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Sean Kilpatrick Signs 10-Day Contract With Timberwolves

Mar 19, 2015 5:49 PM

Sean Kilpatrick signed a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced on Thursday.

Kilpatrick has played for Santa Cruz and Delaware in the NBA D-League this season.

The Timberwolves used a hardship exception to sign Kilpatrick.

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Andrew Wiggins Plans To Remain With Wolves For 'Very, Very, Very Long Time'

Mar 19, 2015 1:30 AM

Andrew Wiggins has already been mentioned as a potential addition for the Toronto Raptors due to the franchise being his home team.

However, Wiggins expects to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves long term.

“I love Minnesota,” Wiggins said. “They treat me nice up there. I plan to be there a very, very, very long time.”

To earn free agency, Wiggins would, theoretically, have to turn down a large contract extension from Minnesota following the 2016-17 season and eschew the restricted free agency process.

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Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Masai Ujiri Promises To Have Canadian On Roster, Hints At Andrew Wiggins

Mar 10, 2015 11:38 AM

Masai Ujiri hinted strongly in an interview that the player he most covets for the Toronto Raptors is Andrew Wiggins.

Ujiri also promised that there will be a Canadian on the Raptors' roster at some point in his tenure.

“There is no doubt in my mind. . .during my time, even if my time is short, there will be a Canada playing for the Toronto Raptors, 100 per cent. I have no doubt in my mind, it’s something we think about every day, it’s something we study . . . the guys in the NBA, the ones outside the NBA, the younger kids, the kids in college, the kids playing overseas. We’re just waiting for that one to come.”

Jamaal Magloire is the only Canadian to have ever played for the Raptors.

Ujiri said he planned to hire a scout to concentrate on Canadian players “because the growth of the game here is so big.”

Ujiri was asked if there was one player he would love to see on the Raptors other than LeBron James.

“We all know who he is, I’m not even going to say his name,” Ujiri said, drawing cheers from the crowd.

In case there was any doubt, he added: “He might be Canadian.”

Lori Ewing/Canadian Press

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Claim Glenn Robinson III

Mar 7, 2015 6:46 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have claimed Glenn Robinson III on waivers.

Robinson was waived this week by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Robinson was the 40th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Glenn Robinson, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Wolves Claim Justin Hamilton, Waive Glenn Robinson III

Mar 5, 2015 6:35 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have claimed Justin Hamilton on waivers.

Hamilton was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans to create a roster spot for Elliot Williams.

The Wolves will waive Glenn Robinson III to create a roster spot of their own for Hamilton.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Justin Hamilton, Glenn Robinson, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Andrew Wiggins, Marcus Smart Named Rookies Of The Month

Mar 4, 2015 7:22 PM

Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart have been named the Rookies of the Month for February.

Wiggins averaged 16.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in February for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Smart averaged 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists for the month for the Boston Celtics.

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Kevin Garnett: If LeBron Can Go Home, Why Can't I?

Feb 24, 2015 4:20 PM

Kevin Garnett returned to the Minnesota Timberwolves nearly eight years after he was traded to the Boston Celtics.

Garnett won a title in 2008 with the Celtics as the Wolves were unable to build an adequate supporting cast around him.

Garnett encouraged LeBron James to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010 and Garnett was apparently inspired by James' return home this season.

"I figure if LeBron can go home, then s***, why can't I?" said Garnett.

Garnett brings veteran leadership to a talented young core.

"This is probably the most talent on the team since it has been assembled. The talent here is endless."

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Shabazz Muhammad Out For Season With Broken Finger

Feb 21, 2015 6:51 PM

Shabazz Muhammad will undergo surgery on his middle finger and will miss the rest of the season.

The recovery period for the injury on his shooting hand is expected to be eight weeks.

 

Muhammad has averaged 13.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Shabazz Muhammad, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Injury

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Anthony Bennett Out Minimum Of Two Weeks With Sprained Ankle

Feb 21, 2015 3:10 PM

Anthony Bennett will be sidelined a minimum of two weeks with a sprained right ankle, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday.

Bennett will not travel with the team to Houston.

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Windhorst: Wiggins Would Have Remained With Cavs If He'd Signed With Rich Paul

Feb 20, 2015 1:39 PM

Before Andrew Wiggins' freshman season at Kansas began, Rich Paul was considered the favorite to become his agent.

Paul also represents Canadians cush as Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph and Myck Kabongo.

Wiggins ultimately chose Bill Duffy with Roc Nation as the runner-up.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports Wiggins wouldn't have been traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers if he had signed with Paul's agency.

When the Cavaliers signed James, they believed they were going to keep Wiggins and trading for Kevin Love wouldn't have had to include the first overall pick of the draft. James left Wiggins out of the his return to Cleveland letter and he was soon included in trade talks.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Andrew Wiggins, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kevin Garnett Traded Back To Wolves For Thad Young
Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to return to the Wolves.

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Nets, Thunder Close To Brook Lopez For Reggie Jackson Trade
The deal could also be expanded to send Jarrett Jack to the Wizards and Kevin Garnett to the Timberwolves.

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Wolves Interested In Trading For Kevin Garnett
The Wolves and Nets have discussed a trade involving Kevin Garnett returning to the franchise he began his career with for Thad Young.

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Lorenzo Brown Agrees To Sign With Wolves
Lorenzo Brown had been on two 10-day contracts with the Wolves, averaging 3.2 points and 3.0 assists in 19.7 minutes over five games.

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Zach LaVine Wins Dunk Contest While Keeping 'Some Tricks In Bag' For Next Year
Zach LaVine sounded very open to the idea of returning next season to defend his crown.

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Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Hawks Trade Adreian Payne To Wolves For 2017 First Rounder
The Hawks have agreed to send Adreian Payne to the Wolves for a 2017 lottery protected first round pick.

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Hornets Acquire Mo Williams, Troy Daniels From Wolves For Gary Neal
Mo Williams and Troy Daniels will go to the Hornets, while Gary Neal will be traded to the Wolves.

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Lorenzo Brown To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Wolves
Lorenzo Brown is averaging four points, nearly four assists and 24.2 minutes per game over four appearances with the Timberwolves.

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Andrew Wiggins, Elfrid Payton Named Rookies Of The Month
Andrew Wiggins and Elfrid Payton have been named the NBA Rookies of the Month for January.

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Ricky Rubio To Return Monday Against Mavericks
The Timberwolves plan to restrict Ricky Rubio's minutes until after the All-Star break while he sees how his ankle responds.

Jon Krawczynski/Associated Press

Mo Williams Available In Trade Talks
Mo Williams signed with the Wolves in the offseason and the club is looking for draft pick compensation.

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Timberwolves Plan To Sign Lorenzo Brown On 10-Day Contract
Lorenzo Brown has played for the Grand Rapids Drive in the NBA D-League.

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Robbie Hummel Suffers Fracture In Hand
Robbie Hummel is averaging 4.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game.

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Giannis, Oladipo, Mason Plumlee Confirmed For Dunk Contest
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee will participate, while Zach LaVine could also be added.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion
There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

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Al Horford, Mo Williams Named NBA Players Of The Week
Al Horford and Mo Williams have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

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Miroslav Raduljica To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Wolves
Miroslav Raduljica was previously in China and signed a 10-day deal with the Wolves earlier in January.

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Thaddeus Young Drawing Interest From Nets
The Nets would look to flip Kendrick Perkins for Thaddeus Young.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Shabazz Muhammad Sidelined Two Weeks With Oblique Strain
Shabazz Muhammad will be reevaluated in two weeks.

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