TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves Draft Profile: Jamal Murray

In the first part of the Timberwolves Draft Profile Series, we take a look at Kentucky guard Jamal Murray and how he fits with the Wolves’ current roster. Given the current talented but admittedly flawed roster, Timberwolves’ greatest needs are outside shooting and depth in the back court and on the wing. It could be argued that […] Timberwolves Draft Profile: Jamal Murray...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 hour ago

Is 2016 the last year the Minnesota Timberwolves will be in the lottery?

The Minnesota TImberwolves have not made the playoffs since 2005. They did threaten to make the playoffs when Kevin Love was the face of the franchise, but did not have anything to surround him. The Timberwolves now have three young players that have the look of the San Antonio Spurs big three. The Timberwolves had the No. 1 pick last year and drafted Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns was...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Ninth On ESPN’s NBA Future Power Rankings

Kevin Pelton and Chad Ford periodically update their Future Power Rankings that predict which teams will enjoy the most success over the next three seasons and beyond and this time, the Timberwolves were among the fastest risers. Pelton, one of the foremost, statistically-focused writers and analysts at ESPN and Chad Ford, the network’s resident “draft expert” work together...
Via Dunking with Wolves
23 hours ago

Timberwolves (and ex-Timberwolves) on Russillo and Kannell

Karl-Anthony Towns and former Timberwolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell each appeared on ESPN’s Russillo & Kannell radio show to discuss a variety of topics. Mitchell appeared on Thursday to discuss his dismissal in Minnesota and the current NBA Conference Finals match-ups, plus field a question about his ever-present earring and the phenom that is Karl-Anthony Towns....
Via Dunking with Wolves
2 days ago

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio's mom dies at 56 of lung cancer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio's mother has died after a long battle with lung cancer.Rubio's family announced Wednesday that 56-year-old Tona Vives had died."We are heartbroken to share the news that today, Wednesday 25th of May, Tona Vives has passed away from lung cancer," the family said in a statement. "Tona was our beloved wife, mother, grandmother...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Condolences on the Passing of Ricky Rubio's Mother

Tona Vives, 56 year old mother of Ricky Rubio, died today. Our condolences to the entire Rubio family. In terrible news, Tona Vives, the mother of Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio, passed away today at the age of 56. She had been battling illness for a long period. People who met her had nothing but wonderful things to say: She was such a wonderful woman. She will be missed...
Via Canis Hoopus
4 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves will not retain Newton, Kander

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping changes to the front office and coaching staff. Those changes arrived Friday, a few weeks after Thibodeau and Layden took over. Milt Newton, the general manager...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Skal Labissiere Congratulates Karl-Anthony Towns On Instagram For Winning Rookie Of The Year

Minnesota Timberwolves first-year star Karl-Anthony Towns was unanimously named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year earlier this week after averaging a double-double in his inaugural professional season. Last night, Towns was in New York City speaking at The Paley Center for Media about Hispanic achievements in media. It looks like Kentucky big man Skal Labissiere was there to support...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Will Return To The KFC Yum! Center

The NBA will be coming to Louisville for the third straight season. The KFC Yum! Center announced that the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Miami Heat will play an exhibition game at the Yum! Center in October. Former Cardinal big man Gorgui Dieng is entering his fourth season with the T-Wolves. See press release from the […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves’ future bright as Karl-Anthony Towns named unanimous NBA Rookie of the Year

For a franchise long stuck in mediocrity, the Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to see their fortunes change. Center Karl-Anthony Towns, the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, was named the unanimous choice as NBA Rookie of the Year by voters on Monday. Towns became the second straight Minnesota player to win the award, following Andrew Wiggins winning the vote following...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The 6 scariest moments from Karl-Anthony Towns incredible rookie year

The Minnesota Timberwolves are virtually guaranteed at least one appearance in the NBA Finals at some point over the next five years because Karl-Anthony Towns, the NBA's unanimous 2015-16 Rookie of the Year, is on their team. Towns is seven feet tall, 20 years old and basically perfect. The flaws in his game today are few and far between, and his strengths make some wonder if he...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Karl-Anthony Towns named NBA's Rookie of the Year

