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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr

52. Houston Rockets (via Utah): Vince Edwards

53. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall

54. Philadelphia 76ers (via Dallas): Shake Milton 

55. Charlotte Hornets: Arnoldas Kulboka

56. Dallas Mavericks: Ray Spalding

57. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey

58. Denver Nuggets: Thomas Welsh

59. Phoenix Suns: George King

60. Dallas Mavericks: Kostas Antetokounmpo

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Karl-Anthony Towns Hasn't Asked For Trade From Wolves

Jun 21, 2018 11:28 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau have spoken on the phone this offseason, according to sources.

When Towns returns from his travels, he is expected to have a more substantive dialogue. There has not been an impasse between the two despite their sometimes strained relationship this past season.

Towns has not asked for a trade and the Minnesota Timberwolves are not considering dealing him.

Towns and the Wolves can begin to negotiate an extension this offseason.

Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

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Wolves To Decline Option On Cole Aldrich

Jun 20, 2018 7:51 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to decline their option on Cole Aldrich.

Aldrich's contract is partially guaranteed at $2 million.

The Wolves will have an extra $5 million to spend in free agency after buying out Aldrich.

Minnesota signed Aldrich to a three-year, $22 million deal in 2016.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

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Tom Thibodeau Contends Wolves In Good Place

Jun 20, 2018 7:47 PM

There have been reports of strain in the relationship between Tom Thibodeau and Karl-Anthony Towns. Towns can sign an extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves this offseason.

Thibodeau was asked on Wednesday if all is well in his relations with Towns.

“Yeah, yeah. He’s doing quite well. And I love KAT," said Thibodeau. "He has had a terrific start to his career. He’s doing a little bit of traveling right now. Jimmy [Butler] is doing a little bit of traveling as well. So we’ve got two world travelers right now, but they’ll be back shortly. To get to where we are — obviously we’re not ultimately where we want to be, but it was a major step forward — you can’t do it individually. It’s got to be the whole group doing it together. And for the most part, I think we are in a good place.”

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

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Jamal Crawford Declines $4.5M Player Option With Wolves

Jun 18, 2018 2:28 PM

Jamal Crawford has declined his $4.5 million player option for the 18-19 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Crawford averaged 10.3 points and 20.7 minutes in 80 games.

Crawford joined the Timberwolves on a two-year contract last offseason.

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Tyus Jones Considered Requesting Trade From Wolves

Jun 15, 2018 6:22 PM

Tyus Jones considered requesting a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves after their elimination from the playoffs, but his concerns about playing time were assuaged. 

Tom Thibodeau reassured Jones that he supports his development and that his opportunities will increase as Jamal Crawford is not expected to return.

The Wolves signed Derrick Rose at the end of last season, which cut into Jones' playing time.

Minnesota has no plans to trade Jones.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

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Woj: Wolves Would Choose Karl-Anthony Towns Over Tom Thibodeau

May 23, 2018 9:45 AM

If the situation between Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau reaches a point of no-return, Adrian Wojnarowski believes ownership would side with Towns.

“I think their owner would trade management/the coach before he would trade Karl-Anthony Towns,” Wojnarowski said on The Russillo Show. “I don’t think they would allow that. I just don’t believe they’d allow that kind of decision. And I don’t know that they’d want to trade him. To answer this first, Minnesota’s bigger issue is not…he’s Karl-Anthony Towns, they’re not moving him, Towns is eligible for his extension this summer. You know Jimmy Butler…it’s more of a question of Andrew Wiggins. That to me would be, if someone was going to get moved — and I’m not saying anyone’s going to get moved — I think Andrew Wiggins is the one you’re going to look at first. Because…you don’t have to make a decision on Towns and Jimmy Butler and one of those guys having to take less on an extension, because you can’t have three [max] guys.”

Adrian Wojnarowski (via Uproxx)

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Teams Exploring Whether Wolves Could Trade Karl-Anthony Towns

May 22, 2018 2:32 PM

During an appearance on The Jump on Monday, Brian Windhorst expanded upon the Minnesota Timberwolves' uncertain offseason, particularly when it comes to Karl-Anthony Towns.

Towns becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason.

