TIMBERWOLVES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Timberwolves positional needs for 2016-17

The Timberwolves core is more or less intact, but there are certainly some clear needs on the current roster that need to be fixed prior to the 2016-17 season. The reason(s) that Tom Thibodeau signed up to run the Wolves is/are obvious: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Ricky Rubio, and Gorgui Dieng. That’s nearly […] Timberwolves positional needs for 2016-17 ...
Via Dunking with Wolves
11 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Notes: Rumors and more rumors…

As we inch closer to the four-week mark from the NBA Draft, we’re just beginning sifting through the rumors surrounding what the Timberwolves might do in the transactions department this summer. The final weeks of the NBA playoffs tend to bring a slow trickle of non-playoff team news, and rightly so. But Wolves fans have […] Timberwolves Notes: Rumors and more rumors… - Dunking...
Via Dunking with Wolves
1 day ago

Monday Musings: Turning over a New Leaf

Over the weekend the new Timberwolves front office made their first set of important decisions this off-season. This weekend, the Timberwolves made news with the announcement of layoffs as new President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Scott Layden have "cleaned house" and will likely be bringing in their own set of assistant coaches, managers, and trainers...
Via Canis Hoopus
2 days ago

On Five-Thirty-Eight on Timberwolves’ Towns

The analytics-based sister site of ESPN, FiveThirtyEight.com, released a piece last week focusing on the Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns‘ insane rookie season and what that could mean for the NBA. We’ve spent a lot of time compiling quotes and excerpts from folks around the media who have had plenty of glowing remarks regarding Towns and his winning […] On Five-Thirty-Eight...
Via Dunking with Wolves
2 days ago

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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Timberwolves regime will not retain Newton, Kander

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) New Minnesota Timberwolves GM Scott Layden has announced sweeping changes to the team's front office and coaching staffs, starting with the departures of former GM Milt Newton and vice president of sports performance Arnie Kander. Layden announced the changes Friday night, a few weeks after he and coach Tom Thibodeau were hired to take over the team's coaching...
Via Associated Press
4 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

T-Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Rookie of the Year unanimously

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was unanimously voted the NBA Rookie of the Year, the league announced Monday. He becomes just the fifth unanimous winner of the award since 1984.Towns justified his selection as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by dominating his fellow rookie class members all year long, to the point where his winning this award has been...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns to be named NBA Rookie of the Year on Monday

There was no suspense where this year's NBA Rookie of the Year award was concerned. Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns was so dominant that he earned the trophy a long time ago, with the only questions being whether or not the vote would be unanimous, and when it would be officially announced.We now have the answer to one of those questions, and we'll find out the...
Via Fox Sports
9 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
9 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

2015-16 NBA season recap and head coaching possibilities: Minnesota Timberwolves

The 2015-16 NBA season for the Minnesota Timberwolves went about as well as everyone thought it would.  Many thought the Wolves would improve from the 16 wins they had from the season before, but they were too young and experienced to contend for a playoff spot.  This turned out to be true, even after the Wolves started the season 8-8, as it was obvious they lacked the consistency...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 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

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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