Minnesota Timberwolves to buy out Allen Crabbe

The trade deadline in the NBA does mean an end to roster modifications for teams. Players who were acquired in trades that were brought in just to make a trade work and/or do not fit in with the long term plan of the ball club ( think vets traded to bad/rebuilding teams) will either be waived or bought out, paving the way for them to sign with other, usually better, teams. This is the case with guard Allen Crabbe. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran guard and the Minnesota…

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Warriors trade D’Angelo Russell to Timberwolves

Since the day he was acquired in the Kevin Durant sign-and-trade, the clock has been ticking on D’Angelo Russell’s time with the Golden State Warriors. With the trade deadline looming it appears the proverbial clock on Russell’s time in the Bay Area has finally struck midnight. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Golden State has sent the guard to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Here is a breakdown of the swap: Golden State receives: Andrew Wiggins a 2021 protected first round pick a 2022 second round pick Minnesota…

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Jeff Teague returns to Hawks via trade from Timberwolves.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks have engaged in a trade. The Hawks sent guard Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for point guard Jeff Teague and shooting guard Treveon Graham. Teague, has started 13 of the 34 games he has appeared in this season for the Timberwolves, averaging 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds. He was moved to a reserve role, as rookie Jarrett Culver has assumed the starting point guard duties. Teague will likely assume a similar role in Atlanta, where he spent…

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Golden State keeping an eye on the Karl-Anthony Towns situation in Minnesota

According to The Athletic’s Ethan Strauss, at the D-League showcase, several NBA execs indicated Karl-Anthony Towns is “unhappy” with the current state of the 11-20, 13th in the Western Conference Minnesota Timberwolves. Strauss also reports the Timberwolves would be interested in acquiring Russell to pair with Towns via trade ( the two are close friends and there were rumblings of Russell going to Minnesota this past offseason). The Warriors, apparently, have envisioned a different trade scenario with the Wolves. Unhappy as Towns may or may not be in Minnesota, the…

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Minnesota will not match Tyus Jones offer sheet

The Minnesota Timberwolves declined to match the offer sheet that guard Tyus Jones signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Duke product had agreed to a three year, $28 million offer sheet. Minnesota had 48 hours to match the offer to keep Jones, which they chose not to do. Over his fours years with the Timberwolves, Jones provided steady play at the backup one spot.

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Tyus Jones signs a 3 year deal with Grizzlies

Former Timberwolves backup point guard Tyus Jones has agreed to a three year, $28 million dollar offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies, who have been more active than usual this offseason. Initially it was reported the offer sheet was for three years at $24 million, however Jones’ agent, Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports Management told the Pioneer Press that the number was closer to $28 million when factoring in “likely incentives.” Jones , a restricted free agent, has spent the first four years of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves.…

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Ryan Saunders signs multiyear deal with Timberwolves

Ryan Saunders is no longer the Timberwolves interim head coach. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Minnesota and Saunders have agreed to a multi year contract that makes Saunders the head coach. Saunders , the sone of former head coach Flip Saunders, was named the the interim coach after Tom Thibodeau was broken off on January 6 and at 32, was the league’s youngest head coach. However his installation in the position did not leave to immediate success; the team went just 17-25 with Saunders at the helm…

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Mitch Creek reflects on brief time with Timberwolves, talks about his future

From nbl.com.au: If we are being honest, the location of Mitch Creek’s basketball future is an unknown. The options are there, with the South East Melbourne Phoenix, Minnesota Timberwolves or another NBA team being the three most likely destinations for Creek. However, after a whirlwind year and a half that saw him play in Adelaide, Germany, the NBA Summer League, Long Island, Brooklyn and Minnesota, Creek’s immediate focus is on something he hasn’t had a lot of lately – rest. When asked on SEN SA radio if he knew his…

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