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Pre-Draft activity a 'feeding frenzy' of offers, options for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the sake of Glen Taylor's pocketbook, the Timberwolves owner better have Flip Saunders on an unlimited cell phone plan. From 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the next day, Saunders receives calls and text messages regarding potential draft-day deals. In a span of moments Tuesday, three different teams lit up his mobile device to talk possibilities. Saunders, Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mitchell latest hiring to come from Saunders' inner circle

MINNEAPOLIS -- Welcome back to the 600 First Avenue North Country Club. Those without previous Timberwolves and/or Minnesota ties need not apply for entry. Those in Flip Saunders Glen Taylor and the Land of 10,000 Lakes' good graces, though, are welcome any time. Saunders, the Wolves' president of basketball operations and newly self-appointed head coach, built his career...
Via Fox Sports North
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pumping the breaks on Kevin Love

Last week the esteemed Jackie MacMullen of ESPN Boston wrote a piece saying "Kevin Love-to-Boston is no sure thing."  Some of her arguments we've been considering all along, but others add new light to the issue.First off, there's the ongoing idea that Minnesota may be reluctant to deal their superstar power forward/face of the franchise named Kevin to Boston,...
Via Celtics Life
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Head Coach Flip Saunders takes a shot at Kevin Love

"Glen Taylor and I...well...we just...we just don't think he's that good..."New Head Coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves Flip Saunders came on to KFAN 100.3 in Minneapolis and spoke about Kevin Love. He said that as many as 16 teams have made inquiries about Love before throwing a shot or two at his own star. Transcript courtesy of CSNNE:Host: "Doesn't...
Via Celtics Life
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Bank could get naming rights to Vikings’ new stadium

Look for an announcement in the near future that the naming rights for the new Vikings stadium will go to U.S. Bank. The word from two sources is that work on a contract for a long-term agreement between the Wilf family and U.S. Bancorp is happening, and unless someone emerges with a much better bid, or the recently announced cost-cutting at U.S. Bank creates a problem, the deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls make offer to Timberwolves for Kevin Love

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor proclaimed last month that the team has no intention of trading Kevin Love. However, that won't stop any of the other 29 NBA teams from trying to land the three-time All-Star power forward. And the Bulls have emerged as a potential suitor. According to Jackie MacMullan of ESPNBoston.com, the Bulls have submitted an offer to the Timberwolves...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders: Wolves would have hired Jeff Van Gundy

Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders said that, before deciding to coach the team himself, he tried to lure Jeff Van Gundy away from ESPN, via the Star Tribune's Sid Hartman. Van Gundy turned the job down, and when Saunders gave Minnesota owner Glen Taylor a list of names on Tuesday, Taylor said Saunders was the most viable candidate. “The first guy that I went to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle's NBA hopes take hit

The $2 billion agreement between the Sterling family trust and Seattle-based former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer for the Los Angeles Clippers has dealt a significant blow to Seattle's long-running hopes to reacquire an NBA team. Just last month, Ballmer and partner Chris Hansen made a preliminary aggressive bid to buy the Milwaukee Bucks and move them to Seattle,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Joerger declines Timberwolves' offer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves. Joerger made the decision on Sunday, one day after meeting with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor about the position in his home state. The person requested anonymity because Joerger...
Via Fox Sports North
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger Decides To Stay With Grizzlies As Timberwolves Hit Impasse On Compensation

Dave Joerger has told the Memphis Grizzlies that he will stay with the team as head coach. The Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves have hit an impasse over compensation after discussing during the weekend. The Timberwolves reportedly do not want to pay compensation for a coach who could be let go without a deal. Joerger has met with both Flip Saunders and Glen Taylor about the Timberwolves...
Via RealGM
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves Will Name Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger Head Coach

It appears that the Minnesota Timberwolves have capitalized off a front office shakeup by the Memphis Grizzlies that left head coach Dave Joerger on the undesired list. According to the Associated Press, Joerger will be the T’Wolves choice after having a final meeting with team owner Glen Taylor. The Timberwolves decided on Joerger as the replacement for Rick Adelman on Saturday...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: T’Wolves Will Name Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger Head Coach

It appears that the Minnesota Timberwolves have capitalized off a front office shakeup by the Memphis Grizzlies that left head coach Dave Joerger on the undesired list. According to the Associated Press, Joerger will be the T’Wolves choice after having a final meeting with team owner Glen Taylor.   The Timberwolves decided on Joerger as the replacement for Rick Adelman on...
Via Thacover2
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Joerger, Timberwolves Advancing In Coaching Deal

