International Hoops: Timberwolves President put the kibosh on Juancho Hernangomez’s Olympic participation

Juancho Hernangomez was ruled out of the Olympics almost in the eleventh hour. By Antonis Stroggylakis & Alex Madrid at eurohoops.net/ info@eurohoops.net Spanish Basketball Federation president Jorge Garbajosa pointed at Minnesota Timberwolvespresident Gersson Rosas as the person who decided that Juancho Hernangomez won’t play in the Olympic Games. He mentioned that no doctor was involved in the decision. “Juancho wants to play in the Olympic Games, but Juancho won’t be able to play,” Garbajosa said in a remote press conference from Tokyo. “We’ve had countless medical meetings and we’ve never received a ‘no’.…

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Timberwolves quite interested in Ben Simmons

From Timothy Rapp of B\R One of the storylines of the NBA offseason this summer will be the future of Ben Simmons in Philadelphia and whether the Sixers will trade him. If they do put him on the market, one team to keep an eye on is the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minneapolis: “I texted with someone that knows Ben Simmons incredibly well that has working knowledge of all things NBA. My text the other day said … ‘how badly do the Wolves…

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Minnesota Timberwolves break off Ryan Saunders, bring in replacement already

It appears that familial history and ties to the franchise were not enough to continue Ryan Saunders’ tenure as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders, who is the son of the late, great and highly regarded coach Flip Saunders was shown the door by the franchise Sunday, after the team stumbled to a 7-24 record this season. From Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired coach Ryan Saunders, the team announced Sunday night. The Timberwolves will name an interim head coach on Monday. Minnesota has dropped 24 of 31…

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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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