It looks like the Rookie of the Year Award will be headed to Minnesota for a second consecutive year. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein on Sunday, the Wolves will hold a news conference on Monday morning where they are expected to formally announce center Karl-Anthony Towns as the 2015-16 NBA Rookie of the Year. The Wolves announce a Monday morning news conference...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wolves' most consequential decision

As the recently deposed Sam Hinkie can tell you, rebuilds depend on brainpower and vision, but in the end, luck decides a lot. Hinkie lost his bottoming out gambit in part because he didn't seem to understand the dysfunction he would cultivate by treating players like spreadsheet figures and a basketball team like an asset farm, but he also suffered at the hands of the lottery ping...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will interview Mark Jackson for coaching job

Just when it seemed like the Minnesota Timberwolves were going to decide between Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy for their coaching vacancy, another candidate has entered the mix. Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press is reporting the Timberwolves will interview Van Gundy’s work colleague over at ESPN, Mark Jackson. AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors...
Via The Sports Daily
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Jackson to meet with Timberwolves

Mark Jackson will become the latest coaching candidate to meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report. The former Golden State Warriors coach will interview the current ESPN analyst for their vacant coaching position. AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors coach and ESPN analyst Mark Jackson for the coaching job — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Thibodeau gunning for T-Wolves job, wants full control

Tom Thibodeau is reportedly being “aggressive” in his pursuit of the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves job because they can offer him full control of the franchise. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix of the Vertical, Thibodeau is seeking full control over player personnel, philosophy, and hirings, and is pursuing the Minnesota vacancy because it is the only currently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves to choose between Van Gundy, Thibodeau

It seems the Minnesota Timberwolves have narrowed down their coaching search to two candidates. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach, and Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, have emerged as the top two candidates for the Timberwolves job, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein reported Monday. Van Gundy is scheduled to be interviewed...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell let go by Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Twitter this morning that interim head coach Sam Mitchell was being relieved of his duties, effective immediately. The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced Sam Mitchell has been relieved of his interim head coaching duties effective immediately — Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) April 14, 2016 Mitchell, who used to play for the Timberwolves...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Marv Albert: Andrew Wiggins’ post-win interview ‘delusional’ (vid)

The Minnesota Timberwolves notched the upset of the NBA season on Tuesday night when the team shockingly outlasted the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena, overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat the Association’s best team 124-117 in overtime. Andrew Wiggins, who scored 27 of his 32 points after halftime — including the Wolves’ first six points in the overtime — and contributed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

How good can the Minnesota Timberwolves be next season?

The young Minnesota Timberwolves made a statement Tuesday, besting the Golden State Warriors in overtime and perhaps ruining Stephen Curry’s shot at the coveted 73-win mark. Call it the upset of the season, one more important than most realize for one reason—it broadcasted loud and clear just how good these Timberwolves can be next season. Tuesday, Minnesota rallied from a...
Via The Sports Daily
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Minnesota Timberwolves

Tuesday night in Oracle Arena, the Minnesota Timberwolves reminded the NBA that although they didn’t come close to earning a playoff berth this season, they’re going to be heard from in the future. The question is: “How much?” The Timberwolves are definitely going to win more in the coming years, as long as Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins stay healthy. Minnesota will...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Rubio, LaVine And The Wolves' Newfound Space

Through the first month of the season, Ricky Rubio led the Timberwolves to a 7-4 record. When he missed six games during November, the T-Wolves struggled with a 1-5 record. Much of these struggles have to do with Rubio's replacement, the uber-athletic wing (yes, wing) Zach LaVine. LaVine is a lengthy defender, a good shooter, a solid ball handler, and can fly up and down the court...
Via RealGM - NBA
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

The Future Shines Bright In Minnesota

As the 2016 playoffs creep closer and closer, not every team is gearing up for a championship run. For some, it's time to look towards the draft board and assess where they stand. In today's NBA, teams are blowing it up and rebuilding faster than ever. With the prevalence of super teams ever since the 2008 Boston Celtics, teams have quickly discovered that the fastest way to a championship...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss
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