Dave Joerger met with Glen Taylor on Saturday and is discussing with his family to accept the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching job. Talks between both sides are advancing. Joerger has also interviewed for the opening with Flip Saunders. The Memphis Grizzlies will reportedly seek compensation if Joerger decides to join the Timberwolves.
Via RealGM
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves will have to make decision with others courting Love

Motivation usually aids hardheadedness. Since Flip Saunders took over as the Timberwolves' president of basketball operations a year ago, he maintained a constant, fervent message his inherited star player wasn't going anywhere. As recently as this week, owner Glen Taylor told a local paper the same thing. But the facade appears to be wilting. Multiple reports say Kevin Love...
Via Fox Sports North
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves won't trade Kevin Love before the NBA Draft

Various media outlets report that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love intends to test the free agency market in July 2015. Several teams are determined to make 'hard runs' at trades for the three-time All-Star. However, they might have to wait until after the NBA Draft to make a move for Love.Image By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsTimberwolves owner Glen Taylor...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Love Trade Offers Could Pick Up After NBA Draft Lottery

The Minnesota Timberwolves keep saying they do not intend to trade Kevin Love. Meanwhile, the rest of the NBA is operating as though that’s exactly what Minnesota will end up doing. Wolves owner Glen Taylor hardened his stance Monday, telling the Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minn., that trading Love is “not our plan.” Taylor acknowledged, however, that he “should never say...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers Targeting Deron Williams

Kevin Love is the top prize on the open market, despite Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor saying the team doesn’t plan on trading their all-star. If the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t successful in acquiring Love, they might turn their attention to Deron Williams. Another target for the Lakers is veteran point guard Deron Williams, who has been subpar for the past two seasons in Brooklyn...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor Says Kevin Love Won’t Be Traded

We have been on Kevin Love watch for quite awhile. Over the weekend, rumors started heating up that Love informed Minnesota Timberwolves management that he wasn’t signing an extension with the franchise and planned to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. Reports stated that Love’s preference was to be traded to the Golden State Warriors or Chicago Bulls because...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves owner says trading Kevin Love 'not our plan'

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor told the Pioneer Press on Monday that he has no intention of trading star power forward Kevin Love despite Love’s intentions of bolting via free agency. “I should never say never because who knows what might come up? But that’s not our plan,” Taylor told the newspaper. “I’m not in a position where you would say absolutely I wouldn’t...
Via Thacover2
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

T-Wolves Owner Says He Won’t Trade Kevin Love

Reports were flying over the weekend that Kevin Love had all but told Minnesota management that he was not going to re-sign. More reports came out that he preferred Golden State and Chicago in a trade situation because they would still have to players on the team to contend, so the speculation was rampant on where Love could end up. Not so fast says the Wolves owner Glen Taylor:...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Trade Will Not Happen Before NBA Draft, Wolves Owner Says

The sky is blue. Grass is green. Kevin Love will not be traded before the 2014 NBA draft. All of these statements have exceptions, but generally they can be made with a fair amount of confidence. So although it might sound like news that Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says Kevin Love will not be traded before draft day, the more fitting response to Taylor’s remarks is...
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves Won't Trade Kevin Love Before Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves will not trade Kevin Love before the NBA Draft. The Wolves are beginning to entertain trading away Love as he will opt out for free agency in 2015. “Not by the draft,” owner Glen Taylor said on Sunday about the possibility. Taylor said he hasn't had recent discussions with Flip Saunders about dealing away Love. Taylor remains hopeful of convincing...
Via RealGM
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves wont trade Love before NBA draft

Amid renewed media reports that three-time All-Star Kevin Love intends to leave Minnesota in July 2015 and the Timberwolves are reconsidering their position, Wolves owner Glen Taylor reiterated on Sunday the team doesn’t intend to soon trade him. The New York Daily News reported Saturday that Love’s agents in the past week again told the team it better trade him or else he will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Start of Target Center upgrades taking longer than expected

MINNEAPOLIS -- At one point, Timberwolves and Lynx brass had hoped to see the teams' home venue start receiving upgrades as soon as the NBA season ended. But Minnesota wrapped up another playoff-less campaign two weeks ago, and no visible work has begun. The effort "appears to be moving very slow," team owner Glen Taylor told FOXSportsNorth.com. So slow, in fact, that...
Via Fox Sports North
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves owner Taylor in 'full support' of Silver's ban of Sterling

MINNEAPOLIS -- Count Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor among the masses who agree with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's decision to drop the hammer hard on one of Taylor's counterparts. Shortly after Silver announced he's banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, Taylor issued a statement saying he stands "firmly in full support of the swift and impactful...
Via Fox Sports North
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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