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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division

Aug 15, 2018 2:37 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

They discuss how the Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Trail Blazers fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

Wolves Sign James Nunnally To Two-Year Deal

Aug 7, 2018 2:39 PM

James Nunnally has agreed to a two-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Nunnally went undrafted out of UC Santa Barbara in 2012. Nunally played for Fenerbahce over the past two seasons.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: James Nunnally, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Magic Agree To Sign Amile Jefferson To Two-Way Deal

Jul 27, 2018 9:37 PM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to sign Amile Jefferson to a two-way deal.

Jefferson finished last season on a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Amile Jefferson, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jimmy Butler Undergoes Successful Hand Surgery

Jul 26, 2018 4:56 PM

Jimmy Butler has undergone a successful right hand procedure.

The Minnesota Timberwolves described the procedure as elective.

Butler has already returned to offseason activities. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Injury

Karl-Anthony Towns On Minnesota: I Have A Lot Of Things That Have To Be Talked About

Jul 18, 2018 8:59 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns hosted a basketball camp on Wednesday and was asked if Minnesota still feels like his second home.

“I think I’ve done a lot of things here. I’m very proud of the things I’ve been able to do so far,” Towns said in response to the final question of the session about whether he considers Minnesota a second home. “But I have a lot of things that have to be talked about, so I’ll move on.”

Towns is eligible to sign a max contract extension this offseason, but his relationship with the Minnesota Timberwolves is uncertain.

There have been reports of issues between Towns and Tom Thibodeau.

Michael Ran/Star Tribune

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Raptors, Wolves Held Exploratory Talks In 2017 On DeMar DeRozan For Andrew Wiggins

Jul 17, 2018 6:25 PM

The Toronto Raptors held expiatory discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2017 offseason on a deal centered around DeMar DeRozan for Andrew Wiggins.

Wiggins ultimately signed a five-year extension with the Wolves.

DeRozan can become a free agent in 2020.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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

Jimmy Butler Formally Rejects Four-Year, $110M Extension Offer From Wolves

Jul 13, 2018 4:13 PM

Jimmy Butler has officially rejected a four-year, $110 million contract extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Butler expressed gratitude for the offer, but he was always expected to turn down the extension.

Butler can earn up to a five-year, $190 million deal next summer with the Wolves or a four-year, $141 million deal with another team.

Darren Wolfson/ESPN

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves In Early Discussions On Extension

Jul 11, 2018 11:27 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Karl-Anthony Towns are in the early stages of discussions on a max contract extension.

There is optimism throughout the organization that the two sides will eventually reach agreement.

Towns recently returned to the United States after a vacation in Italy and there's hope talks will advance more quickly. 

Towns wasn’t ready to address the situation in an interview with The Athletic from Italy last week.


Towns could agree upon a five-year, $158 million extension that increases to $190 million if he makes an All-NBA team again next season.

Jimmy Butler could become a free agent next summer and would be eligible to sign a five-year, $180 million contract with the Wolves.

Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

Tags: Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving Interested In Playing On Same Team

Jul 3, 2018 1:12 PM

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler are still trying to figure out a way to play together, according to a source.

The two were connected last offseason when both were on the trade block. Butler was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night and Irving was moved to the Boston Celtics in August. Irving had interest in joining Butler with the Bulls.

A source says Butler has no interested in signing an extension this summer with the Wolves and is fed up with the nonchalant attitude of younger teammates, especially Karl-Anthony Towns.

Both Irving and Butler will be free agents in 2019.

Zach Lowe later also reported Irving and Butler would like to play together, according to sources.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

76ers Interested In Jamal Crawford

Jul 2, 2018 3:48 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have expressed interest in signing Jamal Crawford.

Crawford has also been linked with the Golden State Warriors.

Despite being 38 years old, Crawford is one of the best individual scorers on the open market.

Crawford declined his $4.5 million option with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Daily News

Tags: Jamal Crawford, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Anthony Tolliver Agrees To One-Year, $6M Deal With Wolves
Anthony Tolliver played with the Wolves early in his career.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Wolves Withdraw Qualifying Offer To Nemanja Bjelica
Nemanja Bjelica was initially a restricted free agent this offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wolves Prepared To Offer Four-Year, $110M Extension To Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler will have a bigger contract available to him if he waits until 2019 to test free agency.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Derrick Rose Agrees To One-Year Deal With Wolves
Derrick Rose will remain with the Wolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wolves Waive Cole Aldrich
The Wolves would have had to guarantee Cole Aldrich's $6.9 million contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wolves Have Explored Clearing Space To Extend Jimmy Butler At Full Max
The Wolves would need to get approximately $10 million under the cap.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Hasn't Asked For Trade From Wolves
Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau have spoken on the phone this offseason.

Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

Wolves To Decline Option On Cole Aldrich
The Wolves have a partial guarantee on Cole Aldrich's contract at $2 million.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Tom Thibodeau Contends Wolves In Good Place
Tom Thibodeau was asked on Wednesday if all is well in his relations with Karl-Anthony Towns.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jamal Crawford Declines $4.5M Player Option With Wolves
Jamal Crawford joined the Timberwolves on a two-year contract last offseason.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tyus Jones Considered Requesting Trade From Wolves
Tom Thibodeau reassured Tyus Jones he will receive substantial playing time moving forward.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Woj: Wolves Would Choose Karl-Anthony Towns Over Tom Thibodeau
Karl-Anthony Towns' future with the Wolves is uncertain.

Adrian Wojnarowski (via Uproxx)

Teams Exploring Whether Wolves Could Trade Karl-Anthony Towns
Karl-Anthony Towns becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Sean Meagher)

Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey
The Suns have the trade assets to deal for Karl-Anthony Towns.

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Wolves Reportedly 'Not In A Good Place Right Now Internally' With Karl-Anthony Towns
Reports of a discord between Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves' organization continue to trickle out this offseason.

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Rick Brunson Steps Down As Wolves' Assistant Amid Allegations Of Improper Conduct
Rick Brunson had been the subject of complaints for improper conduct toward women.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jamal Crawford To Decline $4.5M Option With Wolves
Jimmy Butler has stressed to management that he wants Crawford to remain with Minnesota.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 18): Cavs/Pacers, Jazz/Thunder, Rockets/Wolves
On Cavaliers/Pacers, Jazz/Thunder and Rockets/Wolves.

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Wolves Want Karl-Anthony Towns To Be More Active After 8-Point Game 1
Tom Thibodeau noted that the Rockets' strategy of switching and double-teaming Karl-Anthony Towns was effective.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN