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Wolves Sign Aaron Brooks

Sep 21, 2017 9:44 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Aaron Brooks. 

Brooks, 32, appeared in 65 games last season with Indiana averaging 5.0 points and 1.9 assists in 13.8 minutes. The 6-0 point guard shot 37.5% from long distance in 2016-17, making 48 of his 128 attempts from beyond the arc.

Brooks has played in 613 career NBA contests over nine seasons with Houston, Phoenix, Sacramento, Denver, Chicago and Indiana. The Seattle, Washington native owns career averages of 10.1 points on 41.3% shooting and 3.1 assists in 21.6 minutes per game. Brooks has appeared in 38 playoff games, including 13 starts, averaging 8.7 points and 1.8 assists in 18.4 minutes per game. Originally drafted by the Houston Rockets with the 26th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Brooks played under Tom Thibodeau in Chicago during the 2014-15 season averaging 11.6 points and 3.2 assists over 82 contests, 21 starts.

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Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Nearing Five-Year, $148M Max Contract

Sep 21, 2017 12:30 PM

Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to soon finalize a five-year, $148 million max contract.

Wiggins was the first overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Kansas by the Cleveland CAvaliers and was subsequently traded to the Wolves in the Kevin Love trade. Wiggins averaged 23.6 points, four rebounds and 2.3 assists in 82 games last season. 

Wiggins and the Wolves have seemingly been on the verge of an extension for several weeks.

Bill Duffy, Wiggins' previous agent, negotiated the contract before they parted ways.

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Dante Cunningham, Pelicans Agree Upon One-Year, $2.3M Deal

Sep 19, 2017 3:02 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed upon a one-year, $2.3 million deal with Dante Cunningham.

Cunningham also considered signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Expected To Finalize $148M Extension Before Camp

Sep 18, 2017 5:10 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Andrew Wiggins are expected to finalize a five-year, $148 million extension before the start of training camp.

Wiggins and the Wolves have been close to agreement on an extension for several weeks.

Glen Taylor has reportedly wanted a sit down with Wiggins before finalizing the extension.

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Wolves Sign Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble

Sep 18, 2017 1:43 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble. 

Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. He was a fifth-year senior at Duke University in 2016-17 and averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 61.3% from the field. Jefferson was a member of Duke’s 2015 NCAA Championship team and was a teammate of the Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones. 

Trimble, 22, played three seasons at the University of Maryland, averaging 15.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 104 games. In his junior season in 2016-17, Trimble averaged 16.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 33 games and was named First Team Big Ten by the coaches and media. He also was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American.

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Jason Terry Agrees To Re-Sign With Bucks On One-Year, $2.3M Deal

Sep 15, 2017 7:09 PM

Jason Terry has agreed to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks on a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

Terry also considered signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Terry gave the Bucks a veteran bench option in the backcourt last season.

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Shabazz Muhammad To Re-Sign With Wolves For $1.6M

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM

Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to re-sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum of $1.6 million. Muhammad will have his Bird Rights restored with the Wolves for the 2018 offseason.

Muhammad became an unrestricted free agent this offseason but still returned to the Wolves due to a softer than expected market. Minnesota rescinded their qualifying offer to Muhammad to create more cap space.

Muhammad gives the Wolves depth on the wing behind Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins.

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Bucks, Wolves Interested In Jason Terry

Sep 11, 2017 4:16 PM

Jason Terry is receiving free agent interest from the Milwaukee Bucks and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Terry played for the Bucks last season. Terry averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes a game and shot the ball well, connecting on 43 percent from the field and 3-point range.

Terry is in Minneapolis meeting with the Wolves this week.

The Bucks have an open roster spot following the buyout of Spencer Hawes.

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RealGM Radio: Northwest Division With David Locke, Adam Mares

Sep 8, 2017 1:33 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of Locked on NBA (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the NBA’s loaded Northwest Division.

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In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5, predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division, choose breakout players and much more.

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Jimmy Butler 'Couldn't Be Happier' With Trade To Wolves

Sep 5, 2017 2:22 PM

Jimmy Butler spoke about his growth as a player during a lengthy profile piece for Vice by Michael Pina.

Butler was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, which appears to be a decision motivated by how the team reacted to his emergence as a franchise player.

