90’s Bulls: Where Are They Now? Pt. 2

Chances are, if you care what the members of any team are doing twenty years later, they were pretty damn good. In the case of the 90’s Bulls, they weren’t just good, they were some of the greatest teams in NBA history. Even if you’re not necessarily a Chicago Bulls fan per se, you can’t argue the cultural significance of the Bulls on an international level. The long shorts...
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TLM Podcast Ep 42 – Talking Timberwolves with Zachary Bennett

We discuss the Kevin Love trade, Rubio, Thad Young, Flip Saunders, and more. After a bit of an unexpected hiatus, the podcast is back. This week we were joined Zachary Bennett of CanisHoopus.com, SB Nation’s Timberwolves blog. Despite losing Love, Zachary gives good reasons as to why things may not be as bad this year as they look. With the Timberwolves having one of the busiest...
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Timberwolves News: Andrew Wiggins isn't a lock to start

With Kevin Love's departure, Andrew Wiggins becomes the new face of the Minnesota Timberwolves. President and coach Flip Saunders took all summer to execute a trade that sent Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers and brought in Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young and Wiggins. Despite the big roster overhaul, Saunders remained noncommittal on Wiggins starting.Image by Bryan Horowitz...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards don't appear interested in J.J. Barea anymore

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and the latest report says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards, who came close to trading for him last season, will jump to get him now barring an 11th-hour change of course. The Wizards need another...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves HC Flip Saunders Isn’t Sure Wiggins Will Start

Typically the number one pick of any draft is a lock to start. Well, that’s not the case in Minnesota. Timberwolves head coach and president Flip Saunders isn’t just handing Andrew Wiggins a starting position. Asked of #Twolves starters, Flip Saunders told @105theticket youngsters to be interspersed w/ vets. Noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting. This seems like a case of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves announce affiliation with D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves officially announced Monday their already assumed affiliation with the NBA D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants. But players whom coach and president Flip Saunders assigns to the NBA's minor league won't necessarily play in Fort Wayne. If there isn't room on the Mad Ants' roster, they'd either be chosen by another D-League team or...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Ronny Turiaf

  This is the second part of a 15-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. In desperate need of some semblance of rim protection, Flip Saunders signed energetic, jovial veteran big man Ronny Turiaf to be a shot blocker and vocal talker. It's what the 31-year-old Martinique native has been...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves likely to move J.J. Barea before season

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been a very active team in trade talks this offseason, and pulled off the Kevin Love blockbuster with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, they are looking to make another trade prior to the regular season getting underway. According to a report from Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors, the Timberwolves are likely to move backup point guard J.J. Barea prior to the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Rumors: J.J. Barea, others, on the trade block

The Timberwolves never wanted to trade Kevin Love, but when the Love made it clear he did not see himself staying in Minnesota long-term, they felt they had no choice.  Last Saturday, they got the next best thing to keeping Love when they traded him for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and Thaddeus Young.  Despite that blockbuster deal going down, Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders gives fans 'Get Out of Work' note for event

After an arduous, drawn-out process that seemed to last an eternity, the Minnesota Timberwolves will at long last officially introduce Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young, the players the team acquired in its long-awaited trade of disgruntled star Kevin Love. The team did announce the acquisitions in a newspaper ad shortly after the deal […] The post Flip Saunders...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders: Kevin Love Trade Gives Wolves An Identity

We can only assume that Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders will be a bit more relaxed for the time being.  He only has four years before guys like Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine and Anthony Bennett inform him that they also want out of Minnesota. Saunders finally pulled the trigger and sent Kevin Love packing to chase a ring with LeBron James in Cleveland.  All is...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Kevin Love Trade Grade

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Kevin Love Trade Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Minnesota Gets: Andrew Wiggins, Thaddeus Young, Anthony Bennett, Trade Exception Cleveland Gets: Kevin Love Philadelphia Gets: 1st round pick, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Alexey Shved Yes, the Timberwolves have traded their franchise player and one of the 5 best players in the NBA...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders reacts to Love trade

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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Make Late Kevin Love Trade Pitch, Offer Eric Bledsoe To T’Wolves

