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Rick Adelman Retires As Head Coach

Rick Adelman retired from coaching in the NBA after 23 seasons as a head coach.

Adelman will remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a consultant role.

Adelman ranks eighth all-time in NBA coaching wins with a 1042-749 (.582 winning percentage) career record in 23 seasons as a head coach. Adelman took over a Wolves team prior to the 2011-12 campaign that had won 15 and 17 games the previous two seasons, and won 26, 31 and 40 games under his leadership.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Izzo, Hoiberg, Stan Van Gundy On Wolves' Coaching Wish List

Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are on the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching search list assuming Rick Adelman leaves, according to sources.

Izzo and Hoiberg have never coached in the NBA, though the latter was formerly in the Wolves' front office.

Van Gundy has been out of coaching since 11-12.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, Warriors Finish In Top-5 In Efficiency Differential

The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.

The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. 

The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.

Click here for the full list.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Timberwolves Plan To Be Active On Offseason Trade Market

The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to trade for help in the offseason after missing out on the playoffs once again.

Glen Taylor said the Timberwolves won't make a "big" trade.

The Timberwolves moved to 40-39 after beating the Houston Rockets on Friday.

Via Charley Walters/Pioneer Press

Othyus Jeffers To Sign With Timberwolves For Remainder Of Season

Othyus Jeffers will sign a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jeffers has spent most of the season with the Iowa Energy of the NBA D-League. 

Jeffers received a call-up with the San Antonio Spurs in January.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Wolves Waive A.J. Price

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard A.J. Price. The Wolves roster stands at 14.

During the 2013-14 NBA season, Price appeared in 28 games with the Timberwolves and averaged 1.6 points, 0.5 assists and 0.4 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game. Playing in his fifth season out of Connecticut, Price has averaged 5.9 points and 2.2 assists in 15.3 minutes over a 235 game career.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Dante Cunningham Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charge

Dante Cunningham has been arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse.

Cunningham is a fifth-year power forward in his second season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, was taken into custody in the western suburb of Medina. He is being held without bail.

The team issued the following statement:

"We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course and will have further comment at the appropriate time."


Via Andy Greder/Pioneer Press

Carter-Williams, Gorgui Dieng Named Rookies Of The Month For March

Michael Carter-Williams and Gorgui Dieng have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for March.

Carter-Williams averaged 14.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in March, along with a PER of 12.5.

Dieng averaged 8.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in March, along with a PER of 22.8.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Source: Kevin Love Likes Idea Of Playing In LA, New York, Chicago

Kevin Love can become a free agent in 2015 and appears one of the more likely players to move teams even though he has downplayed the possibility of leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“You know, my parents live there and they had me there,” Love said of Los Angeles. “It’s not my fault. So, I don’t really care about that right now. I just go out there and play and don’t think about it.” 

A sources familiar with Love's thinking says he's enamored with the idea of being “big time in a big city,” and that list of potential places he’d seek includes Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

Both the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers are projected to have max cap space in 2015, while the Chicago Bulls could have enough assets to acquire Love via trade.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Ricky Rubio Could Seek Extension Offer Of $10M Per Year

There is a sense that Ricky Rubio's agent could "demand" a contract extension of at least $10 million per year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a report.

Rubio is represented by Dan Fegan.

Rubio has not shown to be deserving of an eight-figure salary, averaging 9.0 points and 8.6 assists while shooting 37.4 percent from the field this season.

Rubio is in his third NBA season.

Via Zach Lowe/Grantland

Minnesota Timberwolves Archives

Adelman May Step Down In Offseason, Wolves Could Pursue Hoiberg

Rick Adelman nearly walked away from coaching last offseason.

Love: Wolves Have 'Better Team, Better Foundation' Than Lakers

Kevin Love went to UCLA and is currently dating an actress from California, which has made people connect the Lakers' max cap space in 2015 to him.

Kemba Walker, Kevin Love Named NBA Players Of The Week

Kemba Walker and Kevin Love have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Barea: 'Good Situation' Remaining With Timberwolves Past Trade Deadline

J.J. Barea heard of the trade speculation surrounding his name but said he did not worry about the rumors.

Wolves Turn To Trade Talks With Cavaliers On Jarrett Jack

The Wolves were interested in acquiring Andre Miller, but he has been traded to the Wizards.

Wizards Acquire Andre Miller From Nuggets In Three-Team Trade With 76ers

The Nuggets have been aggressively shopping Andre Miller.

Saunders Denies Love Has Alerted Timberwolves He Wants Trade, Will Opt Out In 2015

The report stated Kevin Love is expected to be dealt before the trade deadline or in the offseason.

Wolves Receiving Trade Interest In Shabazz Muhammad

Shabazz Muhammad averaged 24.5 points on 57.1 percent shooting in his four-game D-League stint.

Wolves In Top-10 On Offense, Defense But 1-15 In Close Games

The Wolves are 1-15 in games decided by five points or fewer.

Lakers, Mavericks Seek Unlikely Trade For Kevin Love Ahead Of Deadline

The Wolves have given no indication they have interest in moving Kevin Love ahead of Thursday's deadline.

Grizzlies Pursuing Budinger, Barea From Timberwolves For Prince, Allen

The Grizzlies have been trying hard to unload the contract of Tayshaun Prince.

Kevin Martin Out Indefinitely With Fractured Thumb

Kevin Martin is averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.3 minutes per game.

Garnett Has $91M More In Career Earnings Than Duncan

Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan are the same age, but their career salary earnings are considerably different due to their decisions on when to enter the NBA.

Nikola Pekovic Out Indefinitely With Bursitis In Right Ankle

Nikola Pekovic will be withheld from basketball activities for 7-10 days and will be reevaluated at that time.

LeBron, Durant, George, Curry Headline All-Star Starters

Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Paul George and LeBron James each received more than one million votes apiece.

Wolves Recall Shabazz Muhammad From D-League

Shabazz Muhammad appeared in four games for the Energy, leading Iowa to a 3-1 record while averaging 24.5 points, on 57.1 percent shooting, and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Exec: 'Everyone Knows' Kevin Love Wants To Sign With Lakers In 2015

The Lakers are not expected to take on a salary that takes away future cap space for the summer of 2015.

Kevin Love Rips Teammates' Body Language

Kevin Love has put up strong numbers this season, but the Wolves have a 17-18 record.

Timberwolves Assign Shabazz Muhammad To D-League

Shabazz Muhammad has appeared in 11 games with the Timberwolves this season.

NBA Acknowledges Officials Missed Late Call In Mavericks-Timberwolves

The NBA acknowledged the officiating crew should have called a foul on Shawn Marion to put Kevin Love at the free throw line near the end of regulation in the Mavericks' win over the Timberwolves.
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