Timberwolves break off Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau and I have something in common- neither of us are employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to multiple sources, he was relieved of his duties as both President of Basketball Operations and head coach on Sunday. Oddly enough the firing came following the team’s 22-point shellacking of the Los Angeles. According to league sources, CEO Ethan Cason, accompanied by general manager Scott Layden strode in Thibodeau’s office after the game and fired him. It seemed that Thibs had no idea that this was coming. He expected that he…

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Robert Covington to miss game against Celtics

The list of Timberwolves players on the injury list is growing. Point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are both sidelined with ankle injuries and now forward Robert Covington will also miss the team’s contest against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury, according to the Timberwolves ‘ injury report.

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Jimmy Butler calls players only meeting

After yesterday’s explosive Timberwolves practice, I wondered what would be the next attraction added to what is becoming a three ring circus. It looks like an explanatory meeting is the latest saga of All My Timberwolves. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Jimmy Butler initiated a players-only meeting. Butler made his issues with management known with the team and that he “would compete with them”. However, his primary message was that he’d be the one to lead the club. Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Several players spoke up in players-only meeting,…

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Jimmy Butler shows up and shows out at Timberwolves practice

If nothing else, the protracted Jimmy Butler-Minnesota Timberwolves divorce has been a boon for team content. The smoke, the back and forth on social media has been tragically entertaining to watch what was potentially a team on the rise become a toxic dumpster fire. As a trade had not been reached as the season loomed, Jimmy Butler would be expected to report to the team and when he did, high-grade accelerant would be added to that fire. That fire was fueled Wednesday. Butler showed up unexpectedly to Timberwolves’ practice (he…

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Miami offered Josh Richardson and first round pick for Jimmy Butler

The Jimmy Butler trade fiasco languishes into its third week, two things are abundantly clear-the Army Corps of Engineers cannot rebuild the bridge between Butler and the Timberwolves and whenever they ultimately move Butler, they will not get back fair market value back or even as much talent and assets they sent to acquire him in the first place. The later seems to already be playing itself out in their talks with the Miami Heat. The Heat offered Josh Richardson and a protected first round pick in exchange for the…

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Timberwolves preparing to start season with Jimmy Butler on their roster

Although Jimmy Butler still wants to be dealt, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been slow in acquiescing to this request.  This seems to be in part because the team President and Head Coach, who are the same person, do not want to trade him and the Wolves not getting a offer they deem satisfactory enough to warrant pulling the trigger. It appears the club is planning to start the 2018-19 campaign with the All-Star guard on their roster, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic. Butler was at the Timberwolves’ facility…

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Report: Karl-Anthony Towns agrees to 5-year extension with Minnesota

With the offseason drama surrounding Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Tom Thibodeau and, to a lesser degree, Andrew Wiggins, the future of all the aforementioned parties and the Timberwolves’ roster was uncertain. Would Butler or even Towns and Wiggins be moved? Could Thibodeau be on his way out as head coach and president? With his recent trade request, it seems Jimmy Butler has made at least one of those decision for the Wolves. The team announced Sunday that Towns had agreed to a multi-year deal, although terms were not released. League…

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Luol Deng expected to sign with Timberwolves this week

When Luol Deng and the Los Angeles Lakers reached a buyout agreement last week, he would undoubtedly draw interest from multiple teams. Not surprisingly one of those teams would be the Minnesota Timberwolves. According The New York Times Marc Stein, the “leaguewide expectation” is that Deng and Minnesota getting a deal done this week. The veteran free agent @LuolDeng9 has drawn interest from other teams but the leaguewide expectation, sources say, still points to Deng coming to terms with the Timberwolves this week — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 10, 2018…

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Minnesota Timberwolves to work out Afflalo, Brewer and Young

According to Darren Wolfson of KTSP.com, Tom Thibodeau and the Minnesota Timberwolves are scheduled to bring in NBA vets Aaron Afflalo, Corey Brewer and Nick Young among others to see if they would be a fit with the T’Wolves. In his 53 appearances with the Orlando Magic last season, Aaron Afflalo posted 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per contest. Corey Brewer split time between the Los Angeles and the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. In his 72 games , including 18 starts, Brewer averaged 5.3 points, 2.1…

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