The Phoenix Suns are hoping that Flip Saunders is not a man of his word. Like everyone else, the Suns are aware that the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a trade agreement involving Kevin Love in place for the better part of the month. Just a day away from being able to deal Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-way trade involving the Philadelphia 76ers, the Wolves received...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves appear set to retool, rather than rebuild roster

MINNEAPOLIS -- Superstar spurns city for rookie returns, and the reconstruction is on. Unless, it would appear, your name is Flip Saunders. The Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations is on the verge of trading peeved three-time All-Star Kevin Love for the NBA's past two No. 1 overall draft picks and a future first-rounder. In this year's draft, he...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where the C’s may not regret missing out on Love

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  The well of Celtics news has been dry lately, so bear with me: 1) The Celtics would have had to overpay to acquire Love Trades in the NBA are largely predicated on distinct circumstances. Back in May, the Celtics...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Free-agent guard Williams lands one-year deal with Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Timberwolves' 2014-15 guard rotation -- and the franchise's future as a whole -- continued to take shape Monday with the free-agent landing of veteran Mo Williams. The team reached an agreement with the 11-year combo guard, an unrestricted free agent who spent last season in Portland and joins his fifth team in the past five seasons. According to agent...
Via Fox Sports North
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders Increasingly Interested In Trading For Wiggins, Bennett

Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love. Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered. Saunders is president of the Wolves and also...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Time to run: Wolves bringing back fast-break offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sidney Lowe slumped down in his chair after practice, an ice pack the size of a watermelon fastened to his right knee. It had been a perspiration-filled, physically demanding workout. But this wasn't a session with Bill Musselman during the 1989-90 preseason. This was Monday, July 7 at the Target Center. And Lowe was dressed in a coaching polo, not a practice jersey...
Via Fox Sports North
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Celtics lingering as Warriors still refusing to give up Klay Thompson in Love deal

News broke yesterday that the Warriors and Wolves had resumed trade talks for Kevin Love. The story was obviously floated by Flip Saunders to remind Cleveland that there are other suitors. But it appears nothing has changed between the Ws and Wolves. The Warriors and Wolves have been talking for months trying to hamme out a deal to send the superstar rebounder and three-point shooter...
Via Red's Army
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saunders says he'll be more demanding on players he drafted

MINNEAPOLIS -- Shabazz Muhammad appeared in 37 NBA games during his rookie season, averaging a menial 7.8 minutes per contest. But when he was on the floor, the swingman from UCLA was productive -- albeit a good chunk of his game repetitions came during garbage time. Per 48 minutes, Muhammad averaged 23.7 points and 8.8 boards. His slashing, at-times frenzied style of play didn&...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves using summer league as pseudo training camp

MINNEAPOLIS -- Potential over prospects. Evaluation over supplementation. This time a year ago, Flip Saunders had a roster to fill out. Heading into the 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, though, he's got one to develop. Four players under guaranteed contracts will suit up for the Timberwolves the next two weeks in the desert. A fifth will be with the team but isn't expected...
Via Fox Sports North
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Flip Saunders isn’t talking with Danny Ainge

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  What the move doesn’t necessarily do is bring the Celtics any closer to Kevin Love. The Timberwolves have still not shown any interest in what the C’s could have to offer, and they have not communicated to...
Via Red's Army
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Wednesday: Fans energized at scrimmage

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a while since there was a standing ovation inside the Target Center as players in Timberwolves jerseys walked off the floor. But an opportunistic bunch of young reserves and fringe NBA hopefuls gave approximately 6,000 fans reason to stand, clap and cheer Wednesday night. The Wolves' high-tempo, dunk-infested, free-to-the-public Las Vegas Summer League...
Via Fox Sports North
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

True to his word, Saunders not yet pursuing free agents

MINNEAPOLIS -- Although he's not regarded as a renegade falsifier, Flip Saunders' first year and change on the job has come with some backpedaling. The Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations said he'd take a 3-point shooter in last year's draft and wound up going with a slasher in Shabazz Muhammad. He said he couldn't envision a scenario in...
Via Fox Sports North
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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