Minnesota Timberwolves WiretapFebruary 2012 Minnesota Timberwolves Wiretap

Wolves Re-Assign Malcolm Lee To D-League

Feb 29, 2012 8:50 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have re-assigned Malcolm Lee to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Timberwolves’ NBA Development League affiliate.

It is the second assignment for Lee this season.

Lee was first assigned to the Skyforce on Feb. 6, appearing in three games and averaging 9.7 points, 6.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 25.3 minutes.

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Tags: Malcolm Lee, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, D-League, D-League Transaction, D-League Teams

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Lakers Decline Beasley Trade With Eye On Luxury Tax

Feb 29, 2012 6:25 PM

The Timerwolves offered Michael Beasley to the Lakers, according to a source.

The asking price was the better first round pick owned by the Lakers in 2012.

But the Lakers reportedly don't want to pay the increase in lottery tax that acquiring Beasley would mean.

Chris Broussard/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Michael Beasley, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Interested In Michael Beasley

Feb 21, 2012 10:15 AM

Sources say the Lakers are intrigued about he possibility of acquiring Michael Beasley.

The Lakers held talks with the Wolves when they were also looking to trade for Chris Paul.

The Lakers could absorb Beasley due to their $8.9 million trade exception.

Sources say Minnesota is interested in trading Beasley, who has not matured as hoped while with the club.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Michael Beasley, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Shumpert, George, Bundinger, Derrick Williams In Dunk Contest

Feb 16, 2012 10:13 AM

Iman Shumpert, Paul George, Chase Budinger and Derrick Williams will participate in the 2012 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Shumpert and Williams are rookies, while George is in his second season and Budinger is in his third season.

Marc Stein/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Iman Shumpert, Paul George, Derrick Williams, Chase Budinger, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Love, Anderson, Chalmers, Jones, Johnson, Morrow In 2012 Three-Point Contest

Feb 15, 2012 7:06 PM

The NBA announced the field for the 2012 Three-Point Contest on Wednesday.

Ryan Anderson (Orlando), Mario Chalmers and James Jones (Miami), Joe Johnson (Atlanta), Anthony Morrow (New Jersey) and Kevin Love (Minnesota) comprise this season's field.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Anthony Morrow, Mario Chalmers, Joe Johnson, James Jones, Ryan Anderson, Atlanta Hawks, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Wolves Recall Malcolm Lee From D-League

Feb 14, 2012 3:01 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have recalled Malcolm Lee from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.

Lee appeared in three games for the Skyforce, averaging 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 25.3 minutes. He tallied 16 points and dished out six assists on Feb. 7 vs. Dakota, had nine points and seven assists in a win over Idaho on Feb. 10, and recorded four points, four rebounds and five assists vs. Canton on Feb. 11.

Lee underwent successful surgery on Dec. 30, 2011 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He has not appeared in any games for the Wolves this season.

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Tags: Malcolm Lee, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Carlisle Sees Maravich, Kidd, Nash In Rubio

Feb 10, 2012 10:38 AM

Ricky Rubio’s flair for the dramatic has drawn comparison to some of the all-time great point guards.

"There are similarities to a lot of the all-time great players with Rubio. I see [Pete] Maravich, I see [Jason] Kidd, I see some [Steve] Nash.

"He plays a solid competitive game and yet he's still entertaining, and that's great for our league and it's great for the Minnesota franchise. But it's tough to play against this guy."

Rubio averages 10.9 points and 8.8 assists per game.

"The more I watch him the more I have an appreciation not only of his skills, but of his toughness," Carlisle said after the Mavs' practice at the Target Center. "He's a very tough player.

"He takes a lot of hits, but he keeps his motor running, he keeps attacking. He shoots the ball much better than people had predicted he was going to shoot it in this league, and that makes his passing that much more dangerous."

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Tags: Steve Nash, Ricky Rubio, Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, NBA

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Love To Compete In Three Point Contest

Feb 10, 2012 10:30 AM

Kevin Love plans to accept an invitation to compete in the three-point shootout during All-Star weekend.

"I think I've got a good shot at anything I do," Love said. "I'm a pretty competitive, and I'm going to go out and try to win."

Love is shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tags: Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Aldridge, Iguodala Headline All-Star Reserves

Feb 9, 2012 7:31 PM

The NBA announced the reserves for the 2012 All-Star Game on Thursday.

Joining LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony on the Eastern Conference team are Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson and Deron Williams.

Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Andrew Bynum and Kevin Durant will have LaMarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook on their Western Conference team.

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Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Paul Pierce, Deron Williams, Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, Joe Johnson, Portland Trail Blazers, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia Sixers, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Griffin, Rubio Headline 2012 Rising Stars Challenge Participants

Feb 8, 2012 3:18 PM

The NBA has announced the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge participants on Wednesday.

Sophomores selected include DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Landry Fields (New York Knicks), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons), Tiago Splitter (San Antonio Spurs), Evan Turner (Philadelphia 76ers) Paul George (Indiana Pacers), and John Wall (Washington Wizards).

Freshmen selected include Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Markieff Morris (Phoenix Suns), Marshon Brooks (New Jersey Nets), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats) and Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves).

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Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, Landry Fields, Blake Griffin, Gordon Hayward, Greg Monroe, Tiago Splitter, Evan Turner, Paul George, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio, Brandon Knight, Kawhi Leonard, Markieff Morris, MarShon Brooks, Tristan Thompson, Kemba Walker, Derrick Williams, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia Sixers, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Adelman Utilizing Three Point Guard Lineup During Crunch Time
Rick Adelman has utilized a three point guard lineup in the closing minutes of each of the Wolves' last three games.

Minnesota Star Tribune

Derrick Williams Vents Frustration Over Lack Of Playing Time
Derrick Williams is averaging just 18 minutes and 7.3 points per game.

Pioneer Press

Wolves Assign Malcolm Lee To Sioux Falls
Malcolm Lee becomes the fourth Timberwolves player assigned to the Skyforce in their NBA Development League history.

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Love Suspended Two Games For Scola Incident
Kevin Love will miss Tuesday's game against the Kings and Wednesday's game at Memphis.

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Love Could Face Suspension For Stepping On Scola's Face
Kevin Love may be suspended for stepping on Luis Scola’s face during the Timberwolves’ 100-91 win over the Rockets on Saturday.

FOXSportsNorth.com

Wolves To Send Malcolm Lee To Sioux Falls
The Wolves will send Malcolm Lee to the Sioux Falls Skyforce D-League in order to receive court time.

Jerry Zgoda/Minneapolis Star Tribune (via Twitter)