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Robbie Hummel Suffers Fracture In Hand

Jan 25, 2015 10:18 PM

Robbie Hummel suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his right hand.

The injury occurred at the end of the third quarter of Sunday's game and he'll be out indefinitely.

In 36 games (four starts) this season, 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

Jan 21, 2015 4:02 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Oladipo and Mason Plumlee are three of the participants in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest.

Another strong possibility is Zach LaVine, who has a 44-inch vertical.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Al Horford, Mo Williams Named NBA Players Of The Week

Jan 19, 2015 2:13 PM

Al Horford and Mo Williams have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Williams scored 52 points last week against the Pacers.

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Miroslav Raduljica To Sign Second 10-Day Contract With Wolves

Jan 18, 2015 3:48 PM

Miroslav Raduljica has agreed to sign a second 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Raduljica was previously in China and signed a 10-day deal with the Wolves earlier in January.

Raduljica has played in 6.3 minutes per game over three games with the Wolves.

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Thaddeus Young Drawing Interest From Nets

Jan 16, 2015 12:25 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have interest in trading for Thaddeus Young if they are able to complete a deal involving Brook Lopez for Kendrick Perkins.

The Nets would look to flip Perkins for Young.

The Minnesota Timberwolves are willing to trade Young, who was acquired this past offseason.

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Shabazz Muhammad Sidelined Two Weeks With Oblique Strain

Jan 12, 2015 4:14 PM

Shabazz Muhammad has suffered an outer oblique strain, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Monday. 

Muhammad will be reevaluated in two weeks.

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Kevin Garnett Could Become Wolves' Minority Owner, Consultant

Jan 12, 2015 1:50 PM

Kevin Garnett could become a minority owner and consultant with the Minnesota Timberwolves once he retires, according to a source.

Garnett has previously told Yahoo! Sports that he has interest in purchasing the Wolves following the end of his playing career.

Garnett has made over $300 million in salary during his playing career.

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Miroslav Raduljica Signs 10-Day Contract With Timberwolves

Jan 8, 2015 6:50 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed center Miroslav Raduljica to a 10-day contract, the team announced Thursday.

After going undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft, Raduljica, was signed by Milwaukee on July 26, 2013. The 7-footer spent the 2013-14 season with the Bucks, averaging 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 48 games. Raduljica was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers on Aug. 26, 2014, and was subsequently waived on Aug. 29. The 27-year-old signed with Shandong of the Chinese Basketball Association on Sept. 19, 2014, and averaged 18.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 26.4 minutes in 14 games this season.

Raduljica will wear No. 13 for the Wolves.

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Jeff Adrien Waived By Timberwolves

Jan 7, 2015 5:04 PM

Jeff Adrien has been waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota's roster now stands at 14 players.

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Nikola Mirotic, Andrew Wiggins Named Rookies Of December
Nikola Mirotic and Andrew Wiggins have been named the NBA Players of the Month for December.

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Ricky Rubio Expected Back In Mid-January
Ricky Rubio has missed 24 games with a severely sprained left ankle he suffered on Nov. 7.

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Miroslav Raduljica Finalizing Deal With Timberwolves For Rest Of Season
Miroslav Raduljica is finalizing a guaranteed contract with the Timberwolves for the remainder of the season, league sources told RealGM.

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Wolves Would Have Kept Kevin Love Without Cavs' Trade
Flip Saunders said the Cavs' deal for Kevin Love was the only one on the table worth taking for Wolves.

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Rockets Acquire Corey Brewer From Wolves For Troy Daniels
Corey Brewer has been traded to the Rockets.

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Corey Brewer Placed On Trade Block Again By Wolves
The Cavaliers, Rockets and Clippers are the teams most interested in trading for Corey Brewer.

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ROY Winner Has Led In Combined Per-Game Stats For 26 Of Past 27 Awards
Kevin Pelton found that 25 of the previous 26 ROY awards had gone to the rookie with the highest combined averages of points, rebounds and assists per game.

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Ronny Turiaf To Undergo Surgery On Hip
Ronny Turiaf will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his right hip.

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Wolves Ready To Turn Season Into Rebuild Instead Of Retool
The Wolves could now look to trade some of their veteran players.

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Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins Named Rookies Of The Month For November
Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for November.

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Jeff Adrien Signing With Timberwolves Under Hardship Exception
Jeff Adrien agreed on a contract with the Timberwolves under the NBA’s injury hardship exception, league sources told RealGM on Saturday.

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Kevin Martin Out Indefinitely With Fractured Right Wrist
Kevin Martin suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Wolves' win over the Knicks.

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Saunders Believes Brewer 'Too Vauable' To Trade
Flip Saunders said he understands why teams with championship hopes want Corey Brewer.

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Timberwolves Discussing Corey Brewer Trade With Cavs, Rockets
The Cavaliers and Rockets view Corey Brewer as a notable boost for their wing depth.

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Kevin Garnett Interested In Purchasing Wolves When He Retires
Kevin Garnett was drafted by the Wolves in the 1995 NBA Draft and spent 12 seasons there before being traded to the Celtics.

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Ricky Rubio Out Indefinitely With Significant Ankle Sprain
X-rays taken immediately showed no fracture in Ricky Rubio's rolled ankle.

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Timberwolves Discussed Hiring Lionel Hollins Before Kevin Love Deal
The Timberwolves spoke to Lionel Hollins in the offseason about their open head coaching position.

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

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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Agree Upon Four-Year, $55M Extension
Ricky Rubio and the Wolves have agreed upon a four-year, $55 million extension.

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Ricky Rubio, Wolves Approximately $6M Apart On Extension Talks
The Wolves have offered Ricky Rubio a four-year, $52 million deal and could possibly go as high as $54 million.

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