"Let's just put it this way: I didn't make this up," Windhorst said. "People in the league have been saying, 'You know, maybe we should call and take a look and see what's going on with Karl Towns.' He and Tom Thibodeau did not have a great season together, I think that's fair to say. They recently fired Vince Legarza, who was his strength and conditioning coach, actually his workout coach with the Wolves and, according to The Athletic, didn't tell him about it, he found out when everybody else did. 

"I don't think the Wolves are looking to trade him, but teams are definitely sniffing around as if maybe there's something here. And the reason why it's important now is that he's due to sign an extension this summer. And if you don't get the extension signed, if he's not committed to the franchise, what happens? I just think that ... they've already taken some calls on him, this is not new -- the Clippers called and offered Blake Griffin for him -- in my belief they are going to get more calls on him, especially in the wake of what seems to be a disconnect between Karl and the franchise."

Brian Windhorst/ESPN (via Sean Meagher)

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Devin Booker Tweets Photo Of Karl-Anthony Towns In Suns Jersey

May 19, 2018 10:53 AM

Devin Booker posted a photo of Karl-Anthony Towns in a Phoenix Suns jersey a few hours after ESPN speculated about the big man's future with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Booker and Towns were teammates at the University of Kentucky.

With the first and 16th overall picks in this year's draft, along with incoming first rounders  in 2019 from the Bucks and 2021 from the Heat, the Suns could put together an attractive trade package for Towns.

The Suns are also on record that the first overall pick could be made available.

Towns is eligible for a contract extension this offseason.

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Wolves Reportedly 'Not In A Good Place Right Now Internally' With Karl-Anthony Towns

May 18, 2018 6:45 PM

Reports of a discord between Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves' organization continue to trickle out this offseason.

The Wolves fired Karl-Anthony Towns developmental coach after their elimination from the playoffs.

"Has anybody noticed what's going on in Minnesota between Karl Towns and that organization?" said Brian Windhorst on the Lowe Post. 

"It's not, um, well..." started Zach Lowe before  "Darren Wolfson alluded to a lot of it on a podcast a couple weeks ago. They're not in a good. And I said on some podcast recently that I just have a gut feeling that something crazy is going to happen there this summer. It's not in a good place right now internally."

"If I was the Celtics, I would make a quiet call to Minnesota," replied Windhorst.

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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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

NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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Wolves Convert Amile Jefferson To Standard NBA Contract
Amile Jefferson was signed by the Timberwolves to a two-way contract on Jan. 15.

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Winner Of Wolves-Nuggets Gets Final Western Conference Playoff Berth
The Wolves haven't reached the playoffs since 2004 when they reached the Western Conference Finals and lost to the Lakers.

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Jimmy Butler Likely To Return From Knee Injury Thursday
Jimmy Butler has been out since February when he tore his meniscus.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jimmy Butler On Track To Return Before End Of Regular Season
Jimmy Butler will participate in five-on-five contact scrimmages this week.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jimmy Butler Hopeful Of Returning From Knee Injury During Regular Season
Jimmy Butler spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering a meniscus injury on Feb. 23.


Derrick Rose Signs With Wolves For Remainder Of Season
Derrick Rose was waived by the Jazz after the trade deadline.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Shabazz Muhammad Agrees To Buyout With Wolves, Will Sign With Bucks
Shabazz Muhammad agreed upon a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Wolves late in free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jimmy Butler Wasn't Forced To Decide Between Meniscus Repair, Removal
Jimmy Butler is hopeful of being able to return without some of the long-term risks involved with removing it.

Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

Jimmy Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery On Meniscus
Jimmy Butler hopes to return for the playoffs.

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Jimmy Butler Diagnosed With Torn Mensicus
There were fears Jimmy Butler suffered a torn ACL.

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Jimmy Butler To Undergo MRI On Injured Right Knee
Jimmy Butler's x-rays on Friday night after the game were negative.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Warriors, Wolves, Thunder Interested In Joakim Noah If Bought Out
Joakim Noah remains away from the Knicks following a January altercation at practice with Jeff Hornacek.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Wolves Not Planning To Sign Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose was linked to the Wolves following reports of his buyout from the Jazz.

Sid Hartman/Star Tribune

Wolves Interested In Signing Derrick Rose
Derrick Rose previously played for Tom Thibodeau.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Wolves, Thunder Could Pursue Joakim Noah If Bought Out
A buyout for Joakim Noah is unlikely at this time.

Ian Begley/ESPN