"I think they maybe expected me to stay the same, and I don't think that that's right. Like, I have changed. I will tell you that. But I think that I've changed for the better," Butler said. "When I say for the better, whenever I was a rookie, averaging 0.8 points per game or whatever it might be, it wouldn't matter if I scored that 0.8 because it wasn't going to win or lose us a game. Now, you go forward a couple years when I'm averaging 20 points per game, that's more than likely gonna cost us a game. It's gonna be the difference between winning or losing. Am I right? So now I don't give a damn about pressure, but if someone's going to take the blame for something, who they gonna point to? Me. So yeah, I've changed, because I want to (expletive) win. I want to show that I can win. So the way I go about things, it's not gonna be the way I went about things when I was a rookie, [when] I'm not gonna say anything. Now I've got something to (expletive) say."

Butler is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after two seasons playing for Fred Hoiberg. 

"I'm confrontational. I feed off of confrontation. It makes me go. Not everybody's like that. [Hoiberg] is not that coach, and there's nothing wrong with that. There are different coaching styles and people are gonna say—which is what they did say—'It's gonna be Jimmy's team or it's gonna be Fred's team.' Two total opposite ends of the spectrum. They're either gonna try to win it now or they're gonna go young. And you see which way they went with it. Completely fine. Yo, it's y'all's business. It's y'all's organization. It's cool. And now I'm in Minnesota and couldn't be happier."

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Shabazz Muhammad Receiving Interest From Lakers, Wolves, Pelicans
Shabazz Muhammad was previously represented by Lakers' general manager Rob Pelinka.

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Amile Jefferson Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Wolves
Amile Jefferson averaged 2.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game for the Wolves in Summer League.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Boston Had Concerns About Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward Meshing
The Celtics considered trading for Jimmy Butler before the start of free agency.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Pelicans, Wolves Attempting To Sign Dante Cunningham
Dante Cunningham joined the Pelicans in 2014.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Andrew Wiggins Terminates Relationship With BDA Sports
Andrew Wiggins has filed papers with the NBPA to terminate his relationship with BDA Sports.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Wolves Attempting To Re-Sign Shabazz Muhammad
Shabazz Muhammad's market in free agency has been more tepid than some expected.

Darren Wolfson/ESPN

Marcus Georges-Hunt Agrees To Deal With Wolves
Marcus Georges-Hunt played five games for the Magic last season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Glen Taylor Wants To Meet With Andrew Wiggins Before Finalizing Extension
The Wolves are preparing a five-year, $150 million extension for Andrew Wiggins.

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Milt Newton To Join Bucks As Assistant GM
Milt Newton was general manager of the Wolves under Flip Saunders.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Karl-Anthony Towns: Wolves Adding Players 'Who Ooze Greatness, Winning'
Karl-Anthony Towns expressed enthusiasm from the Wolves' moves this summer but he wouldn't say to which extent he was involved.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Wolves Plan On Signing Andrew Wiggins To Five-Year, $150M Extension
Andrew Wiggins will not be made available in any trades, such as with the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.

Sid Hartman/Star Tribune

Ricky Rubio Feels Like It Was Time For Both Sides To Move On
Ricky Rubio spoke with the Jazz media during a conference call from Spain.

Ryan McDonald/Deseret News

Wolves Make Extension Offer To Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins can sign a five-year deal worth as much as approximately $148 million.

Darren Wolfson/1500 ESPN

Wolves Agree Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal With Melo Trimble
Melo Trimble played for the 76ers in Summer League.

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Wolves Sign Anthony Brown To Two-Way Contract
Anthony Brown spent most of this past season with Erie in the NBA G League, averaging 20.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 37.7 minutes over 24 games

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving
The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Anthony Brown Agrees Upon Two-Way Deal With Wolves
Anthony Brown was selected 34th overall in the 2015 draft by the Lakers.

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Andrew Wiggins, Wolves Holding Extension Talks
The max extension for Andrew Wiggins would be worth approximately $148 million over five seasons.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jamal Crawford Agrees To Two-Year, $8.9M Deal With Wolves
The second-year of Jamal Crawford's deal with the Wolves will be a player option.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Jamal Crawford Bought Out By Hawks, Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards, Wolves
Jamal Crawford has been bought out by the Hawks.

Chris Haynes/ESPN