Minnesota Timberwolves Wiretap

CJ Elleby, Wolves Agree To Camp Deal

Aug 2, 2022 3:37 PM

CJ Elleby has agreed to a training camp deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Elleby will have an opportunity to compete for a roster spot with the Wolves.

Elleby was the 46th overall pick in the 2020 draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. 

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Eric Paschall, Wolves Agree To Two-Way Deal

Jul 29, 2022 1:48 PM

Eric Paschall has agreed to a Two-Way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Paschall spent last season with the Utah Jazz. 

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Wolves Sign A.J. Lawson To Two-Way Contract

Jul 27, 2022 5:46 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed guard A.J. Lawson to a two-way contract. 

Lawson, 22, most recently played for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2022 NBA Summer League where he averaged a team-high 15.6 points on 51.9% from the field including 50.0% from three and 6.0 rebounds per game. The 6-6 guard played 10 games (all starts) this past summer for the Guelph Nighthawks of the Canadian Basketball League (CBL) and averaged 16.5 points on 44.3% shooting and 5.4 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game. 

The Toronto native saw action in 33 games (26 starts) for the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League last season and averaged 11.8 points on 48.1% shooting and 6.3 rebounds. Lawson played three seasons at the University of South Carolina where he totaled 1,153 points, 325 rebounds and 167 assists in 81 games (80 starts).

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Nathan Knight Re-Signs With Timberwolves

Jul 24, 2022 10:52 AM

Nathan Knight has re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The upcoming season will be Knight's second with the Wolves. He played last season on a Two-Way deal with Minnesota.

In 7.2 minutes per game over 37 games, Knight averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. Knight started two games for the Timberwolves when they were down several players due to the health and safety protocols. In one of those starts, Knight scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in a win over the Boston Celtics.

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AJ Lawson Signs Two-Way Deal With Timberwolves

Jul 20, 2022 1:36 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed AJ Lawson to a two-way contract, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Lawson, who spent most of last season with the Hawks G League team, averaged 15.6 points and 6.0 rebounds in summer league with the Mavs. 

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Josh Minott, Timberwolves Agree To Four-Year, $6.8M Deal

Jul 16, 2022 2:42 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and second-round pick Josh Minott have agreed to a four-year, $6.8 million contract. Minott was drafted with the 15th pick of the second round and his draft rights were traded to the Wolves in in a draft night deal.

Minott played a small role off the bench in his one season at Memphis. He played just 14.5 minutes per game for the Tigers as a freshman, but flashed enough potential to get drafted in the middle of the second round.

In Summer League, Minott has averaged 12.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game. He's also shot 45.5% on limited three-point attempts over four games in Las Vegas.

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Austin Rivers Signs One-Year Deal With Timberwolves

Jul 15, 2022 1:34 AM

Austin Rivers signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Rivers, who played 67 games for the Nuggets last season, reunites with Wolves president of basketball operations Tim Connelly.


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D'Angelo Russell On Signing Extension With Minnesota: Hell Yeah

Jul 14, 2022 2:13 PM

D'Angelo Russell had a bit of an up-and-down season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Russell's scoring was down, but his assists were up. The Wolves made the playoffs for the first in several years, but Russell was benched down the stretch of their first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Still, Russell wants to be in Minnesota long-term. When asked if he wants a contract extension with the Wolves before next season, Russell made it clear he does.

“Hell yeah,” Russell said. “Obviously every player wants an extension, and you want to be in a position to do that.”

On the Timberwolves side, they are excited to see how Russell runs an offense featuring the double-big lineup of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert, along with burgeoning star Anthony Edwards. Minnesota coach Chris Finch said the different dynamic Gobert brings to the offense should help open things up for Russell too.

“We know how well D-Lo plays with a dive big, something that we’ve not been able to maximize yet,” Finch said after Gobert’s press conference.

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Edmond Sumner, Nets Agree To Deal

Jul 5, 2022 11:53 AM

Edmond Sumner has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Sumner is fully recovered from a torn Achilles.

Sumner averaged 16.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes over 53 games during the 20-21 season with the Indiana Pacers.

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Wolves Refused To Include Jaden McDaniels In Rudy Gobert Deal

Jul 3, 2022 12:43 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves refused to include Jaden McDaniels in any trade package for Rudy Gobert, sources told Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.

Danny Ainge reportedly pushed hard for the Wolves to include McDaniels in the deal, with the Jazz initially asking for McDaniels, four first-rounders, multiple picks swaps, and second round picks.

The Wolves would eventually give up Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Walker Kessler, in addition to four draft picks, in the deal.

The Wolves also reportedly inquired about a trade for Kevin Durant, though the Nets were asking for established All-Stars plus picks in return. 

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Bryn Forbes, Wolves Agree To Deal

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Wolves Acquire Rudy Gobert For Five Players, Four Draft Picks

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Wolves, Jazz Continue To Discuss Rudy Gobert Trade

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Timberwolves Discussing Signing Caleb And Cody Martin

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Wolves Agree To Four-Year, $224M Extension

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Kyle Anderson, Wolves Agree To Two-Year, $18M Deal

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P.J. Tucker To Receive Interest From 76ers, Wolves, Nets, Hawks, Bulls

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Taurean Prince, Wolves Agree To Two-Year, $16M Extension

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Wolves Interested In Trading For Clint Capela

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Timberwolves Hire Dell Demps For Front Office Role

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Warriors Initially Sought Two Unprotected Firsts In Russell For Wiggins Trade

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Tim Connelly Plans To Hire More People From Outside Wolves Organization

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Wolves Hire Matt Lloyd As SVP Of Basketball Operations

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Tim Connelly's Equity Stake With Wolves Actually Bonus Based On Value Of Franchise Increasing

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Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony Towns Qualify For Super Max Extensions

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Wolves Plan To Keep Sachin Gupta Long-Term

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Tim Connelly, Wolves Agree To Five-Year, $40M Deal

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Tim Connelly Traveling To Minnesota To Meet With Glen Taylor

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Wolves Also Had Sam Presti, Masai Ujiri, Bob Myers On List

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Wolves In Serious Talks To Hire Tim Connelly Away From Nuggets

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