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Kevin Martin Out Indefinitely With Fractured Right Wrist

An MRI revealed that Kevin Martin has a fractured right wrist and will be out indefinitely.

Further evaluation will be done over the next few days to determine the next course of action.

The injury occurred at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter during Minnesota’s 115-99 win over New York on Wednesday, November 19.

Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor and 48.1 percent from the three-point line. 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Saunders Believes Brewer 'Too Vauable' To Trade

Flip Saunders appeared to be backtracking on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reported trade talks involving Corey Brewer.

"He's just too valuable to us to move," Saunders said.

Saunders said he understands why teams with championship hopes want Brewer.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets are two reported suitors for Brewer.

Via Jon Krawczynski/Associated Press

Timberwolves Discussing Corey Brewer Trade With Cavs, Rockets

The Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing trading Corey Brewer with multiple teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, according to sources.

The Cavaliers and Rockets view Brewer as a notable boost for their wing depth.

Minnesota is believed to be seeking future assets in exchange for Brewer.

If Brewer winds up in Cleveland, he'd be reunited with Love, with whom he has a close relationship after their well-chronicled success on the fast break as teammates in Minnesota. The Rockets have been known to ‎covet Brewer since last season and they registered trade interest in the 28-year-old even before Brewer had a career-high 51 points against Houston late last season.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Kevin Garnett Interested In Purchasing Wolves When He Retires

Kevin Garnett is interested in becoming an NBA owner when he retires as a player and would like to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"I want to buy the Timberwolves. Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That's what I want," Garnett said.

Garnett was drafted by the Wolves in the 1995 NBA Draft and spent 12 seasons there before being traded to the Boston Celtics.

The Timberwolves were valued at $430 million in January, according to Forbes Magazine. The next NBA television contract will be extremely lucrative and is expected to raise the price of the franchise. 

Garnett has made $315 million during his career and has also earned millions in endorsements.

"He would be one of the best owners in the NBA because he understands what the players need and he understands what it takes to be successful in the NBA,” Billy King told Yahoo Sports.

Glen Taylor told the Associated Press on May that he was looking to add a minority partner who would hold an option to buy him out. Taylor also made it clear he is committed to keeping the team in Minnesota.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Ricky Rubio Out Indefinitely With Significant Ankle Sprain

Ricky Rubio rolled his left ankle on a drive to the back in the second quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves' loss on Friday to the Orlando Magic.

X-rays taken immediately showed no fracture, but Rubio made his way back to the locker room at halftime on crutches with his ankle wrapped.

Flip Saunders referred to Rubio’s ankle by saying he “popped it pretty good,” adding “it swelled up high” and said he always worries about such an injury being the dreaded, slow-healing high-ankle sprain.

An MRI on Saturday showed a significant sprain and the Wolves announced he's out indefinitely.

Jeff Zillgiitt of the USA Today reports that Rubio could miss seven to eight weeks.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Timberwolves Discussed Hiring Lionel Hollins Before Kevin Love Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves spoke to Lionel Hollins in the offseason about their open head coaching position, but the team had uncertainty due to the Kevin Love trade.

Flip Saunders ultimately did not hire Hollins and became the head coach himself. Hollins was later hired as the Brooklyn Nets' coach.

“We talked a lot about it,” Saunders said. “I think Lionel is a great coach. … But that whole thing was because of the Love situation. There was too much of the unknowns. Lionel, he’s a team who took a team to a conference finals, I thought that he was going to go to a veteran type team, and I couldn’t guarantee him that would be this type of team.

“I wanted to hire a coach that knew what we had, and since we didn’t know what we had, we went in a different direction, but he was one of the two or three guys that we talked to and seriously considered.”

Hollins did not seem interested in discussing the situation.

“We did the interview,” he said. “They hired somebody else. That’s where it went.”

Via Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Kevin Martin Fined $15K For 'Casselling'

Kevin Martin was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Monday for making an obscene gesture during the Minnesota Timberwolves' 106-105 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.

Martin did the big shot dance made famous by Sam Cassell.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Ricky Rubio, Wolves Agree Upon Four-Year, $55M Extension

Ricky Rubio and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a four-year, $55 million extension.

Rubio has been one of the NBA's most creative passers since coming over from Spain in the 11-12 season, but his perimeter shot has remained a work in progress.

Rubio was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Ricky Rubio, Wolves Approximately $6M Apart On Extension Talks

Ricky Rubio is prepared to accept a four-year, $58 million deal from the Minnesota Timberwolves if he receives the offer.

The Wolves have offered a four-year, $52 million deal and could possibly go as high as $54 million.

Rubio would become a restricted free agent in the 2015 offseason if an extension cannot be reached.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski on early Friday evening, Rubio and the Wolves were making progress on a deal. "There's optimism, but no deal," wrote Wojnarowski.

Via Darren Wolfson/ESPN

J.J. Barea Finalizing Buyout From Wolves, Hopes To Re-Sign With Mavs

J.J. Barea is finalizing a contract buyout with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, according to sources.

Barea is on course to be bought out as soon as Sunday and Monday at the latest.

Barea is hoping to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks after clearing waivers. The Mavericks would then have to create a roster spot for him.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Minnesota Timberwolves Archives

Wolves Waive Brady Heslip

The Wolves roster now stands at 16 players.

Love: My Decision Was About Wanting To Win

Kevin Love wrote a first-person essay called "How I Spent My Summer Vacation", which details his trade from the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers.

Wolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

Kyrylo Fesenko played in just one preseason game for the Wolves.

Timberwolves Exercise Third-Year Options On Bennett, Dieng, Muhammad

Anthony Bennett was obtained by the Timberwolves in a trade from Cleveland on Aug. 23.

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

Chase Budinger Made Available By Wolves In Trade Talks

The Rockets and Pistons are interested in Chase Budinger, but are reluctant to take him on due to his $5 million player option for next season.

Andrew Wiggins Being Pushed To 'Come Back At You' From Start

The Timberwolves' coaching staff has been encouraging Andrew Wiggins to push himself and stop trying to blend in.

Rubio, Wolves At Standstill On Extension Negotiations

Ricky Rubio is at a standstill in negotiations with the Timberwolves regarding a contract extension.

RealGM Radio: On The Northwest Division With Strauss, Mason

Daniel Leroux, Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Beckley Mason work through the offseason for the Thunder, Blazers, Jazz, Wolves and Nuggets.

Ricky Rubio, Wolves Continuing Extension Talks On Possible $11M Annually

Ricky Rubio and the Timberwolves will have contract talks in person this week that could make him the second-highest paid player on the team.

Wolves Offer Max Contract To Eric Bledsoe, Pushing For Sign-And-Trade

The Wolves are offering Eric Bledsoe a four-year, $63 million max contract.

Timberwolves Optimistic About Extension For Ricky Rubio

The Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have discussed a contract extension.

Kyrylo Fesenko Signs Camp Contract With Timberwolves

Kyrylo Fesenko has played five NBA seasons with the Jazz and Pacers.

Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Guaranteed Deal With Wolves

Glenn Robinson dropped to Flip Saunders and the Wolves at 40th overall after leaving Michigan as a sophomore.

Thompson 'Super Excited' Warriors Didn't Trade Him For Love

Klay Thompson preferred to stay with the Warriors.

Ricky Rubio 'Loyal' To Wolves As Sides Discuss Extension

Ricky Rubio's agent and the Timberwolves have discussed a contract extension for the point guard.

Wolves To Sign Brady Heslip To Camp Deal

The Wolves were impressed with Heslip's play in the Summer League.

Love: Taylor Should Focus On How He 'Got A Lot For Me'

As Kevin Love was traded to the Cavaliers, Wolves' owner Glen Taylor told a local radio station that his issues on defense and staying healthy may be an issue for his new team.

Kevin Love Immediately Wanted To Play For Cavs After Call From LeBron

Kevin Love said Tuesday he currently has no plans to sign an extension with the Cavs, but plans on remaining long-term.

Gilbert Had Lengthy Meeting With Love Before Agreeing To Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves reached agreement in principle weeks ago, but had to wait until Andrew Wiggins became eligible for a trade.
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