Minnesota Timberwolves WiretapDecember 2010 Minnesota Timberwolves Wiretap

Brewer Appears Expendable, Wants To Remain With Wolves

Dec 31, 2010 3:44 PM

Corey Brewer has seen his playing time decrease as of late, something Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis calls "circumstantial."

However, the return of Martell Webster from back surgery and the development of Wesley Johnson will likely keep Brewer's minutes down.

Minnesota chose not to negotiate a contract extension with the guard, who will become a restricted free agent next summer.

"I don't really want a trade," Brewer said. "I want to play more. I love Minnesota, been here four years. I don't really want to go anywhere, whatever they decide to do. If I'm not getting the minutes I'd like to get, I still feel I can help the team whenever I do get out there.

"As long as that's positive, everybody sees it here and other teams see it."

Star Tribune

Tags: Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Flynn Remains Positive Amid Trade Chatter

Dec 31, 2010 9:34 AM

Jonny Flynn hopes to remain in Minnesota, but he's aware of the trade rumors involving his name.

He acknowledged Thursday that he could be traded with veteran Luke Ridnour starting and the Timberwolves hoping to bring Ricky Rubio over from Spain next season.

Flynn pays attention to the rumors, but doesn't let them get him down.

He is nine games into his return from offseason hip surgery and is averaging 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.4 minutes.


Tags: Jonny Flynn, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Nuggets Inquired On Love During Offseason

Dec 30, 2010 7:23 PM

George Karl admitted to inquiring about the availability of Kevin Love during the previous offseason.

"We liked him last year when he was kind of inconsistent," Karl said. "We made inquiries on Kevin Love this summer. (But) we didn't think this. We didn't think he'd make the huge step that he's made from last year to this year. This is incredible."

Asked how close the Nuggets were to acquiring Love, Karl said: "I know he was on our radar screen. I know there were inquiries. In some of the meetings we talked, his name was out there. It never got close, I know that."

Denver Post

Tags: Kevin Love, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

Knicks Interested In Ridnour, Not Telfair

Dec 30, 2010 7:20 PM

Minnesota is interested in acquiring Anthony Randolph from the Knicks and is attempting to use one of their point guards to make a trade possible.

New York is interested in Luke Ridnour or a first round pick, but they are not in the market for Sebastian Telfair.


Tags: Luke Ridnour, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Wolves Plan To Make Push For Mayo, Anthony Randolph

Dec 30, 2010 7:14 PM

The Timberwolves plan to make a push to acquire O.J. Mayo, sources told Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

Minnesota traded Mayo's rights to Memphis on draft night two years ago in the deal that gave them Kevin Love.

Mayo is frustrated coming off the bench in Memphis and "needs a change," according to one person familiar with the situation.

The Wolves are also pushing to acquire Anthony Randolph, who is stuck on New York's bench.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: O.J. Mayo, Anthony Randolph, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Love Brushes Off LeBron's Contraction Comments

Dec 27, 2010 8:37 AM

LeBron James said last week that the NBA would be more entertaining with fewer teams, mentioning Kevin Love as one player he'd like to see on a different team.

On Sunday, Love brushed off the comments.

"Those are interesting comments," Love said. "I saw what he said and it is not like that he is the only one that thought of that before or thought of that lately. You hear rumblings of contraction."

Love is averaging 20.8 points and 15.7 rebounds this season.

"That was just something he said," Love said. "I didn't really pay too much attention to it. I just figure that when the time comes with the CBA [collective bargaining agreement], the owners and players and everybody involved will make their decision. I didn't really think much of it."


Tags: Kevin Love, LeBron James, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

Knicks, Wolves Have Discussed Telfair

Dec 26, 2010 7:13 PM

T-Wolves president David Kahn was in New York for the holidays and met with colleague Donne Walsh.

According to a report in the New York Post, Kahn and Walsh discussed the availability of Sebastian Telfair.

New York Post

Tags: Sebastian Telfair, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks Pursuing Telfair

Dec 14, 2010 10:35 PM

The Knicks have had multiple discussions with the Timberwolves about acquiring Sebastian Telfair, according to an executive involved in the talks.  

Any trade to send Telfair to New York may be on hold to give Minnesota time to gauge the health of Jonnny Flynn who is returning from a hip injury.

Telfair is originally from Brooklyn, New York and the cousin of former Knick Stephon Marbury.

New York Times

Tags: Sebastian Telfair, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks Interested In Ridnour

Dec 14, 2010 9:35 PM

The Knicks have interest in trading for Luke Ridnour to serve as the backup point guard behind Raymond Felton.

Ridnour is in the first year of a four-year contract paying $4 million per season.

CBS Sports

Tags: Luke Ridnour, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA

Flynn Expects To Return On Tuesday

Dec 13, 2010 8:03 AM

Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis doubts Jonny Flynn will return on Tuesday night against the Warriors, but the young point guard believes otherwise.

"I think I'm ready to get back in it and starting playing this week on this road trip, I think (Tuesday) is a very high possibility," Flynn said. "I feel good enough to do it. Now it's just whether Kurt and them feel the same way. By my standards, I think I'm definitely playing."

Flynn says he's ready even though he didn't get to play back-to-back games in the D League this weekend as the team had hoped.

Star Tribune

Tags: Jonny Flynn, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA

Milicic: I Didn't Work Hard With Pistons

The Pistons drafted Darko Milicic with the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.

Detroit Free-Press

Martell Webster's Return Pushed Back

Kurt Rambis says Martell Webster isn't up to game speed yet.

Star Tribune

Wolves Re-Assign Flynn To Sioux Falls

Minnesota has sent Jonny Flynn back to the D-League to continue rehabbing his surgically-repaired hip.

RealGM Staff Report

Webster Cleared To Play For Wolves

Martell Webster will soon make his debut for Minnesota.


Tolliver Out 6-8 Weeks With Sprained MCL

Anthony Tolliver sprained his MCL on Friday night against San Antonio.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune (via Twitter)

Flynn Will Return To D-League

Jonny Flynn will play two games for Sioux Falls this coming weekend.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune (via Twitter)

Minnesota Recalls Flynn From D-League

Jonny Flynn made just one rehab appearance for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Star Tribune

Wolves Hit Team-Record 18 Three-Pointers
Kevin Love led Minnesota with five three-pointers against Cleveland.


Flynn Productive In First D-League Game

Jonny Flynn played 24 minutes for the Skyforce of the D-League on Friday night.

ESPN Insider

Flynn To Rehab In D-League

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Press Release