative with his lineups. By now, we all know Tom Thibodeau has a penchant for overplaying his players. That didn’t change last season, his first year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and you shouldn’t expect it to change this year either. Even […] Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 best lineups ...
Via Dunking with Wolves
22 hours ago

Karl-Anthony Towns trolls Joel Embiid over NBA 2K rating

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is trying to start the greatest young big man rivalry that never was.Towns was the latest basketball star to react to his "NBA 2K18" rating this week, and upon hearing that he had received a 91, his first thought was to his Philadelphia 76ers counterpart Joel Embiid.“I can’t wait to tell Joel,” said Towns. “I have nothing to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler play pickup game

Could there be a new Banana Boat Crew in the works?While they weren’t floating around and exploring the open seas, we did recently see a number of NBA stars — Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving — get together for a pickup game at a local gym. And the surprising thing was that they were able to keep it under wraps, which we know because not many people were in attendance...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs were close to getting Jimmy Butler before David Griffin left

The Cleveland Cavaliers were reportedly on the verge of adding another star player to the mix this offseason before they parted ways with their former general manager.In a story outlining the reasons why LeBron James is frustrated with the way things have gone in Cleveland this offseason, Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today cited sources who claim the Cavs were “close to making a deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford explains why he chose to sign with Wolves over Cavs

Jamal Crawford surprised some by choosing to sign with the young Minnesota Timberwolves over a team better equipped to help him compete for his first NBA championship, but you will find that his logic is actually quite sound.In an interview with Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune that was published on Saturday, Crawford opened up about deciding on Minnesota over a team like the Cleveland...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach LaVine rehab 'ahead of schedule,' will be ready for training camp

New Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine, acquired in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, is progressing well in his rehab.The athletic LaVine was having a stellar campaign for the Timberwolves last year before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. At the ESPYs, he said he’s ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation and will be ready for training camp, per ESPN’s Marc...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How will the Minnesota Timberwolves fare this season?

One of the most shocking moves this offseason has been the trade between the Chicago Bulls and the Minnesota Timberwolves. This deal sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota in exchange for Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn. Although the T-Wolves some young talent with potential, they are adding a seasoned veteran. In Minnesota, there is an absence of a true leader with experience. Karl Anthony-Towns...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau's shot at getting the exec-coach hybrid right

The executive-coach hybrid experiment has yet to work out in the modern NBA. In theory, it's giving the guy who most intimately understands the franchise's roster the power to acquire precisely the talent he thinks he needs, but in reality, it's saddling one person with two discrete jobs, each of which require around-the-clock commitment. Why would a talent for strategizing and teaching...
Via RealGM - NBA
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Jazz Trade For Ricky Rubio As Wolves Make Way For New Point Guard

With the fear of losing George Hill in free agency and their cap space set to expire when the NBA league year rolls over on July 1st, the Utah Jazz invested in point guard insurance in case George Hill leaves by trading a first round pick for Ricky Rubio.Rubio's reputation around the NBA has unfairly taken a hit as his shooting has never developed, but he's one of the best defensive...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns thinks he and Andrew Wiggins would own the rest of the NBA in Call of Duty

Karl-Anthony Towns expressed his displeasure over not earning an All-NBA selection, and now he wants the world to know he’s just as good at “Call of Duty” as he is at basketball — and maybe even better. In an interview with The Undefeated, Towns asserted that he and Timberwolves teammate Andrew Wiggins could beat any other duo of NBA gamers in Call of Duty: Besides yourself...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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