TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kris Dunn's harrowing journey takes him to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) John Seldon had just finished watching his son, Kris Dunn, finish an introductory press conference as the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. It had been 36 hours of tears, joy and reflection for father and son, who had been through a harrowing journey to get to this point, when Kris was selected fifth overall in the NBA draft. Millions of dollars await...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Dunn and the Timberwolves Trades That Almost Were

We went into the draft with a narrowed group of players who we expected the Timberwolves to consider taking, but the top of the board didn’t exactly go according to what many expected. Buddy Hield and Jamal Murray are sharpshooters, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss are versatile, potential-laden big men, and Jaylen Brown is an athletic wing. Ultimately, Kris Dunn, […] Kris...
Via Dunking with Wolves
18 hours ago

Ricky Rubio reportedly is expected to be traded by Timberwolves

There was plenty of speculation surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves before and after the NBA Draft. Their name has been in the mix for Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, there is now speculation about point guard Ricky Rubio. With Zach LaVine already there, things got even more interesting for Rubio after the team drafted Kris Dunn with the No. 5 pick in the draft. With that being...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 pick Kris Dunn breaks down talking about his mom at the NBA Draft

Kris Dunn had a tough road to becoming the No. 5 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft Thursday night.He grew up separated from his father, had a turbulent childhood that included his mother spending time in jail and then, while in college at Providence, had to deal with the sudden news that his mother had passed away.All of those emotions came rushing back to Dunn after the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SEE: Kris Dunn’s JC Penny suit, Gucci shoes

Providence star Kris Dunn sported the ultimate high-low look at the draft on Thursday night. Dunn was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he was turning heads from the getgo with the high level of swag he exhibited. Check out the JC Penny suit, showing Dunn’s humility, and then look down at the ultimate display of flashyness with his blinging...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Draft: Will they finally nail a draft pick?

I know the title of this article seems ridiculous — the Timberwolves drafted Karl-Anthony Towns just last year. What do you mean finally nail our pick? Well, simply put, KAT doesn’t count. They had the first pick and by the end of the pre-draft process he was the consensus top selection, especially considering the needs […] Timberwolves Draft: Will they finally nail a draft...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

What If Minnesota Drafted Stephen Curry

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 21, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Minnesota general manager...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Domantas Sabonis can be the Timberwolves’ power forward fix

  The biggest need for the Timberwolves is probably starting power forward, and there’s a chance they could plug this hole through Thursday’s draft. Gorgui Dieng played well starting next to Karl-Anthony Towns last season filling in for the injured Kevin Garnett, but it was still clear that his natural position is center. He’s not quite […] Domantas Sabonis can be the Timberwolves’...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Timberwolves to Add Andy Greer as Assistant Coach

A long-time Thibodeau colleague rejoins him in Minnesota. Woj bomb to start your day: Toronto assistant Andy Greer is leaving to become the top assistant coach to Tom Thiibodeau in Minnesota, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016 Greer was viewed as a likely addition to the Wolves staff after they hired Tom Thibodeau...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler

It was recently reported about a week ago by ESPN, that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in trading the fifth pick in the draft as part of a deal to acquire All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.  This seemed to make a lot of sense to everyone considering that Butler played for Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago and the Bulls are in a awkward stage after...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves have interest in trading for Faried

In-N-Out may not have a location in Minnesota. But that’s not stopping the Timberwolves from going after their double-double, Manimal-style. According to a report by Sean Deveney of Sporting News on Wednesday, the Wolves have interest in trading for Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried. Faried, 26, averaged 12.5 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Denver in 2015...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Wolves Thibs, Layden expect draft night to be a wild one

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden are expecting their first draft night as leaders of the Minnesota Timberwolves to be a wild one. Thibodeau and Layden spoke on Tuesday, two days before the Wolves start the night with the fifth overall pick in the draft. Whether they end up keeping that pick remains to be seen. Layden, the general manager, says the Wolves have received...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns Promises to Win Multiple NBA Championships

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 Sunday night in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. After the game, many NBA players tweeted their input about the final game of the season, and no statement was bolder than the one from Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns. RELATED: Karl-Anthony Towns Has Morphed Into a Dunking Machine Towns had an impressive rookie...
Via Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Pre-Draft Rumors

The NBA draft is only a week away. There are a lot of rumors floating around the Timberwolves organization. The most common factor in the rumors is the fifth overall pick in draft. Although this draft is considered weak, excluding Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, many teams feel they can get a quality starter at the fifth spot in the draft. The Timberwolves are interested in Jimmy...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: adidas Unveils New Andrew Wiggins PE Basketball Shoe, Internet Promptly Destroys Them

Just a few weeks after Under Armour suffered non-stop mockery for its release of the all-white Curry 2 Low "Chef," adidas is doing its best to one-up the Baltimore-based brand with a monstrosity of its own. RELATED: Under Armour Releases New Steph Curry Shoes, Internet Immediately Destroys Them After Wiggins' dominant sophomore season, in which he averaged 20.7 points per...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves, Lynx CEO Rob Moor steps down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rob Moor, the longtime CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, is stepping down. The Wolves and Lynx made the announcement on Friday. The teams say Moor will transition to a role that assists owner Glen Taylor in overseeing his business interests. Taylor says he needs more help with the business side of his affairs as he continues planning for eventual successors...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Timberwolves Should Not Trade For Jimmy Butler

One of the more talked about stories of this upcoming NBA offseason is, 'What exactly are the Chicago Bulls going to do with their two-time All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler?' There have been plenty of rumors going around that the team will consider trading Butler, but for the right price. The Minnesota Timberwolves have claimed that they would be willing to trade away the fifth...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Wiggins’ new adidas shoes are being mocked

A look at the new adidas shoes Andrew Wiggins will wear next season went viral on Thursday, and the sneakers were met with the same derision as Steph Curry's shoes were last week. The Minnesota Timberwolves youngster has been with adidas since entering the NBA as the first pick in the draft in 2014. His last shoes were the Crazylight boost that were actually quite cool. Many on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves want Jimmy Butler for No. 5 pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly want Jimmy Butler. It makes sense, given that new Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau used to coach Butler with the Chicago Bulls. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chad Ford, Minnesota is willing to give their No. 5 pick in the upcoming draft to tempt the Bulls to part with him. Story going online now with @chadfordinsider: Wolves making...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ticket goes for 40: Reminiscing on Garnett's 22-year journey

Kevin Garnett turned 40 years old on May 19. I repeat, KG turned 40 YEARS OLD. Being 40 is young when you aren’t a professional athlete, but in KG’s case, it shows that he has given over half of his life to the game of basketball. In my case, it is a reminder that I am one step closer to being washed up. At 29 years of age, I still feel young and spry, but with KG turning...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns donates car to charity on behalf of Flip Saunders

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns earned the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Monday, receiving a unanimous vote in his favor. Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in last June’s draft, was selected by the late-great Flip Saunders, who served as the T’wolves head coach and president of basketball operations until he succumbed to Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in October. ...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss
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