Feb 26, 2014 6:02 PM EST
The future of Kevin Love has been widely speculated about in the media, with many people assuming he will leave the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2015 for a bigger market.
Love went to UCLA and is currently dating an actress from California, which has made people connect the Los Angeles Lakers' max cap space in 2015 to him.
“People think it's so far-fetched that I would stay in Minnesota,” Love said. “And I'm not (expletive) on the Lakers, but we have the better team, the better foundation. I'm having fun.”
Feb 24, 2014 2:51 PM EST
Kemba Walker and Kevin Love have been named the NBA Players of the Week.
Walker led the Bobcats to a 4-0 week behind averages of 22.5 points (tied for seventh in the conference), 8.8 assists (second in the conference) and 5.5 rebounds.
Love helped the Timberwolves to a 2-1 behind a league-best 36.7 ppg and 12.7 rpg (fourth in the league).
Feb 23, 2014 1:07 AM EST
J.J. Barea admitted he is pleased about remaining with the Minnesota Timberwolves past the NBA trade deadline on Thursday.
"You never really want to get traded," Barea said. "I think I’m in a good situation here, and I think we have a good group of guys with a good staff."
Barea heard of the trade speculation surrounding his name but said he did not worry about the rumors.
"It’s not really that big of a deal," he said. "Maybe a little bit because you have to listen to people ask you about it, but other than that it’s no big deal."
Feb 20, 2014 1:06 PM EST
The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a deal for Jarrett Jack.
The Wolves were interested in acquiring Andre Miller, but he has been traded to the Washington Wizards.
Feb 20, 2014 12:06 PM EST
The Washington Wizards have agreed to acquire Andre Miller in a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers.
Miller has been away from the Denver Nuggets for more than a month following his confrontation with Brian Shaw.
The Nuggets will acquire Jan Vesley, while the 76ers get Eric Maynor and two second round picks.
The Wizards will send a second round pick to the 76ers next year and the Nuggets will send the other second rounder in 2016.
Feb 19, 2014 11:54 PM EST
Flip Saunders denied a report by Peter Vecsey that stated on Wednesday night that Kevin Love has alerted the Minnesota Timberwolves he will exercise the opt out clause in his contract in 2015 and sign elsewhere.
"Rumors of Love telling me he's opting out & wants 2 b traded r false," Saunders posted on his Twitter account. "Last convo I had w/ him was him telling me how bad my sports coat was."
The report stated Love is expected to be dealt before the trade deadline or in the offseason.
Love scored 42 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the Timberwolves' victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.
Feb 19, 2014 5:39 PM EST
The Minnesota Timberwolves have received trade calls from multiple teams inquiring about the availability of Shabazz Muhammad, a league source tells RealGM.
Muhammad was the 14th overall pick in last June's draft, but has played sparingly for the Wolves during his rookie season.
Muhammad averaged 24.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting in his four-game D-League stint during the month of January.
Feb 19, 2014 4:48 PM EST
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the top-10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency this season, yet they have a record below .500.
The Wolves are 1-15 in games decided by five points or fewer.
The Wolves are the only team in NBA history to have an offensive rating more than 108 and less than 105 but still have a losing record. The Wolves' have a Pythagorean win-loss record of 33-20 and an actual record of 25-28.
Feb 18, 2014 4:48 PM EST
The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are attempting to put together trade offers to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The Wolves have given no indication they have interest in moving Love ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Love could become a free agent in 2015 and it is widely known that his agents is determined to get him to a major market.
Love's first choice is joining the Lakers, according to one person familiar with his thinking.
The Lakers' offer would have to include the expiring contract of Pau Gasol. The Lakers can also offer future picks, though not their selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Feb 17, 2014 8:24 PM EST
The Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves are discussing a deal that would send Chase Budinger and J.J. Barea to Memphis for Tayshaun Prince and potentially Tony Allen, according to sources.
Players in the deal are still fluid.
The Grizzlies have been trying hard to unload the contract of Prince, which runs through this season and next season at upwards of $7 million per year.
The Timberwolves want to add defensive toughness to the team. Budinger has missed most of the season due to knee surgery.
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